Announcement Number FAC - VA - 22005
For questions regarding this position, please contact:
Dan Lucas at (406) 274-8969 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Working Title Extension Agent - Family and Consumer Science/4-H Youth
Development - Lake County
Brief Position Overview
The focus of this position is to provide leadership for the Family and
Consumer Science program and coordinate with other Lake County MSU Extension
faculty to provide 4-H Youth Development Program leadership. All field faculty
in the MSU Lake County Extension office collaborate as a team to provide a
coordinated educational effort.
Faculty Tenure Track Yes
Faculty Rank Up To Professor
Position Number 4B6647
Department Extension Agents/Field
Appointment Type Faculty
Contract Term Fiscal Year
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Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications
Contract Type LOA
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Recruitment Type Open
This position is located in Ronan
County Profile: Located in northwestern Montana, Lake County encompasses much
of the Mission Valley and has a population of about 30,934. Polson, on the
south shore of Flathead Lake is the county seat with a population of 4,918.
The MSU Extension office is located in Ronan, population 2,174, at the Lake
County Fairgrounds. Nearly two-thirds of the county lies within the Flathead
Reservation that was established by the Hellgate Treaty of 1855 and is home to
the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation.
Agriculture is the strongest economic contributor for the county, and tourism
is important as well. Flathead Lake is on the north end of the county and is
the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River in the
United States. U.S. Highway 93 runs the length of the County and is one of the
primary access routes to Glacier National Park.
This position will provide leadership for Family and Consumer Science and 4-H
Youth Development Extension programs for MSU Extension and Lake County. The
successful candidate will work to enhance Family and Consumer Science
programming to address locally identified need and generate positive community
impacts. Additionally, this position will work with a group of dedicated and
energized 4-H members, parents, and adult volunteers. Both programs will bring
professional satisfaction to a person who thrives on helping individuals and
groups become more successful.
We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse
individuals, foster and maintain effective interpersonal relationships,
exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills and have the ability
to contribute positively to the academic success of students and the mission
of Montana State University.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develop, plan, implement, facilitate, and evaluate educational programs in
Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development.
Build and maintain cooperative working relationships within the community
and with the appropriate county boards, agencies, and organizations.
Recruit, train, supervise and recognize youth and adult volunteer leaders.
Cooperate and collaborate with area Extension agents and extension
specialists to conduct effective, integrated educational programming.
Work with the Lake County Fair Board and fellow Lake County MSUE faculty
to support the Lake County Fair.
Utilize all available media sources and advancing technologies to
communicate with MSU Extension personnel and to disseminate information to
Position requires considerable in- and out-of-county travel.
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Bachelor's Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, Youth Development or related field
Success in providing innovative and effective leadership to educational programming relating to youth development and/or family and consumer sciences.
Experience accepting and delegating responsibilities.
Experience managing multiple and varied tasks.
Experience working effectively with individuals and groups.
Experience working as a self-starter and working with little or no supervision.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Experience recruiting, training, and providing leadership for volunteers.
Substantial relevant work experience with Youth Development and Family and Consumer sciences
Demonstrated experiencing guiding volunteer led organizations to grow through collaborative processes.
Demonstrated experience with consensus building, group facilitation, and conflict resolution.
The Successful Candidate Will
The successful candidate will possess a high degree of professionalism,
excellent human relations skills, effective oral communication abilities;
evidence of good judgement; flexibility and innovativeness to respond to
changing clientele needs. The successful candidate will also have a
familiarity with multi-cultural and different socio-economic audiences, an
interest in working with people from diverse backgrounds, and a commitment to
the principles of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information
This position, if filled at the Master's degree level, will be tenure-track.
A successful candidate without a Master's degree will be required to complete
their Master's degree, in a program area relevant to their Extension position,
within six (6) years of their start date. Failure to do so may result in
Must possess currently or be eligible to obtain a valid State of Montana
Driver's license and have an acceptable driving record (less than 12
points), or have other reliable means of transportation. Must have access to
a vehicle to use for work (mileage will be reimbursed), and have minimum
vehicle liability insurance. Do NOT send a copy of the driver's license.
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of
duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the
job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to
assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Position requires frequent night and weekend work, extensive reading, frequent
travel throughout the county, and occasional travel throughout the state of
Montana. Position also requires using a variety of teaching methods and
operating a variety of demonstration and educational equipment.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The
requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
Extension work at MSU is defined as, the creation of partnerships, programs,
and plans through Extension, or other community-based research, that leverage
the knowledge and resources of the university and the public/private sector to
enhance learning. discovery, and engagement; educate and engage citizens;
strengthen communities; address locally identified issues and problems; apply
and disseminate knowledge; and contribute to the public good.
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search
Position End Date (if temporary)
Applications will be:
Screening of applications will begin on October 11, 2021 ; however,
applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has
Please note – for this position – Five (5) references have been
Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to
continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally
diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life
integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning
environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not
discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational
programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the
basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in
the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran
status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy,
physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender
expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the
University's mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified
minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly
Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may
interfere with an applicant's ability to compete in the hiring process or an
employee's ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an
accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana
State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; email@example.com
In compliance with the Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act, MSU
provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain
eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran's preference please complete
the veteran's preference information located in the Demographics section of
MSU's Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be
located on the MSU Website: www2.montana.edu/policy/affirmativeaction/ .
FLSA Status Exempt
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