May 11, 2020

Head Speech and Debate Coach 2020-2021-32

  • TrulyHired
  • Belgrade, MT 59714, USA
Full-time Athletics & Activities

Job Description


Title: Head Coach - Speech, Drama, and Debate

Reports to: Activities Director

Status: Part-time, Seasonal

Location: Belgrade High School

Start Date: October 1, 2020

Note: Position will run from October 1, 2020 - January 30, 2021.

Schedule to be determined.

Essential Job Duties
  • Coach and judge at competitions during the academic year.
  • Direct, review, and edit student research.
  • Listen to and provide feedback to students by listening to video recordings of debates, practice speeches, and rebuttal reworks.
  • Engage students in discussions about arguments and strategy.
  • Collaborate with the Director on decision-making and planning as needed.
  • Support appropriate student behavior as outlined in the student handbook.
  • Minor administrative tasks.
Knowledge Skills Abilities
  • Knowledge to analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events, gather, collate, and/or classify data and use job-related equipment.
  • Ability to be flexible to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently
  • Ability to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups and utilize specific, job-related equipment.
  • Ability to problem solve to analyze issues.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, the public, and staff members.
  • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to manage time and responsibilities, adapt to changing work priorities, communicate with diverse groups, maintaining confidentiality, meet deadlines and schedules.
  • Ability to set priorities, work as part of a team and work with and manage frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student matters.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with students, parents, and staff.
  • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements and Board policies.
  • Skill in adhering to safety practices.
Required Qualifications
Successful experience in high school or college policy/cross-examination style debate.Experience researching/cutting positions used in policy debate.Familiarity with a variety of contemporary policy debate arguments and styles.
Preferred Qualifications
A record of competitive success as a debater and/or coachExperience coaching other high school speech and debate formats
Necessary special requirements:
  • Montana Driver's license or the ability to obtain license within three months of hire date.
  • Ability to travel to local and national high school debate tournaments with the team, including those falling on evenings and weekends.
Physical and Mental Demands and Work Hazards
  • Performs routine work.
  • Regularly works inside with minimal temperature variations.
  • Ability to meet deadlines with severe time constraints.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
  • Frequently required to sit; occasionally walk and stand.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Required to be able to hear conversations in loud and quiet environments.
  • May be required to lift or carry up to 20 pounds on an infrequent basis with or without an accommodation.
  • Guidance and reinforcement are usually unavailable.
  • The employee frequently works within time constraints and must maintain attentiveness intensity.
  • Frequently involved in interactions which require oral and written communications.
  • Exercises flexibility and the ability to shift from one task to another.
  • Occasional travel/mobility between schools, or between schools and the Administration office, may be required.
  • Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Athletics & Activities > Coaching
Contact Information
  • Diane Letendre
  • PO BOX 166
  • Belgrade, Montana 59714

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