Half-Time 4-H Hancock County Extension AmeriCorps MemberDepartment:
CAES-Northeast District CESAbout the University of Georgia:
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.Employment Type:
EmployeeAdditional Schedule Information:
M-F 8am to 5pm; some nights and weekends. Advertised Salary:
$650.00 Monthly Stipend Anticipated Start Date:
07/09/2021Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
This is a National Service position funded through a grant from Georgia Serves (aka Georgia Commission on Service & Volunteerism) and the Corporation for National & Community Service. Please see http://www.nationalservice.gov/ for more information. Position availability is contingent upon continued availability of federal funds. This position is available September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022. If additional funding becomes available, members may have the option to re-enroll for additional years of service if they meet the service hour requirement (900 hours) and perform satisfactorily. Location of Vacancy:
Federal regulations require a High School diploma or equivalent to apply. Additional education and experience are preferred but not required. The position requires a one-year commitment. This is a temporary, service position, not a traditional employment position.
Candidates are also required to apply in the My AmeriCorps portal. Please go to https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do, click on Apply to Serve, and complete the four steps to Create Profile. After creating a profile, create an application and apply for the specific county position. For assistance, call the National Service Help Desk at 1-800-942-2677.
Benefits provided to half-time members include: modest monthly living allowance ($650/month), loan forbearance, and a Segal Education Award equivalent to half of the Pell Grant that may be used to pay educational costs at eligible post-secondary educational institutions as well as to repay qualified student loans. In order to qualify for the Segal Education Award of $3,172.50 the member will successfully log 900 service hours by August 31, 2022. For more information on the education award: http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/segal-americorps-education-award
In order to serve in this position, applicants should be prepared to provide copies of the following documents: Proof of Citizenship (birth certificate or valid Passport), Social Security Card, Government Issued ID, Federal and State Tax Forms, High School Diploma or equivalent. Members will submit to a complete criminal history background check, including a finger-print based FBI check. Individuals convicted of murder or those on the sex offender registry or required to be on the sex offender registry are not eligible. The member will comply with the AmeriCorps Member Agreement (provided prior to service). A valid driver’s license to be considered for this position.
NE District EOO Statement:
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).Duties/Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the 4-H County Extension Agent, deliver 4-H positive youth development programming directly to youth. This includes: Percentage of time:
• facilitating/teaching 4-H in-school club meetings;
• preparing students for 4-H Project Achievement;
• attending 4-H Summer Camp;
• designing and implementing community service projects; and
• assisting with other 4-H base programming.
Members will assist the 4-H Agent with day-to-day activities involved with providing direct services to youth, such as planning and development of 4-H programming. Some programming may be delivered in a virtual format. Members will provide transportation to youth.
Support and provide leadership to the county 4-H Volunteer program: recruit, screen, train, and engage volunteers. The member may assist with coordinating the county volunteer registration database. Halt-time (part-time) members should recruit at least 5 new volunteers during their service.Percentage of time:
Track and document data related to the AmeriCorps performance measures and complete monthly reports, supported by the AmeriCorps State Program Coordinator. This includes administering surveys to youth as well as data entry. Percentage of time:
Attend local, district, and state program activities and events alongside 4-H County Extension Coordinator. Attend district and state-wide trainings, including the AmeriCorps New Service Year Orientation (October 5-6, 2021 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center) as well as additional face-to-face trainings and at least monthly webinars.Percentage of time:
The AmeriCorps State program is a federally funded grant providing U.S. citizens with the opportunity to serve in their own country. The Georgia 4-H AmeriCorps State member provides 4-H programming directly to youth under the direction of the County Extension Agent. Supervision is also provided by the AmeriCorps State Program Coordinator. This includes planning, implementation, and delivery of programming including in-school and after school club meetings, camp, and other 4-H programming delivered in the county as well as volunteer recruitment and transportation of youth. The member will also assist the AmeriCorps State Program Coordinator in collecting required impact data by administering surveys to youth and entering data into provided spreadsheets. Members must comply with AmeriCorps requirements such as monthly reporting, monthly webinars, and other required trainings. Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:
This posting is for a part-time member serving for 12 months for the period of September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022. Members are required to log a total of 900 hours, averaging 20 hours/week, depending on start date.
High School diploma or equivalent required. Experience in program planning, delivery of youth development programs, and a basic knowledge of 4-H is preferred. Applicants should be service-minded.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :
The successful candidate must exhibit qualities of independent judgment and a passion for service as well as to perform the tasks necessary in planning, developing, and directing educational programs directed at youth.Physical Demands:
Driving, light lifting, occasional work outdoors in adverse climate.Is this a Position of Trust?:
YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? :
NoDoes this position require a P-Card? :
NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :
NoIs driving a requirement of this position?:
YesDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:
YesDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):