Current Position Openings

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Extension Educator – Beef Systems

Location: Brown County, Nebraska

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Brief Description: Extension Educator – Beef Systems (Brown County)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Do you have the drive to help us with critical issues facing the beef industry? Can you be a strong regional expert and develop focused, comprehensive learning programs on topics such as range/pasture and forage management, secondary forage crops, utilization of crop residues and alternative feeds, and planning resiliency to drought into grass and forage resources?

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is an organization that values individuals who excel, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others, and are excellent communicators. As a member of the UNL Extension team you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field. You will work with high performing teams to create and deliver world class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues.

We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Ainsworth, Nebraska and serving north central Nebraska. We want individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment. The focus of this position will be Beef Systems.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree required in Agronomy with emphasis in Range Science and Forage Management, and/or Animal Science with emphasis in Ruminant Nutrition. Master’s degree must be completed by start date.
• Successful experience teaching in a formal and or informal setting.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, presentations, web, and social media).
• Demonstrated ability to effectively work as part of a team.
• Working knowledge of range and forage management and experience with the use of crop residues for animal feedstuffs.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with secondary forage crops and crop residue.
• Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
• Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
• Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for educational program delivery.
• Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
• Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation, contracting and/or cost recovery efforts.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs.
• Demonstrated ability to network with beef producers and industry representatives
• Two years’ experience with beef production similar to Nebraska systems.

Review of applications will begin August 5, 2019. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_190058. Click “Apply for this job;” or sign on and complete or review existing Information Form. You will be required to attach the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- Resume
- List of three professional references
- Transcripts (official or unofficial) or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade. Transcripts must be attached to the online application, attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu, or faxed to 402-624-8010. Please make sure to black out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Application Deadline: 08/05/2019


Michigan State University Extension
Consumer Horticulture Educator

Location: Ingham County, MI

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Brief Description: Consumer Horticulture Educator

Position Overview
As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute (AABI), this position provides local as well as statewide leadership, educational programming and applied research expertise in alignment with Consumer Horticulture. This position collaborates across work groups, Institutes and community groups and works with faculty, specialists and educators for advancement of the needs of the Institute clientele; designs, implements and evaluates programming based on basic and applied research and the needs of clientele groups; ensures dissemination of research-based information through various methods, including multi-media, personal education and written articles; and, serves as an informational resource for Extension personnel and clientele. This position is based in Mason (Ingham County), Michigan, with programming responsibilities in mid-Michigan and as determined by the work team.

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)
 Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to horticulture must be earned by date of hire.
 Demonstrated ability and skill in educational program planning, implementation and evaluation.
Desired Qualifications
 3-years’ experience in Extension program delivery or demonstrated ability and skill in educational program planning, implementation and evaluation (relevant experience acquired within the last 5-years preferred).

Application Process
To view the full position description and required qualifications, please visit the applicable Michigan State University careers page (internal candidate or external candidate) as noted under the To Apply section. Search for posting number 590773 using the Job Search field.
Applicants are asked to provide a current resume, cover letter and four (4) professional references (at least two prior supervisors) including email addresses.

Application Deadline: July 29, 2019.

Position Information
Position Title
Extension Educator

Salary
Commensurate with education and experience

Benefits
Comprehensive benefits package: https://www.hr.msu.edu/benefits/index.html

Location
Ingham County, MI

To Apply
Current MSU Employees:
Access the EBS portal. Under the My Career and Training section, select the Careers @ MSU tile to view Internal Job Postings.

External Applicants:
Visit http://careers.msu.edu

Posting Number:
590773

Application Deadline:
7/29/2019

Contact for Questions
msue.hr@msu.edu


MIchigan State University Extension
Northwest MI Farm Management Extension Educator

Location: Antrim County, MI

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Brief Description: Northwest MI Farm Management Extension Educator

