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Weld County is in North Central Colorado. It is a county that transitions from the more rural and agricultural eastern plains to the more urban-metro areas of the Front Range. The county provides unique opportunities for its residents to enjoy elements of a rural lifestyle while remaining in reasonable proximity to jobs, shopping, and a variety of activities and amenities typically found in urban and suburban communities. Greeley, the county seat, has a population of 103,990; total county population is 304,633. Ninety three percent of the population is White; Blacks, Native Americans, Asians and multiracial individuals are each represented in the population at about one and one-half percent. Greeley is home to the University of Northern Colorado and Aims Community College. Weld County consistently ranks as the top producing agricultural county in Colorado and among the top ten agricultural counties in the nation in the value of agricultural products sold. It is also projected to be one of the fastest growing counties in Colorado, in terms of population, with a projection of 460,000 residents by 2030. Further, Weld County is recognized as one of the most fiscally healthy and effective local governments in the United States. Colorado State University Extension (CSUE) and Weld County work cooperatively to provide Extension programming and engagement in the county. The direction Extension programming takes is locally driven. CSUE contributes onsite and campus-based expertise, university and land grant system resources and connections across the state to enhance local programming efforts. The Weld County Extension staff consists of a director; 4-H agent; 4-H/livestock agent; horticulture/agriculture agent; EFNEP nutrition educator; county fair coordinator; 4-H events coordinator; 4-H program associate; and three support staff. To learn more, visit the Weld County Extension website at www.weldextension.com and Colorado State University Extension at: extension.colostate.edu.
APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: All materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Please submit the following to https://jobs.colostate.edu to apply:
- Cover letter
- Transcripts of college(s) course work showing degrees conferred. Please remove all references to birth date or social security number prior to submission. Only one document upload is allowed, no larger than 9 megabytes. Please convert all transcript pages into one PDF File to upload.
- Please be sure to include the contact information for 4 references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of applicants.
- Special Required Documentation:
- Statement (no more than 5 pages) of how you meet all the “Required” and “Preferred” criteria listed in the Vacancy Announcement. Please respond to each bullet point separately. Only one document upload is allowed, no larger than 9 megabytes. Please convert your Statement pages into one PDF file.
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PURPOSE OF POSITION: This position develops, markets and delivers non-credit educational programming in response to community needs, individually and through partnership and collaboration with a variety of county and community organizations and agencies. The position will provide leadership, guidance, direction and educational program support to family and consumer sciences programs in Weld County including, but not limited to, food safety and preservation; human, family, and community development; family financial stability; nutrition, health, and wellness as they relate to individuals, families and communities. The individual in this position works as a member of the local county Extension team and as a local representative of Colorado State University. This person works under the guidance and supervision of the Weld County Extension Director.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 60%
- Provide leadership for an actively engaged family and consumer science program in Weld County. Seek out and develop local relationships, identify priority programming opportunities and develop, deliver, facilitate, evaluate and report outcomes to stakeholders.
- Develop, market, deliver and evaluate non-credit educational family and consumer sciences programming in response to locally identified needs in Weld County.
- Actively engage in community by developing relationships, facilitating programming, guiding conversations, promoting teamwork, and integrating university resources as appropriate to assist the community in addressing needs and interests. Maintain flexibility to address changing needs.
- Actively participate in one or more Extension work teams to provide expertise for program and information development, delivery and evaluation efforts statewide.
- Collaborate with other Weld County and Extension staff to incorporate family and consumer science, community engagement and other expertise into community program efforts.
- Effectively communicate program direction, engagement and program outcomes to diverse county stakeholders and Colorado State University. Develop means to ensure that programming compliments and supports the county’s strategic plan.
- Participate in professional development opportunities as appropriate or required by the position.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.
Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships: 30%
- Assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies including reaching out to underserved and underrepresented audiences.
- Work with advisory committees, community leaders, area agencies and non-profits to continually assess conditions and develop effective plans of work providing measurable program outcomes.
- Develop working relationships and coordinate resources, programming and research with other Colorado State University and Extension personnel/staff, Weld County 4-H, community leaders, Weld County government, agencies, and institutions to enhance program development, delivery, evaluation and reporting.
- Develop and partner in opportunities to generate external funding sources (grants, contracts, gifts, sponsorships, user fees, etc.) to help support programming efforts.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.
Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management: 10%
- Provide leadership for active, ongoing, adult and youth volunteer programs including: recruitment, selection, orientation, education and training, motivation, evaluation, recognition and support.
SALARY: Starting salary range for this position will be $44,000-$50,000 and will be commensurate with education and experience.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
- Completed master’s degree. Degree must be completed before beginning the position.
- Minimum of one degree conferred in family and consumer science, food science and nutrition, human development, community health, family financial management, food safety, public health, or a closely related field.
- Ability to communicate through teaching, public speaking/presentation and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience.
- Demonstrated commitment to and success in working with diverse audiences; this may include but is not limited to persistent effort, intentional programming, community engagement, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.
- Evidence of drive, initiative and leadership skills.
- Experience in audience needs identification, program development, delivery, and evaluation of results.
- Demonstrated experience working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with other professionals and organizations that produce results.
- Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs.
- 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:
- Ability to speak, write, and deliver programming in both English and Spanish.
- Knowledge of, and experience with, conflict management.
- Experience marketing and/or delivering educational programming using online, mass media and/or social media methods.
- Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, contracting, or cost recovery efforts.
- Demonstrated experience working with youth audiences.
BENEFITS: Based on full-time employment. Twenty-four working days vacation each year, 15 days sick leave. Enrollment in group health, life and accident insurance, various retirement plans, work injury benefits, and disability insurance are all available. Available personal transportation required, travel allowance provided. A full description of benefits is available at: http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/.
Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
Colorado State University Extension operates in compliance with the same laws and executive orders as the University as administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As a part of the USDA regulations, the Extension Equal Employment Opportunity representative may be contacted at 1311 South College Avenue, Room 102, Colorado State University.
BACKGROUND CHECK: Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.
Application process and additional information may be obtained at: https://jobs.Colostate.edu/postings/57171
#27-18 Deadline 11:59 pm Mountain Time 7/10/2018