Posted June 2020.
SAVE THE DATE
Fall Safety & Education in 4-H Shooting Sports Instructors Training
September 11 & 12
Winter Postal (Nov 1 – March 31)
Summer Postal (May 1 – September 30)
Safety and Education in Shooting Sports Camp (July)*
State Match & National Qualifier, Big Springs Shooting Complex, Searsboro, IA (August 29-30)
4-H Foundation Charity Shoot, New Pioneer Gun Club, Waukee, IA (September 10)
National Championships, Grand Island, NE (June 21-26)
Wildlife Skills / Hunting
Participants must be approved by their local county extension office. This process, which must be completed prior to attending the training, requires a completed 4-H volunteer application and the successful completion of background checks as part of the 4-H Child Protection and Safety Policy administered by their County Extension Office. It can take from 3-5 weeks. Contact your County Extension Office for more details.
The success of 4-H programs relies heavily on dedicated volunteers. Shooting sports instructors are responsible for the overall coordination and management of the county/area 4-H shooting sports program. If you are interested in being a volunteer or instructor for a shooting sports program, contact your county ISU Extension Office today.
- Administration: follow state plan, policies, and risk management requirements. Complete reports, maintain 4-H membership records, and maintain equipment inventories.
- Communications: develop good working relationships with members, parents, instructors, volunteers, and Extension professional staff.
- Planning: work with other instructors, Extension staff, parents, members, and community partners to develop a county shooting sports short-term and long-term plan to create the best possible program for your county. This responsibility includes setting up a 4-H Shooting Sports Committee that seeks to grow the program.
- Volunteer Development: recruit, orientate, and recognize instructors as well as other adult and teen volunteers (ongoing).
- Resource Development: develop resources such as cash, equipment, use of facilities, and keep financial and asset records in accordance with Iowa 4-H policy.
- Promote the 4-H SESS program to youth, families, and the community through various ways.
- Plan/schedule supplemental learning experiences (tours, special events, service projects, etc.).
- Liaison with the Extension Service and county 4-H committee.
- Ensure quality control of county program by monitoring club SESS activities.
- Age 21 or older and successful completion of the child protection and safety policy screening process.
- Willingness to attend ongoing training
- Ability to work with adults and delegate responsibility.
- Have an interest in the development of youth and shooting sports.
- State certification and re-certified as required.
- Previous leadership experience.
- Organizational, management, communication, public relations, and marketing skills.
- Knowledge of networking and collaborating.
- Knowledge of overall 4-H program and activities and/or willing to learn about them.
- Moral standards consistent with the 4-H philosophy.
- 4-H SESS coordinator training workshop.
- 4-H SESS curriculum handbook upon completion of the workshop.
- Local volunteer training programs.
Contact your county ISU Extension Office
- Activity Log
- Coordinator Job Description
- Discipline Instructor Job Description
- Indoor Air Rifle Range
- Instructor Code of Ethics
- Instructions SESS Annual Report
- SESS State Leaders
Certificates for Youth Completion Basic Discipline Course