Position Overview
As part of Michigan State University Extension and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute, this position will provide local as well as statewide leadership and educational programming expertise in Farm Management with emphasis on whole-farm business analysis. The successful applicant will work with farmers and agribusiness across northwest Michigan and work statewide as appropriate. Northwest Michigan is home for much of Michigan’s cherry industry, along with apple and wine grape production, together with traditional row crop and livestock farms, with many large and progressive farmers in the region. This position will collaborate across work teams, Institutes and commodity groups, and work with faculty, specialists and educators for overall advancement of Michigan agricultural industries. This position will be the regional point-of-contact for eastern Michigan and provide leadership and educational programming expertise in farm management with an emphasis on farm business analysis, business transition, income tax education, and general farm business management topics, such as economics of technologies and return on investment. The successful applicant will design, implement, and evaluate educational programming that is research based, will address the needs of clientele groups; ensure dissemination of research-based information through various methods, including multi-media, in-person education, social media, use of distance education technologies, written articles, bulletins, etc. This position is located in Antrim County which is near Traverse City.

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)
 Master’s degree required. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to farm business management are invited to apply with the understanding that completion of a Master’s degree will be required within a specified time frame, in a related field, after employment.

Application Process
To view the full position description and required qualifications, please visit the applicable Michigan State University careers page (internal candidate or external candidate) as noted under the To Apply section. Search for posting number 593391 using the Job Search field.
Applicants are asked to provide a current resume, cover letter and four (4) professional references (at least two prior supervisors) including email addresses.
This position is a full-time, fixed term end dated appointment.

Position Information

Position Title
Extension Educator

Salary
Commensurate with education and experience

Benefits
Comprehensive benefits package: https://www.hr.msu.edu/benefits/index.html

Location
Antrim County, MI

To Apply
External Applicants:
Visit http://careers.msu.edu
Posting Number:
593391

Application Deadline:
8/28/2019

Contact for Questions
msue.hr@msu.edu

Application Deadline: 08/28/2019


Colorado State University Extension
Extension Agent - 4-H Youth Development/Leadership

Location: El Paso County, Colorado Springs, CO

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Brief Description: Job Vacancy #33-19
Extension Agent
4-H Youth Development/Leadership
El Paso County, Colorado Springs, CO

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 (http://diversity.colostate.edu/principles-of-community) that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service and engagement.

El Paso County is a mix of urban, suburban, and rural communities, and Colorado’s second most populous county with 699,232 residents. Two-thirds of the population live in Colorado Springs, home of the county seat and the Extension office. To learn more about El Paso County, go to www.elpasoco.com. Visit http://elpasoco.colostate.edu to learn more about El Paso County Extension or http://extension.colostate.edu to learn more about CSU Extension. The El Paso County 4-H program enrolls 462 youth participants in 4-H clubs and 212 adult and youth volunteers who work with the 4-H Extension team to implement the El Paso County 4-H program. Two 4-H STEM AmeriCorps members provide STEM education in out-of-school time venues to underserved youth audiences. The El Paso County Extension office is staffed by a county director; two 4-H agents; a family and consumer sciences agent; two support staff; two AmeriCorps members; and several county program coordinators and associates.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Please submit the following to https://jobs.colostate.edu to apply:
• Resume
• 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 note, contact information for 4 professional references will be requested of applicants should you move forward in the interview process.
• Special Required Documentation:
o 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.

For questions regarding the application process, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at (970) 491-5836 or email oeo@colostate.edu. For questions regarding the job vacancy, responsibilities, and salary, please contact JoAnn Powell at (970) 491-7887 or joann.powell@colostate.edu.
Candidates moving forward in the process will be contacted within 15 working days after the deadline. Next steps and interview dates will be shared at that time.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: Colorado State University Extension and El Paso County are seeking a youth development professional with a proven track record of effective communication, volunteer management, building program capacity, creating innovative programming, and fostering positive working relationships with both internal and external partners and 4-H program participants. The individual in this position is a member of the local county Extension team and a local representative of Colorado State University and El Paso County. As a member of the El Paso County 4-H team, this individual will be responsible for overall leadership of the 4-H club program and have specific responsibility for the family consumer sciences, natural resources, general, shooting sports, and leadership projects and committees. They will supervise the 4-H STEM AmeriCorps afterschool program and engage El Paso County youth through additional 4-H delivery methods incorporating STEM and workforce skills into their 4-H programming. This individual works in partnership with other El Paso County 4-H staff members and the 4-H and youth development community. This agent works under the supervision of the El Paso County Extension director and receives guidance and support from the State 4-H office.

