• Part Time
  • San Jose

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Presentation High School

Position Title: Assistant Speech & Debate Director

Full-time/Part-time: Part-time

Classification: Exempt

Reports to: VP for Equity, Inclusion & Belonging; Director of Speech & Debate

Pay Rate: $ 35,000-45,000

Supervises: None

About Presentation High School:

Presentation High School is an independent Catholic college preparatory school for young women.  We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a close-knit professional community.  We seek talented and innovative professionals who have a commitment to excellence and passion for our mission.

Position Summary

Support existing Speech & Debate staff and students in the program by facilitating after school student practices, chaperoning, judging and coaching at weekend tournaments throughout the 2023-24 season (August-May).

Duties and Specific Responsibilities


Inspire, motivate, and teach students specific skills related to debate
Build positive character traits and relationships with students
Provide large, small group setting and individualized coaching opportunities
Work closely with and support the Director of Speech & Debate in various aspects of debate programming
Ensure the safety and well being of all students by adhering to all rules and regulations for traveling/representing Presentation HS off campus.

Attend regular speech and debate practices
Oversee skills-based practices
Support student leaders to conduct practice
Provide curriculum over speech and debate topic(s)/controversy areas, speech and debate skills
Facilitate practice debate rounds/sessions
Support student research
Conduct research on bills, topics as needed
Write briefs summarizing select bills prior to tournament
Conduct generalized debate research

Provide chaperone/supervision, coaching, judging duties during weekend tournaments (may be at local, regional & national) as assigned by program director/based on program needs
Average 2 tournaments/month during the season (August 2023 and June 2024)
Other duties as assigned (particularly with regard to tournaments)

Education & Experience

Bachelor Arts Degree
Experience coaching speech & debate
NSDA accreditation or similar professional development
Preferred experience/knowledge of CFL district and CHSSA Speech & Debate

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Demonstrated organizational skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong understanding of high school speech and debate competitions
Total resonance with the mission, vision, and values of Presentation High School and the Catholic education tradition including a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Physical Demands

The physical demands described below represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, Presentation High School provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities.  A qualified individual is a person who meets the skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

The Assistant Speech & Debate Director must be able to

lift and/or carry moderate weight
sit, stand, walk, climb stairs
work with frequent interruptions

Work Environment / Hours

Approximately 4 afternoons each week (2:30-5:30PM)
Multiple weekend tournaments requiring travel throughout the year

EEO Statement:

Presentation High School is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The school will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.



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