Call for Applicants - WRC Members (July 2019)

Announced by Rui Reis on

The WCA Regulations Committee (WRC) is looking for about 5 new members. Interested community members of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The applications are open to everyone; it’s not a requirement to hold a current position in the WCA to be considered.

What does the WRC do?

  • Update and improve the WCA Regulations. (See our public issue tracker.)
  • Read competition reports and respond to incidents.
  • Engage with the WCA community for feedback about the Regulations.
  • Address any issues and inquiries related to the Regulations.

The priority application period is open for candidates to submit their candidacy document from now until July 21st, 2019, 23:59 UTC privately to Lucas Garron (lgarron@worldcubeassociation.org). All applications received during the priority application period will receive equal consideration, with a decision by August 5.

Additional applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until September 30, 2019 (23:59 UTC).

The official rights and duties of the WRC are documented in WCA Motion 10.2017.2.

The qualities and requirements expected of candidates are:

  • Regularly check and respond to email (5-10 emails/day).
  • Objectively apply the letter and spirit of the WCA Regulations.
  • Compassionately and constructively discuss how to address incidents.
  • Time commitment of 5-10 hours per week.

The following are not required, but it would be useful for new WRC members to have additional experience with any of the following:

  • Writing fluent, clear English while communicating across language differences.
  • Cubing community discussions, online or offline.
  • Cubing communities outside USA/Europe.
  • The history of the WCA Regulations.
  • Using GitHub and/or writing code (especially Python, Java, Ruby on Rails).
  • Project management, leadership, addressing organizational incentives, advocacy, and/or legal work.

Candidacy documents must be in PDF format, and must include:

  • A brief personal introduction.
  • A summary of experiences/accomplishments to demonstrate that you can meet the requirements.
  • What motivates you to join the WRC?
  • Do you have any topics/issues that you are passionate to help the WRC improve?
  • (Optional) Any additional experience that is relevant to WRC work.

You can expect an immediate reply to confirm whether your application is complete, and may receive a request for an interview with the WRC Leader.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate in reaching out to Lucas Garron (lgarron@worldcubeassociation.org).

Thank you for your candidacies and support!