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Speech and Debate Coach

Job Details

Notre Dame High School San Jose - San Jose, CA
2 Year Degree
$5,000.00 - $5,000.00 Salary
Up to 25%


A Learning Community

Notre Dame High School, San Jose is the center for women’s leadership in Silicon Valley and has provided an exceptional Catholic college preparatory education for young women since 1851. The school's mission is guided by the teachings of Saint Julie Billiart, the foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, with a strong focus on social justice to create lifelong learners, spiritual seekers, justice advocates and community leaders. Our mission, summarized by the words of Saint Julie Billiart, is to teach them what they need to know for life.

The Speech and Debate Program

Notre Dame competes in the Coast Forensics League in a variety of individual speech and in debate events including Parliamentary, Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum, Policy and Student Congress.


  • Teach students the skills required for competition in Lincoln Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate and Student Congress
  • Work with the Director of Speech and Debate to set practice/behavior standards required for students to enter tournaments
  • Meet with debate team twice weekly after 3:00 PM
  • Serve and coach for a minimum of 3 league and/or individual tournaments as needed
  • Keep up to date with rules, procedures and judging standards for Debate
  • Maintain detailed and accurate files
  • Create and maintain positive working relationships with all internal and external contacts
  • Model and support school mission and philosophy of the speech and debate program


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two Years of College Study (AA or Bachelors preferred
  • Experience in high school speech and debate
  • Familiarity with rules and guidelines for California High School Speech Association

Terms of Employment:

  • Seasonal contract
  • Stipend for season
  • Additional pay to coach tournaments.
  • Coaching positions are not eligible for employee benefits