[eDebate] Job Openings at the IMPACT Coalition

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Sat Apr 8 09:41:53 CDT 2006


The Improving Mentor Practices and Communication Techniques (IMPACT) 
Coalition is a mentoring and educational development organization that expands 
opportunities for urban students, schools and organizational partners by providing 
debate training, literacy assistance, curricula, and mentoring services to 
develop informed, concerned citizens. IMPACT advocates debate as a key to success 
in building healthier communities and tomorrow's leaders. Programs are divided 
into two initiatives:  Debate in the Schools and Debate in the Community. 
Visit our website at www.impactcoalition.org for more information.


The IMPACT Coalition is seeking multiple individuals to join our team on a 
full or part-time basis to facilitate our array of programs and services.  
IMPACT facilitates large-scale programs such as the New York Urban Debate League, 
the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, and the JPMorgan Chase Lincoln Douglas 
Debates along with community programs directed at nonprofit organizations, 
corporations, prisons, unions and after-school centers.  IMPACT also serves as host 
to the Associated Leaders of Urban Debate (ALOUD) who partners with debate 
communities nationwide in twenty cities.     Responsibilities will include 
teacher training, tournament coordination, fund development, event planning, parent 
communication, institute planning, media relations, website management, 
curriculum development, marketing, promotion, school outreach and recruitment, 
assessment and evaluation.  


Candidates should have completed their college education, be computer 
literate, possess a minimum of two years of competitive policy debate experience at 
the high school and/or college level, demonstrate strong written and oral 
communication skills, be able to function in a team environment, and have a sincere 
interest in youth development.  Previous experience with urban debate 
communities, handling large scale travel administration, organizing special events or 
fundraising is a plus.  Knowledge of relevant computer programs (e.g. 
Microsoft Access, Goldmine, web and DVD publishing software, and Constant Contact) is 
also a plus.    All positions except VISTAs are for a MINIMUM of two years.  
Salary is commensurate with experience.  


Start date: Flexible.  July 31st  or earlier is preferred.    DO NOT SEND 
MATERIALS TO THIS ACCT.  No phone calls, please. E-mail cover letter, salary 
history, writing sample and r?sum?, to liz.impact at gmail.com with the subject line 
attn:  Join the IMPACT Team. 


The IMPACT Coalition has an extensive benefits plan including:
?   403b retirement plan
?   pre-tax Transitchek 
?   full health care and dental plan
?   Vision Plan
?   Supplemental Life Insurance
?   3 weeks vacation
?   Voting Time Off

Plus this constructed array of professional development options:  

Employees can choose any combination of options without exceeding $500:

Relocation Compensation--$300 towards moving costs or locating an apartment
Sports Package--one free ticket to Yankees or Mets game, one free ticket to 
Knicks game
Culture Package--up to $150 in memberships to museums
Homesick Allowance--up to $300 travel credit to visit your hometown or a 
loved one
Health Club Credit--up to $500 towards membership in the health club of your 
Technology Allowance--up to $500 towards the purchase of a PDA, Blackberry or 
cell phone (or payment for regional calling plan up to $40/month)
Professional Development--up to $500 towards books, conferences, workshops, 


Five factors mark the ideal IMPACT team member: quintessentially organized, 
ability to multi-task, logical, speedy and imbued with the ability to get done 
whatever needs to be done. Team members should relate well to students and 
teachers and have the presence to talk to donors, activists and/or parents.  Some 
tasks require detail-oriented individuals while others require charisma and 
the ability to motivate and inspire.   We will assemble a team with a mix of 
talents and then place them in positions to maximize their chances of success.  
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