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Boston Debate League hiring After-School Program Associate
« on: June 23, 2014, 08:24:38 PM »

The Boston Debate League seeks a dynamic and ambitious individual to serve as an After-School Program Associate to support a cohort of Boston Public Schools competing in the Boston Debate League.  This is an entry-level position and is a fantastic opportunity for an alumna/alumnus of an Urban Debate League who is passionate about transforming schools through the incredible activity of debate.

The After-School Program Associate will be responsible for and engaged in the following:

•   Working with an After-School Program Manager to provide critical support to BPS debate coaches in building and maintaining large, robust debate teams in a conference of middle schools in Boston Public Schools.  This includes site visits, facilitation of debate practices when necessary, email and phone support, and coach development seminars.
•   Aiding teacher-coaches in the creation of curriculum and recruitment materials.
•   Collaborating with colleagues to develop innovative new approaches to engage more BPS students in debate.
•   Organizing logistical support for BDL debate tournaments and sharing the responsibility of Tournament Director with other program staff.
•   Providing necessary support for select championship and regional tournaments.
•   Working with a small groups of students during the summer debate institute as necessary.

Qualifications for an ideal candidate:

•   Experience as a debater in an urban school environment or working with urban debaters.
•   Detail-oriented with a high degree of organizational and time management skills.
•   An outgoing and positive personality with strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative working style.
•   A strong work ethic and a willingness to commit to a task(s) and follow-through.
•   High degree of initiative, discretion and maturity.
•   An enthusiasm for a fast-paced work environment within a growing non-profit organization and a willingness to contribute as needed to the growth of an organization.
•   A sense of humor.
•   Bachelor’s degree required.
•   Salary and benefits competitive and commensurate with experience and skills.

To Apply:
Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and/or resumes with a detailed cover letter outlining how skills and experience demonstrate an ability to meet the challenges and opportunities of this position, should be forwarded in Word or PDF format to:

Veronica Switzer
Talent Acquisition Manager
Boston Debate League
31 State Street, 10th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02109

Electronic submission of materials is strongly preferred.

The Boston Debate League values having a diverse staff that reflects the experiences and backgrounds of the students and teachers it serves.

The Boston Debate League is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information about the Boston Debate League, please visit