Tournament Coach - Policy Debate

Job | Posted 3 months ago


Compensation:          There are two positions available, based on tournament attendance, see below in “Tournament Attendance.”.
                                    E Stipend ($5,134 base); One position is available.
                                    H Stipend ($3,057 base); One position is available.
                                    Paid in 3 installments in November, February, and May.
                                     Payments may be prorated to align with hours completed.
Supervisors:               Head Coaches and Director of Curriculum and Instruction
The Tournament Coach will coach and supervise New Trier Speech and Debate students and serve as a judge at local, regional, or national tournaments. There is frequently travel involved. Tournaments usually occur on weekends and can run 1 to 4 days. Tournament Coaches coordinate their individual schedules with the Head Coach to balance personal and professional schedules.

  • Experience in Speech and Debate competition.
  • An understanding of tournament procedure and protocol.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with peers and supervisors.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Previous coaching/mentoring job experience is preferred.
  • A background in research and evidence production for debate argumentation is preferred.
Job Responsibilities
  • Work with the Head Coaches of the Speech and Debate program to supervise, mentor, and guide students as they develop their debate abilities.
  • Contribute feedback to students and coaches regarding debate performance, argumentation, and overall conduct.
  • Support appropriate student behavior as outlined in the Student Guidebook.
  • Provide research material, evidence, and arguments for student use as assigned by the Head Coaches.
  • Engage in professional communication with students to critique, refine, and comment on student work.
  • Guide and develop student growth in the areas of argument construction, research, delivery, and strategic thinking.
  • Observe New Trier students while in competitive forums.
Tournament Attendance
  • E Stipend Position: Attend at least 21 tournament days at local, regional, and national contests to coach and judge on behalf of New Trier Speech and Debate.
  • H Stipend Position:  Attend at least 15 tournament days at local, regional, and national contests to coach and judge on behalf of New Trier Speech and Debate.
  • All Coaches:
    • Drive tournament vehicles or chaperone student transportation as assigned.
    • Fulfill the judging requirements at tournaments for New Trier Speech and Debate as assigned.
    • If students qualify for a national championship (defined as the Grand National Catholic Forensic League Tournament, National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament, and/or the Tournament of Champions) it is expected that the Tournament Coach will attend.

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New Trier High School District 203

385 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka, IL 60093
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $13,341

% ELL Students


State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.71

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



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