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4-H Financial Stewardship/Advisory Advocate

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ORGANIZATION: Hennepin County 4-H

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Hennepin 4-H County Youth Development program is seeking 3-5 strong and motivated leaders who will co-supervise and manage programmatic finances. They will work closely, alongside 4-H staff and youth leaders to ensure good, responsible fiscal planning, decision-making, and oversight to support and expand innovative, high-quality youth programming opportunities in Hennepin County.

START DATE: October 1, 2022, or soonest available

END DATE: October 31, 2023, with opportunity to renew for the 2023-24 program year

SUPERVISED BY: Amy Collura, Extension Educator

TIME COMMITMENT: Approximately 4-6 hours / month

Openings:

Financial Advisor / Treasurer
  • Serve as one of three authorized persons and signatures on the bank's signatory card for both checking and savings accounts; will also serve as signer for electronic payment solution, Clover
  • Accept and receipt cash and checks following stewardship practices.
  • Complete the transaction forms indicating money received and money paid out, attaching supporting documents.
  • Pay bills by check from the 4-H account with two signatures on each check.
  • Deposit all money in a checking account in a local bank.
  • Write receipts when cash is received for payment of goods/services, donations, group activities and fundraisers.
Bookkeeper
  • Maintain financial records on Quickbooks for all accounts, including entering data, reconciling and running reports.
  • Complete treasurer report including money received, bills paid, and ending balances in the checking, saving, and investment (CD's, University of Minnesota Foundation).
  • Reconcile the bank statement monthly.
  • Present both verbal and written treasurer's report of money received, bills paid, and the ending balance in all accounts at meetings of the federation/council and their executive board/advisory council.
  • Retain receipts, canceled checks and transaction forms that document the financial transactions of the group.
Development coordinator
  • Investigate and identify potential grant opportunities to support new programming ideas and community strengths
  • Collaborate with youth ambassadors/officers to set and meet financial goals
  • Design and facilitate 1-3 annual fundraising opportunities, such as bake sale (Arts Revue) and silent auction (County Fair), as well as pursue new fundraising opportunities
Additional responsibilities of the Finance Team
  • Co-develop the annual budget engaging youth members of the 4-H federation/council, executive board/advisory committee and/or designated subcommittee(s) in the process.
  • Present the budget to the federation/council for approval at the beginning of the 4-H year (October).
  • Prepare for the end of year 4-H financial review, due annually on October 31).
  • Review the completed 4-H Federation/Council chartering documents and present the financial report to the federation/council at the end of the year for approval.
  • Maintain detailed documentation
  • Work collaboratively with 4-H Youth Development team
  • Maintain consistent and proactive communication
  • Develop relationship with youth, families, and volunteer where relevant and appropriate (such as youth treasurer)
Qualifications
  • Seasoned experience and/or in financial management, reporting practices, accounting, or related field; experience in volunteer financial management positions encouraged
  • Bookkeeper only - demonstrate seasoned experience in Quickbooks; Hennepin 4-H can provide Quickbooks software if necessary
  • Commitment to organization’s mission and strategic decisions to engage Hennepin County young people in high-quality learning & leadership opportunities
  • Ability to initiate and complete programs and projects as outlined, with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Ability to communicate financial topics effectively, especially to non-finance experts, such as youth members and volunteer
  • Flexibility and dependability
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Organizational skills
Requirements
  • Must be at least 21 years of age by start date
  • Must pass a background check & complete Minnesota 4-H Volunteer application and screening process
  • Three team members will serve as one of three authorized persons and signatures on the bank's signatory card for both checking and savings accounts.
  • Financial advisor(s) only - Access to reliable transportation for bank deposit runs
To Apply

Please submit the following as soon as possible! We hope this team can start by August 2022.

  • Resume or equivalent description of education, volunteer, and/or employment information, highlighting qualifications for this position
  • One reference’s contact information (not a family member)
  • Short, written explanation of your interest in this position & relevant qualifications

Please submit application materials to Amy Collura at hughe534@umn.edu

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About Hennepin County 4-H

Location:

479 Prairie Center Dr, Ste 200, Eden Prairie, MN 55344, US

Mission Statement

Hennepin County 4-H supports high quality sustainable clubs and programs, which allow young people (grades Kindergarten through one year after high school) to measurably improve their learning and leadership through educational programs and applied research. We work with youth, families, volunteers, interns, and partners to provide intentional space for young people to discover their interests, develop focused skills, and then connect those skills and interests to future possibilities. Much of Hennepin County 4-H's work focuses on engaging youth in meaningful leadership opportunities. We seek to provide opportunities where youth can discover their personal leadership abilities, build critical thinking and decision-making skills, and contribute their leadership skills to making a positive impact in their community.

Description

In 4-H, all youth are welcome.

4-H is an out-of-school, hands-on learning program for people age 5-19. Youth choose a project that’s interesting to them and explore it with peers and caring adults. 4-H clubs are groups of youth who want to learn together and meet in every part of Minnesota.

Hennepin County 4-H is actively recruiting adult volunteer positions (ages 18+) to join our program’s leadership team for the 2022-23 year, which starts October 2022. One-time, short-term, and year-round positions available.

To inquire and apply, please complete the Hennepin County 4-H Volunteer Interest Form (z.umn.edu/Hennepin4HVolunteer).

  • All accepted applicants must complete 4-H Volunteer Screening: registration, background check, and orientation.
  • All positions start October 2022 or when filled!

CAUSE AREAS

Board Development
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
Board Development, Children & Youth, Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Minneapolis, MN 55411

(44.99449,-93.2984)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Financial Planning
  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Fundraising

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Commitment: 4-6 hours/month, 1 year commitment minimum
  • -Must be at least 21 years of age -Must pass a background check & complete Minnesota 4-H Volunteer application and screening process -Financial advisor(s) only - Access to reliable transportation for bank deposit runs

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