[eDebate] Minnesota Urban Debate League Seeks Executive Director

Kate Baxter-Kauf katebaxterkauf
Wed Jun 3 21:55:02 CDT 2009

If you have any questions about the position, feel free to contact me. 




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*Executive Director, Minnesota Urban Debate League*


Augsburg College is a private co-educational college of the liberal and 
professional arts and sciences grounded in Christian values (ELCA 
affiliate). The College offers a diverse campus community and an 
exciting metropolitan setting in the heart of the Twin Cities in 
Minnesota.  The College is committed to diversity and the education of 
students in a global perspective.


The goal of the Minnesota Urban Debate League (MNUDL) is to provide 
equal access to academic debate programs for urban students, currently 
serving almost 200 students within the Minneapolis and St. Paul school 
districts.  The mission of the Minnesota Urban Debate League is to 
empower students to become engaged learners, critical thinkers, and 
active citizens who are effective advocates for themselves and their 


*POSITION STATUS:*   Full-time, Exempt.  Reports to Vice President of 
Academic Affairs.



Under the administrative direction of Augsburg College and in 
consultation with an Advisory Board, the Executive Director is 
responsible for the overall operations, asset development and 
marketing/public relations of the Minnesota Urban Debate League.  Key 
responsibilities include writing grants and overseeing awards; 
coordinating fundraising activities; cultivating and developing 
relationships with philanthropic groups and individuals; actively 
engaging with other academic support organizations, booster clubs, 
corporate and foundation supporters, and government entities; overseeing 
accounting functions including budgeting, financial planning and 
auditing; actively engaging the Advisory Board in policy development and 
administration; and assisting in the development of current and 
long-term organizational goals and objectives for MNUDL operations.   
Additional responsibilities include supervision of two staff and 
supervising contract compliance.



A Bachelor's degree and 5-10 years of experience; advanced degree 
preferred.  Candidates must have the ability to communicate effectively 
and work collaboratively.  Additional required skills and abilities 
include but are not limited to prior experience in competitive policy 
debate at the high school level; experience in all facets of fundraising 
with history of developing and maintaining relationships with the 
funding community; experience crafting policies and procedures in the 
youth development field; experience working with students from 
low-income communities and communities of color; and exceptional 
interpersonal skills.

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*TO START:  *Immediately*                  APPLICATION DEADLINE:  *June 
26, 2009



Visit the College's web site for further information regarding the 
College and this position http://www.augsburg.edu/.


 Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse 


Posted:  6/03/09**

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