The Texas 4-H Youth Outreach Program offers summer camp experiences to first generation 4-H Youth. Camp structure and design is created based on requirements from various local/state agencies. As a 4-H Youth Outreach team member, you can impact over 500 youth this summer. Our staff have a variety of duties, but here are a few:·
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
o Plan, facilitate and evaluate all 4-H Youth Outreach camps,
o Plan an educational, structured camp program based on 4-H philosophy and goals utilizing 4-H curriculum and American
o Coordinate with Youth Outreach Director and Administrative Associate to maintain the established budget.
o Order all materials and supplies.
o Work with camp host site/facility staff to organize transportation to and from camp.
Promotion and Marketing
o Work to develop timely camp promotional letters and brochures.
o Prepare media releases for use in the counties and local media.
o Encourage promotion of camps to clubs and schools.
Coordination of 4-H Youth Outreach Camping Volunteers
o Review and update job descriptions for camp counselor.
o Work with Extension staff to select and screen (as appropriate) counselors, and adult chaperones.
o Help volunteers plan their workshops, classes and activities, including developing supply lists and agendas.
o Work with Extension staff, steering committee, and volunteers to develop and promote teamwork and cohesiveness among counselors and adult staff.
o Coordinate meals with camp cook and facilities with camp manager.
o Promote communication between Extension staff, volunteers, and parents.
o Work with Extension staff, steering committee, and volunteers to facilitate all camp counselors to complete the 4-H membership process and additional required trainings
o Work with 4-H Youth Outreach staff to maintain up-to-date camp records, files, strategic plan and Youth Protection Standards.
o Ensure all appropriate records are available to the camp nurse, bus chaperones, and at camp in general.
o Turn over all camp records and files to the 4-H Youth Outreach Program Director upon completion of last camp. Director will audit, review and file for reference for the next years director.
o Written camp evaluation for youth and adult staff.
o All copies will be on file with camp director and Youth Outreach program office.
o Conduct an evaluation of each camp with campers to be used to plan future camps.
o Hold a teen counselor/adult chaperone evaluation event (picnic, pizza party, etc.) used to gain input for future planning.
o Conduct an overall camping evaluation to be shared with the funding sources.
o Arrange annual camping schedule and share with appropriate stakeholders in a timely manner.
o Work with County Extension Office faculty and staff.
o Adhere to and enforce the Texas 4-H Code of conduct at all camp activities.
o Associated with a dynamic, nationally recognized youth organization
o Personal satisfaction in making a difference in counselors, campers and families lives.
o Gain organizational and leadership skills, develop ability to work with teens, gain understanding and increase awareness of STEM.
o Professional development opportunities available.
o Due to the nature of this position, duties require irregular hours.
o Hourly equivalent of approximately 167 days which includes 4-6 planning/training meetings with counselors.
o 20 full days for camps are included in the 167 days.
o Approximately 3 days evaluation and wrap-up time per camp.
o Attend Camp Steering Committee meetings
o Program planning begins in March, counselor training begins in April, and camps run in June, July and August.
o Position will begin March 1, 2019, or as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.
Salary and Compensation:
o Salary depends on education, experience and grant funding
o March 1 through August 15.
o Room and board provided during camps.
o This is a part-time/seasonal position and has no employment benefits attached.
o Experience and education in teaching and working with youth ages 8 to 18.
o High School Diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent (4 years) work experience in the field of camp management or youth education strongly desired.
o Current CPR/first aid certification (may be attained upon hire).
o Experience in planning and developing programs and budgets.
o Ability to motivate and interface with teens, parents, and volunteers.
o Employment contingent upon the successful completion of the Texas 4-H background check.
o Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write concise reports, and effectively speak to audiences of youth and adults.
o Previous overnight camping experience
o Experience with the 4-H youth development program.
o Experience with program marketing and promotion
JaNelle Casson – JaNelle.Casson@ag.tamu.edu
or Dana Olbrich, email@example.com