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Assistant Director, Speech & Debate/Coach, Worlds

Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
Student Affairs and Services
This position is located on the Ithaca campus within ILR School. During the COVID restrictions, this position will work remotely, until such time that the remote work restrictions are lifted based on University and unit guidelines.

The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University has an immediate opening for a full time 9 month position (mid-August through mid-May) with the Cornell Speech and Debate Program. This position is responsible for coaching and judging for the World Parliamentary debate team, travels to 13-15 domestic and international debate tournaments, and manages all logistical duties pertaining to the Worlds Parliamentary debate team.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Supports Outreach director in providing Cornell undergraduates in the society in leading debate-centered community programs.

Provides overall administrative support to co-workers and Director in the areas of: budget management, tournament administration, program support, fundraising, communications, outreach and teaching duties.

This is a nine month position is located on the Ithaca, NY campus within the ILR School.

More information about the ILR School can be obtained at our web site, and the Cornell Speech and Debate Program

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 2 to 4 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination.

  • Professional manner with high level organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize work in a complex and dynamic environment.

  • Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills are required with the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of people.

  • Independent judgement, problem solving, initiative and decision making skills are required.

  • Must be able to work independently while supporting the efforts of an overall team.

  • Ability to conduct sophisticated internet-based research with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Power Point.

  • Experience in event management and travel logistics.

  • Must have a safe driving record and valid driver's license.

  • Extensive travel is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a relevant field.

  • Prior teaching experience and/or prior experience managing a speech or debate program.

  • Recent experience and involvement with intercollegiate forensics as a competitor and/or coach.

No relocation assistance or visa sponsorship provided for this position.

This is a full-time, nine month, non-academic staff, benefits eligible opportunity located on the Ithaca campus.

University Job Title:

Teaching Supp Spec II



Pay Rate Type:



Contract College

Contact Name:

Brenda Herrling

Number of Openings:


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