The Athletic/Extracurricular Director is the primary organizer, coordinator, and supervisor of the inter-scholastic sports and extracurricular programs for the Lower and Middle schools. In addition to the general duties and responsibilities set forth in the Faculty/Staff Handbook, the specific duties and responsibilities of the Athletic/Extracurricular Director are set forth below:
Essential Job Goals
Provides overall leadership, supervision, and coordination of all interscholastic sports and extracurricular programs in the school and provides student-athletes with worthwhile learning experiences; and
Supports mission and philosophy of Fisher Island Day School.
Essential Job Duties
Coordinates all league sports and extracurricular programs;
Coordinates transportation in relation to practices and games, as needed;
Recruits, interviews, and recommends for hire — in partnership with school administrators — all coaching staff;
Serves as a liaison between the parent body and the coaching staff and Administration;
Develops extra conference games during regular season and provides for required referees and umpires;
Schedules all games and meets, league and otherwise;
Coordinates game and practice schedules with Administration;
Purchases and maintains uniforms and sports-related equipment;
Provides supervision for all home games on campus, including set-up and running clocks and scorekeepers’ tables;
Manages all communications, internal and external, about the sports program:
Parent, coach, teacher, and athlete communication;
Provides sports calendars and team rosters to parents and administration;
Maintains a presence on the school’s website.
Contributes to the “sports news” in the weekly Head of School newsletter;
Coordinates the concessions for all home games;
Maintains a good relationship with the league directors and officials; and
Teaches part-time as warranted.
The success of the athletics and extracurricular program have a strong influence on the community’s image of the school.
The athletic/extracurricular director is charged with the responsibility to provide fair and equal opportunities for all candidates to participate in the athletic program.
The position includes extended time, risk/injury factor, and due process predicaments.
The athletic/extracurricular director will perform all other duties which may be assigned by the Head of School.
Skills & Abilities Needed
Highly developed organizational skills;
Strong communication skills;
Competence with basic instructional technology functions, including but not limited to: M.S. Outlook email & calendar; M.S. Word, Excel, & PowerPoint; web-browsing; apps; large-screen interactive devices, such as Smart or Aquos Boards; social media platforms; etc.;
Skilled in de-escalating stressful situations; and
Ability to build relationships with a variety of individuals (students, parents, staff, community members, league officials).
Minimum Qualification Requirements
A Bachelor's degree in field and appropriate licensure are required. A Master’s degree in field is strongly preferred.
Three years prior experience in teaching Physical Education or classroom instruction;
Successful completion of Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Background Screening;
Ability to effectively interact and relate to children in a developmentally appropriate manner;
Sensitive to individual children’s differences and needs and be willing to adjust the program and curriculum to meet those individual needs;
Ability to relate with and speak to parents in a respectful and courteous manner;
Willing to work in a team environment; be willing to share ideas & be open to other’s ideas; be flexible & willing to compromise;
Experience managing coaches and employees;
School coaching experience;
Strong familiarity with local leagues and associations (preferred);
A valid Florida chauffer’s license or willingness to obtain one.
Special Requirements and Physical Demands
This is medium work which requires the following physical activities -- climbing, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity.
The worker is exposed to noise, and the work is performed indoors and outdoors.
The job requires a daily commute to and from Fisher Island via a ferry.
School Year/Faculty Hours
The school year includes approximately 178 days of instruction for students and approximately 227 days of employment. Hours are flexible according to the needs of the athletic/extracurricular program, team practices and games.
Commensurate with experience and education, bearing in mind, the small size of the school.
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