Extension Regional Specialist– Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO • Bachelor's Degree Required • Application Due May 1

The Extension Regional Specialist, Expanded Rural Engagement will serve as a key member of a statewide team to guide Colorado State University’s collaborative work with communities to respond to opportunities and challenges facing rural Colorado. The individual in this position will educate, connect, and co-create information and content through applied research, community-based teaching, engaged scholarship, and creative activity that leads to responsive, accessible, transformative, and meaningful learning experiences for all residents of Colorado. This position will expand the reach of Colorado State University through fostering collaborative relationships that engage volunteers, stakeholders, and partners while increasing resources allocated for this program, developing innovative programming and curriculum that addresses shifts in educational program delivery, and identifying teaching and learning strategies that meet learner needs across the state of Colorado.

Under the supervision of a CSU Extension Regional Director, this individual will serve as a key leader for the CSU system-wide Expanded Rural Engagement program and will focus on one of four strategic areas: accessible education, improved health, vibrant communities, and/or thriving economies. The individual in this position will provide leadership, guidance, direction, and facilitation of Extension and Engagement programs related to their specific strategic area of expertise. Establishing and maintaining relationships with county, school, and community stakeholders and partners is critical to the success of this position. The individual in this position will independently manage time, schedule programs to meet diverse learner needs, and gather feedback on program quality and effectiveness. The individual in this position will develop an annual plan of work that includes strategies for the implementation, evaluation, and reporting of outcomes that result from the plan and their impact within the Expanded Rural Engagement program.


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 Madelyn Betts atmadelyn.betts@colostate.edu.


For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Sunday, May 1, 2022.


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