Temporary Associate Director - Jayhawk Debate Institute

Position Overview

The Associate Director will work with the Director in preparation for the Jayhawk Debate Institute. This person will coordinate the logistics of the camp and be the primary contact person for parents. This includes but is not limited to: placing campers in labs, responding to parent emails, taking phone calls from parents, handling the pre-registration process, working with student housing to establish dorms for the camp, assigning staff files to cut for the camp, and setting up classrooms for the camp tournament. This is a full time, temporary staff position which begins June 3, 2024 and ends August 12, 2024.

Job Description

40% Pre-Camp Preparation:
  • Coordinate pre-registration process
  • Work with student housing to establish dorms for camp
  • Work with Camp Director to plan and coordinate the camp
  • Develop camp schedule and curriculum
  • Place students in labs
  • Coordinate camp lectures and other camp activities

60% Camp Direction/Administration:
  • Assist in office duties such as answering phone calls, organizing files for distribution of labs, and responding to parent e-mails
  • Coordinate student check-outs from parents
  • Manage relations between housing staff
  • Run camp tournaments
  • Participate in all camp activities

Position Requirements

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • This position is hybrid prior to starting camp. It will be onsite during camp.

Required Qualifications

  1. Must be an active member of the NDT/CEDA policy debate community
  2. Previous leadership experience
  3. Previous experience teaching at summer debate camp

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Graduate work and/or Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies or a related field
  2. Strong organizational skills
  3. Past experience working at Jayhawk Debate Institute

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application includes a cover letter and resume or CV. Apply online and attach a letter describing how the required and preferred qualifications are met as well as contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.
  • Application review begins Tuesday, May 2, 2024 and will continue until a qualified pool of applicants is received.

Contact Information to Applicants

Scott Harris

Advertised Salary Range

$30.00 minimum

Work Schedule

Full time, 40 hours/week; possibility of additional hours needed.

During camp (June 23-August 12) available to work between 7:00 am and 11:00 pm coordinating shifts with camp director. Also available for overnight emergencies

Application Review Begins

Thursday May 2, 2024

Anticipated Start Date

Monday June 3, 2024

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  27643BR
  • Department:  Communication Studies
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Assignment:  On-Site
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  U-Unclassified Professional Staff
  • Review Begins:  02-May-2024

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