SEDA is looking for program coordinators.


The Saskatchewan Elocution and Debate Association (SEDA) is a non-profit, charitable organization with a vision to train and equip young people in the power of words and critical thinking through debate and speech activities. SEDA co-ordinates an annual program of camps, workshops, afterschool programs, and debate tournaments.


We are looking for a dynamic, outgoing results-oriented person with good organizational habits and event planning skills who ideally has debate and public speaking knowledge, ties to the teaching community, works well with the public, strong office skills, experience with fundraising, Mac computers, Excel programs/databases, website updating and multimedia (photo/video) projects. On the job training will be provided as you work with the vibrant debate community in Saskatchewan.


The Program Coordinator will assist the Executive Director in planning and carrying out SEDA programs.  You will provide organizational assistance for SEDA in the following key areas:

  • Program Support; maintain membership and program database; create/post event invitations; prepare mail outs; coordinate registrations and statistics; assist in running debate tournaments, workshops and events
  • Digital Communications: electronic newsletter; update website content; manage social media accounts
  • Administrative Support:  general office and administrative support to Executive Director, assist with correspondence, office organization


  • Debate and public speaking knowledge a strong asset, but not necessary
  • The desire and experience to work with youth and volunteers
  • Strong Mac, Word, Excel  skills
  • Knowledge of social media and digital communication, website maintenance
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to communicate clearly in person, via telephone, and email


This is a permanent part-time position but we may consider full-time for the right candidate.

  • 15 to 20 hours a week
  • Salary: approximately $15,000/year


Deadline for applications is Friday, November 18, 2016,

Email your resume and cover letter with 3 references to

Saskatchewan Elocution and Debate Association


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    The October AGM saw a number of changes to the board we'd like to acknowledge. We are pleased with the strong turn-out this year. We had a number of parents and coaches present as well as most clubs represented. With the regular turn-over in board member terms, we would like to welcome Melissa Gerlach and Paula Dvernichuk as new members to the board. Of course these psotions mark the end of terms of other members. So, we'd also like to acknowledge the following retiring board members:


    Kara Helmes - Kara has been a long history with SEDA. A member of the board for over 10 years, she has committed to coaching and supporting SEDA. A former debater, president and past president (two terms), she helped SEDA navigate some turbulent waters in recent years. We thank Kara for her commitment and leadership.


    Sarah Myers - Sarah, a recent addition to the board, has spent her free time supporting elementary debate and coaching. As a highly respected member of the board, her contributions are valued. We are grateful to Sarah for her contributions to SEDA.


    Dylan Hardy - A former debater, Dylan is passionate about debate. He has committed his time to the advancement of debate and debaters in the province as a coach, mentor, judge and board member. Although his long commitment to the board is coming to an end, Dylan's impact on the debate community will remain.


    Matt Schmeisser - Also a former debater, Matt has dedicated hours debating, coaching and actively participating on the board. Matt has volunteered his time and energy and influence many young debaters and many have noted the feedback he provides. Wherever his career takes him, debate will remain an important part of Matt's life. SEDA is grateful to Matt and wishes him the best in his endeavors.

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