Job Postings

We will list job postings as they are sent to us ( If you have posted a position that becomes filled, please let us know and we'll remove it.

Northview Job Posting (3/27/18)

Northview High School Debate Team in Johns Creek, GA is actively seeking a reliable and motivated debate professional to co-coach our team and be a teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. Teaching position will likely be in Language Arts, but there may be other subject areas available.

This position is primarily a teaching position at a top-ranked high school that has need of an experienced debate coach.  Candidates must have graduated from accredited 4 year college and must currently hold a T-3 or higher teaching certificate.  Experience in coaching is preferred, but not required. Experience in either Policy, Public Forum or Lincoln-Douglas debate is required.

Candidate should send a detailed resume with description of debate background to:

Silicon Valley Urban Debate League – Head Coach full time position

SVUDL Head Coach positions are key to the delivery, growth, and impact of the SVUDL program in our partnering high schools, helping build and implement a shared vision among all stakeholders, including youth, teachers, SVUDL staff, volunteers, and the school community. The Head Coach is responsible for teams and programming at two partner schools at a time, and is the catalyst and main point of contact of the debate team at each partner school. The Head Coach delivers debate instruction to students at their partner schools, and works with Assistant Coaches (designated teacher at each school) to recruit, develop, and sustain teams at each of the Head Coach’s partner schools, and ensures their students are actively engaged in competition opportunities. The Head Coach position of the Urban Debate League model requires a proactive, engaging, and dedicated team player who puts the needs of youth first. This role includes but is not limited to argument coaching.  Salary range $50k-$55k, and generous benefits package offered.  To apply, submit cover letter and resume to with subject line: SVUDL Head Coach.

MPOLY (Korea Poly School) Seeking Debate Teacher

MPOLY is a language academy in Seoul that teaches a comprehensive liberal arts program wholly in English to higher level middle school students, many of whom have lived abroad. We are seeking a debate teacher to provide instruction in debate, public speaking, research and critical thinking skills to our students.

The successful candidate will teach innovatively within established curriculum and will supplement and adapt course materials as needed. They will work with other debate teachers to plan and coordinate course work as well as help prepare students for competition.


-Ÿ The ideal candidate has experience with debate tournaments, is an enthusiastic teacher, a team player with good communication skills, and a creative and critical thinker looking to demonstrate those skills to students.

Ÿ- Cross-cultural experience an asset

Ÿ- A university degree is required

Ÿ- Experience debating and/or judging

Ÿ- Experience with Parliamentary, Public Forum and Lincoln-Douglas formats an asset

Ÿ- Teaching or coaching experience a significant asset

Ÿ- Strong interpersonal skills

Ÿ- Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Duties and Responsibilities

Ÿ- Teach speech and debate skills to middle school students

Ÿ- Generate and research arguments within a group setting

Ÿ-  Create PPTs and/or lesson plans for a variety of resolutions and levels

Ÿ - Coach competitive teams in a variety of events

Ÿ - Help identify needs and establish goals for groups and individual debaters

Ÿ - Help plan and execute events

Ÿ - Work with other teachers to further develop the debate program

Monthly Salary: 2.7 and up depending on experience

Furnished housing and air transport (ticket to be purchased by employer) to Korea provided.

Next Position to start end of May/beginning of June. 

Interested persons should apply ASAP by sending a current resume, photo, and letter describing their interest and qualifications to the Academic Coordinator, Jane Ha, at

Assistant Director of Forensics Job Description

Position Title: Assistant Director of Forensics
Reports To: Director of Fine Arts

Position Statement: To provide instructional and supervisory leadership as the Assistant Director of Forensics for a nationally competitive speech and debate program. The is a full-time position that will begin in August 2018.

 Teach speech and debate courses at the Coconut Creek campus to middle school and upper school students
 Travel with, chaperone, coach, and fill judging commitments for students at regional and national tournaments in a variety of speech
and debate events.
 Schedule and manage regular after-school practices
 Direct research assignments and facilitate acquisition of research for student speeches.
 Read students speeches, cases, and blocks to assess for coherent messages and word economy
 Conduct drills to assess and reinforce skills development
 Nurture beginning students while challenging experienced students.
 Cooperate with administration, the Fine Arts department, the Director of Forensics, parents, and students to promote the best interests of the Speech and Debate Team.

Required Qualifications:
 Bachelor’s Degree
 Driver’s license & willingness to transport students at tournament sites
 Competitive Experience in high school or college debate events
 Willingness to relocate to South Florida to work full time Preferred Qualifications:
 Previous coaching experience in high school or college policy debate OR teaching experience at a summer speech and debate institute for high school students

 Ability to coach students of different skill levels – novice, regionally competitive varsity students, and national champions.
 Familiarity with Public Forum, Student Congress, and/or Individual Events.

Candidates must send a cover letter and resume to Chris Petruzzi, Director of
Fine Arts, at


Cogito is a rapidly expanding speech and debate education provider in Southern California is looking to hire coaches for High School and Middle School children in San Diego, Orange County, and LA County.

Each class is 12 class sessions, 2.5 hours per class, plus prep time.  Paid training. Your availability and availability of courses determine how many courses coaches will received. Pays: $25 to $30 per hour.

Send a resume and a high quality cover letter to Lisa Rhodes,, 949-838-6446

Whitman College

Whitman College seeks a Director of Debate/Forensics to lead its nationally-recognized Debate program within the context of a rigorous liberal arts experience. The program has been characterized historically by talented debaters, debate scholarships, seasoned coaches with significant debating experience, and strong institutional and alumni support. As a member of the College staff, the

Director will report to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, and will manage all aspects of the Debate program, including the following.
• Directing, coaching, and preparing the competitive speech and debate squad.
• Facilitating the acquisition of research material; advising on argumentation and case preparation, as well as speech preparation.
• Conducting practice and drill sessions.
• Booking tournament travel arrangements, including transportation, lodging, and meals.
• Traveling with teams to tournaments and related events; overseeing team interactions.
• Judging at evening and weekend tournaments.
• Potentially hosting public high school and college debate competitions on campus.
• Recruiting and developing student debaters of high potential.
• Recruiting and supervising debate coaches.
• Ensuring that all debate staff and team members serve as effective and responsible representatives and ambassadors of Whitman College.

