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ASC Role Descriptions - ASC Staff Liaison

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Introduction:

The work of the UMaine Cooperative Extension 4-H Animal Science committees will be to help Maine youth nurture and grow through positive learning experiences in which participants develop and use life skills.

Role:

Work closely with Activity Coordinator by providing advice, guidance, and support to ASC Members and the State Animal Science Coordinator to develop and implement an educational program for Maine 4-H members interested in a particular animal species.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight and leadership to ASC members and the Activity Coordinator.
  • Provide oversight, guidance and interpretation of Maine 4-H policies (which includes state, regional or national team selection process) relevant to the commodity in coordination with the State Animal Science Program Coordinator.
  • Serve as the liaison between the University of Maine and Animal Science Committee.
  • Provide guidance and support to the ASC as they work to develop an annual educational plan of action based on identified needs in support of the commodity area.
  • Attend Spring and Fall ASC meetings and additional committee meetings as needed.
  • Seek input from ASC members about Maine 4-H policies (which includes state, regional or national team selection process) relevant to the commodity as needed.
  • Provide oversight of the selection process/tryouts for state, regional or national teams in partnership with the State Animal Science Program Coordinator, which includes attending tryouts.
  • Serve as a Risk Management resource in support of the annual educational plan of action of the ASC.
  • Participate in ASC orientation and training as needed.
  • Assist with locating research-based information in support of the work of the ASC.
  • Serve as a member of the ASC selection committee, which includes the State Animal Science Coordinator, Activity Coordinator, and a current member of the ASC. The selection process will begin April 1st and conclude in mid October with the bulk of the work occurring in October.
  • Support good communication among ASC members and the Activity Coordinator and between the ASC and the State 4-H Office.
  • Serve as contact with appropriate University of Maine Cooperative Extension Staff.
  • Work closely with the ASC committee and the State Animal Science Program Coordinator to evaluate the impact of the educational plan of the Animal Science Committee.
  • Assist the ASC in publicizing events and activities through appropriate channels to ensure compliance with University of Maine Cooperative Extension policies and procedures and Civil Rights requirements.
  • Provide advice and support regarding fund-raising to support the ASC educational program.
  • Work with the ASC Treasurer to ensure accurate and complete financial records and timely reporting to the State 4-H Office (S4HO).
  • Attend Eastern States Exposition (ESE), or, in coordination with the State Animal Science Program Coordinator, make arrangements for another University of Maine Cooperative Extension staff member to do so.


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