Climb the Mountain Employment-Volunteer Application

We are glad you are interested in working with Climb!
Use this form to apply for employment (or volunteer work if that is your preference) with Climb the Mountain Speech and Debate Foundation.
You must have reliable internet service for using Zoom/video instruction and a reliable computer (however, if you need a reliable computer, we might be able to loan you a computer).
Debate experience is a plus but is NOT required except for our high school program. We have great employees who had never done debate before they started working with Climb.
Pay as of January 1, 2022 is $23 per hour plus $15 bonus per day worked (day must be one or more hours of work). Payment is done via direct deposit using Quickbooks payroll system.
You must be at least 18 years of age and NOT a current high school student. You must be a Washington state resident.
Climb the Mountain is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Climb the Mountain is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation contact Jim Hanson at least 10 days prior to working in a program with Climb at 

Your Information

NOTICE: We can ONLY hire people who have residence in a Washington state address.

Your Position Availability

Which days/times are you available to instruct our students? (October through November) *
We are hiring for In Person positions at this time. The Bellevue and Redmond locations begin in early October. The Seattle U position dates are noted. We do have online positions available but we are nearly completely staffed for those at this time.
Check any additional positions you are interested in . . .

Your Relevant Experience

I will . . . *
NOTE--Typically, there is additional preparation/training work prior to the start of our programs that is paid hours of work. There is also messaging/communication before, during, and after our programs.


Personal Interview Questions


We need 2 references with their contact information.
We will ask these 2 people to vouch for your ability to teach and your character as a good fit for a teacher. If you are applying just for Climb Assistant or Fundraising/Outreach--we will ask questions regarding that role.
Your references must be
   1) over 18 years of age
   2) a teacher/business professional/debate coach OR a current or former debater/Climb employee.
We need at least an email address or phone number for each reference. Email is preferred.
We need at least an email address or phone number for each reference. Email is preferred.

Click Submit to Finish your Application

Thank you for taking time to complete this. It is really appreciated. : )