The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade 8 independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education. The cornerstone of Park’s program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to his or her greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park’s faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical, and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community.
The Park School seeks a dynamic, flexible, patient, and technologically adept Athletic Director. The Athletic Director reports directly to the Upper Division Head. The Athletic Director develops, manages, and supervises the school’s athletic programs. At times this position requires evening and weekend commitments.
- Develop, manage, and supervise developmentally appropriate athletic programs in line with the school’s overall educational mission and goals, and accessible to all students.
- Work with the senior leadership team to continue to innovate and develop a strategic vision for athletics at Park.
- Represent The Park School in all league and athletic associations and attend all meetings
- Schedule all contests for the school’s interscholastic teams.
- Ensure that all coaching positions are filled with competent and properly trained coaches.
- Supervise, develop, and evaluate all coaches.
- Prepare and implement the annual departmental budget.
- Oversee the distribution, collection, storage, upkeep, and replacement of all school athletic uniforms and equipment.
- Ensure that athletic fields, signage, and facilities are prepared for hosting athletic contests.
- Communicate with both students and parents regarding appropriate expectations for each level of competition.
- Ensure that all athletic equipment, facilities, fields, and courts are safe for daily use.
- Report athletic achievements for both individuals and teams to the Communications Office.
- Maintain accurate records of the team and individual athletic statistics and accomplishments.
- Organize coaches’ meetings at the beginning of each season to review expectations, guidelines, and rules of play.
- Distribute weekly facility schedules so coaches can plan practices accordingly.
- Schedule transportation for all away athletic contests.
- Oversee and manage comings and goings on campus for Park students and families as well as visiting teams, officials, and spectators between 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
- Secure the necessary number of qualified officials for each home contest.
- Review and revise the department handbooks annually.
- Distribute Parent-Student Handbook to team parents each season.
- Utilize feedback and reflection to improve practice and performance
- Ensure that respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion, social-emotional learning, and academic excellence are emphasized as core values of the School
- Participate in school community activities
- Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred.
- Three (3) to five (5) years of experience is preferred.
- Strong interpersonal skills with students, colleagues, and other adults
- Strong communication skills, including experience in writing
- Demonstrated experience working in a culturally diverse community
- Motivation for and interest in professional development
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and learning
- To apply, visit the posting on our careers page and click apply. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of teaching philosophy with your application.
- The Park School offers competitive salaries and benefits, including a strong professional development program.
- We welcome candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching and learning.
- The Park School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.