The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in Communications/Rhetoric/Argumentation; a Ph.D is preferred, with demonstrated commitment to private residential liberal arts education. Recent direct coaching and management experience in national level college forensics is required, with experience coaching parliamentary debate preferred. Experience as an exceptional college
debater in either Policy or Parliamentary will be viewed favorably. Two years or more of instructional experience at the post-secondary level are expected. Familiarity with web-enhanced instructional tools and proficiency at the Microsoft Office suite of applications are essential.

Excellent interpersonal, public speaking, oral and written communication skills are required, as is sound judgment, poise, and integrity. The ability to effectively manage debate program staff and to work successfully with diverse constituencies, including alumni, faculty, staff, students, and volunteers, individually and in committees, is critical. Must be highly organized, able to think
strategically, handle multiple tasks, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and lead programming in a professional and fiscally responsible manner.

To Apply
All application materials must be submitted electronically via the Whitman College Human Resources Web site at: Candidates must provide a letter of application addressing qualifications for this position, a resume, and the names of three professional references with current phone numbers and e-mail addresses. Nominations of prospective candidates will be accepted by Dennis Hopwood, Director of Human Resources (, who will
contact nominees to solicit their candidacy. This position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin early January, 2018. The new Director is anticipated to start by July 2018.

Any questions about the Whitman Debate program and re-establishing it on campus can be directed to Daren Mooko, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students (

Whitman College is building a diverse academic community and welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the College’s learning environment.

Harmony School of Innovation

Harmony School of Innovation, in Sugar Land TX is looking for a full time debate coach for 2018-19

Students are dedicated and compete regularly on the Houston circuit, compete in mock trial, as well as host community panels and attend other leadership and speaking opportunities. The team has partnerships with Toastmasters International, Writers in the Schools/poetry slam, local attorneys, and politicians who help guide and network with our students.

Previous student enrollment was two full sections of debate 1 and one section of advanced debate (2,3,and independent study). 

Administration is amazingly supportive. Campus has a great culture with very few discipline problems. As public charter, funds, rules, and curriculum are regulated by TEA. 

Salary is comparable to other public schools in the area, and there is a stipend attached to after school practice and extra duty pay for tournaments. 

Please contact current coach if interested.

Success Academy Charter Schools in NY

My name is Sonny Ferares, and I work with Success Academy Charter Schools in New York City. We would like to update our previous posting for Debate Teachers, as we are currently recruiting for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. 

We are seeking candidates for our Debate Teacher position. This is a full-time, experienced position, and is located within our 46 campuses in New York, NY.

Please find the job description attached below, and please feel free to let me know if you need any further information or have any questions about this role. Also, please let me know if I should re-direct this information to someone else or if your organization is unable to post the position.

New Trier Job Postings

New Trier High School in Winnetka and Northfield, Illinois has positions available as Assistant Debate Coach and Tournament Coaches.  We hope to post them on your website. 

The postings can be viewed at:

St. Paul Charter School Job Posting

Avalon School is seeking a high school policy debate coach!  We are a small, project-based learning, teacher-led 6-12 grade charter school located in St. Paul, MN.  We started our team in 2016-17 with 2 novice teams, and now seek to grow into a full team this year.  We are looking for a high energy, passionate debate coach to help us build our program!  Avalon students are a diverse, creative, action-oriented and thoughtful group of young people who want to change the world.  Debate is right up our alley!


We seek a coach for 2-4 hours per week, plus 5-6 tournaments. Ideally we’d like to find an experienced policy debate coach, but we are open to applicants with the relevant skills and debate experience.  Please see attached job description, and visit www.avalonschool.orgto learn more about our school.  Interested applicants should submit a resume and letter outlining experience and skills relevant to our position to and Thank you!


Club Parli is a unique, dynamic, and rapidly growing educational startup venture that provides Parliamentary debate instruction to independent club programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to its club programs, Club Parli owns and operates the POI Debate Institute at UC Berkeley, the nation's best high school summer Parliamentary debate program and has recently established Club Parli United, a non-profit organization devoted to increasing diversity in high school parliamentary debate. 

Club Parli is searching for individuals with a passion for debate, a love for coaching and developing bright young minds, and a desire to be part of an exciting, energetic young startup.We are currently looking for dedicated educators to join our 2017-2018 coaching staff. We offer excellent hourly compensation and are also seeking talented individuals that would like to become part of Club Parli in the long-term.


·      3-5 years plus of competitive debate experience (NPDA, NDT/CEDA Policy, BP, APDA, LD, and/or Public Forum)

·      Coaching experience at the college or high school level.

·      Flexibility with scheduling.

·      Availability to work weekends and travel.

·      Access to reliable transportation.

·      Energetic and outgoing personality.

·      High degree of personal responsibility.

·      Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, have a debate background, and this sounds like something for you, we'd love to hear from you. To learn more about us and what we do, here are a few of our websites. 

If interested, please contact program director David Saulet via email 

Coaching Job in China

Have you ever thought about taking your debate skills to China?  We pay 30,000 rmb per month after tax

We're looking for an experienced candidatecome over to teach debate and speech writing.  Here are the details


Job description:

1. Schedule: 

1. 2 days off per week to be negotiated, a total of 40 hours working hours per  

week, including a total of 30 hours of teaching, 10 hours of preparation, curriculum development and project development. 

