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Greenhill School seeks a motivated and dynamic educator as a Middle and Upper School Assistant Debate Teacher and Coach. This is a full-time, 10-month, exempt position. Evening and weekend work is required.


  • Teach up to five Middle and Upper School Debate classes, ranging in grade levels 6th-12th and experience of Introductory to Advanced.
  • Work closely with and support the Director of Debate in various aspects of the Debate program, such as program development, teaching and coaching members of the Debate team, and attend specified local, regional, state, and national tournaments from September through June
  • Coordinate some travel logistics for students and adults
  • Assist in the running of the Greenhill Round Robin and Fall Classic
  • Submit documentation to the Business Office by established timelines and guidelines post returning from debate trips
  • Coordinate with the Director of Debate in hiring assistant coaches and judges as required throughout the season and turning in needed information/documentation and payment information to the HR and/or the Business office as needed.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated success coaching a high school debate team is required (at least 4-5 years of experience at the high school or collegiate level preferred.)
  • Knowledge and experience of the three debate formats at Greenhill School: Lincoln Douglas, Policy Debate, and World Schools
  • Strong sense of humor, flexibility, and a desire to work with adolescents
  • Strong interest and background in curriculum development
  • Excellent communication skills with students, colleagues, and parents
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Ability to use independent judgment and demonstrate initiative

Specific Skills and Abilities:

  • Have a desire to contribute to a community where the people, culture, and curriculum rely on actively engaging difference
  • Show a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (e.g., familiarity with concepts; evidence of relevant personal growth; examples of relevant practice, etc.)
  • Have an ability to welcome and include others and an openness to collaboration across differences
  • Possess a strong work ethic and positive spirit
  • Design strategies to attract new debate team members
  • Coach and judge debaters at tournaments, typically 2-3 weekends/month from September through June (between 12-20 tournaments per academic year)
  • Maintain the integrity and reputation of the school in the debate community by teaching and modeling integrity, commitment, and diligence toward maintaining best practices in the activity
  • Facilitate practice debate rounds, support student research, and help students prepare for tournament competitions on the local, regional, and national circuits
  • Understand the importance of being an engaged member of the broader Greenhill community inclusive, but not limited to, attending faculty meetings, serving on committees, attending community time gatherings, educational conferences, professional development, etc.
  • Ensure the safety of students by adhering to both team and general school rules and regulations while on school premises and while traveling
  • Work collaboratively with other Debate staff to have a consistent approach regarding instructional matters, team/squad philosophy, and tournament participation

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