Speech and Debate Instructional Faculty

Website Valor Christian High School

Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders to Transform the World for Christ

ROLE SUMMARY

Faculty members at Valor Christian High School are charged with preparing tomorrow’s leaders to transform the world for Christ. Valor Faculty live out a compelling relationship with Jesus Christ, which is central to daily instruction and interactions with students, parents, and team members. Valor Faculty are not only masters of the curriculum, but they see each student as the object of their affection and a unique individual to be known and loved. Faculty members prepare students for college and mentor students in all aspects of their academic and spiritual development.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Possess and Model a Growing Relationship with Christ

  • Pursue full devotion to Christ and live a life that reflects that authenticity
  • Model the fruits of the spirit in communications, relationships and daily work
  • Demonstrate teachability and a willing heart for service
  • Embody others-centered, servant-leadership in all interactions

Demonstrate Trustworthy Commitment to Valor Christian High School

  • Accept and uphold Valor’s Statement of Beliefs
  • Accept and abide by all affirmations in Valor’s Annual Statement of Commitment
  • Be relationally involved in the life/lives of our students with a heart of service and mission
  • Seamlessly and deliberately integrate Biblical truth and Christian values into daily work

Demonstrate a Commitment to Growth

  • Demonstrate teachability and receptivity to feedback
  • Pursue professional/personal/spiritual growth and development

Possess a Commitment to Instructional Excellence

  • Provide a learning environment and feedback style built upon mutual respect and conducive to student learning
  • Expertise with Public Forum, Lincoln-Douglas, extemporaneous speaking, and original oratory is necessary

Commitment to Student Centricity

  • Demonstrate a love for students and a desire to personally invest in their spiritual, emotional and social maturation
  • Compassionately respond to the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of each student
  • Engage in ongoing communication and collaboration with Valor team members in order to strengthen student performance and support

Commitment to Team Speech and Debate Competitions

  • Lead the Speech and Debate team in preparing and competing in tournament events
  • Travel and maintain supervision of students at all tournaments locally and nationally (typically 14-18 tournaments annually)
  • Judge debates and speeches at both tournaments and Valor practices
  • Supervise assistant coaches, volunteer judges, and manage the Speech and Debate budget

Serve Wholeheartedly as an Exceptional Teammate 

  • Uphold and embody Valor’s culture as set forth in the Valor Culture Document
  • Model servant leadership, grace and love in all relationships and interactions
  • Develop relationships with colleagues with goals of teamwork, relational unity and spiritual growth
  • Provide team support regarding all matters, processes and initiatives
  • Demonstrate loyalty to teammates in action and word
  • Assist Team members to facilitate school-wide wins

Demonstrate a Commitment to Fulfilling Valor’s Vision and Mission

  • Assume collaborative responsibility for Operating Plan Goals and Fiscal stewardship
  • Be a ‘culture- keeper’

Demonstrate a Commitment to Growth

  • Participate in Valor Team meetings, Chapel and weekly meetings with Team/Supervisor
  • Demonstrate teachability and receptive to feedback
  • Pursue professional/personal/spiritual growth and development
  • Participate in the broader ministry of Valor by contributing of time, talent and treasure beyond assigned role responsibilities

RELATIONSHIPS

  • Department Chair
  • Humanities Teams
  • Academic Leadership
  • Academic Support Team
  • Parents and Students
  • Other Valor departments and Team members as needed

RESULTS

  • Valor excels in advancing Valor’s Student Outcomes including spiritual formation, college preparedness, and cultural engagement
  • Through Speech and Debate classes and interactions with the Faculty member, students will have the opportunity to experience God’s love and know that God has a plan and purpose for their life
  • Students will display college and career competencies in areas of passion
  • The Valor Speech and Debate program will flourish and provide unique opportunities to students beyond the classroom
  • Under the leadership of the faculty member, the program will successfully compete at the state and national levels

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Advanced Degree in a related area is preferred
  • Preferred expertise and passion for Speech and Debate including competitor experience at the high school or college level
  • Solid biblical and theological foundation and understanding
  • High School teaching experience preferred

POSITION TYPE: A

HOURS PER WEEK: Full-time

SUPERVISOR: Academic Dean

SALARY RANGE: $40,000-$75,0000

START DATE: 8/2/2021

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