2. Chinese statutory holidays + 10 flexible days

3. Overtime: Over time can be offered as time off in lieu or paid hourly depending on the teachers choice

2. Class model: 

1. One to one classes

2. One to two classes

3. Small group classes (4-8students) 

4.Big group classes (8-12students)

3. Contract: 

1-2 years contract

4. Responsibilities for teachers:

1. Develop public speaking or debate course program

①Design whole year(two academic term)course

②Public speaking or debate teacher training

③Apply for events and lead students to participate

2. Develop a professional report with students and develop and implement personalized learning plans.

3. Assess, feedback and report on student learning.

4. Develop supportive, self-learning environments.

5. Encourage international mindedness and global awareness.

5. Requirement:

1. More over bachelor degree in education of relevant field.

2. At least 3 years’ experience of teaching or relevant field.

3. Native English Speakers (US, New Zealand, Australia, British, or Canadian Passport holders who are originally from their country and not someone who migrated to the country with a Passport)。

4. Prefer someone with an English degree but has a specialization in teaching Speech and Debate

5. Has experience teaching or sponsoring or organizing national or more public speaking or debate competitions, familiar with international speech and debate competitions such as WSC(the World Scholar’s Cup)or AGD(Association for Global Debate).

6. Job Vacancies (1 full time teachers)

1.  Debating and Public speaking teacher

7. Salary and benefits:

1. 30000RMB after Tax (negotiation depending on qualifications and experience) 

2. Free meals

3. Working Visa support

4. After complete 1 year contract we offer Round-trip ticket

Please contact me on my email with a cv if you are interested

Assistant Debate Coach/Debate Teacher

The Barstow School

11511 State Line Road

Kansas City, MO  64114

The Barstow School seeks an assistant Debate Coach/Debate teacher.  The successful candidate will have experience in the classroom, as an argument coach, and have demonstrated success coaching teams that compete in policy debate on the national high school circuit. Teaching certificate is preferred, but not required. 

Please contact Elizabeth Bartow, Head of Upper School at

Debate Coaching in China

Have you ever thought about transforming your debate coaching experience to a full time job? If so, we are looking for you to inspire China’s top students to reach their education goals and immerse yourself in one of China’s major cities.  Enjoy an international work environment, paid vacation, Chinese national holidays, and an average starting salary of 20,500 RMB per month.

ENREACH’s educational mission is to provide Chinese students aged between 9 and 18 with a high quality and interdisciplinary international education. Following western educational standards, the ENREACH Education programs include a liberal arts curriculum, college counseling services, international exam preparation and extracurricular activities.  ENREACH is a division of Dipont Education, a leading education management group in China and pioneer in the development and customization of international education programs for students since the 1990s.

ENREACH is seeking debate coaches to lead China’s top students in public forum style debate.  In-class responsibilities include teaching the basics of teaching debate, preparing for and running local, national, and international competitions.   


Benefits Include:

·      Competitive benefits package including 20,500 RMB + per month, Chinese holidays, paid vacation, and fully covered health insurance.

·      Flight reimbursement and contract renewal bonus.

·      Sponsored legal Z visa.

·      Airport pick up, initial hotel stay, apartment hunting assistance and cash advance

·      Cultural immersion in a major Chinese city and the experience of being part of a diverse expatriate community.

·      Creativity to adapt curriculum to the needs of each class.

·      Development and participation in competitions and exhibitions.

·      Significant contribution to a growing company and program.



·      Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.

·      At least two years debate coaching experience.          

·      The ability to live and work in China for two years.


To apply please email Emily Richardson at


Jessica Keller
Director of North American Recruitment

Enreach Education

Tel:      773-318-3576

370 Lexington Ave., Ste. 2000

New York, New York 10017 | USA

Speech Position -- Individual Events

Our high-performing urban charter school in Newark, NJ, is seeking a speech coach for individual events--particularly Original Oratory, Dramatic Interpretation, and Humorous Interpretation. This is a full time position, though we would expect the speech coach to also teach in our English department. Certification is not necessary for applicants who are willing to pursue certification during year one.

More information about our school can be found at

Applicants are encouraged to contact Mike Mann

Michael Mann

Head of School

North Star Washington Park High School

13 Central Avenue

Newark, NJ 07102

Tel: (973) 286-6390

Fax: (973) 474-5110

Assistant Debate Coaches Sought

William Tennent High School, located in the Centennial School District in Bucks County (Warminster) PA, is seeking two Debate Assistant Coaches for the 17-18 school year.



• Must possess significant and successful coaching experience

• Demonstrate the ability to lead, motivate and teach students in their respective programs

• Assist with the design and maintenance of a successful program

• Integrate the individual sports program with the educational purposes of the school

For more information and to apply, please visit:


Hannah Messner

Director of Human Resources

Centennial School District

433 Centennial Road

Warminster, PA 18974

(215) 441-6000 ext. 11031


*Employee forms and other resources are available on the CSD Staff Website.*

Director of Debate at Riverdale Country School

Job Description (2017-2018)

Riverdale Country School is a preK - 12 day school in New York City that combines both traditional and innovative practices to provide an excellent Liberal Arts learning environment. Through our guiding principles - developing minds, building character and creating community - we aim to shape disciplined and flexible individuals who will change global and local communities for the good.

Riverdale seeks an experienced debate coach to develop and strengthen our fast-growing debate program. The new Director of Debate will replace our outgoing head coach, who will be available for assistance during the transition.

Currently, approximately 45 students in grades 9-12 compete in Public Forum debate at local and national tournaments. The debate program is financially stable and has strong support from the administration.

A successful candidate will have experience coaching Public Forum and will be prepared to introduce new formats of competitive debate, including Congress. This position is ideal for someone with the skills and ambition to transform a relatively new debate team into a robust, successful debate program.