A successful candidate without a completed master’s will be required to complete a master’s degree relevant to their Extension position within 5 years from the start of employment. Failure to do so will result in termination unless a compelling reason is accepted by the Director of Extension. Colorado State University provides employees with up to 9 credit hours of tuition assistance annually; guidelines are available at: https://tinyurl.com/yct2wxc4. A completed master’s degree adds $3000 to an employee’s base salary.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 45%
• As a member of the 4-H team, provide leadership for the El Paso County 4-H youth development club program including needs assessment, program development, implementation, evaluation, and reporting that supports the growth and development of life skills for both youth and adult audiences.
• Provide leadership and support for the El Paso County 4-H club shooting sports, family and consumer science, general, natural resources and leadership programs and committees.
• As a member of the 4-H team, provide leadership and guidance for the 4-H leader’s council, the 4-H Youth Council and the 4-H Ambassador program.
• Recruit, supervise, and guide AmeriCorps members, volunteers and interns in meeting specific program delivery and youth development goals.
• Support efforts to recruit youth and adults into the 4-H program including reaching out to underserved and underrepresented audience.
• Work with and through volunteers and partners to incorporate life skills, STEM education and workforce skills into 4-H programming.
• Actively participate in Extension work teams to provide youth development expertise for program development, delivery and evaluation efforts statewide.
• Use a variety of education and information delivery modes, including social media, to enhance program and information availability and access.
• Seek out and manage external funding, personnel and in-kind resources to support programming efforts.
• Participate in professional development opportunities.
• Assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management: 30%
• As a member of the 4-H team, provide leadership and support for an active, ongoing adult and youth volunteer-based program including volunteer recruitment, selection, orientation, education and training, motivation, evaluation, recognition and on-going support.
• Develop relationships with and provide leadership opportunities and training to 4-H adult leaders that will increase their effectiveness in working with youth, support positive youth development, positively impact program delivery, and retain their commitment as volunteer leaders over time
• Prepare volunteers to take on increasing leadership, mid-management, and public education/information roles.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships: 15%
• As part of the 4-H team, provide leadership and support for engaging a broad range of stakeholders through various 4-H and local youth development advisory councils and committees in the work of identifying and addressing priority local youth development needs.
• Foster effective communications and develop strong partnerships with Extension staff, county departments, local schools and other youth serving organizations, Colorado State University staff, community leaders, agencies and institutions to enhance strong program development, delivery and evaluation.
• Work with the county, community partners, 4-Hers and volunteers to implementation and participate in 4-H events and activities including the El Paso County and State Fairs, 4-H Achievement Night, youth and adult leadership conferences, teams, shows, trainings, and orientations. This work will include weekends, evenings and overnights.
• Work with the El Paso County Fair Board and associated committees to represent the 4-H program in regards to policy, procedures and best practices in planning and implementing the El Paso County Fair.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Administration and Supervision: 10%
• Manage the CSU 4-H STEM AmeriCorps program for El Paso County Extension in cooperation with the CSUE AmeriCorps program manager. This agent will be responsible for AmeriCorps member selection and supervision, local orientation, program delivery, measurement, reporting and day-to-day management.
• Supervise temporary 4-H staff.
• In partnership with the El Paso County 4-H team, manage an annual budget of up to $15,000.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

