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.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To apply for the 2020 conference season, please follow instructions below:
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.
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.
College degree earned or in progress (fields relating to agriculture, education or communications preferred).
2-4 years planning and facilitating conferences and workshops or equivalent teaching experience. Knowledge of local, state and national FFA activities.
This position is currently not accepting applications.
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