Responsibilities of the Director of Debate:

  • Plan and supervise practice sessions on Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings during normal school hours (not after school)

  • Instruct and mentor assistant coaches, including faculty members with limited debate experience

  • Chaperone approximately 5 out-of-state tournaments and 10 local tournaments

  • Coordinate tournament registration and travel logistics

  • Develop and implement novice curriculum for students new to debate

  • Train experienced debaters in advanced techniques of argumentation and tournament strategy

  • Initiate and lead changes to the debate program that improve the team’s success and meet the goals of Riverdale students and administration

If interested, please send CV and cover letter to Richard Lapidus, Dean of Faculty, at

Seeking Full-Time Debate Teachers in NYC!

Success Academy Charter Schools is New York City's largest and highest performing charter school network. We are looking for passionate Debate Teachers to join our team! You can find the job posting here.

Steph Aliquo
Coordinator of Instructional Recruitment
Success Academy Charter Schools
C: 347 224 5302

95 Pine Street, Floor 6
New York, NY 10005
Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn

Debate Job in Korea

The Korea Debate Society (KDS), located in Daegu, South Korea, is seeking a debate coach to begin work from mid-July, 2017. This appointment will run through July 2018, and is a good opportunity for anybody between undergrad and graduate/law school, or simply wanting to experience a different culture while guiding students in their personal development as debaters. KDS offers a light class schedule with small classes of intelligent and motivated students.

Classes are held two to four days a week, giving you substantial time to prepare lessons, conduct your own affairs, and experience Korean culture (the Korean Thanksgiving and New Year holidays are also a great chance for travel around East and Southeast Asia, for which Korea is a particularly convenient base). Our students compete in the Asian Parliamentary debate format and attend two to three tournaments per year, in addition to hosting a small camp and tournament in August.

Successful applicants will have the following minimum qualifications:
•  Have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university;
•  Experience competing in college and/or high school debate;
•  Ability to pass a criminal background check;
•  The ability to obtain, or already in possession of, a valid passport.

Additionally, preference will be given to those applicants who have prior speech and debate coaching experience at the middle and/or high school level.

Compensation includes a competitive salary, health insurance, pension, housing, and airfare.

To apply, please email with a résumé and short cover letter describing your experience in debate

Hope your cooperation


본부장 이 지 은

Ji Eun Lee / Director



KDS(Korea Debate Society) 디베이트 교육센터 

Debate Education Center  

대구시 수성구 범어동  792-2 번지  4F

KDS 어학원

KDS Debate Center

4F, 792-2 Bumuh-dong, Susung-gu, Daegu 706-825, Korea


Lynbrook high school Public Forum debate teams in San Jose, CA are actively seeking a reliable and motivated debate professional to coach them for advancing their debate skill.  

We wish to hire  a person with background in Public Forum Debate.  Candidates must graduated from accredited 4 year college.  Success in college debate is preferred.   

Candidate should send a resume with description of debate background

Debate Coaches in China

Link here.


Middle School Debate Coach, Sacred Heart Schools, Chicago, IL 7/22/16

Listing here.

Parttime Debate coach, Oakwood School, North Hollywood, CA 7/14/16

Info here

Assistant Speech and Debate Coach, North Broward Prep, Coconut Creek, FL 7/7/16

Listing attached

Long-term Substitute AP Government / Speech & Debate Coach, Palo Alto, CA 6/25


Eastside College Preparatory School is an independent school serving grades six through twelve.  In a community in which the high school dropout rate is 65%, Eastside students are trailblazing a new tradition of academic success. To date, 100% of our graduates have enrolled in a four year college or university, and 99% of our students are the first in their families to go to college. Eastside students are paving the way for a brighter future for themselves, their families, and their community.

To learn more about the school, please visit our website at


This position is a part- time, one year position during a regular staff member’s leave of absence. You will be responsible for teaching AP Government, coaching the Speech & Debate team and running one to two student tutorials.

The role of Eastside’s speech and debate program is to help motivate students academically and to hone and practice reading, writing, speaking, and thinking skills. We teach students healthy, positive life skills in a fun, competitive, and positive environment. Applicants must be able to support these ideas while providing strong leadership and commitment to Eastside’s students.


·       Has primary responsibility for teaching assigned classes.

·       Follow documented  curriculum for courses with course outcomes/objectives and  activities to move students toward those goals

·       Work with all staff to maintain the classroom atmosphere consistent with the school’s goals

·       Follow documented methods of assessment and grading

·       Report all grade reports on time

·       Actively participate in the overall purpose and work of the school including maintaining an appropriate environment for learning and participating in the lives of the students

·       Communicate with parents about students’ progress

·       Participate in variety of staff meetings and activities including but not limited to staff meetings, parent conferences, all-school events

·       Design and run Speech and Debate practice sessions.

·       Prepare rosters and communicate with Eastside faculty to monitor eligibility for participation in each tournament.

·       Drive the team to/from tournaments and coordinate additional qualified drivers as needed.

·       Ensure the safety and security of the team before, during, and after tournaments.

·       Communicate with the Vice Principal on progress/status/issues related to individuals/team.

·       Represent Eastside at tournaments. 


Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to and include “Long-Term Substitute AP Government/Speech & Debate High School Faculty” in the subject line. Describe in your cover letter why you are interested in Eastside and how your experience matches with our needs.

PF Coach Evergreen Valley HS, San Jose, CA 6/13

The Speech and Debate team at Evergreen Valley High School is searching for a Public forum coach who will be willing to come to practice for two hours for 1 or 2 days a week. 

Our novice and Varsity PF teams have gone undefeated at numerous CFLs, our teams have broken at Stanford and both SCU tournaments, and our Varsity PF team placed in the top 9 at Natquals.

