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High School Speech & Debate Coach (Part-Time)

companyUncommon Schools
locationNeedham, MA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Company Description

Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person of color. Uncommon currently manages 55 schools serving more than 21,000 students in six cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, Rochester, and Troy. We are proud that Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that prepares students for success in college and beyond.

\nWe are seeking an experienced speech or debate coach to guide a rookie team at
\n(school name) on our students' paths to and through college, nationally recognized
\ncompetitive programs provide an edge for college admissions, but also for college
\npersistence. The coach will be responsible for all aspects of competition, including
\nidentifying tournaments, registration, securing judges, tryouts, motivating and preparing
\nstudents, and keeping school leaders informed of progress. The coaching role is part-
\ntime and will report to the Enrichment Program Manager.

Job Description

Preparation & Practice Time: Up to 6 hours a week
\n● Up to 2 hours per week preparing for Projects, competitions, and after school practices.
\n● Long-term coaching during “Projects”: Meet with students Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1
\nhour each day, from August to June.
\n● On average at least 6 hours of practice outside of school hours weekly, working directly
\nwith students to prepare for competition
\n● Internal employees who also serve as coaches are responsible for the preparation and
\ncommunication about any absences caused by team tournaments during their standard
\nwork hours
\nCompetitions: at least 6 weekend tournaments over a 6-month period
\n● Research and identify appropriate competitions and tournaments.
\n● Sign up for competitions, in partnership with the school-based Enrichment Program
\n● Coach and travel with students to at least all competitions
\n● At least one competition should be nationally recognized (for example, National Speech
\n& Debate Association). These competitions should have regional/district qualifiers that
\ncan lead to competing on the national scale.
\n● Chaperone students to at least 2 regional/local competitions that take place ahead of the
\nnational competition and can serve as preparation
\nFamily Communication
\n● Because of the significant time required for after-school practices, school-based
\nEnrichment Program Managers and coaches identify team members and confirm
\ncommitment via signed parent permission form indicating after-school commitment
\n● In partnership with the school-based Enrichment Program Manager, establish a family
\ncommunication protocol using the Remind app to update families about competition,
\nafter school practices, and any other time outside of school that students will be doing
\nclub-related activities.


Additional Information

Coaches will receive an annual stipend of $4500-$9000 based on experience and contracted
\nhours per week, paid semi-monthly.

If at any point during the year, you stop performing these responsibilities before they are fully
\ncompleted, for any reason, your stipend will be adjusted in accordance.

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