We are seeking a part-time debate coach starting in August 2017. Responsibilities include running after school and/or X-Block practices for the Upper School team, traveling on weekends to local league tournaments, recruiting judges for tournaments, chaperoning and coordinating team travel to attend select Invitationals throughout the year, and conducting outreach and workshops for budding Middle School debaters.
Archer prioritizes the educational aspects of debate: research, social awareness, argumentation, rhetoric, sportsmanship, and ethics. Students are expected to write their own cases and to work in and outside of practice to prepare for each debate. Interested candidates should have experience in LD and Public Forum debate. While we are a competitive team, our focus is on preparing for local and regional tournaments.
Integral to its mission, Archer has remained passionately committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive community where all students can thrive personally and academically. Since our mission drives our practice, interested candidates should embody our guiding principles:
We provide a rigorous, integrated college preparatory curriculum that fosters critical thinking and intellectual curiosity.
We create and sustain a collaborative teaching and learning environment that explores and refines the ways girls learn best.
We help girls to become leaders and life-long learners, strengthening their capacity to contribute positively to their communities.
We strengthen girls’ voices in a diverse and culturally rich environment.
We embrace possibility, promote challenge-seeking and support risk-taking.
We encourage girls to develop meaningful relationships with peers and faculty rooted in honesty, respect and responsibility.
We graduate courageous, committed and ethical young women who take responsibility for their own physical, financial and emotional well-being.
The Archer School for Girls, located in West Los Angeles, CA (Brentwood) is an independent school that provides a highly collaborative, creative, and intellectual college preparatory program for girls in grades 6-12. The School’s founders established Archer based on a compelling vision to create an educational environment that explores and refines the ways girls learn best. Archer serves as a national model for modern single-sex education.