by Eric Andres | June 5th, 2012
The IQA is excited to announce new openings in volunteer positions. Check out these three director, representative, and board vacancies, new and old, to see if working with the IQA is right for you!
Apply to be the South Regional Director
The IQA is looking for one dedicated, organized member of the quidditch community to serve as the new Regional Director for the South region, which comprises the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida.
As Regional Director, you will work closely with the other RDs and with your region’s State Representatives to foster environments of competition and community within your region. RDs can expect to work at least 10-15 hours per week at the position.
A partial list of Regional Director qualifications and responsibilities may be found below. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Director of Teams Kristen Howarth at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 19th.
- Reside for the duration of the academic year in the region which he/she represents
- Possess excellent communication skills
- Have at least 1-2 years of quidditch experience
- Maintain frequent access to email, Facebook, and other modes of communication
- Possess initiative/be a self-starter
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Create and maintain the brand of the region to create regional unity and pride
- Assign and manage State Representatives
- Work with State Representatives in contacting teams in your region to increase the growth of quidditch
- Stay in frequent contact with your teams in the region to encourage growth and membership through email, Facebook, Skype, etc.
- Search for new teams and be proactive in contacting local schools in order to grow the sport
- When notified of a new team in your region, send them a welcome email introducing self & duties
- Help plan and support regional tournaments and conferences by maintaining communication between teams and World Cup Organizing Team (WCOT)
- Attend biweekly meetings with other Regional Directors
- Send Teams Director a monthly report outlining the state of the region (what teams are official members/currently forming, events and tournaments in the area, news, etc.)
Apply to be a Regional Expansion Representative
The IQA is looking to focus on expansion to schools that have yet to find the magic and athleticism of quidditch. We are looking for six representatives (one in each region) who are passionate about quidditch and its growth. These Regional Expansion Representatives will be responsible for the creation of sustainable teams all across the nation. It will require approx. 10-15 hours per week.
- Excellent communication skills
- Time management
- Frequent access to email, Facebook, and other social media outlets
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Work with Expansion Director and State Reps to create sustainable teams
- Make cold calls/emails
- Organize expo matches with experienced teams at inexperienced schools
- Send press to targeted schools
- Create and manage Facebook pages for non-existing teams
Please email your cover letter, resume, and any further questions to the Expansion Director, Noa Lindsey Medford, at email@example.com by June 15th.
Apply to be a part of the Game Play Department
The IQA is looking for a new member of the general Game Play department. Members of the department work on projects such as league-wide scheduling, coordinating official IQA tournaments including regionals and the World Cup, determining the system for ranking official teams (including writing and maintaining the rankings algorithm), and other related tasks.
Game Play needs someone with experience in organized athletics and quidditch in particular to join the department. Applicants should be skilled in organization, problem solving, and at least basic mathematics. All applicants are welcome.
Department members are expected to attend a weekly Skype call at 10 PM ET every Sunday. Applicants should be vocal, intelligent, and prepared to assert their opinions. Responsibilities tend to ramp up as major events approach.
To apply, please send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15, along with answers to the following questions and completion of the scheduling task:
- Current affiliation with quidditch
- How many years of quidditch experience do you have?
- Types of quidditch experience (e.g. player, referee, tournament organizer, etc.)
- What other organized sports have you been involved in?
- Current age
- Describe your experience in athletic organization and leadership
- What other qualifications make you right for this position? Please include any non-athletic organizational roles and statistics experience.
- Briefly explain the rankings system as you understand it, and mention how you might want to change it.
- Why do you want to be on the Game Play Department?
Scheduling Task: In an Excel spreadsheet, create a full schedule for a 7-team tournament. Games may begin as early as 9 AM and must be finished by 5 PM, all on the same day. Two pitches will be available for the entire day. You can format the tournament however you like; however, a championship game must take place, and a champion must be crowned with these competing teams:
Albuquerque (IQA rank #7)
University of Connecticut (#20)
Attach an in-depth explanation of your reasoning as well as the excel spreadsheet to the completed application.
Southwestern Referee Development Representative
- A thorough knowledge of IQA Handbook 5, including the Referee Guidebook section.
- A thorough knowledge of official IQA Referee Signals, both verbal and non-verbal.
- A passion for safe and fair play, and a vision that includes improving officiating at all IQA matches.
- At least some experience playing quidditch.
- At least 1 year of refereeing quidditch at some level OR attendance at an official IQA Referee Training Session.
- At least 1 experience officiating a game at some level between two official IQA member teams.
- At least 2 experiences officiating games between IQA member teams from different regions OR 2+ years of experience officiating another sport.
- At least 2 years of experience playing quidditch at a competitive IQA level or similar.
- At least 2 years of previous competitive athletics experience.
- Attendance at any IQA World Cup, but most especially either IV or V (both held in NYC).
- Extensive experience as an assistant (bludger, snitch, or goal) referee at an official IQA tournament such as Regionals or World Cup.
- Extensive experience as a head referee, especially at an official IQA tournament such as Regionals or World Cup.
- Certification and/or awards from an international, national, state, or regional referee program in another sport.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Members of the Referee Program will be expected to volunteer between 2 and 10 hours per week.
- A successful candidate will work with a team of fellow passionate IQA referees from every region to further the development of quidditch officiating.
- Subcommitees will be formed and potential topics include: Regional Recruitment, Testing & Certification, Upcoming Event Scheduling, and Rules Liaisons.
- The Referee Program will also be responsible for the development, testing, and administration of IQA Referee training aids.
- Some travel may be requested.
To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Cameron Kim at email@example.com by June 15th