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State Officer Leadership Programs Facilitators 

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Category Leadership / Education / Assessment / Development  
Description

JOB SUMMARY:

Primary responsibility is to facilitate on-site learning experiences for state FFA officers in each of FFA’s 52 state associations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: facilitating conference curriculum, offering constructive feedback in a safe environment and providing guidance to participants in areas such as positive influence, conversation skills, team development, public speaking, and workshop development and delivery. Typical group size will range from five to sixteen students per conference.

Additionally, facilitators will work with state staff to develop conference schedules to meet the needs of the individual state. Conferences typically range from 3-5 days in length, not including travel time. Many conferences fall during the work week. The conference season will begin on or after March 2020 and is expected to run year-round through March 2021. Hired staff will be expected to maintain flexibility through the start of the conference season, at which point conferences will be assigned.

Conference facilitators will also handle administrative tasks which include, but are not limited to: timely completion of expense vouchers, arranging travel, and corresponding with state and national FFA staff. Staff members are required to participate in the entire duration of conference training held from March 11-15, 2020 in Indianapolis. Staff is expected to prepare for training by completing a list of objectives prior to arriving in Indianapolis. Facilitators will also be expected to participate in regular virtual coaching conversations throughout the season. Applicants selected for this position will be ineligible to run for national FFA office.

Compensation for this position is based on a set rate per focus area facilitated, which factors in curriculum hours facilitated, preparation time, and travel. Lodging, transportation and meal expenses will be reimbursed. Facilitators will be compensated for their participation in March training. If there are additional questions, please consult our frequently asked questions page for more information and details.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Must be confident facilitating student groups.
  • Must be able to coach, evaluate, guide and motivate students.
  • Must have the ability to establish deliverables with customers.
  • Must be able to perform the physical and mental demands of the position.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must have good interpersonal, listening and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to interact and work with a diverse group of internal and/or external customers.
  • Must be able to effectively prioritize, organize and use time management skills.
  • Must be able to problem solve/analyze.
  • Must be computer literate and be able to make and receive phone calls.
  • Must have the willingness to spend extra time planning for each conference.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be over the age of 21 as of March 15, 2020.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Facilitate conference for state officers.
  • Work with state staff to determine deliverables.
  • Facilitate lessons on leadership, modeling expectations and building relationships.
  • Administrative duties such as completing expense reports, scheduling travel.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To apply for the 2020 conference season, please follow instructions below:

  1. Capture a video demonstrating your facilitation abilities and post the video to YouTube.

Video requirements: This must be a video of content facilitated in front of a live audience. We will be reviewing the video to determine your teaching/presenting ability, so we encourage that your content not be staged or scripted. Do not edit the video with extra graphics, music, underscore, etc. The video should showcase at least two of the following steps: setting context, giving directions or processing learning. The video should also focus on building rapport, making connections with students and showcasing your personality.

Uploading your video: Please upload your video to YouTube. After you have uploaded your video please include a link to the video in your resume or cover letter.

  1. Click the link below to complete the online application process and upload a current resume. Be sure to include a cover letter, at least three references and the link to your uploaded video. All of the elements (cover letter, resume, video link, references) must be contained in a single file that you upload in the application wizard.


Note: If you have worked for the National FFA Organization as a conference facilitator for State Officer Programs within the previous three years and completed your employment in good standing, you need not submit a video. A cover letter, resume and completed application are required for all applicants.

Applicants must have applied and submitted all materials by November 15, 2019 to be considered.

 
Position Requirements

EDUCATION:

College degree earned or in progress (fields relating to agriculture, education or communications preferred).

EXPERIENCE:

2-4 years planning and facilitating conferences and workshops or equivalent teaching experience. Knowledge of local, state and national FFA activities.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Contingent  
Position State Officer Leadership Programs Facilitators  
Close Date 12/4/2019  
Number of Openings 25  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 9/10/2019  
Location Remote Position  
About the Organization About National FFA Organization

The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 669,989 student members as part of 8,630 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is supported by 459,514 alumni members in 2,236 local FFA Alumni chapters throughout the U.S. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org and on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.



About National FFA Foundation

The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees composed of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA Alumni, the foundation is a separately registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and agricultural education opportunities. For more, visit FFA.org/Give.  

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