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Debate Coach

610 E 83rd St, New York, NY 10028, USA Req #80
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

The Brearley School, an independent girls’ school serving over 770 students K-12, welcomes candidates for a part-time position as Debate Coach beginning September 2024.


We invite interested candidates to apply for this position by completing an application and uploading a cover letter and resume.


Responsibilities include:

  • Developing an inclusive, supportive, and welcoming environment for Upper School students to be competitive participants in academic debate
  • Developing debate schedule and budget for the year in consultation with the Dean of Students
  • Attending practice after school three days a week from approximately 3:30 to 5:30 pm
  • Chaperoning debate tournaments on the weekend several times during the year
  • Managing administrative tasks for the team including communication with Brearley administration and leadership, overseeing registration for tournaments, finding judges and chaperones, and managing finances, fees, and payments.
  • Judging and coaching at tournaments in the Northeast and especially in the New York City metro area.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Have familiarity with both Lincoln Douglas and Public Forum styles of debate
  • Have three years of experience in coaching debate at the high school level
  • Be available to meet with students as needed over Zoom or in person at Brearley for tournament preparation
  • Have excellent collaboration and communication skills.


About the School

Founded in 1884, the school is a center of intellectual exuberance, attracting students from across and beyond New York City. Our mission has long combined outstanding academics with an insistence on a larger purpose:  to cultivate in our students a commitment to the greater good. In pursuit of this goal, we actively strive to build, nurture, and sustain a diverse faculty and student body. We are committed to creating an inclusive, equitable, and antiracist school community, and we expect our faculty, staff, students, parents, and trustees to pursue meaningful change through deliberate and measurable actions.



In 2023-24, salary for this position is $1,500 per month.  This position is a 10-month commitment.


The Brearley School is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated teachers of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other state or federally-protected classification.

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  • 610 E 83rd St, New York, NY 10028, USA