Speech and Debate Coach

LearningLeaders - Shanghai, 上海市, CN - Full time

ABOUT LEARNINGLEADERS AND YOU

At LearningLeaders, we believe that everyone has the right to be heard, respected, and understood. We’ve developed a systematic approach to empower our learners through fourteen different public speaking and debate courses offered in our LearningCenters here in Shanghai. Long-term, we’ll create a virtual-reality-based platform and two-sided marketplace that link our world-class coaches to learners all over the globe.

Our students view public speaking as a delightful, effortless, and valuable activity. As an organization, we do not directly engage in ‘application consulting’ or ‘admissions consulting.’ With that said, LearningLeaders alumni are represented at many top U.S. boarding schools and colleges. In 2018, Team China students working with LearningLeaders coaches won the World School’s Debating Championships. In 2017 and 2018 alone, multiple students working with LearningLeaders coaches have won both US and China national championships in multiple debate formats.

Our Team Members guide learners to develop, enhance, and apply exemplary communication skills. LearningLeaders team consists of 40 Team Members from 14 different countries. There is no such thing as a typical LearningLeaders coach. The one thing in common is our passion for continuous learning and development. Team Members have the opportunity to learn about management, finance, and leadership through weekly trainings. Team Members are subsidized to develop themselves personally, whether it is maintaining a healthy lifestyle or learning a new language. Team Members receive reimbursements for any form of professional development outside of work. Team Members travel overseas regularly through International competitions. Team Members can take any time off based on our open vacation policy. We have Team Members who are entrepreneurs, top debate coaches, former investment bankers, TFA alumni, and more.

Our goal is to become China’s foremost organization focused on the development of communication and leadership skills through immersive learning experiences. In just four years, LearningLeaders has grown from just an idea to the most successful debate and public speaking coaching organization in China, both by tournament results and by number of participants in weekly practice sessions. But we are just getting started. And we need your help.

Our next step is to grow the hub of imaginative learners and coaches that we have developed. We still have a long way to go, but our vision is even bigger. By leveraging immersive VR technologies, we will design the most impactful learning experiences developing communication and leadership skills available anywhere. And better yet, we will make them available to anyone.

Your next step is to grow your dreams, your career, and yourself.

Grow with us.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Speech & Debate Coach is a competitive educator who strives to improve learning experiences for both our learners and team members. If this sounds like you, your chief responsibilities will be to:

  • Coach between 8 to 10 public speaking courses per week (16 to 20 hours of coaching).
  • Evaluate, revise, and implement curricula for LearningLeaders public speaking courses: Elite Speech, Extemporaneous Speaking, Original Oratory, Dramatic Monologue.
  • Identify appropriate speech competitions for students and train them to achieve success.

In addition to coaching responsibilities, you will develop your leadership, project management, and intercultural communication skills through initiating new ventures within LearningLeaders. Examples of recent successful initiatives include:

  • Competitions: In 2018, Team China students working with LearningLeaders coaches won the World School’s Debating Championships. In 2017 and 2018 alone, multiple students working with LearningLeaders coaches have won both US and China national championships in multiple debate formats.
  • Event Management: Hosting debate tournaments, community service events, public speaking training sessions and forums
  • Partnership opportunities: Summer & winter camps, visiting coaches, teacher training, and corporate coaching.

SUCCESSFUL TEAM MEMBERS

Above all, you demonstrate initiative, integrity, and the desire to inspire. You are the team member we are looking for if you possess:

  • Teamwork
  • Passionate curiosity and a love of learning
  • Drive to aim for excellence
  • Ability to act with initiative
  • Over two years of full or part-time speech coaching experience
  • Solid understanding of IE
  • Flexibility and adaptability to new environments
  • Quick wit and a sense of humor
  • Outstanding linguistic capabilities, both in writing and the spoken word 

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Role

Teaching

Experience Level

Mid Level

LearningLeaders

We believe that everyone has the right to be heard, respected, and understood. We’ve developed a systematic approach to empower our learners through public speaking and debate. Long-term, we’ll create a virtual-reality-based platform that links our world-class coaches to learners all over the globe.

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