The WCA Advisory Council (WAC) is seeking new members from both the community and staff to assist the council in its duties.
The application is open to all WCA members.
What is the WAC and what do they do?
The biggest task of the WAC is to be an intermediary between the community and the WCA Staff – to give the community a voice when important topics are being discussed, along with establishing consistent and bilateral communication lines between the community and the WCA Staff. The Community Representatives, along with Staff Representatives are a vital part of that process. More information about the main functions of the WAC can be found here: WCA Motion 20.2021.01.
The council has 2 sub-teams – Community Representatives and WCA Representatives. This announcement is for both Community and Staff representatives, which means that anyone in the community, including WCA Staff, is able to apply for this position. If you have never held a formal position in the WCA before, this an exciting opportunity to contribute towards making the WCA even better!
Current key projects of the council involve moderation and management of the WCA Forum and developing different channels to gather community feedback useful for the WCA.
The qualities expected of candidates are:
- Communication: Internal communication is done in English, so an intermediate standard of English is required.
- Work Ethic: Members will be expected to contribute regularly and not ignore messages for many days. The expected time commitment is 2-3 hours per week on tasks for the council.
- Innovation: There will be significant time spent discussing our methods of working and doing a lot of idea gathering of topics to focus on. If you think that the WCA is currently perfect then you probably aren’t the person for this!
- Interest: An enjoyment to discuss WCA matters among the community is ideal.
- Maturity: Online discussions will need to be thought-provoking and productive. When providing community feedback you’ll be representing the community and not your own views.
- Specializations: The goal of the team is to cover a wide spectrum of the community and therefore members can partly focus on certain areas that they are knowledgeable and passionate about. This could be a geographical area, or any sort of “category” of cuber (e.g. elite/slower cubers, younger/older cubers).
Having prior experience and familiarity managing online communities along with long term engagement with the speedcubing community is a plus for both subteams!
The application period is open for candidates to submit their candidacy document from now until February 14, 2022, 23:59 UTC to Zachary Miller (email@example.com)
The candidacy documents must be submitted in PDF format, and should include the following:
- Your Name
- A brief personal summary
- A summary of involvement in the WCA
- An explanation of how you fit the qualities required
- Aspirations as a member of the WCA Advisory Council
Thank you in advance for your candidacies and support!