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Colorado State University
Office of Engagement and Extension
Buena Vista
Posted: 10/13/2023
68-23 Extension County Director, Chaffee County

OEE invites applications and nominations for an Extension County Director. This is a full-time, twelve (12) month, non-tenure track Extension faculty position. Faculty rank is dependent upon the candidate’s academic credentials and professional experience and is subject to review by the Extension Promotion Committee. The faculty appointment, evaluation, and promotion standards are centered around the three core duties of extension faculty – educate, create, and connect. Candidates are sought with interests that complement and expand upon current initiatives and education activities in OEE and CSU Extension. Provide leadership and organization in the development, implementation, evaluation, and reporting of educational programs in small acreage management, agriculture, and horticulture, focusing on Chaffee County but assisting other counties as appropriate. CSU Extension Specialists throughout the state work as a team and share expertise.

The individual in this position works as the leader of the local county Extension team and as a local representative of Colorado State University. This individual works under the guidance and supervision of Extension Regional Director, Mountain Region.

The primary office location for this position is in Salida, Colorado. While this position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement, the individual in this position 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 weekend work will be necessary.



· Completed bachelor’s degree. Conferred degree may be in a variety of disciplines, including business, community development, Extension education, youth development, agricultural sciences, social sciences, or related degree that can significantly contribute to administrative and/or program responsibilities.

· Two years professional experience relevant to the Essential Job Duties.

· Course work and/or professional experience must provide a broad and significant understanding of agriculture and natural resources activities associated with position.

· 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. To view the job vacancy announcement and apply, click link https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/134378. For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Sunday, October 22, 2023.


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 that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service, and engagement.


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