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Associate Specialist - Community Development

Company: Montana State University, Inc
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

The primary focus of this position is to plan, implement, deliver and evaluate leadership development programs for MSU Extension employees, community members and other stakeholders as needed throughout Montana. We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to contribute positively to the mission of Montana State University.

Duties and Responsibilities

Plan, implement, and evaluate an internal leadership development program for MSU Extension faculty in collaboration with MSU Extension leadership. Provide leadership and assistance to Extension field faculty in their work to plan, implement, and evaluate local community-based leadership development programs in their communities. Work closely with Extension faculty, staff and administration to identify educational needs for leadership development in Extension and in Montana communities. Develop and maintain budgets for internal leadership development program. Partner and collaborate with other Extension agents and specialists to conduct effective, integrated educational programming focusing on leadership development. Utilize all available media sources and technologies to communicate with MSU Extension faculty, staff and others as needed.

Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Master's degree in a field related to Extension, leadership, or education. Demonstrated understanding of leadership development theories, principles and practices. Demonstrated understanding of community development principles and practices. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with community-based groups. Experience in adult eduation.

Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Demonstrated experience in leadership and community development. Experience in Extension. Demonstrated ability to identify, plan, and implement programs in leadership and community development. Demonstrated ability working with volunteers to implement effective programs.

The Successful Candidate Will The successful candidate will possess excellent human relations skills, including effective oral communication abilities; professionalism; evidence of good judgment; flexibility and innovativeness in order to respond to the changing needs of people in MSU Extension and Montana communities. The successful candidate will also have a familiarity with multi-cultural and different socioeconomic audiences, an interest in working with people from diverse backgrounds, and a commitment to the principles of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and diversity/pluralism.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information The position for which you have applied MAY BE a Union position. Union affiliation is determined by job duties and the collective bargaining unit.

Non-Tenure Track Faculty - Any position that is .5 FTE or more is represented by the Associated Faculty of Montana State University (AFMSU). Faculty covered by AFMSU may choose to pay membership dues. This is a condition of employment. Additional information can be found at AFMSU or by emailing AFSMU .

Any position less than .5 FTE is not represented by the Union and is not required to pay dues. If the FTE changes during employment, the representational status of this position could be impacted. Exceptions: Anyone having successfully completed a PEI exam or any faculty working in Extension are exempt from the Union

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.

Physical Demands Position requires frequent night and weekend work, occasional travel throughout the state of Montana, and travel to and from programs. 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 ability required.

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