COSA Natural Resources Statewide Specialist position with CSU Extension – closes June 2

Dear COSA colleagues,

Please help us find the best candidate for this new position at CSU Extension! The successful candidate will work with a fantastic group of motivated and professional individuals to support Natural Resource educational content across the state!

Colorado State University Employment Opportunities | 24-24 Extension State Specialist, Natural Resources (

OEE invites applications and nominations for an Extension State Specialist, Natural Resources. 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. Statewide Natural Resources programming includes leading the Rocky Mountain Naturalist and Native Plant Master programs, small acreage, emergency management, native pollinators, youth engagement opportunities including Envirothon leadership, and exploring new opportunities in outdoor recreation, open space, parks, and conservation work.

The primary office location for this position is required at a CSU campus location along the Colorado Front Range, actual location subject to negotiation with flexibility for remote work. 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 and CSU’s main campus in Fort Collins to effectively carry out the duties of the position. The work schedule will vary, and occasional nights and weekend work will be necessary.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Completed master’s degree. Conferred degree must be in Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Extension Education, or closely related field.
  • 5+ years professional experience relevant to the Essential Job Duties (in full posting link below) of this position.
  • Course work and/or professional experience must provide a broad and significant understanding of discipline area 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.
  • The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the proposed start date; Extension will not sponsor a visa for this position.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Completed terminal degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Extension Education, or closely related discipline.
  • Direct experience working with volunteer Naturalists or similar programs.
  • Demonstrated experience with mass media (radio, TV, popular press, and social media).
  • Proficient in computer technology, including multimedia and multi-modal presentations and direct experience using multiple technology platforms for managing and delivering educational programs.
  • Experience teaching with and developing curricula for online instruction, using learning management systems such as Canvas (preferred), Blackboard, or Moodle.
  • Demonstrated experience working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with other professionals and organizations.
  • Ability to provide educational programming in Spanish.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Sunday, June 2, 2024. Please submit the following to apply:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • 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 to those moving forward. Four professional references will be requested of applicants that advance in the interview process. References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates.

For questions regarding the application process, contact the Talent Acquisition office at HR_TA. For questions regarding the job vacancy, responsibilities, and salary, please contact Kerri Rollins at Kerri.Rollins.

CSU is committed to full inclusion of qualified individuals. If you are needing assistance or accommodations with the search process, please reach out to the listed search contact.

Search Contact: Kerri Rollins at Kerri.Rollins

EEO Statement

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Full posting: Colorado State University Employment Opportunities | 24-24 Extension State Specialist, Natural Resources (

Kerri Rollins

Regional Director, Front Range Region

Office of Engagement and Extension | Colorado State University

Address. 4040 Campus Delivery, 1311 S College Ave. | Fort Collins, CO 80523

Phone: (970) 491-1905 Cell: (970) 231-9365



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