Job Posting: Assistant State FFA Advisor

The California Department of Education is currently seeking a talented individual to serve as the Assistant State FFA Advisor. The position is located in Sacramento. The filing deadline is July 26, 2021. The official job announcement can be found here and below.

Job Posting: Assistant State FFA Advisor

Under the general supervision of the Education Administrator I of the Agriculture Education & Family and Consumer Sciences Office, the Education Programs Consultant is responsible for coordinating the statewide program of activities related to the Future Farmers of America (FFA) career technical student organization. The consultant also assists school districts in meeting federal and state requirements for agriculture education. The consultant is responsible for developing and maintaining a statewide agricultural education/FFA public information system, and providing technical support to local programs. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Serve as Assistant State FFA Advisor. Provide training to State FFA Officers in leadership development skills, and supervise the activities of State FFA student officers. Evaluate the training and operational effectiveness of state officers. Develop and conduct the state FFA program of leadership. Oversee and develop the Leadership Consortium program, and train presenters. Evaluate leadership programs, and recommend improvements. Plan and supervise state participation in national FFA activities. Provide training to California student delegates on National FFA issues, and certify all applications for awards and degrees.

Collect and process reports regarding program and student enrollment data; work with support staff to maintain current files and records; develop and maintain a statewide agricultural education public information system, and communicate with local educational agencies.

Conduct workshops, seminars, and meetings to improve teacher performance; provide professional development for teachers integrating agriculture into the curriculum, and assist teacher preparation programs in an effort to provide high-quality teachers.

Provide technical assistance as needed to maintain and strengthen local programs, and promote the initiation of new programs, by providing materials for chartering and operating a local career technical student organization.

Maintain contact with business and industry groups in agriculture-related fields, and maintain liaison with post-secondary institutions and other agencies providing agricultural education.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

For more information about the California Agricultural Teachers’ Association, visit http://calagteachers.org/

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