Duties and Responsibilities
As the Student Debate/Education Program Coordinator, you will report to the Associate Director of Learning and Engagement. You will be expected to perform the following specific duties and responsibilities as are related to this position and any additional duties hereafter assigned:
Communication/Story-Telling - You are charged with telling the story of the Great Communicator Debate Series, ensuring that students envision themselves as citizen-leaders and effective communicators, and connecting them to the broad array of programs offered by RRPFI.
- Coordinate marketing efforts (in conjunction with graphics and marketing teams) to promote awareness of the program, highlight achievements of alumni, and yield a deep pool of regional participants;
- Track and manage student participants using TabRoom, and facilitate correspondence with regional partners/coaches/students throughout the competition season, ensuring clear and efficient communication;
- Maintain strong partnerships with regional partners and National Speech and Debate Association;
- Report on alumni success and connecting students to other programs and partnerships; and,
- Present/Promote GCDS at national debate conferences, including the NSDA Education Conference and the National Debate Coach Association Annual Conference.
Impact and Engagement - Your efforts will focus on long term relationship building and engagement with students and community partners, with an emphasis on understanding the impact of RRPFI Education programs on a student’s leadership journey.
- Evaluate impact and engagement through collection of data from students, coaches, and partners;
- Ensure students have a transformative learning experience;
- Connect GCDS students to leaders in the Reagan Education network; and,
- Recruit student alumni to volunteer/support other Education programs and initiatives
Coordination - As Program Coordinator, you are responsible for the overseeing the coordination of the Great Communicator Debate Series program - recruitment, facilitation, and evaluation.
- Manage the timeline for competition, working with regional partners to create regional competition dates;
- Oversee training of personnel and interns for the national finals;
- Research regional and national debate topics, consulting with partners in the debate organizations for potential resolutions and case studies;
- Represent the Foundation at all regional and online GCDS competitions (15-25% travel requirement); and,
- Coordinate national outreach efforts with regional partners and students to ensure communication and engagement.
Additional Responsibilities – In addition to the duties outlined above, you will be expected to participate in other events hosted by the Foundation and Institute.
- Oversee and mentor student speakers/facilitators for the Reagan Leadership Summit;
- Serve as leadership on the Student Advisory Council; and,
- RRPFI employees are often asked to work during special events (annual Reagan National Defense Forum, Center for Public Affairs speaker series, Sunset Dinners, Fourth of July, etc.) to support other departments and the organization as a whole.