SALARY: The salary range for this position is $42,000 - $56,000. Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
• Completed bachelor’s degree. Degree must have been conferred in education, youth development, science, family consumer education, leadership, community engagement or a closely related field. A successful candidate without a completed master’s will be required to complete a master’s degree relevant to their Extension position within 5 years from the start of employment. Failure to do so will result in termination unless a compelling reason is accepted by the Director of Extension.
• Prior professional experience managing or delivering youth development programming.
• Demonstrated experience managing volunteers including recruitment, training, evaluation and recognition.
• Demonstrated experience working with people as individuals and in groups, including the ability to develop working relationships, forge equitable and successful partnerships, facilitate group work and discussions and manage conflicts among groups and individuals.
• Evidence of leadership, drive and initiative. Must be a self-starter.
• Evidence of the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented programming environment.
• Ability to communicate through teaching, public speaking/presentation and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience.
• Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs.
• Knowledge of and/or experience with methods of conflict resolution, mediation, and/or group facilitation.
• 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:
• Bilingual (Spanish and English).
• Completed master’s degree.
• Demonstrated experience working with diverse youth and adult audiences; this may include but is not limited to persistent effort, intentional programming, community engagement, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.
• Demonstrated experience in audience needs identification, program development and evaluation.
• Evidence working with others to create and/or implement guidelines, rules and policies.
• Experience working with advisory committees.
• Experience with cost recovery, grants or fundraisers that develop resources to support programming.
• Experience in marketing, promoting or creating public awareness of programs and opportunities including using social and mass media (e.g., TV, Internet, Facebook, newspaper, etc.).

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 is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. 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. The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407. The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.
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 http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/68978

Application Deadline: 08/06/2019


Colorado State University Extension
Extension Agent 4-H Youth Development

Location: Boulder County, Longmont, CO

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Brief Description: 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 (http://diversity.colostate.edu/principles-of-community) that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service and engagement.

Boulder County is located 28 miles northwest of Denver and is home to about 319,000 residents. The county embraces a variety of lifestyles and interests and works hard to build a sense of community and provide services that enhance residents’ quality of life. Boulder County employers and industries include Google, Bing, the University of Colorado, large and small-scale production agriculture, health care, electronics, software development, data storage, biotechnology, renewable energy, aerospace, natural and organic products, and outdoor recreation. Opportunities for youth and support for healthy families are county priorities. The county also features some of the most diverse natural landscapes and is known for its visionary use of open space. Boulder County government is committed to environmental, social, and economic sustainability that fosters a vibrant, healthy, and active community. Candidates are encouraged to learn more about housing costs and the potential cost of living in Boulder County.

The Boulder County 4-H program involves 5,200 youth participants; 575 are participants in the 4-H club program, with the remainder involved in school enrichment and afterschool programs. There are 200 adult volunteers supporting the club program. Approximately 48,000 4-H aged youth live in the county and approximately 30% of youth are diverse. Visit http://extension.colostate.edu to learn more about Colorado State University Extension, and http://boulder.extension.colostate.edu to learn about Boulder County Extension. For more information about Boulder County, visit: www.bouldercounty.org.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than11:59 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Please submit the following to https://jobs.colostate.edu to apply:
• Resume
• 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 note, contact information for 4 professional references will be requested of applicants should you move forward in the interview process.
• Special Required Documentation:
o 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.
For questions regarding the application process, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at (970) 491-5836 or email oeo@colostate.edu. For questions regarding the job vacancy, responsibilities, and salary, please contact JoAnn Powell (970) 491-7887 or joann.powell@colostate.edu.
Candidates moving forward in the process should be contacted within 15 working days after the deadline. Next steps and interview dates will be shared at that time.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: This position develops, markets, and delivers non-credit educational programming for youth in response to community needs. The position will provide leadership, guidance, direction and educational program support to the 4-H Youth Development program in Boulder County. This individual works in partnership with other Boulder County 4-H staff members including the 4-H Extension agent/livestock, the 4-H program assistant, and a 4-H support staff; and as a local representative of Colorado State University. As a member of the 4-H team, this individual will have primary responsibility for the 4-H Club program in the areas of family consumer science, general projects, Shooting Sports, and leadership. Secondary responsibility will be for school enrichment, afterschool and outreach programs, including educational opportunities for diverse and underserved youth in Boulder County. Boulder County’s goal is to connect with and serve all youth. Assignments may be reallocated and/or shared in the future based on interest and expertise. This individual will work regularly with other Extension agents across program and county lines, and with program teams and the State 4-H Office. Flexibility in scheduling; night, weekend, and overnight work (able to be scheduled in advance) is required. This individual works under the guidance and supervision of the Boulder County Extension Director and receives guidance, training, and support from the State 4-H Office.

Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management: 40%
• As a member of the 4-H team, provide leadership and support for an active, diverse adult and youth volunteer-based program including volunteer recruitment, selection, orientation, education and training, motivation, evaluation, recognition, and support.
• Prepare volunteers to take on increasing leadership, mid-management, and public education/information roles.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 40%
• Work as a member of the 4-H team to lead and coordinate the Boulder County 4-H youth development program. The program includes 4-H clubs and 4-H outreach (including school enrichment, afterschool, camping, etc.). Their primary responsibility is 4-H club-based work and 4-H outreach. All programs require the development, implementation, evaluation, and reporting of positive youth development work that supports the growth and development of life skills for both youth and adult audiences.
• Provide leadership and support for the Boulder County 4-H shooting sports program, family and consumer science, general, and leadership programs.
• Develop and promote culturally appropriate programming that is inclusive of youth and adult audiences that are diverse and/or underserved; assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies.









• Coordinate and deliver science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming for diverse youth audiences.
• Recruit, supervise, and guide AmeriCorps members, volunteers, and interns in meeting specific program delivery and developmental goals.
• Actively participate in Extension work teams to provide youth development expertise for program development, delivery, and evaluation efforts statewide.
• Seek out and manage external funding, personnel, and in-kind resources to support programming efforts.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships: 20%
• As part of the 4-H team, provide leadership and support for engaging a broad range of stakeholders through various 4-H and local youth development advisory councils and committees in the work of identifying and addressing priority youth development needs.
• Foster effective communications and develop strong partnerships with Extension staff, county departments, local schools and other youth serving organizations, Colorado State University staff, community leaders, and agencies and institutions to enhance strong program development, delivery, and evaluation.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

SALARY: Salary range is $42,000 – $62,500. Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
• Completed bachelor’s degree prior to start date; conferred in education; youth or child development; science; family and consumer sciences; leadership or closely related field. A successful candidate without a completed master’s will be required to complete a master’s degree relevant to their Extension position within 5 years from the start of employment. Failure to do so will result in termination unless a compelling reason is accepted by the Director of Extension. Colorado State University provides employees with up to 9 credit hours of tuition assistance annually; guidelines are available at: https://tinyurl.com/yct2wxc4. A completed master’s degree adds $3000 to an employee’s base salary.
• Professional experience, background, coursework or degree(s) that provide a broad and significant understanding of positive youth development.
• Demonstrated evidence of leadership, drive and initiative. Must be a self-starter.
• Demonstrated experience managing volunteers including recruitment, training, evaluation and recognition.
• Demonstrated professional experience developing, delivering, and evaluating school enrichment and out-of-school time programming for youth.
• 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:
• Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.
• Ability to communicate and teach through public speaking/presentation, use of technology in managing or delivering programs and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience.
• Demonstrated success working with diverse youth and adult audiences.
• Demonstrated experience working with people as individuals, in teams and groups including the ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships and manage conflict.
• Bilingual and biliterate (Spanish and English).
• Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs.
• Ability to develop and implement program guidelines that address the requirements of partnering agencies and/or grantors.
• Demonstrated experience facilitating interpersonal and public discussions and working with advisory committees.
• Experience with cost recovery, grants or fundraisers that develop resources to support programming.
• Experience in marketing, promoting or creating public awareness of programs and opportunities including using social and mass media (e.g., TV, Internet, Facebook, newspaper, etc.).

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 is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. 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. The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407. The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

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 http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/68080

Application Deadline: 07/16/2019


Colorado State University Extension
Extension Program Associate 4-H Youth Development/Leadership

Location: Douglas County, Castle Rock, CO

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Brief Description: 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 (http://diversity.colostate.edu/principles-of-community) that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service and engagement.

Colorado State University Extension in partnership with Douglas County provides locally valued educational, youth development, and volunteer opportunities for residents in horticulture, small acreage, Master Gardener, and 4-H youth development. Douglas County Extension also uses their connections throughout the university and Extension system to link residents with information and educational opportunities in these and additional program areas such as natural resources, urban agriculture, agricultural appreciation, family and consumer science, community engagement, food systems, and energy.

