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18-21 Extension Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program Coordinator

Company:
Colorado State University
Job Location:
Fort Collins, Colorado
Category:
Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
Position Location
Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position: No

Posting Number: 202100686AP

Position Type: Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title
Prof/Indiv Contrib II

Number of Vacancies: 1

Work Hours/Week: 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $43,000 - $49,500. Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Employee Benefits

Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU's Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas. https://hr.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2021/01/benefits-summary-afap.pdf.

Desired Start Date
10/01/2021

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on
08/08/2021

Description of Work Unit

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.

For more than 100 years, CSU Extension has been working with Colorado residents to improve profitability and sustainability of their agricultural businesses, enhance healthy choices, and augment community and personal well-being. CSU Extension provides national, research-based information and programming on a wide array of topics including 4-H youth development; individual, family, and community well-being; nutrition, food safety, and health; natural resources and water; and the agricultural areas of cropping systems, food systems, and livestock and range. CSU Extension is also a trusted resource for building and strengthening Colorado communities and leading discussions and initiatives on critical issues identified by our stakeholders.

CSU Extension has a campus staff of over 60, approximately 90 campus faculty, and a field workforce of over 200 faculty and staff around the state working through regional centers and offices cooperatively established with county governments. Another 17,000 volunteers and community partners make CSU Extension possible. CSU Extension is administered by Colorado State University in cooperative partnerships with CSU's eight colleges; the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other federal agencies; Colorado state agencies and municipalities; and dozens of nonprofit organizations. CSU Extension is supported by cooperative arrangements with nearly all of Colorado's 64 counties through appropriations, facilities, staff, and other support.

The Office of Engagement and Extension (OEE) was organized in 2006 to advance CSU's engagement and outreach missions. In addition to CSU Extension, OEE includes CSU Extended Campus (including CSU Online), the Colorado Water Center, and a variety of vibrant programs that engage the teaching, research, extension, and service missions of Colorado State University. The Vice President for Engagement and Extension (VPEE) is the principal administrative, academic, and fiscal officer for these divisions, reports to the CSU President, and works closely with the Provost/Executive Vice President. These divisions work collaboratively across all Colleges and offices on campus, and have strong engagement programs throughout Colorado, the Western US and globally. At any given time, OEE's divisions include over 400 employees. The total of budgets for all divisions is 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, CSU Extended Campus garners enrollments of over 10,000 learners and CSU Extension delivers approximately 500,000 educational contacts.

Colorado State University, a prestigious Carnegie Doctoral Research Very High University, was established in 1870 and remains inspired by its land-grant heritage and world-class faculty, staff and students. CSU enrolls approximately 33,000 on-campus undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and is the largest employer in northern Colorado with more than 7,400 faculty and staff. Colorado State University is located 60 miles north of Denver in the beautiful city of Fort Collins.

Position Summary

The Extension Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Program Coordinator will work in tandem with the DEI Extension Specialist to support the advancement of OEE's diversity and inclusion goals, including the implementation of the Strategic Blueprint for DEI. The individual in this role will co-manage Extension's Inclusive Internship program, providing social-emotional and professional development support to the cohort of first-gen interns. They will support Extension's statewide Community Needs Assessment by recruiting input from historically-marginalized communities, with a specific focus on residents with limited English proficiencies (LEP). They will be expected to strengthen OEE's professional development programming in ways that prepare faculty and staff to responsibly partner with foreign-born, LEP communities. They will provide professional guidance and administrative support to the Governor's Office's Community Advisory Committee project. And, this individual will be required to provide equity-forward coaching, resources, and support to partner organizations in ways that build capacity and power among Colorado's grassroots direct service providers. This individual may also work directly with other Extension Specialists to provide support for additional programs.

The individual in this position must be able to perform work and solve problems independently. More importantly, they will be expected to draw upon their lived experiences, cultural competencies, linguistic capacities, and professional knowledge of DEI initiatives to help guide OEE towards a more responsible and inclusive model of community engagement.

