Author Topic: Augustana College Seeking Part-Time Coach  (Read 2859 times)


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Augustana College Seeking Part-Time Coach
« on: June 20, 2014, 09:36:41 PM »
Job Title: Debate Coach                                                 Revised: May 2014

Status: Non-Exempt        Part-Time (25%), 9 month schedule        Anticipated salary of $10,000/year

Reports To: Director of Student Activities

Overview: Provides instruction, expertise and oversight to the Augustana Debate team. Works
collaboratively with team members to provide a high quality experience that supplements overall learning outcomes.

Job Duties:

Coordinates and supervises practice debates and training sessions, providing robust feedback to improve skills.
Coordinates research and practicum assignments to develop growth in the areas of performance, research and competitive strategy.
Travels to and from scheduled tournaments, providing on-site judging and coaching. Supervises students and ensure high standards of conduct during tournaments and travel.
Oversees and manages Augustana hosted tournaments.
Participates in team meetings and serves as a liaison with other campus colleagues.
Meets with prospective students interested in the Augustana Debate program. Follows up with potential members as needed.
Other duties as assigned
Education& Experience:

BA Degree Required. Experience coaching high school or college debate is highly preferred.

Skills & Abilities:

Demonstrated interest in collegiate debate with an understanding of the mission and culture of a private liberal arts college.
Ability to create, implement, and evaluate a yearly plan of activities for the debate program.
Ability to lead a program of veteran and novice debaters with limited supervision.
Ability to coach both novice and veteran debaters and ability to adapt the coaching style to meet the needs of a diverse program.
Ability to work to high productivity standards with limited supervision.
Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift 10 pounds on an occasional basis.
Additional Requirements:

Successful applicants will be required to pass a criminal background check.
A valid driver's license and insurability under the College's fleet safety program is required
Note: This job description is subject to change and is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of
activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the employee.

Application Instructions: Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to by June 30, 2014. Resume review will begin immediately.

***Addendum by Poster***
No non-compete clause is necessary for this position. If necessary, strikes will be issued for rounds involving both sponsored schools.


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Re: Augustana College Seeking Part-Time Coach
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2014, 01:31:13 AM »
That's Augustana of Illinois, not Augustana of South Dakota.  ;D
Dover (New Hampshire) High School debate team, 1967-1970
Dover High School Debate Coach, 1970-1971
University of New Hampshire debate team, 1970 (when we still spoke like human beings)
University of New Hampshire debate team, 1980-1981 (and when we didn't)
UNH assistant debate coach, 1980-1981