If you are interested, please send your resume over to

Executive Director, Silicon Valley Urban Debate League, Palo Alto 6/10/16

All the information is here.

Elementary School Debate Coach, NYC 6/7/16

Seeking a debate coach for an elementary school program on the Upper West Side of Manhattan (West 70s).  Kids are in 4th and 5th grade and have had a half year of debate training.  We have run practices until now in the mornings from 7.45-8.45 AM though could consider afternoons.   Job entails running practices and attending approx 6 1-day weekend parliamentary debates in the NYC area over the course of the academic year, so very compatible with full-time work.  Its a great group of kids and parents and the school takes a laid back approach.  If interested please contact Suzanne Nossel


Assistant Debate Coach, Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Chicago 5/27/16

Wanted: Experienced High School Debate Coaches for a successful extracurricular Debate program at Homewood-Flossmoor High School (H-F).  H-F is a public high school for grades 9-12 in Flossmoor, Illinois, in the south suburbs of Chicago.  The Debate Coach reports directly to the Head Debate Coach and the Director of Activities.  The position entails responsibility for instruction, supervision, planning, management, and communication associated with maintaining and continually improving the H-F Debate program.   This includes afterschool practices and travelling (often on weekends) to participate in local. regional, and national tournaments. 

We wish to hire coaches with knowledge of Policy Debate at the national level but who also have a background in Congressional, Lincoln Douglas, and Public Forum.  The school has excellent resources and an administration committed to Policy Debate.  We host a Novice Invite and will attend the following tournaments this year: Niles West, Greenhill, New Trier, University of Michigan, Glenbrook South, Kelly, Ohio Valley, Dowling Catholic Paradigm, Blake-Edie, Lane Tech, Barkley Forum, Evanston, Berkeley, SWSC, CCFL, NFL, IDCA, IHSA, NDCA, and the TOC.

Prior coaching experience and the ability to travel extensively is preferred. 

The successful candidate will oversee practice sessions after school.

All interested candidates should apply online at

Debate Coach, Collegiate School, NYC 5/25/16

Collegiate School, an all-boys K-12 independent school on New York City’s Upper West Side, seeks a Debate Coach starting September, 2016. The coach will work with a committed and enthusiastic group of students in grades 9-12 in Lincoln Douglas and Public Forum debate. Key responsibilities of the position are supporting the development of each student, effectively managing daily practices, planning the competitive season, chaperoning trips and managing all administrative tasks associated with the program.

Interested candidates should follow this link to apply:

Ben Temple
Head of Upper School
Collegiate School, New York



Debate Instructor, Potomac Academy, DC 5/16

Potomac Debate Academy is a quickly growing debate team in the D.C. metropolitan region. Currently, Potomac Debate Academy has over 100 students, ranging from elementary school to high school. Students regularly attend and place in some of the most prestigious debate competitions, such as the Harvard University Forensics Invitational. Most recently, Potomac Debate Academy was ranked #1 Team of the Year for Public Forum Debate in Middle School in the entire D.C.-M.D.-V.A. region. Our high school team has attended many elimination rounds around the country, even qualifying for the Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series Nationals competition in California. 

We are looking for a debate instructor with experience in public forum debate who is available on weekends and/or weekday evenings. We pay our instructors very competitive rates. Please send us your resume as well as a brief description of your debate experience ( We will contact qualified applicants within 2 weeks.


Pavel Sukhobok, JD, MBA

Potomac Oak Tutoring (

Makuyu Education Initiative, Inc. (

Language Arts/Debate/Forensics Teacher, Haysville, KS 4/30

Details here.


LD Assistant Coach, Nueva, CA 4/13

Best greetings -

Nueva seeks an LD assistant coach with the appropriate circuit experience and philosophical background who would enjoy teaching two very bright, industrious, underexperienced Lincoln-Douglas debaters.  At present we're looking for someone who will be in the Bay Area and can come to some tournaments, show up in person a couple of times a month, and work with the kids remotely at other times.  Card-cutting is not a priority.  Get back to me at  Many thanks!

Les Phillips

Debate Coach, Calabasas, CA 4/1

Our team was recreated about three years ago, and has been completely student-run since then.  We are a small group of dedicated and talented students who love speaking and debating, but we need a coach! The small setting and strong dedication make for a great team for both new and experienced coaches.

We need a forensic coach who can administer NFL points when necessary, attend team meetings, and coach us in IE, debate, and congress.  Meetings are held once a week, on Mondays after school, from 3:00p to roughly 4:00p.  Pricings are negotiable, but will be around $25.00/hour.  This would not be a full time job.

Thank you for your interest. Visit <> for more information, or contact us at


Social Studies Teacher / Debate Coach, Sandy Springs, GA 4/20

Riverwood International Charter School in Sandy Springs, Georgia is seeking a Social Studies Teacher/Debate Coach for the 2016-17 school year.  Currently the team is policy and it is likely the coach will be able to start a debate class in 2017-18.  For more information, please contact

Director of Speech and Debate at American Heritage, FL 2/6/16

Listing here

Berkeley Seeking Head Coach in Debate, Tampa, FL 1/17/16

Info here

Debate Coach, Hackley School, Tarrytown, NY 1/4/16

Hackley School, an K-12 independent school located in Tarrytown, NY, is seeking a debate coach to support the successful and growing debate program in the Upper School.  The coach would be working with both novice and varsity debaters.  Experience with high school and/or college debate is preferred, along with some experience with Public Forum Debate.  The coach would be expected to lead the debate classes that happen during the school day, organize practices and meetings outside the school day, travel with the team as the lead chaperone for these events, and attend to the administrative details of the program.  It is a part-time position. 

