Head Speech and Debate Coach (Forensics) - MSHS

POSITION:
Head Speech and Debate Coach (Forensics) - High School

LOCATION:
MANITOU SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL
401 EL MONTE PLACE
MANITOU SPRINGS, CO 80829

Position Statement:
To provide instructional and supervisory leadership as the head speech coach, create a highly competitive speech team, and work with the head debate coach in deciding select speech participants for national forensic tournaments

Essential Functions:
● Stays informed on CHSAA rules, procedures and judging standards for forensic events ● Obtains necessary permission, participation forms and fees from students
● Sets practice/behavior standards required for students to enter tournaments
● Meets with students on a regular basis
● Books tournament travel arrangements, including transportation and lodging in coordination with the Athletics and Activities Director
● Coordinates student and judge entry, and supervise and judge at weekend and evening tournaments
● Promotes the program in the community
● Teaches students theories and skills underlying the various competition events
● Facilitates acquisition of literary material and research information for speeches
● Reads students’ speeches, cases and literary pieces to assess for coherent and convincing messages
● Conducts practices and drills to reinforce and assess skill development
● Reviews judge evaluations and motivate students to constantly improve
● Nurtures beginning students while challenging experienced students
● Encourages community service speaking opportunities to apply forensic skills in life and careers
● Continuously assesses strengths and weaknesses of the program to improve it from year

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT:
2022-2023 School Year

SALARY:
See coaching salary schedule (on website)

SITUATION:
High School

POSTING DATE:  June 6, 2022

CLOSING DATE
: Upon placement of suitable candidate

Manitou Springs School District 14 is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, gender, or disability in its activities, programs or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title I, and Section 504. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact Dr. Elizabeth Domangue, Superintendent of Schools, Manitou Springs School District 14, 405 El Monte Pl., Manitou Springs, CO 80829, (719) 685-2024, [email protected], or the Office of Civil Rights, U.S Dept of Education, 1961 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80294, (303) 844-2991.  If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to Marsha Weimer, Human Resources, 719-685-2028, [email protected]

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