Key Duties (4-H Vision and Values)
A passion to help youth achieve key positive youth development outcomes, including:
Academic motivation and success
High personal standards
Connection with others
Contribution to others through leadership and civic engagement.
Create an environment where:
Safe, meaningful, impactful educational opportunities exist, and
Positive youth development principles are utilized to help members grow into productive adults.
This position, depending on the unique aspects of the club (size, new vs. established, etc.), can be a time-consuming role, particularly during the start and end of the program year, and in preparation for fair. It is for this reason that co-leadership and active engagement of club adults is strongly recommended.
Minimum of 6, 1-hour club meetings per year are recommended adding time for preparation and cleanup.
Planning with the youth and adult leadership team for approximately 1-3 hours per month.
Managing membership for a minimum of 3 hours per month.
- Essential Knowledge, Skills,
Knowledge of the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program, its mission, core values and policies.
Able to guide a team of youth who lead other youth ages 5-19, while providing opportunities to progressively partner with teens and adults to implement the 4-H Program.
Understands and practices developmental relationship building and belonging skills with youth.
Understands and practices exemplary youth-adult partnership strategies and techniques.
Able to complete a minimum of three full program years as an adult volunteer in the California 4-H program.
Essential Functions of the
Takes responsibility for enforcing 4-H policy, including ensuring that all adult volunteers have completed the full enrollment and screening process.
Ensures the physical and emotional safety of members, families, and volunteers at meeting and events. Includes ensuring that all adults serving as 4-H Adult Volunteers have been approved for service.
Works with your adult community to identify and implement a set of projects that offer a variety of educational experiences to youth members.
Ensures that project leaders receive training and support during the program year.
Mentors and coaches youth in club leadership positions to ensure they can fulfill their responsibilities in accordance with the club’s bylaws and/or operating procedures.