Mid-Year PYD Champion Application Information

Extended 4-H PYD Champion Application Now Open Through January 15, 2022

This opportunity is open only to 4-H professionals from LGUs that current do not have two PYD champions in place. Please check here to see if your LGU qualifies before applying.

The Regional 4-H PYD Champion Network is made up of two 4-H professionals from Land-Grant Universities (LGUs) across the five Extension Regions. Champions are chosen through a competitive application process for a two or three year term. Champions will work together in their Extension regions under the leadership of a national facilitator to advance the consistent use of the 4-H Thriving Model as the theory of positive youth development for 4-H. Regional networks will focus primarily on capacity building efforts for 4-H professionals and volunteers, with a special focus on consistent orientation for onboarding new 4-H professionals.

Position Requirements

  • 4-H professional status
  • Desire to establish a consistent model of PYD across the 4-H system
  • Experience in leading professional capacity building efforts
  • Commitment to a three-year term (some initial terms will be two-years to stagger turn over)
  • Commitment to active participation and leadership in regional network activities, including monthly virtual gatherings and at least one sub-group effort
  • Available dedicated time for participation (approximately 5-10 hours/month)
  • Confidence in teaching and leading
  • Support from State 4-H Program leader and immediate supervisor
  • Travel support to attend one in-person session annually (pending additional funding, typically in conjunction with the NAE4-HYDP Conference)

Application Requirements

  • Completed application (on-line)
  • Completed support information from state 4-H program leader and immediate supervisor (on-line)

 Application Process

Applications to become a 4-H Thriving Champion involve two steps. Both steps must be completed by the due date for full consideration.

Step One: Complete on-line application at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X3HHGYR

Step Two: Have state program leader and direct supervisor (if different) complete on-line nomination form at:

            Program Leader: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XGQNRPQ

Direct Supervisor: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XGBFVXR

 Note: It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure program leader and supervisor nominations are submitted on time. Applications without these nominations will be considered incomplete.

 Application Due Date: January 15, 2022

 Notification of Application Decision: February 1, 2022

For More Information

Questions about the Regional 4-H PYD Champion Network application process can be directed to Maria Walker, Network Facilitator, at maria.walker@unl.edu