Required Job Qualifications
  • Completed bachelor's degree OR High School Diploma (or GED) plus a minimum of 4 years professional experience in supporting equity-minded community-building initiatives that collaboratively partner with residents of immigrant, asylum-seeking, and refugee backgrounds. At least 2 of the 4 years of experience should be in executive or leadership positions, with a strong familiarity of Colorado's network of immigrant-facing social service providers and advocacy organizations.
  • Course work and/or professional experience must provide expertise in DEI, community building, and program design and implementation. 
  • Three years or more of professional experience partnering with Colorado's native/indigenous, immigrant, refugee, and/or asylum-seeking communities. 
  • Three years or more of professional experience working with grassroots community leaders and direct service providers.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, including professional speaking and writing. 
  • Experience in advising first-generation students and interns. 
  • Ability to communicate and build capacities through digital relationships, public speaking/presentations, innovative pedagogical methods, and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience. 
  • 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.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Professional experience with a systems-based approach to DEI initiatives. 
  • Strong cultural competencies for working with historically marginalized communities throughout the State. 
  • Demonstrated leadership ability. 
  • Demonstrated skill working with people as individuals, and in groups, and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with local nonprofits, direct service providers, and civil service offices. 
  • Demonstrated computer literacy, including experience working with Microsoft Office, social media platforms, and other programs such as Procreate, Survey Monkey, Dropbox, One Drive, and/or Mail Chimp. 
  • Evidence of drive and initiative. Must be a self-starter.
Diversity Statement

Personal or professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity and inclusion outcomes.

Job Duty Category: Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting

Duty/Responsibility
  • Co-manage Extension's Inclusive Internship program, providing social-emotional and professional development support to the cohort of first-gen interns.
  • Support Extension's statewide Community Needs Assessment by recruiting input from historically-marginalized communities, with a specific focus on residents with limited English proficiencies (LEP).
  • Strengthen OEE's professional development programming in ways that prepare faculty and staff to responsibly partner with foreign-born, LEP communities.
  • Provide equity-forward coaching, resources, and support to partner organizations in ways that build capacity and power among Colorado's grassroots direct service providers.
  • Partner with Emergency Management Specialist to develop multilingual and culturally-responsive supports for Colorado's vulnerable populations.
Percentage Of Time: 70%

Job Duty Category: Program Administration/Technical Oversight

Duty/Responsibility
  • Provide oversight and regular verbal and written feedback Inclusive Internship cohort and hosts.
  • Management of focus group facilitators and events, as related to the Community Needs Assessment.
  • Provide professional guidance and administrative support to the Governor's Office's Community Advisory Committee project.
  • Assist the OEE Senior Human Resources Manager in USDA civil rights compliance by overseeing internal county-level civil rights reviews in partnership with Regional Directors.
Percentage Of Time: 20%

Job Duty Category: Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships

Duty/Responsibility
  • Promote OEE's DEI commitments and Blueprint through coaching and providing guidance for community-facing Extension staff.
  • As needed, attend stakeholder meetings and communicate with Extension staff to serve as a resource for engagement with historically-marginalized residents, community integration, and program implementation with an equity-forward approach to DEI.
  • Promote community-driven strategies that embed DEI in larger collaborative efforts
  • Provide programmatic expertise and support to OEE in engaging historically-underrepresented stakeholders by collaborating with other program leaders, such as 4-H Youth Development.
  • Assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies including reaching out to underserved and underrepresented audiences.
  • Utilize internal civil rights compliance reviews to help county Extension staff learn, plan, and act to effectively engage underrepresented and diverse learners.
Percentage Of Time: 10%

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Sunday, August 8, 2021. Please submit the following to apply:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter 
  • Transcript of college(s) course work showing degrees conferred if applicable. Please remove all references to birth date or social security number. 
  • Special Required Documentation - Statement (no more than 5 pages) of how you meet all applicable "Required" and "Preferred" Job Qualifications. Please respond to each bullet point separately. 
All applicants will be contacted approximately 15 working days after the deadline regarding their status. Next steps and interview dates will be shared with 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 oeo@colostate.edu. For questions regarding the job vacancy, responsibilities, and salary, please contact Laura Larson at (303) 678-6380 or laura.larson@colostate.edu.

Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact
Laura Larson, (303) 678-6380 or laura.larson@colostate.edu

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
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