Director of Athletics/Head Football Coach – Ridgeland High School
Position is now available. Applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to Kimber Halliburton at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted from January 17, 2019, through January 26, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. or until the position is filled.
Primary Purpose: Direct and manage the school’s athletic program, facilities, and instruct students to develop skills so that it increases their abilities to excel in athletics. Provide each student with the opportunity to participate in an extracurricular athletic activity and ensure compliance with all federal, state, MHSAA, and local requirements.
Master’s Degree preferred
Valid Mississippi teaching certificate
Knowledge of overall operations of an athletic program
Knowledge of coaching techniques and procedures
Knowledge of federal, state, MHSAA and district policies governing athletics
Ability to instruct and supervise student athletes
Ability to implement policy and procedures
Ability to interpret data
Ability to manage the budget and personnel
Excellent public relations, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, parents, and staff
Five years coaching experience
Head coaching experience preferred
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Program Planning and Instruction
- Establish performance criteria for competition and manage athletic activities, contests, and practice sessions to promote individual grown in athletic skills, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. Model performance criteria and perform physical movements required for successful student performance of sport.
- Maintain an active program that promotes good sportsmanship and student development; including the time, resources, and materials to support the accomplishment of department goals.
- Establish and maintain records for physical and academic eligibility requirements for participation in each sport, and verify each athlete’s eligibility.
- Use a variety of instructional and coaching techniques to meet the needs and improve the abilities of student athletes.
- Take all necessary precautions to protect student athletes, equipment, materials, and facilities.
- Work with other members of school staff to plan and implement instructional goals and objectives to ensure the overall educational development of student athletics.
- Obtain and use evaluative findings (including student achievement data) to gauge athletic program effectiveness and ensure that program renewal is continuous and responsive to student needs.
- Manage school athletic operations to include directing ticket sales, employing game officials, and ensuring the preparation of facilities.
- Prepare and approve all interscholastic game schedules.
- Arrange transportation, lodging and meals for out-of-town athletic events.
- Implement district student management policies, communicate expected student behavior related to athletics, and ensure the enforcement of student discipline in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct in the student handbook.
- Instruct and advise students on National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations with regard to academic requirements for scholarships and recruiting practices.
- Establish and maintain open lines of communication with parents, students, teachers, and community members. (stakeholders)
Administration, Budget and Inventory
- Implement the policies established by federal law, state law, State Board of Education rule, MHSAA rules, and local board policy in area of athletics.
- Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.
- Develop and administer a budget based on documented program needs and estimated enrollment to ensure that operations are cost effective and funds are managed wisely.
- Oversee the process of cleaning, repairing, and storing of all athletic equipment including maintaining a current inventory of supplies, equipment, and fixed assets and recommending disposal and replacement of equipment.
- Coordinate the use of all athletic facilities by non-school groups.
- Plan, organize, and oversee all activities including practices, special events, and tournaments.
Supervisory Responsibilities and Personnel Management
- Prepare, review, and revise job descriptions for the athletic department.
- Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate all athletic department personnel and make recommendations relative to assignment, transfer, retention, discipline, and dismissal.
- Develop training options and/or improvement plans for employees to ensure an exemplary operation in area of athletics.
- Articulate the district’s mission and goals in the area of athletics to the community and solicit its support in realizing the mission.
- Demonstrate awareness of district and community needs, initiate activities to meet those needs, and use appropriate and effective techniques to encourage community and parent involvement.
- Support athletic booster club activities.
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
- Athletic equipment, standard office equipment including computer and peripherals and other instructional equipment, automated external defibrillator (AED), frequent driving and may operate a school bus
- Sitting, prolonged standing, occasional kneeling, squatting, bending, stooping
- Frequent walking, repetitive hand motions, frequent keyboarding and use of mouse, frequent physical movements associated with sport, moderate grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension and reaching
- Frequently light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds), occasional moderate lifting and carrying (15 – 44 pounds)
- Frequent districtwide and statewide travel
- Maintain emotional control under stress, frequent prolonged and irregular hours
This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.