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Andy King, Upper School Director, at


Debate Coach, Houston TX (Oct '15)

School: Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart

Contact: Donald Cramp


High School Debate Coach: Experienced individual needed to coach a small high school debate team on a part-time basis. Responsibilities will include tournament scheduling, organization and oversight of after-school meetings during the competition season, and personal supervision at multiple weekend tournaments. Our existing Duchesne program consists of a High School speech and debate team made up of principally PF, with some LD, a speech program coached by our Upper School Theater teacher (competing in HI, DI, etc.), coupled with our Middle School team, coached by our Middle School Theater teacher (competing in HI, DI, and Prose). We wish to support the current high school debate program and also afford students the opportunity to compete in performance events, allowing for growth from the Middle School to the High School. It is important to add that several students have already qualified for the TFA State Tournament. Also, completion of VIRTUS training is required.

Middle School Part Time Debate Coach - Bronx (Oct '15)

 Listing attached


Debate Coach, Trinity School, NYC 9/1/15

Info attached here. 

Sunrise Fellowship for Global Debate 7/16

Sunrise International Education is a social enterprise based in Beijing, China and New York, USA devoted to promoting international education reform and international engagement. We are the biggest provider of extracurricular enrichment in China, and have been recognized by publications like the Economist and Global Times for our role in fostering critical thinking and civic values in a new generation.

Our main operations are based in Beijing, China, from which we run leagues and tournaments in every province across China. We specialize in activities such as debate, business simulation, model United Nations, robotics, and acting. We travel to local communities, give public lectures to generate interest, conduct school training, and finally return to host tournaments and large-scale events. Through this model, we nurture grassroots communities of student involvement in our extracurriculars, and begin a process of social empowerment for the next generation.

The Sunrise Fellowship for Global Debate is a one-year position with possible extension at our Beijing headquarters. Our fellows are placed at the center of our operations. They engage in public outreach in local communities, provide training and workshops, manage tournaments and assist with academic development.  

Core job responsibilities:  

Travel & Mentor: Visit local communities all over Asia, deliver lectures and teach-ins at schools, many of which are unfamiliar with the concept of extracurricular education.  

Run Tournaments & Training: Administer regional tournaments and conduct extracurricular specific training. This involves entering local communities and getting to know students, teachers and other associated organizations that make our presence in these local communities possible and effective. 

General Requirements: 

1. College senior or recent graduate. 

2. Excellent public speaking skills 

3. Willingness to travel extensively inside Mainland China for work purposes. 

4. Ability to pass a criminal background check. 

5. At least 2 years of coaching or teaching experience, or significant competitive debate success

6. Familiarity with (or willingness to learn) the Public Forum debate format  

To apply, visit


Bronx HS of Science, NY, looking to fill 5 positions 6/28

Head coaches: Congress, Speech, LD, Policy, PF

Berkeley Prep, Tampa, FL 6/23

Assistant coach listing attached.

Fremont Media Academy Positions - Debate Background Preferred 6/18

Job Announcement (6/18/15): There are two ELA positions open at Fremont Media Academy in Oakland, CA. It would be GREAT if we could get someone with a strong debate background to fill one of them.

1. The first position is for three sections of freshman ELA and three sections of Academic Literacy with the same cohort of freshmen. Debate could definitely be  embedded in those courses. A great way to hook the youngest students into four years of debate!

2. The second position is getting worked out, but it will likely be four sections of sophomore English, two each in the Architecture and Media academies and then probably an elective of the person's choice.

Also, we also have at least one Chemistry position open. We definitely have a Spanish position open, if not two. And we have at least one P.E. position open. A debate background would strongly add to a candidate's desirability.  For more information, email Lisa Shafer at:

Digital Media Arts Teacher (Debate Background a Plus) - Impact Academy, Hayward, CA 6/18

Impact Academy in Hayward, CA is starting a new policy debate program in Fall of 2015. They are hiring a Digital Media Arts Teacher and a debate background would be a plus for this new program. The official job announcement can be found at:

Director of Speech and Debate, Bronx HS of Science 6/15/15

Listing here.

New Trier, IL 6/11/15

New Trier High School in Winnetka and Northfield, Illinois, has three vacancies for Tournament Coaches in our Speech and Debate Department. Here are the links to our online postings and applications. 

Tournament Coach 1 – Policy -

Tournament Coach 2 - Policy  -

Tournament Coach -  Public Forum and Congress -

Barbara Ferguson
Human Resources Specialist
New Trier High School
7 Happ Road
Northfield, IL  60093


LD Coach, Irvington, Fremont, CA (6/10/15)

Irvington High School is currently seeking a Lincoln Douglas Debate Coach for the 2015-2016 school year, beginning in October. The position involves coming to Irvington High School in Fremont, CA for two hours, twice a month to coach Lincoln Douglas debate students. The applicant should have prior experience in competing/coaching LD. Please email Irvington's Lincoln Douglas captain, Akanksha Jain at to apply and/or ask any questions. We look forward to working with you.


Harker Part-time MS S&D Coach (6/8)

Harker has a new position for a part-time middle school speech & debate coach. It is 27 hours a week so it will likely result in more compensation than the average part time debate job. Click here if you are interested:

Presentation High School (6/4/15)

Speech & Debate Director
Presentation High School is seeking a full-time Speech & Debate Director beginning in August 2015. The Speech & Debate Director is responsible for providing leadership for the ongoing development, coordination and administration of Presentation High School’s Speech & Debate Program, teaching Speech & Debate courses, and coordinating logistics for the school’s team. For more information, click hereApplication deadline: Thursday, 6/11.

Speech & Debate Coach

Presentation High School is seeking a part-time Speech & Debate Coach beginning in August 2015. Speech & Debate coaches are responsible for directing and coaching students in individual speech and debate events and teaching speech and debate courses in the curriculum as needed. For more information, click hereApplication deadline: Thursday, 6/11.