The 4-H youth development program currently involves more than 500 youth in 4-H clubs, more than 2400 youth participating in school enrichment and outreach activities, and 206 adult volunteers. Visit the Douglas County Extension website at http://douglas.extension.colostate.edu to find out more about the county’s 4-H program and visit http://extension.colostate.edu to learn more about Colorado State University Extension. To learn more about Douglas County visit: www.douglas.co.us.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Please submit the following to https://jobs.colostate.edu to apply:
• Resume
• 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 note, contact information for 4 professional references will be requested of applicants should you move forward in the interview process.
• Special Required Documentation:
o 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.

For questions regarding the application process, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at (970) 491-5836 or email oeo@colostate.edu. For questions regarding the job vacancy, responsibilities, and salary, please contact Julia Hurdelbrink at (303) 637-8108 or julia.hurdelbrink@colostate.edu.

Candidates moving forward in the process will be contacted within 15 working days after the deadline. Next steps and interview dates will be shared at that time.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: Colorado State University Extension and Douglas County are hiring a 4-H youth development-leadership program associate with a proven track record of coordinating, promoting, delivering, and evaluating non-credit youth development programming. The position works as a member of the Extension 4-H team to provide inclusive and experientially rich programs in response to community needs.

The program associate is responsible for supporting the overall 4-H program, its youth and volunteers, and has primary responsibility for coordinating new 4-H school enrichment and outreach programs in family consumer sciences, agricultural literacy, and leadership. The program associate also has responsibility for general, family and consumer sciences, and leadership project areas and committees within the 4-H program. This individual will work regularly with other Extension agents and program associates across program and county lines, with program teams and the State 4-H office. Flexibility in scheduling; night, weekend, and overnight work (able to be scheduled in advance) is required. Assignments may be reallocated and/or shared in the future based on interest and expertise.

The team consists of two 4-H youth development agents (one livestock and one leadership), one program associate, two administrative assistants, and the Extension director. This dynamic team works collaboratively to determine overall program responsibilities and opportunities. The program associate also works in partnership with 4-H agents to screen, train, and manage 4-H volunteers and oversees various 4-H councils and committees such as leader’s council, youth council, the ambassador program, and specific project committees. The position may also contribute to programming for adult and community audiences in areas of expertise. The program associate is a local representative of Colorado State University Extension and works under the supervision of the Douglas County Extension director. The position also receives guidance, training, and support from the State 4-H Office.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 50%
• As part of the Douglas County 4-H team, employ innovative strategies and technologies to coordinate, promote, deliver, and evaluate innovative and results-oriented 4-H programs that support the development of life and leadership skills for youth and adult audiences in a county which is both urban and rural.
• Develop and promote culturally appropriate programming that is inclusive of youth and adult audiences that are diverse and/or underserved; assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies.
• Provide leadership in the delivery of new 4-H school enrichment and outreach programs in family consumer sciences, agricultural literacy, and leadership, including training volunteers or teachers to deliver programming, providing content expertise, and/or delivering programs directly.
• Provide leadership and support for the Douglas County 4-H program through a variety of 4-H club and projects areas including: general, family consumer sciences, and leadership projects and committees.


• In collaboration with the 4-H team, provide support and guidance to various 4-H councils and committees such as leader’s council, youth council, the ambassador program, and specific project committees.
• Use a variety of education and information delivery modes, including social media, to enhance program and information availability and access.
• Actively participate in Extension work teams and round tables to provide youth development expertise for program development, delivery, and evaluation efforts statewide.
• Participate in professional development, evening and weekend events, and occasional events requiring overnight stays.
• Report all program activities into the Colorado Planning and Reporting System (CPRS) and provide information for Douglas County reports.
• Provide oversight of program financial resources (internal and external).
• Contribute to programming and activities for adult and community audiences as appropriate.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management: 35%
• As part of the 4-H team, provide leadership and support for an active, ongoing, diverse adult and youth volunteer-based program including volunteer recruitment, selection, background checks, orientation, education and training, motivation, evaluation, recognition and support.
• Develop relationships with and provide leadership opportunities and training to 4-H adult leaders that will increase their effectiveness in working with youth, support positive youth development, positively impact program delivery, and retain their commitment as volunteer leaders over time.
• Prepare volunteers to take on management, leadership, and education and training roles in support of 4-H youth development programs; and incorporate STEM education and development of workforce skills into 4-H programming.
• Create an environment that inspires volunteers to learn, serve, and contribute to the development of youth, community, and self.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships: 15%
• As part of the 4-H team, provide leadership to expand partnerships with youth development organizations, advisory councils, after-school initiatives, and other community groups as to collaboratively identify priority youth development and 4-H needs.
• Work with partners, planning committees, volunteers, and youth to ensure an appropriate and exemplary 4-H and Extension presence and participation at the Douglas County Fair, the National Western Stock Show, the Colorado State Fair, and other state and local 4-H events.
• Develop strong working relationships and effective communications with local Extension staff, university staff, Extension and State 4-H Office staff, local schools, Douglas County government and departments, local foundations, and other youth-serving organizations to enhance funding and implementation of youth development and 4-H programming.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

