Elementary/Middle School Program Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $40,000
Maximum: $48,000
Details: Commensurate with experience



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States


Baltimore Urban Debate League

Elementary/Middle School Program Manager

Position Overview

The nationally acclaimed Baltimore Urban Debate League (BUDL) is currently seeking a dynamic urban educator who is passionate about changing life opportunities for Baltimore City youth to serve as our Elementary/Middle School Program Manager. Founded in 1999, the Baltimore Urban Debate League is dedicated to increasing and improving educational and life opportunities for students in Baltimore City’s public schools. BUDL creates learning opportunities through competitive debate and teacher professional development. This position supports the continued growth and expansion of the League. To ensure consistent and high quality programming, the Elementary/Middle School Program Manager will work in collaboration with BUDL’s Executive Director to provide training, resource development, and continued support to debate teacher-coaches across Baltimore City.


  • Manage all aspects of the League’s elementary/middle school competitive debate programming and tournament administration to include Saturdays.
  • Develop and provide supportive and equitable learning opportunities for students in the League.
  • Enhance and implement BUDL’s comprehensive and strategic vision across partnering elementary/middle schools; think and act collaboratively, strategically, and proactively in order to reach more students and schools.
  • Create, implement, and update program plans to include desired outcomes, benchmarks, and data reporting.
  • Manage the EMS extracurricular program in approximately 40 Baltimore City public schools.
  • Deliver the highest quality coach support and program results; coach, mentor, motivate teachers to recruit, and support students in their debate learning.
  • Coordinate and support Lead Coaches in support of school-based coaches
  • Serve as support to high school competitive debate program.
  • Meet weekly with the Executive Director to monitor and maximize progress.
  • Create monthly data and progress reports for various stakeholders to include teacher-coaches, principals, and board.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
  • At least 2 years teaching experience in an urban setting
  • Debate experience and knowledge.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and superior written and verbal communication skills; the ability to understand and translate information for all audiences; clarity, crispness, and elegance in writing and speaking
  • Excellent planning and execution skills; ability to achieve strategic goals in a well-organized fashion while still possessing high energy, creativity and imagination; experience overseeing program evaluation and utilizing data to drive decision making
  • Ability to engage, interact effectively with, and earn the respect of all the constituencies of the Baltimore Urban Debate League community, including school leaders
  • A very strong work ethic, supported by commitment and follow-through; high degree of collaboration, discretion, and maturity yet comfortable working in an entrepreneurial environment and willing to contribute as needed to an emerging organization
  • Experience developing and implementing successful extracurricular programs or experience developing curriculum, training and professional development of teachers within an urban educational a plus 


Competitive package including healthcare, dental, and vision; 401K match after 90 days

Paid Time Off

Sick leave


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Please e-mail resume, cover letter and salary history to coleen@budl.org with subject line: EMS Program Manager: {Your Name}. No phone calls.

Baltimore Urban Debate League is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and equitable environment in which all staff can excel regardless of race, ethnicity, age, faith, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ability. People of color, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.