Posting Detail InformationWorking Title 11-23 Extension Regional Specialist, Behavioral Health
Position Location The primary office location for these four positions are anticipated to be housed within Regional Extension Offices with specifics to be determined based on candidate location and available resources. Work Location Position qualifies for hybrid/in-office work Posting Number 202300056F Proposed Annual Salary Range $66,600 - $97,000 (commensurate on academic credentials and professional experience) Employee Benefits
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Position Type Faculty Work Hours/Week 40 Description of Work Unit
The Office of Engagement and Extension (OEE), in cooperation with the CSU colleges and other units, has general charge over the University's educational programs and services across the areas of engaged scholarship, extension, and extended studies, which complement and reinforce the research, teaching, and service missions of CSU. OEE is collaborative space for faculty, staff, and students pursuing and promoting community-based research, service-learning, industry partnerships, and other forms of the scholarship of engagement. In partnership with the CSU colleges and other divisions, OEE faculty and staff work throughout the state of Colorado to engage individuals and communities in the design, implementation, and application of scholarship and educational opportunities. The Vice President for the Office of Engagement and Extension is the principal administrative, academic, and fiscal officer for the division, reports to the CSU President, and works closely with the Provost/Executive Vice President. The Office of Engagement and Extension includes over 400 employees with a total budget across the enterprises of approximately $85 million. OEE is one of the most institutionally comprehensive commitments to engagement and outreach among all land-grant and other universities. Propelled by OEE's leadership, nationally CSU is a Carnegie Engaged University (2008, 2014), is a member of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium, is an APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity University (2016) and is highly ranked for its online degree programs. Annually, the extended studies programs offered through OEE achieve enrollments of over 10,000 learners and CSU Extension connects with over 500,000 learners.
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The Colorado AgrAbility Project (CAP) Team in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and Colorado State University Extension (CSUE) are looking for four full-time Regional Extension Behavioral Health Specialists to work with the CAP Team to provide in-the-field stress management information and education to farmers and ranchers, to prevent emergencies including suicide, to be innovative in addressing the reluctance of many farmers and ranchers to seek and follow through with counseling, and to provide training for rural behavioral health providers and community stakeholders.
The Colorado AgrAbility Project (CAP) Team already has a rehabilitation counselor, a rural rehabilitation specialist, and an agricultural resource economist who address primarily the physical needs and other physical challenges of agricultural producers with disabilities and a behavioral health specialist and is now ready to expand its behavioral health services throughout Colorado. These regional behavioral health specialists will support the CAP Team to inform, educate, and assist farmers, ranchers, agricultural workers, and their families so they can continue to have successful careers in agriculture. They will collaborate with local stakeholders in their regions to identify rural community behavioral health needs and work in partnership to address these through consultation and training. Behavioral health specialists will conduct resource mapping and establish partnerships with providers and stakeholders in their regions to improve awareness, access, and acceptability of behavioral health services.
They will work with the AgrAbility Co-Director, the Behavioral Health Lead, and CSU Extension Regional Directors and live and work in rural Colorado to identify research-based stress assistance information and evidence-based programs, suicide prevention training, advocacy, and resources, make visits on the farm or ranch, and make referrals to other behavioral health professionals as needed. They will partner with them to identify resources, support and expand the work of the CAP with five or more winter workshops, network with behavioral health providers, work with other agricultural organizations to receive input from ranchers and farmers, provide best practices via webinars, trainings, workshops, and other activities to reduce stigma of ranchers and farmers seeking and following through with consulting with local behavioral health providers. Operating and travel funds will make it possible for these four regional specialists to respond quickly to assist and support rural individuals, families, and communities who experience a behavioral health crisis to reduce stress and prevent suicide and to refer them to local behavioral health providers.
Tenure/Tenure Track? No % Research 20% % Teaching 20% % Service 60% % Administration 0% To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 03/20/2023 Number of Vacancies 4 Desired Start Date Position End Date Position Summary
OEE invites applications and nominations for four Extension Regional Specialists, Behavioral Health. This is a full-time, twelve (12) month, non- tenure track faculty position on the Extension instructor track (instructor, senior, master) or the Extension professor track (assistant, associate, professor) dependent upon the candidate's academic credentials and professional experience. The faculty appointment, evaluation, and promotion standards are centered around the three core duties of extension faculty – educate, create, and connect ( Faculty Educate Create Connect Supplemental PDF (1).pdf). Candidates are sought with interests that complement and expand upon current initiatives and education activities in OEE.
The CAP Team in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and Colorado State University Extension (CSUE) are looking for four full-time Regional Extension Behavioral Health Specialists to work with the CAP Team to provide in-the-field stress management information and education to farmers and ranchers, to prevent emergencies including suicide, to be innovative in addressing the reluctance of many farmers and ranchers to seek and follow through with counseling, and to provide training for rural behavioral health providers and community stakeholders.
Farmers and ranchers face a unique set of stressors and challenges, and the CAP seeks to provide a wide range of support and resources to help ensure that they can sustain this most crucial of vocations. The CAP team is seeking candidates for regional Extension behavioral health specialist positions to live and work in rural Colorado with a passion and desire to make a difference with Colorado farmers, ranchers, and their families. They are responsible for leading the coordination of multiple projects simultaneously CSU Agrability – CSU Agrability (colostate.edu). As part of the Colorado State University Colorado AgrAbility Project, they will work to expand the CAP team with the goal of providing information, services, and research-based, stress-assistance information, education, suicide prevention training, and referrals to behavioral health-care services to farmers, ranchers, agricultural workers, and their families to mitigate incidences of harmful responses to stress experienced by these individuals. They shall be culturally responsive and trauma-informed (cf. Senate Bill 21- 137, Section 7). These new state funds empower our CAP Team to build on our successes with addressing our clients' physical needs with National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) funding by employing rural behavioral health specialists to address some of their psychological needs and issues. The purpose of these four State of Colorado funded regional Extension behavioral health specialist positions is to work with the Co-Director and the Lead to expand the CAP team beyond addressing farmers' and ranchers' physical needs to address their behavioral health needs with research-based information and best-practice information, education, and effective referrals. Cf. CSU Agrability – CSU Agrability (colostate.edu). They will facilitate teamwork, track programs, and refer new clients to CAP. They must be able to perform work and solve problems independently while being able to take direction from multiple partners and stakeholders and manage team cohesion across academic fields.
The primary office location for these four positions are anticipated to be housed within Regional Extension Offices with specifics to be determined based on candidate location and available resources. While this position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement, the individual is expected to maintain a balance establishing a presence in the primary office, to effectively carry out the duties of the position. The work schedule will vary, and occasional nights and weekends will be required.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver's License, Travel Required Job Qualifications
Faculty rank will be determined by candidate's academic credentials and professional experience ( Faculty Rank Supplemental PDF (1).pdf).
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Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Monday, March 20, 2023. Please submit the following to apply:
All applicants will be contacted approximately 15 working days after the deadline regarding their status. Next steps and interview dates will be shared to those moving forward. Four professional references will be requested of applicants that advance in the interview process.
For questions regarding the application process, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at (970) 491-5836 or email [email protected]. For questions regarding the job vacancy, responsibilities, and salary, please contact Chad Reznicek at Chad [email protected].
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Essential DutiesJob Duty Category Educate
Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category Create
Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category Connect
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