[eDebate] Job Opportunities at the IMPACT Coalition

Ceda2vp at cs.com Ceda2vp
Wed Jul 5 09:51:51 CDT 2006

The IMPACT Coalition is looking for outstanding individuals who know how to 
get things done to join our team.  Millions of young people grow up without a 
thirst for learning.  Failing schools, crumbling communities and a lack of 
public commitment create the perfect storm for today's young people to abandon 
hope.    Even the select few who find a positive situation are often ripped from 
that situation due to changes in family circumstances.    IMPACT works to 
restore that thirst for learning by sharing the power of debate and promoting its 
use in classrooms, communities, prisons and places of worship so that young 
people rediscover their voices and can regain hope.  

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.   Visit our website 
at www.impactcoalition.org for more information.  IMPACT also serves as host to 
the Associated Leaders of Urban Debate (ALOUD) who partners with debate 
communities nationwide in twenty cities and directs a national partnership of 
twenty cities to promote debate.  

All public policy change begins with the power of a single individual to 
persuade another that they have a good idea.   Help inspire young minds to become 
active change agents through the power of debate.  


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.  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.   All positions are for a minimum of two 


Candidates should have completed their college education, be computer 
literate, possess a minimum of two years of competitive 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, 
organizing large 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.    Salary is commensurate with 

Start date:  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, bankers, and/or parents.  Some 
tasks require detail-oriented individuals while others require charisma and 
the ability to motivate and inspire.  
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