Author Topic: Associate Director of Debate, Northwestern University Debate Society  (Read 2139 times)


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The Northwestern University School of Communication seeks an Associate Director of Debate for the Northwestern Debate Society.  The ideal candidate will combine administrative acumen, facility with technology and data management, and high-level intercollegiate debate coaching experience. The Associate Director will be expected to support Debate Society activities on and off-site as well as travel to tournaments according to program needs.

One of the most successful programs in the history of the activity, the Northwestern University Debate Society has an outstanding tradition of academic and competitive excellence.  The Associate Director is expected to help continue that tradition at the highest levels of national competition through effective organization and leadership skills. A graduate degree (M.A. or higher) is preferred.

The Associate Director reports to the Director of Forensics, and will aid the Director with administrative responsibilities such as travel arrangements, technology and data collection, budgeting, supervision of the speech team, and organizing on-campus events such as the bi-annual Owen L Coon Invitational. The Associate Director will also represent the program on-campus through student programming and collaboration on strategic initiatives. The Associate Director will also participate in organizing and promoting the Northwestern Debate Institutes held each summer.
For full consideration, please send an email, subject line “Associate Director of Debate Application,” that includes a cover letter, updated curriculum vitae, evidence of effectiveness in coaching and/or teaching, and contact information for three (3) references to both Randall Bush at and Dan Fitzmier at Consideration of applicants will begin immediately.
Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.