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    ABOUT US

    Vancouver Debate Academy is a talented team of students and educators working to expand speech and debate opportunities across British Columbia and Canada. We pride ourselves in training students for the highest levels of international competition and have a proven track record of success, including championships and top speaker awards at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and Georgetown, as well as top finishes at the TOC and NSDA Nationals.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Head Coach is a strong educator and competitor with a history of team leadership in multiple debate and speech formats. They will maintain and enhance the academy’s reputation for high-quality education and competitive success.

    This is a full-time position with responsibilities including but not limited to:

    • Coaching between 16 to 24 hours of debate and/or public speaking per week;
    • Developing and implementing curricula for debate and speech classes;
    • Attending competitions in the US, Canada, and abroad as a coach.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The Head Coach will work closely with the Director of Debate and other coaches to develop curricula, plan tournaments, and communicate with both students and families to serve our community. 

    The Head Coach:

    • Demonstrates a proven record of coaching success at national and international circuit debate tournaments, including in events like public forum (PF), world schools debate (WSD), British parliamentary (BP), policy debate (CX), and Lincoln-Douglas (LD), among others;
    • Holds a minimum of a bachelor’s degree;
    • Has a minimum of three years experience in a comparable leadership position;
    • Has classroom experience teaching and developing curricula;
    • Is comfortable with a flexible schedule that includes the ability to work weekends;
    • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal, listening, and presentation);
    • Is driven, self-motivated, and results-oriented;
    • Has a strong sense of organization and the ability to lead a team.

    BENEFITS & COMPENSATION

    The Head Coach is compensated with an annual salary ranging from $65,000 to $80,000 CAD, commensurate with experience, and may be eligible to receive performance-based incentives. The position will also include paid tournament travel as a coach. 

    LOCATIONS & START DATES

    The Head Coach will work primarily at Vancouver Debate Academy offices in Vancouver, BC. Immigration and permit assistance is available if needed.

    Desired start date: September 1, 2022.

    APPLY

    To apply, please email info@vancouverdebate.ca with the following:

    • Personal statement of why you feel you’d be an ideal fit for this position;
    • Curriculum vitae with relevant experience;
    • Any additional information you feel would help us learn more about you, from a record of your team’s successes to videos of your teaching abilities, or anything else that helps tell your story.

    We are currently looking for a public speaking coach, please find more details below:

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    You are a strong educator with a competitive spirit who strives to make the Academy’s instruction the best in Canada. Responsibilities include:

    • Part-time speech classes for Grade 5 and under
    • Developing and implementing speech curricula

    QUALIFICATIONS
    The Coach will work closely with the Director of Academy to develop curricula, and communicate with both students and families to serve our community.

    The Coach:

    • Demonstrates a proven record of coaching particularly with children under Grade 5;
    • Holds a minimum of a bachelor’s degree;
    • Has a minimum of three years experience;
    • Has classroom experience teaching and developing curricula;
    • Is comfortable with a flexible schedule that includes the ability to work weekends;
    • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal, listening, and presentation);
    • Is driven, self-motivated, and results-oriented.

    BENEFITS & COMPENSATION
    The hourly rate will be negotiable depending on experience and accomplishments starting with part-time hours which may lead to full-time employment.

    LOCATIONS & START DATE
    The successful candidate will work at our Vancouver offices at 2441 West 41 Avenue Vancouver BC V6M 2A5.

    Desired start date: December 2021

    TO APPLY

    If you want to join a growing educational organization with a mission to create a thriving community of debaters and speakers in BC, apply by emailing us at info@vancouverdebate.ca

    Curriculum Vitae
    Any additional information, from a personal statement to videos of your speaking abilities – anything to help us learn more about you!

    Job Type: Part-time

    Salary: $30.00/hour for first 3 month probationary period, afterwards this hourly rate is negotiable depending on performance for a 1 year contract.

    Benefits: Extended health care benefits are available after a 3 month probationary period to those who work 20 or more hours weekly.

    EXPERIENCE SOUGHT: BA in English and 2-3 years teaching experience with students in grades 4-12, some ESL training would be good, and some experience doing classes online zia Zoom or Skype.

     

    MOST IMPORTANTLY YOU ARE OUTGOING ENERGETIC SYMPATHETIC ENGAGING SO YOU ATTRACT AND KEEP STUDENTS.

     

    Start date: summer camps upcoming summer 2021, and our regular Term 1 begins 1st week of September.

    We are an after-school academy in Kerrisdale. We divide our classes based on age and skill; all potential students complete a diagnostic test before being placed in a level-appropriate class — this means you don’t have students of wildly varying ability in the same class. Our classes have a 6 student maximum! Happy instructors are key for us, so we support our teachers and work to make their lives easier; as a result, our instructors stay with us long-term.

     

    To begin, we would have you shadowing our current teachers so we can get a sense of you and you can learn how we do things, and for which we pay you $20 per class.

    As mentioned, we need you to do summer camp classes from 2 to 3 weeks in length Monday-Fridays 6 hours per day; these courses can be inventive and fun for both teacher and students as the curriculum can be tailored. You could teach Shakespeare Cinema or AP English-level academic essay workshops, or Performative Speech etc.

    Regular weekly 2 hour classes would begin in September, and we would need you for 2-4 days totaling 14 hours a week to begin minimum, and in a mix of group classes and 1 on 1 as well.

    Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Reception and telephone management
    • Help parents choose classes that fit their child ‘s schedule, level, location and interests
    • Check and respond promptly to emails and messages from clients
    • Provide quotes and process payments
    • Keep enrollment, registration, and accounting files up to date
    • Data entry and maintenance of various reports and spreadsheets
    • Follow up with clients after seminars to maximize satisfaction and future enrollment
    • Drafting schedules
    • Attend and contribute to weekly staff meetings and agenda formation Research, specifically with respect to topics of interest to our clients and which can be used to generate their interest in our products/services
    • Brainstorming and implementing ideas for seminars and extracurricular programs that change yearly
    • Posting digital marketing materials on social media platforms like YouTube, Google, Facebook and Instagram, in Mandarin creating WeChat posts and other marketing materials
    • Updating website using WordPress
    • Video material collection and editing

    Qualifications:

    • FLUENT in English and Mandarin
    • Familiar with Zoom
    • Skilled with MS Office, Google Docs/Forms, and SOME familiarity with video/photo editing software
    • Strong communication and people skills
    • Excellent organization and multi-tasking abilities, strong work ethic, and commitment to quality
    • Post-secondary education is a BIG plus

    Salary

    • $3000/month for the probationary 3 month period, afterwards the salary is negotiable on a 1 year contract (depending on performance) with a benefit package that includes health and dental benefits.