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Faculty Position - Co-Director of Speech & Debate

Faculty Position - Co-Director of Speech & Debate

McLean, VA
  • Full-Time
Job Details
Job Location
The Potomac School - McLean, VA
Position Type
Full Time
Education Level
4 Year Degree
Job Category

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The Potomac School is seeking a dynamic and experienced Co-Director of Speech & Debate/Upper School Teacher to join our vibrant community. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in leading our highly decorated Speech and Debate program while also teaching in the Upper School. With assistance from assistant coaches and the co-director, this role is responsible for coaching students and providing leadership to the overall speech and debate program.



  • Coach daily after school, providing guidance and mentorship to students in the Speech & Debate program.
  • Travel and oversee student participation in tournaments, which generally includes overnight travel once a month to maintain a competitive program.
  • Manage tournament entries efficiently using platforms such as and
  • Provide administrative support for the program, including the coordination of practice schedules, tournament registration, travel planning, and student billing.
  • Oversee and train assistant coaches to ensure the continued success and growth of the program.
  • Teach assigned Upper School classes, including one on communication and one related to entrepreneurship, finance, and economics. Course specifics will be determined based on the candidate's background and expertise.
  • Teach at least one speech/debate class each season in the Intermediate or Middle School as part of the Extended Time Classroom (ETC) after school program.
  • Actively participate in the recruiting process for new students to the Speech and Debate team, fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Provide coaching and support to students as needed, contributing to their holistic development and well-being.


  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Communication, or a related field required. 
  • Experience in both teaching and Speech & Debate coaching at the high school level.
  • Experience as either a head or assistant coach in high school Speech and debate is required, preferably with a program that regularly competes in national competitions in Public Forum and World Schools Debate, plus in all Speech events with an emphasis on extemporaneous speaking.
  • Familiarity with national debate leagues such as NSDA, TOC, and NCFL preferred.
  • Proficiency in using online debate tournament platforms like Tabroom and Speechwire.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, and parents to achieve program goals.

Additional Information:

  • This is a full-time position with competitive compensation and benefits. 
  • Travel to weekend tournaments is required throughout the academic year.


In striving to fulfill its mission, The Potomac School seeks many different voices, viewpoints, and backgrounds. We recognize that differences are a source of strength, and we know that everyone is enriched when each person's contributions and perspectives are valued. 



McLean, VA
22101 USA

Posted date

April 16, 2024

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POTOMAC SCHOOL job posting for a Faculty Position - Co-Director of Speech & Debate in McLean, VA with a salary of $84,100 to $127,200 Yearly with a map of McLean location.