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Part-Time Debate Teacher and Assistant Debate Coach $22,618 – $25,718

Notre Dame High School (Sherman Oaks)






Notre Dame High School, a Catholic, college preparatory school in the Holy Cross tradition, educates the hearts and minds of students who are diverse in talent, ethnicity and society. As a faith community, Notre Dame strives to provide each student with a rich academic background, an appropriate sense of self, an opportunity for growth, a commitment to family, community, nation and world, and a respect for the spiritual dignity of all persons. Notre Dame faculty are expected to be men and women of integrity and able to espouse Catholic, Holy Cross, and Notre Dame mission values that will set a positive example for all students.

This is a part-time teaching position with a stipend to supplement work after school and on weekends. The position reports to the Director of Debate, the Chair of the Communications Department, and the administrative team of the Principal and Vice Principals.


  1. Teaching:
    1. Teach a single Advanced Public Debate Course
    2. Create relevant and dynamic curriculum to ensure students are preparing the best competitive practices.
    3. Post all necessary curriculum and assessments on Canvas in line with school and Communications Department policies
    4. Collaborate with the Director of Debate to ensure curriculum in the Advanced Public Debate course is in line with current trends in speech and debate competitions and is scaffolded properly to build on prior course lessons.
    5. Proficient in the use of technology in the classroom and willing to incorporate it as a strategy to engage learners.
    6. Willingness to differentiate learning to reach a range of student learning styles and skill levels.
    7. Maintain a clean and organized classroom.
  2. Coaching: Debate Practices and Tournaments
    1. Chaperone at least one after school debate practice each week. This day will be established by the Director of Debate.
    2. Chaperone, coach, and judge at least 4 tournaments per semester. Out of state travel is required.
    3. Assist the Director of Debate with argument development for local, regional, and national competitions.
    4. Assist the Director of Debate in running debate tournaments at Notre Dame High School, including judging at the tournaments if necessary.
  3. General School Responsibilities:
    1. Maintain appropriate discipline and decorum in the classroom during practice and while chaperoning students at tournaments.
    2. Participate in school-wide and departmental faculty meetings and professional growth opportunities.
    3. Engage in the life of the school community through presence at school Masses, assemblies, rallies, class retreats, sporting events, visual and performing arts events, etc.
    4. Chaperone and supervisory responsibilities during school day and some evening and weekend events.
    5. Meet with students and parents as needed, before and after school.



  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Prior competitive speech and debate experience in high school and/or college, especially in policy debate, world school debate and/or extemporaneous speaking.
  • Ability to relate to high school students, and build positive relationships while maintaining healthy boundaries.
  • Willingness to collaborate, problem solve, and share best practices with colleagues.
  • High-level of familiarity and competence across cultures and multiple perspectives.
  • Familiarity and competence in technology skills, and desire to keep learning, including competence using Microsoft Word and Excel, Slack, Google Workspace, Dropbox, Canvas, Apple TV, and Zoom.
  • Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to operate and rent vehicles for debate competitions.

Please include a cover letter, resume and three references with your application.

Wage Range
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.

Information/Application Contact

Notre Dame High School (Sherman Oaks)

13645 Riverside Dr.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423