by Harrison Homel | July 3rd, 2012
The Western Regional Directorship, a post long held by Harrison Homel, is now open to applications. For his official announcement, which explains the reasoning behind his resignation and looks to the future of the region, click here.
The IQA is looking for one dedicated, organized member of the quidditch community to serve as the new Regional Director for the West region, which comprises the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, as well as the provinces of Western Canada and (occasionally) Mexico.
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 10-20 hours per week at the position (depending on the season).
A partial list of Regional Director qualifications and responsibilities may be found below.
All Candidates must:
- Reside for the duration of the academic year in the West
- 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
Excellent Candidates will possess the above as well as:
- Reside full time in the West
- Be prepared to live and breathe their job, and do whatever necessary to ensure the region’s success
- Have previous management or leadership experience
- Have natural, demonstrable leadership instincts
- Be a skilled organizer of people and events
- Show a clear and compelling vision for the future of the West
- Show an understanding of what makes the West unique
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Create and maintain the brand of the region to engender regional unity and pride
- Hire, assign, and manage State Representatives and other staff
- Work with State Representatives to contact and be readily available to both developing and developed teams in your region
- Stay in frequent contact with your teams in the region to encourage growth and membership through email, Facebook, Skype, etc.
- Work with Outreach Representatives to develop and find 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
- Ensure the region’s fiscal soundness
- Hire Regional Championship Committee (RCC) members
- Help plan and support regional tournaments and conferences by maintaining communication between teams and working closely with RCC
- 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.)
Those wishing to apply should first be aware that the application process will be intensive. Harrison will play the primary role in hiring his successor, and he takes this position very seriously. Each step of the application process will follow only for those who advance from the previous stage. The process will consist of:
- Submission of application, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation
- Completion of a short-answer format application supplement which will address the less tactile aspects of the job
- A personal interview by the regional director and other management staff, as necessary.
- An (at minimum) two month apprenticeship, in which the most qualified candidate(s) will be given on the job training and a chance to prove themselves in their potential new role.
To begin the application process, email your cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation to Western Regional Director Harrison Homel (Harrison.homel@