Speech and Debate Coach, Calvert Hall, Baltimore (5/19)

Calvert Hall College High School, a Catholic and Lasallian college preparatory school, provides a diverse community of young men with a broad and balanced human and Christian education.  Our excellent academic and extracurricular programs promote leadership, achievement and service within the church and community.  We are an equal opportunity employer, and seek someone who is open to professional growth and will be committed to our school’s Lasallian mission.  The ability to work on a team is necessary.

Speech and Debate Coach

Calvert Hall is seeking a Speech and Debate coach. In addition to coaching speech and debate, there is a full-time teaching position available. Ideally, the candidate would teach English and coach Speech & Debate or teach English and a Presentation Skills class. However, teaching in other disciplines may be accommodated.

Required qualities include intimate knowledge of National Speech & Debate Association events and the ability to start a speech and debate program and take it to a very competitive level. A willingness to travel is also a prerequisite.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in relevant field is required; Master’s degree is preferred.  Either extensive high speech & debate experience is required or previous high school coaching experience is necessary.

Qualified candidates can submit their resumé electronically to (Word/PDF/RTF format preferred).  Resumés can also be mailed to:

Chuck Stembler, Principal
Attn: Employment
8102 La Salle Road
Baltimore, MD 21286

St. Vincent De Paul High School Assistant Debate Coach (5/19)

Info here.


Walt Whitman High School Speech and Debate Club Team Manager, Bethesda, MD (4/15/15)


We are recruiting for a part-time Team Manager to assist the part-time coaches and the Board of Directors.  It is estimated that this position will require approximately 400 hours of work per year, with a heavier distribution of hours during the summer months, the first month of school and around the Beltway tournament (at the end of October). The position will report to the Board of Directors.

For more information and to apply for the position, please contact the Board President at

For more information about the school please visit the website at

For information about the speech and debate team, please visit

Team manager responsibilities (file)

HOYAH Academy, Irvine, CA

Speech and debate instructor. 

North Miami

Seeking a full time Speech and Debate coach/director at a School in North Miami, Florida for the 2015-16 school year. We are a great public High School, "A" rated, with a very talented group of students ready for a new, experienced, dedicated coach to lead the team.
Please call 305-283-2224.

Middle School Assistant Coaches, Speech and Debate, The Harker School

Both descriptions can be found at

Part-Time Debate Coach, Troy HS, Fullerton, CA

Listing attached.

PF Assistant Coaches

Capitol Debate is a national educational organization committed to providing debate opportunities to students. Our mission is to help students find their voice to effectuate change in their lives, their community, and the world. As part of our educational mission, Capitol Debate runs summer academic residential camps in multiple cities throughout the United States. During the school year, we help students build the infrastructure to host their own debate team. For students that can't get a team started, we help them attend debate competitions.

With the growth of students seeking help starting debate teams and getting advanced training, Capitol Debate is currently seeking Assistant Coaches in Public Forum Debate. We have both full time on-site positions in San Diego as well as part time remote positions.

Responsibilities include:
-Teaching and coaching students in competitive Public Forum during the week. Our online training is conducted via an online education platform in a small group setting with a 4 to 1 debater to coach ratio.
-Hold weekly office hour meetings with partnerships.
-Travel to 3-5 tournaments per semester on the east and west coasts.
-Conduct weekend programming, including practice debates, topic lectures, and skill-building clinics and workshops.
-Attending weekly staff meetings.
-Coordinate and produce small research assignments.

Salary Commensurate with Experience. Positions available to start between now and January 1. To apply, send a statement of interest and a resume/CV to

Westwood HS Director of Forensics

Westwood is looking to fulfill the position quickly. Information attached. For more details, contact Mark Kylar, Assistant Principal, Westwood High School -- (512) 464-4018

Asia Debate Association, full time coach in Korea

Information attached.

Debate coach, Laurel, Md

A high school located in Laurel, MD is seeking a professional debate coach no later than October 5th, 2014.

Coaches must :
• Be skilled in the Public Forum Debate style
• Be an expert at public speaking and debating
• Have experience with competing and/or teaching( both is a plus)
• Show immense interest in teaching high school students
• Must be dedicated and patient
• Have an open schedule for extra practices
• Be familiar with tournament protocol and must attend tournaments with the team

A little about the team: the team, consisting of 12-20 people, is brand new and up-and-coming. They recently joined a new Leauge and is looking for a skilled individual to lead them to success.

Your time is needed Tuesdays and Thursday from 2:45-4:00pm. Extra practice days may be thrown in there if needed.You will get paid $20 an hour. This can be a part-time job or just a simply hobby.

Please send your resumes to NO LATER THAN September 28th. Interviews will be conducted between September 30th- October 3rd so be prepared! 

Put "Debate Coach" in subject line.

Congress and Public Forum Coaches, New Trier HS, IL

CONGRESS coach and PUBLIC FORUM coaches wanted at New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL. These are part time and stipend positions. Apply here Contact for more information.



The Assistant Coach will coach, supervise, and serve as judge for the Speech and Debate Team during weekly practice sessions and at tournaments. The Assistant Coach will also research material, evidence, and arguments for student use as assigned by the Head Coaches.



·         Experience in Lincoln-Douglas or Public Forum debate competition.

·         An understanding of tournament procedure and protocol.

·         Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with peers and supervisors.

·         A valid driver’s license in the applicant’s respective state.

·         Previous coaching/mentoring job experience is preferred.

·         A background in research and evidence production for debate argumentation is preferred.


Job Responsibilities


·         Work with the Head Coaches of the Speech and Debate program to supervise, mentor, and guide students as they develop their debate abilities.

·         Contribute feedback to students and coaches regarding debate performance, argumentation, and overall conduct.

·         Support appropriate student behavior as outlined in the Student Guidebook.


·         Guide and develop student growth in the areas of argument construction, research, delivery, and strategic thinking.

