Director of Debate - Center for Student Engagement, Division of Student Affairs

Washington D.C.
Jan 30, 2017
Sep 12, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Director of Debate, Center for Student Engagement - Division of Student Affairs

Georgetown University's Center for Student Engagement is a student-centered, fast-paced, high-energy environment. Contact with a diverse and dynamic student body is extensive and substantive. Team members work collaboratively within the office and with many other university-wide constituent groups. Staff members are expected to exercise a high degree of responsibility and independent judgment, and to work irregular and sometimes long hours during peak times of the academic year.

The Director of Debate, reporting to the Director of the Center for Student Engagement, provides leadership to all aspects of the competitive intercollegiate policy debate team in duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Supervises the Assistant Director of Debate.
  • Provides oversight to the collegiate policy debate team.
  • Plans and implements a summer institute for high school students,
  • Recruits students to participate in the debate team.
  • Teaches debate skills to all levels of students.
  • Researches strategies to craft debate arguments.
  • Coaches students during debates.
  • Manages the debate program budget.
  • Organizes and plans travel to and from tournaments.
  • Advises students involved in campus debate organizations.
  • Hosts high school debate tournaments on campus.


  • Master's degree
  • 1 to 3 years of para-professional experience
  • Proven success in teaching and coaching intercollegiate policy debate

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