Working at the WDI

WDI 2021 Virtual Camp Administrator (for Summer 2021) 

Pre Camp 

Work with HS Programming Committee Chair to 

  1. Assist with hiring staff  
  2. Maintain waiting list to fill last minute vacancies 
  1. Assist with staff training efforts, onboarding and managing staff during camp 
  1. Communicate with staff on class assignments 
  1. Collect and organize in approved storage site lesson plans, annotated bibs, handouts, slides, etc for easy access and usage 
  1. Follow up with staff on course materials 
  1. Set up website to support delivery of curriculum and communication with students 
  1. Upload content from committee and staff at appropriate times 
  1. Pre-session materials and materials to be used during session should be uploaded prior to camp 
  1. Any supplemental materials should be uploaded within three days of camp 
  1. Set up video conferencing (Zoom), any other infrastructure needed for delivery of camp 
  1. Communicate with students on schedule, needed links, other materials 
  1. Communicate with committee on swag 
    1. Order and distribute swag 

On Camp Days 

  1. Coordinate technology needs with teaching instructors and staff 
  1. Ensure all site information, digital infrastructure is available and working for instruction and programming for all students and staff involved 
  1. Check in with staff on any last minute needs 
  1. Check in with students to ensure they have links, other materials (follow up with any students not present) 
  1. Assist staff with any needs during instruction 
  1. Be available for students and staff during the day for questions about schedule, etc. 
  1. Responsible for the maintenance of facility use and student compliance with all rules of the property and camp (for in-person camp) 

Post Camp 

  1. Follow up with any questions/requests from camp 
  1. Send out staff and student evaluations 
    1. Follow up to try to increase response rate to a minimum of 75% 
  1. Collect thank you cards for donors 
  1. Send invite to all camp attendees to like the WDI on social media accounts and join our alumni network 
  1. Assist staff in returning forms needed for payment to the WDI administrator 

WDI 2021 Staff Application 

Thank you so much for your interest in working with the Women’s Debate Institute. The qualifications and job responsibilities are listed below.  
 
Qualifications: 
– Commitment to the mission of the Women’s Debate Institute 
– Teaching experience (including coaching) 
– Comfort with a diversity of debate formats and/or styles 
– Experience with diverse constituencies 
 
Job Responsibilities: 
– Participation in one-day online virtual camps (Dates TBD) 
– Create and teach sessions on relevant substantive content (coordinate and mentor with staff, use team teaching strategies) 
– Develop and implement engaging strategies to teach debate skills 
– Coordinate with staff and board on development of curriculum and teaching materials in advance of WDI (teaching materials finalized two weeks before virtual camp) 
– Productive collaboration with students, staff, and board members 
– Participate in community development exercises with students and staff during virtual camp 
– Willing and eager to work with diverse constituencies 

The name and photo associated with your Google account will be recorded when you upload files and submit this form

Staff Application: https://forms.gle/YzmtNWqWLhVt2Wty6

All applications are due by June 15th, 2021.  Applicants will be notified around July 1st, 2021.   

The WDI will hold two virtual Day Camp experiences in August 5th and 7th respectively 

Training Developer

The Women’s Debate Institute is seeking a Training Content Manager for the Anti-Harassment Program. This individual will exhibit a strong passion for improving the safety of debate, as well as working collaboratively with the WDI Board of Directors. This role will be responsible for researching current best practices in youth safety, including the prevention and identification of bullying and harassment. Tasks include, but are not limited to, the adaptation of existing training materials for new audiences (including youth and collegiate debate programs), the incorporation of best practices into current WDI training documents, and the tailoring of current best practices to the unique needs of the debate community. Ideally, this position will interface with new clients to ensure that existing training materials are responsive to their needs prior to a training session.

Required qualifications: 

  • Strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Highly developed organization skills and attention to detail 
  • Strong research skills 
  • Prior experience in high school or collegiate debate 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse communities 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Powerpoint 

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of anti-harassment strategies  
  • Previous experience in curriculum development

The position is for 150 hours, with a compensation of $30 an hour.  The Training Content Manager will work remotely from their desired location.

To apply send cover letter and resume to womensdebateinstitute@gmail.com  

Applications should be received by June 30th, 2021 and will be evaluated on a rolling basis. 

WDI Community Development Assistant

Thank you so much for your interest in working with the Women’s Debate Institute as a Community Development Assistant. The qualifications and job responsibilities are listed below.  
 
Qualifications: 
– Commitment to the mission of the Women’s Debate Institute 
– Teaching experience (including coaching) 
– Comfort with a diversity of debate formats and/or styles 
– Experience with diverse constituencies 
 
Job Responsibilities: 
– attend virtual session as scheduled 
– conduct activities and lead discussions with students during virtual session 
– coordinate with instructional staff and WDI board members to ensure smooth operation of summer programming 

Community Development Assistant Application: https://forms.gle/EwKTBCU4rG7paBLP7 

All applications are due by June 15th, 2021.  Applicants will be notified around July 1st, 2021.   

The WDI will hold two virtual Day Camp experiences in August 5th and 7th respectively 

Instructor application can be found here