·         Attend and coordinate practices and/or meetings for 2-4 hours each week of the season.

·         Observe New Trier students while in competitive forums.

Tournament Attendance

·         Attend local, regional, and national tournaments to coach and judge on behalf of New Trier Speech and Debate.

·         Drive tournament vehicles or chaperone student transportation as assigned.

·         Fulfill the judging requirements at tournaments for New Trier Speech and Debate as assigned.

·         If students qualify for a national championship (defined as the Grand National Catholic Forensic League Tournament, National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament, and/or the Tournament of Champions) it is expected that the Assistant Coach will attend.

Director of Programs, Chicago Debate Commission

Debate coach & assistant coach positions available, Sheboygan

Sheboygan North High School, approximately one hour North of Milwaukee on Lake Michigan, seeks Coach and Assistant Coach for long-standing debate program. Information is available at

Thank you,

Kirt Graves

Forensics Advisor, Sheboygan North High School

Past-President, Wisconsin Forensic Coaches' Association

Sacred Heart Prep Seeks Debate Coach

Sacred Heart Preparatory (SHP) is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory high school located 35 miles south of San Francisco in Atherton, California. SHP possesses excellent resources and an administrative commitment to debate. The school is seeking a dynamic and innovative debate coach starting in late August of 2014 to sustain and build its growing debate program.

Responsibilities of the Sacred Heart Debate Coach entail oversight of the SHP debate program including but not limited to instruction, supervision, planning, management, and communication associated with maintaining and continually improving the program. The majority of duties occur outside of school hours (after school and on weekends). This individual will coordinate debate instruction, team preparation, and other activities associated with a top ranked program. This is a seasonal position reporting to the Principal of SHP and compensated by an hourly rate.

The SHP Debate Coach will:
  • Provide basic instruction as needed in the various forms of debate and participation options for students
  • Provide quality feedback and assist in development of arguments/cases and performances/speeches
  • Coordinate and supervise practice debates and training sessions, providing robust feedback to improve skills. Work with students to maintain an effective practice schedule before tournaments
  • Supervise weekly team meetings (twice weekly during after-school hours)
  • Travel with students to and from scheduled weekend (local and bay area) tournaments (two to four each semester), providing on-site judging and coaching. Supervise students and ensure high standards of conduct. Lead reflection and revision process with students after tournaments. (SHP has vehicles, and parents are available to help drive).
  • Participate in team meetings and serve as a liaison with other SHP colleagues.
  • Meet with students interested in the debate program and market the activity to the student body.
  • Work collaboratively with team members to shape the program and provide a high quality experience that supplements overall learning outcomes
  • Other duties as assigned

The successful candidate will have a strong debate resume that reflects rich experience in teaching and coaching Public Forum, Lincoln-Douglas, Parliamentary, Congressional and Policy debate. The candidate should be outgoing, kid friendly, charismatic, well-organized, ready to work in a highly dynamic, youthful academic setting, with a passion for debate. The successful candidate must be willing to work with students of all experience levels, and possess a demonstrated commitment to diversity. In addition, budget, student recruitment, and administrative supervision experience are a plus.

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton provides competitive compensation based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities and experience.

To Apply

Please apply online by sending a resume and cover letter to

You MUST indicate Prep Speech & Debate in the subject line of the e‐mail.

Or, you may mail your resume to:
Sacred Heart Schools
150 Valparaiso Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027
Attention Human Resources: Prep Speech & Debate

Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Pre‐employment background screening is required for all positions.

For more information on Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, please see our website at:

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state or local laws. As a faith-based institution, we reserve the right to use religion as a criterion in hiring decisions, as permitted by law, as it relates to performing essential job duties.


Los Angeles, California (San Gabriel Valley):

We're looking for a policy/LD coach.  We have a well developed, successful debate program, mostly focused on middle school competition.  We need someone with knowledge of college style policy arguments to coach our LD and Policy teams.  This person should have ample competition debate experience in either Policy or LD or both.  Individuals with high level high school competition experience, but limited or no college debate experience, are absolutely encouraged to apply as well.

Pay is $30+ per classroom hour, with some paid prep at a lower rate, and tournament days paid as per diem.  The right candidate can expect a maximum of 12-15 classroom hours a week, depending on scheduling, enrollment, etc, with a minimum time commitment of 6 hours on site a week.  Additionally, there will be multiple tournament days throughout the year and, as mentioned, some paid prep.

To be considered for employment, candidates must be available most weekend days, as that is when most of the work will be.  

Please email inquiries to


Plano ISD Sr HS

Description attached.

C&T Youth Technology Academy, MD


About:  C&T Youth Technology Academy is a non-profit youth learning center focused on technology-based coursework not found within the traditional education system. Through specialized classes and innovative lessons, students build on the foundations of education and practical life skills to prepare for college and beyond. In addition to computer skills, math, writing and global education, students build confidence, maturity and education to achieve academic and social success.

Position: Debate Coach

Responsibilities: Coach high school public forum debaters; teach a middle school debate class (not a competition team). Prep students for national public forum tournaments & attend such tournaments. Each year we go to at least 3-4 tournaments out of the state, e.g. Harvard, Yale, etc. Tournaments generally take up an entire weekend. The position requires someone who is comfortable with a lot of freedom and familiar with high school public forum debate. There is no set curriculum. As the coach, you will have free reign over the entire program.

Compensation: Based on experience/ education. Qualified candidates will likely start with at least 30+/ hr. The coach will also be paid a flat rate for each competition he/she attends. Finally, money spent on room/board & transportation while attending a tournament will be reimbursed. 

Time Commitment: 5-6 hrs/ week, potentially more if there is an upcoming competition
Start Date: End of August

To apply: email resumes to


Boston Debate League, Director of Development


All the information is attached here.