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Montana State University International and Citizenship Associate Specialist in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 22047

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Todd Kesner at 406-994-6816 or

Classification Title Instructor

Working Title International and Citizenship Associate Specialist

Brief Position Overview

The 4-H International and Citizenship Associate Specialist will provide innovative leadership and direction for the Statewide 4-H Citizenship and Montana 4-H International Program.

Faculty Tenure Track No

Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track

Position Number 4B2269

Department Extension 4-H

Division Extension

Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type LOA

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Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

Currently, Montana 4-H serves 18,000 youth annually through 4-H community clubs, school enrichment, out-of-school programs, and special interest activities. (For additional information, please visit the Extension web page at or the 4-H website at

Duties and Responsibilities

Statewide 4-H Citizenship Program Delivery:

  • Participate in State and national citizenship events, including the National 4-H Conference, Citizenship Washington Focus, CWF -PI, Leadership Washington Focus, and Montana 4-H Citizenship Seminar.

  • Develop, disseminate, and integrate citizenship curriculum and educational resources related to citizenship opportunities across multiple platforms and delivery methods.

  • Coordinate service-learning education and outreach with emphasis on positive youth development and long term outcomes of participation in the community.

  • Serve as the state 4-H military liaison, seek funding for military youth programs, and provide leadership for county and state programs serving military families and youth in Montana.

    Leadership for Montana 4-H International Programs:

  • Manage existing and expand inbound and outbound international exchange programs.

  • Coordinate with States4H, National IFYE Association – State IFYE Association and other exchange organizations.

  • Coordinate the reporting responsibilities of exchange participants.

  • Manage local exchange coordinators.

  • Develop and deliver orientation sessions. Training as needed and required.

  • Provide leadership for issues that arise during travel with participants in timely manner.

  • Recruit and approve host families.

  • Marketing and recruitment of International program opportunities.

  • Develop/update program policies, educate participants and enforce policies.

  • Manage financial agreements and budgets related to exchange program including existing endowments.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Earned bachelor’s degree in education, social work, child/family/human development, youth development or other closely related field.

  • Experience in youth development, volunteer development, leadership development, and/or 4-H program delivery.

  • Demonstrated experience in volunteer recruitment, development, orientation/ training, and recognition.

  • Demonstrated experience in program design, development, implementation and assessment.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with constituencies at the university, county, state, and national levels; a familiarity with multi-cultural and a variety of socioeconomic audiences; an interest in working with people from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to the principles of diversity.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Master’s degree in related field

  • A minimum of five years in a professional fund development donor-management position.

  • Understanding of the land grant university mission.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Possess and utilize excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrate familiarity and interest in working with people from diverse multi-cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

  • Possess a commitment to the principles of diversity.

  • Have an understanding of the land grant university mission and an appreciation for economically and ethnically diverse rural and urban populations.

  • Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards in working with youth, colleagues and clientele.

    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

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.

The Program

The Department

The College

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on January 28, 2022; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

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 encouraged.

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; .

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 your profile.

MSU ’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: .