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Mars odurtspp

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Mars odurtspp

  1. 1. 4-HHHHH!!!
  2. 3. <ul><li>4-H…a part of Cooperative Extension </li></ul>Over 3,000 county offices National Institute of Food & Ag (part of USDA) 109 Land-grant Universities Resources from federal, state, and local governments
  3. 4. Virginia Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Airfield 4-H Center 4-H Camping & Conferencing School Groups 4-H Jr. Summer Camp User Groups; 4-H and Non 4-H Specialty Camps Virginia Tech, Virginia State Virginia 4-H Trainings & Conferences NOVA 4-H Center Jamestown 4-H Center W.E. Skelton 4-H Center Holiday Lake 4-H Center SWVA 4-H Center
  4. 5. Jamestown 4-H Center Northumberland Lancaster Middlesex Mathews York Newport News Hampton
  5. 7. So…. What do I do? <ul><li>Programming </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Management </li></ul><ul><li>Department Budget </li></ul><ul><li>PLAY!!!!! </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Delivering Programming with three main models in mind: </li></ul><ul><li>Developing Life Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizing Experiential Learning Process </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting Character Counts! </li></ul>
  7. 9. Position Title: Program Director <ul><li>Manage all Center Programming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jr. Summer Camp Programs (ages 9-13) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weekend/ Day Specialty Camps (theme specific, i.e.: Science Camp, Cloverbuds, Teen Leadership, Arts Camp) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Outreach (community organizations, parks & rec, schools) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-site Outdoor Education (schools, user-groups) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manage all Center Programming Personnel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff recruiting, hiring, training, supervision (seasonal, part-time, and year-round staff & volunteers) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>State Initiatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ACCT Challenge Course Manager, ACA Visitor, Red Cross, OAC, NREE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statewide training instruction (outdoor adventure, challenge course, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Departmental Budgetary Needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staffing, supplies, professional development, travel, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Marketing, Conferences, Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate support services amongst departments </li></ul>
  8. 10. School & Camps!!!
  9. 11. 9 Weeks of Jr. Summer Camp
  10. 12. 8 Weekend Specialty Camps
  11. 13. Outdoor Adventure & Outreach
  12. 14. STAFF
  13. 15. Staff 101 <ul><li>Summer = supervision & support, recruiting & evaluating </li></ul><ul><li>Fall = University visits, performance review, staff involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Winter = interviews & the magic puzzle </li></ul><ul><li>Spring = prep & training </li></ul>
  14. 16. Professional Organizations <ul><li>National Associations </li></ul><ul><li>American Camp Association (ACA) </li></ul><ul><li>Association of Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia Recreation & Parks Society (VRPS) </li></ul><ul><li>National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA) </li></ul><ul><li>National Camping Institute (NCI) </li></ul><ul><li>Community Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>4-H Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Organization of VA 4-H Educational Centers (OV4HEC) </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Resource Environmental Education (NREE) </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor Adventure Committee (OAC) </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia Association of 4-H Extension Agents (VA4HEA) </li></ul><ul><li>National Association of 4-H Extension Agents (NAE4HA) </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers Leader Association </li></ul>
  15. 17. Professional Development <ul><li>National Certifications </li></ul><ul><li>American Camp Association Visitor (ACA) </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Parks & Rec Professional (CPRP) </li></ul><ul><li>Association of Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) </li></ul><ul><li>American Canoe Association (ACA) </li></ul><ul><li>American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) </li></ul><ul><li>American Red Cross – certification and instructor status </li></ul><ul><li>4-H Certifications </li></ul><ul><li>Shooting Sports – Archery, Rifle </li></ul><ul><li>Character Counts! </li></ul><ul><li>Master Camp Director Training </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor Adventure Camp Training </li></ul><ul><li>Equine and Livestock Training </li></ul>
  16. 18. How can I get involved? Become a 4-H volunteer 4-H Program Director 4- H Intern 4-H Extension Agent 4-H Seasonal Professional 4-H Summer Staff 4-H Part-Time Educator Entry-level Program Position
  17. 19. Realities of our field <ul><li>During College </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain as much volunteer and work experience (even part-time or seasonal) </li></ul><ul><li>Start an activity log/professional portfolio – the sooner the better, and easier! </li></ul><ul><li>Join organizations – it’s never too early to make connections and get your name out there </li></ul><ul><li>Post College </li></ul><ul><li>Apply, apply, apply – YOU make opportunities happen, they don’t come knocking on your door </li></ul><ul><li>Stay involved in your community, your school, with your passions </li></ul><ul><li>Remain connected – phone calls, emails, LinkedIn, Facebook. Out of sight, out of mind…. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s got to be your PASSION </li></ul><ul><li>Fine balance of fulfillment versus pay….don’t expect 50 G’s straight out of college </li></ul><ul><li>Longevity post-college is smiled upon  </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity in experience and training goes a long way – set yourself up to be marketable in multiple areas, ie: marketing, low ropes, management </li></ul>
  18. 20. <ul><li>Marlie Smith </li></ul><ul><li>Program Director </li></ul><ul><li>Jamestown 4-H Center </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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