Part Time $15.00 - $36.00 per hour* (12 - 60 hours per month)
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Are you a self-starter, motivated, articulate, and passionate about the value of public speaking skills? Do you have the desire to inspire children aged 8-16 to excellence in their communication and leadership? Are you detail-oriented and great at creatively promoting activities for kids? Does setting your own schedule and being rewarded based on your effort and success appeal to you? Are you known for meeting and exceeding your goals? If you answered yes to these questions, please read on . . .
Speakers League is expanding and is looking for Club Chairpersons to start and run multiple Speakers League youth public speaking clubs.
Under headquarters guidance, Speakers League Club Chairpersons plan, promote, launch, and grow at least two, and up to ten, ongoing Speakers League clubs.
Successful candidates will be very comfortable with the following skills:
- Internet search for marketing and membership outreach methods.
- Email communication
- Spreadsheet management with Excel or Numbers and ability to post a PDF of this content on a cloud server, such as Dropbox.
- Word processing with Word or Pages
- Accessing Skype or FaceTime
- Trimming and uploading videos to YouTube
These additional areas of experience are a plus:
- Public speaking/Toastmasters
- Organized events for children that involved marketing to parents.
- Experience with Yahoo groups (or other group email communication solution)
- WordPress website management for maintaining club website(s).
- Homeschooling, or have in the past.
About Speakers League Meetings
Speakers League club meetings accommodate membership of twelve to twenty children aged 8 - 16 (we recommend ages 10+). Clubs usually meet twice per month between September and June, with July and August off. Most club meetings are 90-minutes, and our meeting format has three main segments:
- Impromptus, during which members rise and reply, off-the-cuff, for two-minutes, to questions or topics.
- Prepared speeches that emphasize different speech-crafting and presentation skills.
- Evaluations that follow club guidelines for constructive critiques.
From a club’s very first meeting, with the help of our training videos and Member Handbook, you will guide members to jump right in, taking responsibility for the meeting roles — Master of Ceremonies, Humorist, Impromptu Master, Speaker, Evaluator, Timekeeper, Wordmaster, Vote Counter, or Poet Laureate. The club format and roles inherently develop members’:
- Presentation Techniques
- Mental Agility
- Meeting Management
- Critical Thinking
- Organization Skills
- Speech Writing
The students are provided access to training videos and a Member Handbook that clearly outlines how to do each of the roles in the club. If you need to launch your club before distributing Member Handbooks, we have provided a fully scripted set of materials to get the first meeting rolling, allowing students to jump right into club roles. In just two to three meetings, the members will be able to run the meetings from start to finish with only light supervision from you.
Within a few months of launching your club, if not sooner, you will add in the roles of Club Officers who will take on many of the tasks that you do, for example room set-up, opening and closing announcements, guest management, etc.
Ultimately, ensuring the meetings are run efficiently and professionally rests with you, the Chairperson.
Visit the video tab on this website to learn more about a typical meeting and to view some of our training videos. Many of our training videos have accompanying quizzes available to aid with training and knowledge retention.
General Outline of Key Responsibilities
Prior to the first club meeting
- Determine your target membership, e.g. homeschooled children aged 8-16.
- Determine best meeting location, date, and time for your target members.
- Determine best methods of reaching potential members.
- Arrange for meeting location (we have guidance on this), within club budget.
- Determine with HQ the best form of website presence for the club(s) and learn how to update it.
- Determine pricing with headquarters and provide link for members to register. HQ will ship member handbook, unless you can hand-deliver.
- Set meeting schedule using provided scheduling matrix, and distribute the schedule to the members.
- Print out name cards.
At the Meetings
- Conduct two 1.5-hour meetings per month.
- Until you have club officers, you will open and close the meeting with pertinent announcements.
- Video tape each prepared speech at the meeting.
- Complete Executive Evaluation form for each speech.
- Ensure that the Meeting Report Form is completed during the meeting (by you or a member).
After the meetings
- Use the Meeting Report Form to update the Speech History Tracker, and Ribbon Tracker.
- Update and post any revisions to the schedule.
- Evaluate inventory of materials and refill supply box, if necessary.
- Update the website, if necessary.
- Upload videos and provide unlisted links to the members with a link to our Self-Evaluation form.
- Submit membership/tuition report by the last day of the month.
- Monthly pay will be mailed by the 5th of the following month. (See pay matrix at this link.)
FAQs regarding the position
Do I need special equipment already, or will it be provided to me?
Required equipment includes a digital camera that permits video, and software (such as Quicktime or iMovie) that permits you to trim and post the videos on YouTube. A color printer may also be necessary, though infrequently. $75 toward data chips and ink will be provided annually. You would provide the camera and printer.
Do I have to wear a uniform or certain attire?
The Chairperson wears business or business casual attire to club meetings to help set the tone for the members.
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