212?/360? Trainers 2019
JOB SUMMARY: Primary responsibility is to independently conduct the 212° and 360° leadership conferences for middle school and high school students. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: facilitating conference curriculum*, providing counsel to participants, and motivating students. Previous teaching/facilitation experience is required. FFA knowledge is strongly preferred. Conference trainers will also handle administrative tasks which include, but are not limited to timely completion of expense vouchers, scheduling of their conference travel, and correspondence with state and national FFA staff. Applicants selected for this position will be ineligible to run for national FFA office. Specific program requirements and details are listed below:*Note that all staff should be prepared to facilitate both 212° and 360° curriculum.212°/360° CONFERENCE DETAILS: Mandatory training: 8/11/19-8/16/19Conference Season Beginning Date: on or before 9/1/2019Conference Season Ending Date: on or before 6/30/2020Conference Location: various locationsCompensation: $400 for training and $400 per conference, plus lodging, transportation and meal expenses.Specific Requirements: 212°/360° trainers are expected to have flexible availability for the majority of the conference season. Conferences are scheduled by state associations and typically range from 1-2 days in length, not including travel time. 212°/360° trainers work in pairs at conference locations and receive off-site support from National FFA Program staff. Average audience per 212°/360 conference ranges from 70-200 student participants.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 to stakeholders.Must be able to perform the physical and mental demands of the position.Must be able to work independently and in pairs.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, organizeRequirements:EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:Experience planning and facilitating conferences and workshops.Knowledge of local, state and/or national FFA activities.College degree earned or in progress (fields relating to agriculture, education or communications preferred).
APPLICATION PROCESS:To apply for the 2019-2020 open trainer positions, please follow instructions below: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 the activities. The video should also focus on building rapport, making connections with students and showcasing your personality. There is no specified length requirement as we are reviewing the mentioned skills and abilities.Uploading your video: Please upload your video to YouTube. This will require you to create an account if you don’t already have one. Visit https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/57407?hl=en if you need assistance uploading videos. After you have uploaded your video please include a link to the video on the top your resume. 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 video in the one resume file that you upload. All of the elements (cover letter, resume with 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 trainer for State Officer Programs, WLC, 212°/360°, or have served as a National FFA Officer, within the previous three years an