SALARY: The salary range for this position is $42,000 - $50,500. Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
• Completed bachelor’s degree. Degree must have been conferred in education, animal sciences, agriculture, environmental science, natural science, youth development, family and consumer sciences, leadership, or a closely related field.
• Minimum 2 years’ professional experience and demonstrated ability in working with youth and youth organizations, including an understanding of positive youth development and youth program management.
• Degree, significant coursework, or background in family consumer sciences, agricultural literacy, leadership, and/or related industries.
• Prior experience, training, or capacity to lead volunteers and manage a volunteer program.
• 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:
• Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.
• Demonstrated experience working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with other staff, volunteers, advisory groups, county partners, partner organizations, local government staff, or other professionals.
• Demonstrated leadership ability; evidence of drive and initiative.
• Ability to communicate through teaching, public speaking/presentation, writing, and use of technology as demonstrated through application materials and experience.
• Strong organizational skills: ability to work on multiple priorities; develop, track and implement projects, and meet timelines.
• Experience marketing, promoting, or creating public awareness of programs and opportunities including using social and mass media (e.g., TV, Internet, Facebook, newspaper, etc.).
• Experience working with others to create and/or implement guidelines, rules, and policies.
• Ability to speak Spanish.

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 is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. 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. The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407. The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

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 http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/68289

Application Deadline: 07/23/2019


University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Extension Educator – Community Vitality

Location: (Cheyenne County) Sidney, Nebraska

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Brief Description: Do you have the drive to help us create 21st Century communities that engage youth and attract and retain young people? Can you be a strong regional expert and develop focused, comprehensive learning programs in developing and growing rural Nebraska businesses? University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is an organization that values individuals who excel, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others, and are excellent communicators. As a member of the UNL Extension team, you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field. You will work with high performing teams to create and deliver world class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues.

We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Sidney, Nebraska and serving the southern Panhandle of Nebraska. We want individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment. The focus of this position will be leadership and organizational development.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree required; one degree in Community Development, Regional Economics, Community and Regional Planning, Agricultural Economics, Rural Sociology, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration or closely related field. Master’s degree must be completed by start date.
• Successful experience teaching in a formal or informal setting.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, presentations, web and social media).

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
• Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
• Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for educational program delivery.
• Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
• Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation, contracting and/or cost recovery efforts.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs.
• Successful experience in teaching community vitality topics in a formal or informal setting.
• Experience teaching small business owners, entrepreneurs, or youth development organization staff or volunteers.
• Demonstrated ability to network with business or community leaders.
• Spanish language proficiency.
• Business or agricultural entrepreneurship experiences.

Review of applications will begin July 15, 2019. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_190046. Click “Apply for this job;” or sign on and complete or review existing Information Form. You will be required to attach the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- Resume
- List of three professional references
- Transcripts (official or unofficial) or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade. Transcripts must be attached to the online application, attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu, or faxed to 402-624-8010. Please make sure to black out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Application Deadline: 07/15/2019


Position announcements on the NACAA website are available by contacting Scott Hawbaker, NACAA Executive Director at (217)794-3700, or email exec-dir@nacaa.com . Costs associated with postings are 30 days - $100, 60 days - $150 or 90 days $200. Payment can be made via credit card or Purchase Orders.