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School Athletic Director North High School

Minneapolis, MN

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Job Title: School Athletic Director - North High School and Requisition ID number: 57563
Close Date: 12:01 AM on 08/20/2018
Organizational Unit: North High (10000075)
Site: North (ISA) (0375)
FTE: 1.0 FTE - 46 weeks; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time
Union: MAAS(43)
Functional Area: Administrative

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.

SUMMARY: Under general supervision, directs the school athletic activities consistent with district, league and state policies and administrative procedures and to implement within the District an effective and comprehensive co-curricular program for students that support educational enhancements of the students.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinate and cooperate with district, school and athletic staff to ensure the athletic program supports and enhances the educational strategies and academic programs of the schools and District.
  • Supervise, or provide for the proper supervision, of all student athletic activities, including fund-raising, social activities, performing groups' events, athletic contests and regional or state level competition.
  • Work with students and staff to see that proper planning has been conducted which will ensure reasonable expectations of success for scheduled events.
  • Supervise, manage and evaluate the school athletic program.
  • Ensure eligibility of athletes.
  • Coordinate supervision of all home athletic contests.
  • Oversee and ensure proper eligibility status of coaches.
  • Assist coaches in assessing their individual programs in relation to program objectives.
  • Work with coaching staff in developing goals for program improvement in keeping with District philosophy, goals and guidelines.
  • Provide leadership to coaching staff in annually identifying program strengths and weaknesses.
  • Involve students and parents (as appropriate) in athletic development and evaluation.
  • Schedule all athletic programs both home and away.
  • Arrange all transportation for the athletic program.
  • Manage the funds allocated to the school's athletic programs in accordance with district guidelines, processes and procedures, and school activities.
  • Manage the requisitioning, storing, issuing and inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • Ensure that budget allocations for programs are tied to coaching objectives and are consistent with established department and district priorities.
  • Communicate with the public about the athletic program in the school and establish positive community rapport; encourage community participation through attendance at athletic events.
  • Coordinate with Communications Department staff the usage of the news media effectively to ensure coverage of athletic programs.
  • Relate information regarding athletic programs to the Principal, District staff, and School Board.
  • Assist in the selection, placement and evaluation of coaching staff assigned to the school.
  • Assist in the management, maintenance and use of indoor and outdoor facilities to expedite all activities and functions of the school athletic program, as well as benefit the community.
  • Ensure safety standards are complied with in all facilities.
  • Support the relationship between MPS and the community by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent's goals and priorities in compliance with all strategies, programs, policies and procedures.
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information; performs related.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education, Training and Experience Guidelines Bachelor's degree in Athletic or Recreational Administration, Sports Management or related field, AND two (2) years of experience as a coach or athletic director in an educational/recreational environment; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources. Minnesota Teaching license is preferred.

Knowledge of:
  • Federal, state and local laws, ordinances, policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct and safety of athletics programs and recreational facilities in an educational environment.
  • Rules and regulations of the Minnesota State High School League and other governing agencies.
  • Training and coaching techniques for individual sports.
  • Purpose, use and benefits of athletics and recreation programs and activities.
  • Legal liabilities and responsibilities for athletic program staff.
  • Principles and practices of public sector administrative management, including policies, regulations, processes, procedures, records management, finance, budgeting, purchasing, contract management, customer service and employee supervision.

Skill in:
  • Interpreting and applying educational and athletic policies and standards, including the promotion of academic enhancement through athletics.
  • Managing and coordinating sports and athletic support programs.
  • Promoting a positive educational, sports and recreation environment and good personal behavior.
  • Teaching effective sports skills classes and providing individual instruction.
  • Promoting and enforcing safety standards and practices.
  • Using courtesy and respect in interactions with students, athletes and parents.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Identifying problems and opportunities, and developing solutions.
  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Managing staff, delegating tasks and authority, and coaching to improve staff performance.
  • Providing effective customer service, and dealing tactfully and courteously with the public.
  • Collaborating as a team member, with colleagues, staff and community representatives.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers, parents, MPS staff, booster clubs and community organizations.
  • Effective verbal and written communication.

A valid Minnesota State Driver's License required.
Specific technical training and certification may be required.

Work is performed in a standard office environment which requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with long periods of computer work and heavy ****,@type:PropertyValue},datePosted:2018-08-11 10:01:00 00:00,validThrough:2018-09-10 22:59:00 00:00,employmentType:OTHER,hiringOrganization:{name:**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.,@id:684013,@type:organization},jobLocation:{name:Minneapolis, MN, US,address:{addressCountry:US,addressLocality:Minneapolis,addressRegion:Minnesota,@type:PostalAddress},@type:place},@type:JobPosting,@context:****

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