We are seeking an experienced, talented, and energetic Middle School Athletic Director for the 2018-2019 school year. The Athletic Director reports to the Middle School Director and is responsible for leading the After School Athletic Program and the Middle School Physical Education Program. The Athletic Director will develop and maintain athletic policies and procedures, and promote the values of physical fitness, athleticism and good sports-personship through the school’s athletic program. The Athletic Director supervises all coaching staff and works closely with Lower School PE Teacher. We also seek a vibrant teacher who brings creativity, innovation, and a social justice lens to their teaching practice.
Hire, supervise, direct, evaluate and promote professional development of all coaching staff
Coach at least two teams per year
Represent the school while attending league meetings and interacting with other athletic directors and coaches from the league
Oversee all communication about athletic program and vision with the school community
Manage and maintain the school’s athletics communication on Team Snap and the school website, including photos, coach bios, game schedules and gym/practice locations
Create game and practice schedules for all sports to ensure balance and positive competition while coordinating with academic and after-school calendars
Manage the safety of students, coaches and facilities
Host home games: set-up and clean-up, run the clock and keep scorebook
Work with league referee assignor and maintain open communication with officials
Organize all parent volunteer drivers to practices and/or away games
Collaborate closely with other divisions including but not limited to, the After School program, Marketing, and Admissions to showcase the school’s athletics program and increase student and family involvement.
Prepare and oversee the annual budget for the athletic program including uniforms, gym fees, equipment, referees, and league dues
Teach two weekly sections of Physical Education in grades 6-8 and one elective per term.
Supervise one section study hall for each class in grades 6-8
Support Middle School Director with oversight of student activities such as electives and dances
Commit to other departmental, committee, and general school responsibilities such as teaching electives, writing narrative progress reports twice a year, and supervising lunch and breaks on a regular basis.
Lead an advisory group (experience with Developmental Designs a plus).
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; academic program focus in Kinesiology and/or education-related fields.
At least two years of teaching and coaching experience at the middle school grade levels
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
Must be able to work collaboratively as a team member with other coaches, parents and school staff.
Have a working understanding of progressive teaching practices, social-emotional learning, and cultural competency.
Be able to successfully instruct and differentiate for students at different ability levels and with multiple intelligences.
Have a nurturing and supportive tone with students, and establish and maintain a healthy and mutually respectful learning environment.
Infuse lessons with energy and joy, inspire a passion for learning, and anchor curriculum in meaningful contexts for deep understanding.
Communicate effectively with staff and parents.
Experience managing a budget.
Background Check and CPR/First Aid certified.
Teaching credential, coaching education program (PCA) and/or master’s degree preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Administrative salary and benefits are competitive and will be based on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits offered including employer-paid medical, and dental insurance, a retirement plan, and tuition remission. PDS is an equal opportunity employer.
About Park Day School
At Park Day School, dedicated teachers and engaged students collaborate to create a dynamic and joyful learning community for mastering academic and interpersonal skills. Students construct meaning and deep understanding through inquiry and discovery-based teaching. Our practices promote critical and creative thinking, artistic expression, and a commitment to diversity and social justice. In the spirit of partnership and service, students expand their perspectives through participation in the broader community. Continuing the legacy of the progressive education movement, Park Day School prepares students to be informed, courageous, and compassionate people who shape a more equitable and sustainable world.
Our Campus and History
Park Day School was founded as a progressive K-6 school by teachers and parents in 1976, and opened with 28 students and four teachers. By 1982, the student body had grown to 90 students, and Park Day moved to the Temescal neighborhood of North Oakland, CA. The school purchased a two-acre campus on 43rd Street in 1993. Today, our four-acre campus is often described as "glorious" and "a jewel." Mature trees, lush flower gardens, birds, squirrels, a ch...icken coop, vegetable gardens and quiet niches are enjoyed by all. Swings, climbing bars, sandy play areas, a large all-weather playing field, multiple climbing structures and a shaded gazebo combine to provide an exciting and varied outdoor area for all ages.