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Part Time Debate Coach

La Salle High School (Pasadena)






La Salle College Preparatory is seeking a dynamic Debate Coach to join our coaching staff. The Speech and Debate Departments collaborate across both disciplines to provide a curriculum that is rich in developing proper analytical thinking skills and the ability to effectively communicate your thoughts to others in a public speaking setting. As a travel-heavy nationally competitive team, we are looking to increase the coaching staff to meet the needs of a growing team.

Under the management of a Head Coach, lead Public Forum monthly topic analysis, case writing sessions, scrimmages, drills, and all other components necessary for a nationally-competitive debate program;
Attend after-school practices totaling approximately 6 hours per week;
Travel to debate or speech tournaments throughout the year as a mentor to students, and/or as a judge for La Salle;
Engage with students directly by reaching out to discuss their cases-in-progress, performance at a tournament, or progression in the activity;
Collaborate with other coaches to develop, review and improve curriculum;
Communicate consistently with students, parents and the Head Coach;
La Salle looks to employ faculty and staff who share its core values of being compassionate, collaborative, enthusiastic, and humble
La Salle College Preparatory will offer a competitive salary. Position begins August 1, 2021. Applicants must be able to work in the United States, as we cannot issue work visas.
La Salle is an independent co-educational Catholic school serving students in grades 9-12 located in Pasadena, California. The school collaborates with the families it serves to provide a challenging, Catholic education for young men and women in the philosophy and traditions of the De La Salle Christian Brothers. This tradition, grounded in the values of St. John Baptist de La Salle, educates the whole person while emphasizing family spirit in a nurturing, caring environment, attentive to the moral, spiritual and religious development of students.

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Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:


Has competed in some form of high school debate; preferably Public Forum.
Must not be younger than a junior in college
Willingness to travel across the country to attend tournaments approximately a dozen weekends in a school year
Ability to work collaboratively to promote student learning;

Logical and analytical
Help plan travel and accommodations
Experience working with high school students;
At least 2 years competition experience
At least one year Speech and/or Debate Coaching experience
Knowledge of debate jargon, case writing, structuring an argument, and the competition landscape.
Knowledge of Public Forum and Parliamentary Debate
Ability to coach various Speech Events
25 years or older (for van reserving purposes)

Information/Application Contact

La Salle High School (Pasadena)

3880 East Sierra Madre Boulevard

Pasadena, California 91107