Upper School Assistant Debate Coach

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-645034
    • Job Location: Minneapolis, MN
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Part-Time
    • Date Updated: August 16, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: August 28, 2018
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Job Description:

The Blake School seeks 2-3 part-time assistant coaches for our debate program for the 2018-2019 school year. Blake has debaters in policy, public forum, world schools, congressional and Lincoln Douglas formats. Assistant coaches may work onsite and/or online. Local coaches typically attend practices one or two days a week. Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes our community strong and empowers students to engage across differences.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately.

Experience and Skills:


  • Coach debate students in person and/or online 
  • Research and produce evidence, and guide students in doing the same 
  • Collaborate with Director of Speech and Debate and other coaches on all team matters 
  • Assist with team logistics as necessary; supervise students during local, regional, and national competitions 

Personal qualifications:

  • Passion for working with high school students 
  • Ability to connect and communicate effectively with adolescents 

Professional qualifications:

  • Familiarity with policy and/or public forum debate 
  • Experience providing students with constructive advice and criticism 
  • Experience with research and evidence production 
  • Familiarity with online coaching via technologies like Google groups and Skype


The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-educational, nonsectarian, independent day school enrolling 1,386 bright, talented students from nearly 56 Twin Cities-area communities. Founded in 1900, The Blake School has the advantage of three campuses (Minneapolis, Hopkins and Wayzata) each with its own facilities designed for specific ages, schedules and activities. The mission of the school is to provide students with an excellent, academically challenging education in a diverse and supportive community committed to a common set of values.

The Blake School believes that a diverse society enriches all individuals and communities. Diversity of race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and marital, parental or economic status forms the fabric of our society. As a result of these beliefs, The Blake School actively seeks students, families and employees who value and contribute to the fullness of a diverse community within the context of its mission. In doing so, we recognize our responsibility to help make each person's experience a success. EOE