Speech and Debate Coach and Moderator (Middle School)
Chaminade College Preparatory

Chatsworth, California

Posted in Education and Training

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Job Info

Chaminade College Preparatory seeks a dynamic, innovative, and engaging SPEECH AND DEBATE COACH AND MODERATOR. This is a part-time position.

The successful candidate will possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to lead the middle school's Speech and Debate program, providing instructional and supervisory leadership as the speech and debate coach. The coach/moderator will create a highly competitive speech and debate team and select speech participants for forensic and debate tournaments.

The coach/moderator will develop a competitive speech team from a large group of students of diverse backgrounds.

Calendar: December through May

Hours Per Week: 7-­10 hours per week for practices during class block X Block and after school, not counting meets, which occur outside of these hours.

Key Responsibilities

  • Stays informed on rules, procedures and judging standards for forensic events (NSDA - National Speech and Debate Association).
  • Obtains necessary permission, insurance and school participation forms and fees from students.
  • Sets practice/behavior standards required for students to enter tournaments.
  • Meets with students on a regular basis (minimum of two or three times per week during school year).
  • Books tournament arrangements, including transportation.
  • Coordinates student and judge entry, and supervises and judges at weekend and evening tournaments. Trains parent and alumni volunteer judges.
  • Records NSDA points and develops protocols to recognize participation and achievement.
  • Teaches theories and skills underlying the various competition events and debate Parliamentary 3 x 3 format.
  • Facilitates acquisition of literary material and research information for speeches, database access and NSDA membership.
  • Reads students' speeches, debate cases, and literary pieces to assess for coherent and convincing performances.
  • Conducts practices and drills to reinforce and assess skill development.
  • Reviews judge evaluations and motivates students to continually improve.
  • Utilize Tabroom.com for scoring and registration.
  • Golden State Debate League member.


  • Prior experience leading a Speech and Debate program desired.
  • Prior experience working with students in a Catholic school environment desired.

Deadline for Submission of Applications

Applications are being accepted immediately. This position is open until filled.

Salary and Benefits

This is an hourly part-time position. The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience. This position is not eligible for the Chaminade's employee benefits package.

Application Process:

Interested applicants may apply online through our employment webpage at: www.chaminade.org/employment. Applicants will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter.

Any applicant who needs help or needs an accommodation in order to apply for any position should contact the human resources office at (818) 366-9284.

About Chaminade

Chaminade is an independent co-educational Catholic school serving students in grades 6-12 at our two beautiful campuses located in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. One of the best things about Chaminade is our strong sense of family. We work together, play together, and pray together. We are a family, a community committed to the success and well-being of each and every student.

Our Mission:

We inspire young people to love, learn, and lead through our Catholic and Marianist traditions of a living faith, academic excellence, and moral responsibility.

Our Vision:

Chaminade College Preparatory graduates are prepared, inspired, and equipped to:

  • Share God's love by caring for others and seeking justice and peace.
  • Learn, adapt, and grow with the world around them.
  • Become servant leaders and positive contributors to society.

The Characteristics of Marianist Education

Chaminade's mission and culture are deeply rooted in the five Characteristics of Marianist Education which are:

  • Educating for Formation in Faith
  • Providing an Integral Quality Education
  • Educating in Family Spirit
  • Educating for Service, Justice, and Peace and the Integrity of Creation
  • Educating for Adaptation and Change

Chaminade's Commitment to Diversity

Chaminade College Preparatory is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and the value that a rich and diverse community brings to our school. Our employee culture is deeply rooted in our Catholic faith and the five Characteristics of Marianist Education. Our Catholic Marianist tradition is lived on our campuses every day, and is evident in our Chaminade Family Spirit where each of our faculty and staff is valued for their unique and varied gifts and talents. Chaminade's faculty, staff, and administration come from all faiths, ethnicities, races, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds and we are stronger for it.

For more information about Chaminade, visit our website at: www.chaminade.org

Equal Employment Opportunity

Chaminade College Preparatory is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, color, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, or genetic information, or other basis protected by law for employment in a Catholic school. Applicants who need an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment and hiring process should contact the human resources department in order to discuss reasonable accommodation.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


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