Assistant Head Debating Coach – Training

Support Position

Closing Date: July 04, 2022

Job Term: Part Time

We are seeking an individual who is aligned with our core values and reflects our core competencies to join our Faculty & Staff as Assistant Head Debating Coach. This is a 10 month, part-time contract position.

About Havergal

Founded in 1894 and located on a beautiful 22-acre campus in midtown Toronto, Canada, Havergal College is one of Canada’s pre-eminent independent schools for girls from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12. At the forefront of women’s education for over 125 years, Havergal offers a contemporary liberal arts education and is rooted in the Anglican tradition. Havergal’s mission is to prepare young women to make a difference. Through our outstanding academic and cocurricular programs, we nurture a culture of capability that fosters self-confidence, leadership, critical thinking and global-mindedness within our students.

At Havergal College, we believe that great schools are made up of great people. We are committed to building a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates with a diverse range of experiences and perspectives, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) peoples, and persons with disabilities. We welcome applicants who are inspired by our mission to prepare young women to make a difference and to take on an ever-changing world with confidence, resilience and global-mindedness.

The Position

Havergal College has a strong tradition of debate and public speaking. The school is seeking a university student (undergraduate or graduate) or new teacher with a strong background in these areas and a passion for debating and public speaking competition to assist in the training and coaching of students on the debating team.

Specific Accountabilities

This position will require after-school availability both in-person and virtually (if required).  The responsibilities and duties of the Debating Coach include but are not limited to:

  • Through consultation with the Head of Senior School, Faculty Associate and the Head of Debating, advance the objectives of the debating and public speaking program at Havergal College and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Assist in the selection of students that make up the Havergal Debating Team.
  • Develop a training program to prepare young women for competitive debating and public speaking events.
  • Monitor student safety, conduct and attendance throughout program.
  • Travel to events as required throughout the year on weekends for debating tournaments.

Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience

  • Acquisition of or progress toward a University degree/college diploma in an appropriate field.
  • A minimum of one to five years’ experience in debating.
  • Demonstrated success in coaching and effectiveness as a leader.
  • Experience working with high school students.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Motivated and motivational, independent, resourceful.
  • Tactful, use of diplomacy in communicating with students and parents.
  • Discretion and confidentiality.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.

Demonstrated ability and commitment to the Core Competencies of:

  • Communication
  • Energy
  • Collaborative Team Player
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Learning Agility
  • Reflective Thinking
  • Creativity
  • Resilience
  • Globally Minded
  • Self- Management

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and express their interest to HC Careers no later than July 4, 2022.

Havergal College thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Havergal College is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process, and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process. If you require accommodations, please contact Cathy LeBlanc at 416-483-3519 ext. 6526 or by email at [email protected].