Salary: The salary for this 50% position will be a maximum of $25,400 depending on experience. Salary will NOT be adjusted higher for additional education or experience.
Requirements: Completed Bachelorís Degree required. Degree may have been awarded in a number of different areas, but course work and/or experience should provide an understanding of youth development. Completed Masterís degree preferred. A successful candidate without a Masterís degree will be required to complete their Masterís degree, in a program area relevant to their Extension position, within five years of their start date. University and/or Extension resources are available to assist in obtaining the Masterís degree. Failure to do so may result in termination. Experience and demonstrated ability in working with 4-H youth and clubs, including understanding of youth development and youth program management. Demonstrated experience/training in the recruitment, training, and management of volunteers.
Purpose of the Position: Colorado State University Extension and Huerfano County are seeking a youth development professional with the experience and skills to lead a diverse and inclusive youth development program. This person will have a proven track record of developing and managing volunteers, building program capacity, creating innovative programming opportunities, and fostering both internal and external collaboration and teamwork. This person will work in a unified manner with the county Extension staff and coordinate with Extension staff in surrounding counties, the Peaks and Plains Region, and at Colorado State University.
Responsibilities and Relationships: Provide support for the 4-H and youth development programs (school enrichment, STEM, etcÖ) in Huerfano County, including leadership development for adult leaders and youth, participate in out-of-county activities, and support the county fair and fair committee. Work with local groups and individuals to enhance their abilities to identify, prioritize, and address the needs of their community and maintain a close working relationship with the Board of County Commissioners. Develop and/or utilize appropriate educational methods such as media, written materials, and workshops to help educate target audiences. Promote youth development through in-school and after-school efforts. Work effectively with Extension professionals in other counties to plan, implement, evaluate, and report programming efforts that address important issues on a multi-county basis. Maintain effective communication with Colorado State University personnel, community leaders, local, state, and federal agencies and organizations to enhance strong program development, delivery and evaluation. Assume responsibility for overall planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of the total 4-H program involving youth and leaders to ensure an active and growing program.
Application Deadline: Noon Mountain Time March 7, 2014 for full consideration.
All application materials, including transcripts of college course work showing degree(s) conferred, must be RECEIVED no later than Noon Mountain Time March 7, 2014 for full consideration. Full vacancy announcement and details on how to apply located at http://www.ext.colostate.edu/coop/jobsmenu.html.
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