[eDebate] Important Job Announcement -- NAUDL
Wed Sep 12 10:32:14 CDT 2007
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues (NAUDL) is seeking an
Executive Director with strong enthusiasm, leadership, development
ability, and organizational skills to lead a rapidly growing nationwide
not-for-profit organization. The NAUDL assists local school systems and
community supporters to establish and develop competitive academic
debating leagues for youth in economically-disadvantaged urban areas.
The NAUDL identifies local supporters, catalyzes local commitment,
provides a roadmap and basic materials, and guides the development
process for league organization. The NAUDL also galvanizes national
support, promotes cooperation between individual leagues, facilitates
quality improvement, and intervenes to revitalize struggling leagues as
an ongoing activity. Although effectively only two years old, the NAUDL
has marshaled a highly-experienced staff and is on its way to
approaching $1 million in annual support.
The Executive Director has responsibility for the entire enterprise, and
reports to an engaged Board of Directors. He/she will be compensated
commensurate with their experience.
Qualified candidates must have a university bachelor?s degree or more
advanced degree, strong interpersonal skills, an entrepreneurial spirit,
a well-developed spirit of professionalism, and experience in
not-for-profit organizational management. Experience in urban education
or competitive debate is preferred, and experience with the operations
of debating leagues is desirable.
A strong candidate would have demonstrated the ability to devise
effective organizational strategies; inspire supporters, employees, and
public observers to embrace those strategies; refine and grow a young
organization; and develop talented staff as a cohesive unit. The
candidate should have the flexibility to work effectively on a
peer-to-peer basis with a variety of organizational cultures, including
business, not-for-profit, education, and government environments, and to
elicit their mutual cooperation for the benefit of underprivileged
youth. The candidate should also project a strong sense of client
service and integrity.
Interested candidates should contact Leonard A. Gail at 312-472-8101 or
email LennyGail at UrbanDebate.org by October 15, 2007. The new Executive
Director will be in place by January 1, 2008.
Ross K. Smith
Director of Debate
Wake Forest University
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