[eDebate] Job Opening for The New School Coach

Amber Kelsie akelsie
Tue May 5 14:33:46 CDT 2009

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Speech & Debate Coach Job Description

Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts announces a policy
debate coach/instructor position for its team.  The New School Debate
Team is a relatively new but growing presence housed in a small
liberal arts college.  In its first few years, the team has
participated competitively in many regional and national tournaments.

The ideal candidate will hold a Master?s degree, have several years
experience coaching students in speech and debate and be willing to
travel to and coordinate students travel to local, regional, and
national competitions.  A dedication to working with students,
teaching and youth development is required.  This position will
involve the creation and teaching of one to two classes on public
speaking and the rhetoric of politics.  Duties include working with
the Assistant Coach to run and coach practice rounds, chaperoning
students on debate trips and coordinating civic engagement
opportunities for students.

Make up of the squad and its goals:
There are currently 8-10 dedicated students on the team.  One team
competed in the varsity division last year and broke to triple
octafinals at CEDA.  Three additional teams will compete in Junior
Varsity or Varsity next year.  Ideally the team should travel both
nationally and regionally.  The team has developed a fun, safe,
cooperative and competitive learning environment, and the students
have become very close.  Practice is held once or twice a week.  The
ideal candidate should be able to coach at Varsity, JV and Novice
levels with the intent of developing competitive debaters while still
maintaining a positive intellectual and community atmosphere.  There
is an opportunity to host a regional round robin in January.  The
squad also participates in extra-debate activities.  In the past year
debaters have judged at local high school tournaments and have
participated in debate with inmates from the Arthur Kill Correctional
Facility in Staten Island.  The ideal candidate should be ready to
continue these activities and to seek opportunities for expanding
debate in regards to current events relevant to the University student

Qualified candidates may send a cover letter and resume by May 18 to:

Amber Kelsie
Director of Debate
akelsie at gmail.com


Ella Turenne
Director of Special Projects
Eugene Lang College
turennee at newschool.edu

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