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Volunteer at IQA

The International Quidditch Association is run entirely by dedicated volunteers, who work tirelessly to improve the sport and help it grow.

The IQA is incredibly thankful for all of our wonderful volunteers, both past and present, who have contributed their time to the sport.

If you are interested in volunteering for the IQA have a look at the areas available below. Any questions regarding volunteering can be directed at volunteer@iqasport.org

Volunteer at IQA

Senior Leadership Positions

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Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff oversees the Directors and the operations of the IQA. The Chief of Staff reports to the trustees, and ensures smooth communication between trustees and the rest of the organisation.

Director of Operations

The Director of Operations oversees the IQA's operations, including various teams such as human resources, finance and diversity and inclusion. You will work to define policies, protocols, and workflows of the department and the overall organization with the assistance of managers and other department directors.

Manager & Junior Roles

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Membership

The Membership team's focus is on providing support and resources for our members across the world, as well as adapting the sport into accessible forms and liaising between members and the IQA.

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IT

The IT team oversees the website and other IT assets.

IQA is built primarily in JavaScript/TypeScript using Next.js for our public website, and uses those technologies along with Prisma and GraphQL for our Referee Hub. Familiarity in these areas is necessary for some roles.

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Events

The Events team ensures the smooth running of World Cup and Continental games as well as scouting future locations for our events.

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Translation

Translate a range of IQA resources for the community. This can include the IQA Rulebook, social media posts, website content and the Annual Report.

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Operations

Operations focuses on human resources, policy, finance, team culture and diversity and inclusion.

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Gameplay

The Gameplay teams run the development of referees and the rulebook.

Communications & Marketing

The Communications team manages our social media accounts, public image and branding, as well outreach.

IQA Departments

The IQA has four departments that are overseen by managers and Directors.

The Chief of Staff oversees the directors, and works with the Trustees to ensure smooth running of the organisation.

Events

Event Bidding

This team would be focused on soliciting bids from possible host locations and NGBs. This team would be responsible for determining host city criteria and meeting with NGBs and tourism boards to ensure that the IQA has numerous options for its various events.

Tournament Hosting

This team is focused on ensuring that events run smoothly. This team would be the primary liaison with host cities and NGBs following selection and would be tasked with ensuring events run smoothly and on budget. This team would functionally take over from Event Bidding once a host is selected.

Tournament Execution

This team focuses on the sporting side of tournaments, including roster policies, volunteer recruitment and scheduling, field management.  Most work occurs in the months leading up to major tournaments and accordingly, this team will have substantial overlap with the Membership in assisting NGBs in event-planning. 

Communications & Marketing

Social Media

This team would be responsible for social media and promoting the sport and the organization on social media

Public Relations

This team would be responsible for promoting the sport to media worldwide, particularly those outside of the quidditch community.

Translation

This team would be responsible for translating IQA materials

Design/Branding

This team would be responsible for producing graphics as needed by all other teams

Public Affairs

This team would be primarily responsible for ensuring that the IQA adheres to its mission in sharing the sport's values of gender equity and inclusivity with a broader audience. This might include commenting on worldwide public affairs and other current events, but would be only tangentially related to the sport as a whole.

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Membership

Rules

This team will be responsible for the rulebook and other interpretations, guidance and casebook-like resources

Officials

This team would be responsible for referee and snitch testing/certification and other areas related to the training and development of officials.

Accessibility

This team would be focused on adapting the sport into various accessible formats.

Membership Resources

This team would draft publicly available resources on the playing of quidditch and other materials that can assist players, teams and NGBs in growing.

NGB Liaison

This team is specifically designed to help NGBs solve internal grievances and inter-NGB grievances.

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Operations

Human Resources

This team would be responsible for recruiting volunteers and ensuring their happiness within the organization, as well preparing internal volunteer expectations, tracking performance, assisting in evaluation and preparing guidelines for volunteers

Finance

This team would be responsible for the finances of the IQA and ensuring money is spent prudently and otherwise working to maximize revenue

Information Technology

This team would be responsible for maintaining and improving IQA websites.

DEI and Accessibility

This team would be responsible for ensuring that the IQA adheres to its core values of inclusivity and accessibility in its actions and would work across departments to improve these areas.

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