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04-21 Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development, Logan County

Company: Colorado State University
Location: fort collins
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Working Title 04-21 Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development, Logan County Position Location Sterling, CO Research Professional Position No Posting Number 202100206AP Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional Classification Title Project/Prgm Mngmt I Number of Vacancies 1 Work Hours/Week 40 Proposed Annual Salary Range The salary range for this position is $42,000 - $47,000. Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Employee Benefits

Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU's Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas.

Desired Start Date 06/01/2021 Position End Date (if temporary) To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 03/29/2021 Description of Work Unit

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of all backgrounds and abilities. We invite you to review Colorado State University's Principles of Community that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service and engagement.

Logan County (pop. 22,000) is in Northeastern Colorado. Logan County has an agriculturally based economy with dryland, irrigated and livestock enterprises. It is a trade center for a 60-mile radius. The county seat, Sterling, has a population of 14,000 and is about a two-hour drive northeast of Denver. Major employers include a state correctional facility, city and county government, school districts, Sterling Regional Medical Center, technology, manufacturing and agriculture related services. Sterling is home to the Northeastern Junior College and the Colorado State University Regional Engagement Center. The county has strong support from volunteer and civic organizations. To learn more about Logan County, go to To learn more about Colorado State University Extension, go to

Colorado State University encourages professional development and provides an Employee Study Privilege with up to 9 credit hours of tuition assistance annually.

Position Summary

Colorado State University Extension and Logan County are seeking a professional with the experience and skills to lead a diverse and inclusive family and consumer science and youth development programs. This individual will be responsible for partnering with and working through a variety of county and community partners to assess needs, plan, coordinate, deliver and evaluate programming to meet local needs in human, family, and community development; family financial stability; food safety and preservation; nutrition, health, and wellness as they relate to youth, individuals, families, and communities. The person will have a proven record of accomplishment of developing and managing volunteers, building program capacity, creating innovative programming opportunities, and fostering both internal and external collaboration and teamwork. The individual in this position works as a member of the local Extension team and as a local representative of Colorado State University and the County. This individual works under the supervision of the County Extension Director.

Required Job Qualifications

* Completed bachelor's degree. * One degree must have been conferred in family and consumer sciences related program area (human nutrition, food safety, human development, financial management, community development, health and exercise science), youth development, education, public health or closely related field. Course work must provide a broad understanding of family and consumer sciences topics and programming areas. * A successful candidate without a completed master's degree will be required to complete a master's degree within five years from the start of employment. Failure to do so will result in termination unless a compelling reason is accepted by the Vice President of Engagement and Extension. * Experience or coursework in conducting educational programs for both youth and adult audiences. * Ability to communicate through teaching, public speaking/presentation and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience. * Demonstrated experience working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with other professionals and organizations. * Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs. * Evidence of drive, initiative, and leadership skills. * Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain a driver's license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications

* Completed master's degree relevant to the position. * Training or experience in geriatrics, family financial budgeting and management, and nutrition (food preparation and handling safety). * Course work, professional experience and/or background in food systems, on-farm food safety, farmers markets, cottage food production, and/or production agriculture. * Experience in the recruitment, training, and management of volunteers. * Ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to affect change or obtain desired outcomes. * Experience and familiarity with mass media and electronic communications (TV, Internet, radio, newspapers, on-line education, social media). * Experience in identifying audience needs, developing programs and evaluating impacts of programs. * Knowledge of and experience with methods of conflict resolution, facilitation, and public issues education. * Demonstrated ability to generate extramural funds (grants, contracts, and cost recovery efforts). * Ability to speak Spanish.

Diversity Statement

Personal or professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity and inclusion outcomes.

Keywords: Colorado State University, Fort Collins , 04-21 Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development, Logan County, Other , fort collins, Colorado

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