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Sumter County UGA/Georgia 4-H AmeriCorps State Member

Company: Americorps
Location: Americus
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Sumter County UGA/Georgia 4-H AmeriCorps State Member

Georgia 4-H is a unit of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension. The Georgia 4-H AmeriCorps program is managed by faculty and staff at the Georgia 4-H State office. Applicants must apply at to be considered. Click on Search Jobs, then use AmeriCorps as the Keyword to find all openings. The program provides a total of 30 Member Service Years (18 full and 24 half-time members) AmeriCorps State members throughout Georgia to deliver research-based positive youth development programming (PYD) to students aged 9-19 to assist them in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society. This includes interventions aligned with the Georgia Performance Standards, covering topics such as STEM, career awareness, and public speaking in 41 counties in Georgia. AmeriCorps State members provide direct services to youth in all areas of 4-H programming. This includes in-school educational club meetings, 4-H Project Achievement, summer camp, judging teams, community service projects and more. Members collect and track data related to the program's performance measures in the following programs: in-school educational club meetings and the 4-H Project Achievement process. This includes both numbers served (outputs) and the benefit received by the participant (outcomes). Outcomes include youth experiencing a change in knowledge related to content presented during club meetings, a change in knowledge of best practices in public speaking, and a change in confidence related to public speaking. Members also track the number of volunteers they recruit and the hours that those volunteers contribute. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : Members provide positive youth development programming under the direction of the County Extension Coordinator. This is a direct service position that requires transport of youth and some night and weekend hours. Members provide direct services to youth, including facilitating 4-H club meetings, preparing students for Project Achievement, and attending summer camp. Members track and document data related to service, including administering surveys to youth and data entry. Members support the county volunteer program. This includes any of the following: recruitment, screening, training, and engaging volunteers. The member may assist with coordinating the county volunteer registration database. Members are required to attend a two-day New Service Year Orientation yearly (10/5 -10/6/20), additional face-to-face training, and monthly webinars. Members attend local, district, and state program activities and events.

Program Benefits : Living Allowance , Education award upon successful completion of service .

Terms :

Car recommended .

Service Areas :

Education , Children/Youth .

Skills :

Teaching/Tutoring , Education , Team Work , Youth Development .

Keywords: Americorps, Albany , Sumter County UGA/Georgia 4-H AmeriCorps State Member, Other , Americus, Georgia

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