Head Boys’ Lacrosse Coach
Tabor Academy, Marion, MA
About Tabor Academy
Tabor Academy has a rich history that dates back to 1876 when the school was founded by Elizabeth Taber. Mrs. Taber had a lofty vision for the institution, including building character of young people from across the country. Today, we honor that legacy and embrace an international and diverse student body. Our work is guided by our principles of life-long learning, personal responsibility, and care for others. Here, students are encouraged to take risks and challenge themselves as they prepare to step into the world as global leaders.
For nearly 150 years, Tabor Academy has served the Marion, Massachusetts community as a premier coeducation, college preparatory boarding and day school. As the School by the Sea, Tabor offers an uncommonly beautiful setting in which to live and learn for students grades 9-12. The school provides a wide breadth of academic offerings for students to explore their interests, understand their strengths, and develop their critical thinking and communication skills. Tabor graduates are leaders, adaptable, and exceptionally skilled at navigating the 21st century.
Tabor Academy Head Varsity Coach Summary
A varsity head coach will have extensive knowledge of their sport and experience playing and/or coaching at the secondary or collegiate level, and be familiar with and comply with the philosophy and policies of Tabor Academy and the Independent School League. Head coaches have responsibility for all aspects of their program including developing, mentoring, and recruiting athletes. Head coaches manage assistant coaches, to whom they may delegate authority, although ultimate responsibility for the program resides with them. Head coaches should also have a demonstrated interest in equity, diversity, equity, and inclusion work and expect to participate in professional development related to justice, equity, and belonging work.
Boys Lacrosse Head Coach Responsibilities and Agreements will include:
- Demonstrating an ability and willingness to communicate clearly, firmly, empathetically, and confidently with young adults
- Regular effective practice planning that:
- Promotes physical, mental, and emotional development of student-athletes
- Prepares student-athletes for the short- and long-term goals of an ensuing season
- Models efficient use of timefor individual and team development
- Cultivating and sustaining a rapport with student-athletes and their families
- Willingness to have honest, productive, and difficult conversations with student-athletes
- Promoting the program to potential student-athletes as part of the recruiting and application process in collaboration with our Admission Office, including:
- Screening student-athletes not only as lacrosse players but as members of a larger learning community
- Initiating contact with potential candidates
- Attending seasonal tournaments, showcases, and practices to identify and recruit potential candidates
- Building and expanding a regional and national network of professionals in the lacrosse world at the club, secondary, and collegiate levels
- Being a role model:
- On and off the field, in demanor, presentation, and communication
- Bring outside, real-world, and relevant resources to aid in the development of student-athletes
- Promoting and advocating for student-athletes in the college admissions landscape
- Partnering well with other adults in the community, including assistant coaches,sub-varsity coaches, athletic department members, school administrative teammembers
The successful Tabor employee will:
- embrace an initiative-driven faculty culture focused on advancing Tabor Academy’s mission
- pursue an understanding of current teaching pedagogies and relevant research in adolescent learning and development
- possess a high degree of cultural competency and demonstrated experience working with diverse populations and perspectives
- enjoy collaborating with colleagues across all areas and aspects of school life
- invest in the community and participate in the lives of our student-athletes beyond the athletic realm
- convey patience, empathy, enthusiasm, and optimism in their work with adolescents, faculty, and parents
- commit to self-reflection, to work independently, and to pursue professional growth and learning opportunities
Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and interest in working with teenagers
Electronic materials only, please. If interested, please send employment application, letter of interest, and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Boys Lacrosse” in the subject line. In the cover letter we invite you to share how your understanding of/capacity with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion has evolved, whether from personal or professional experiences.
Tabor Academy is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.
Tabor Academy is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community – and hiring and retention processes, more specifically – informed by the NAIS Principles of Good Practice – Equity and Justice. Additionally, across all areas of school life, we prioritize practices based on Mind Brain Education (MBE) research; the relational skills of active listening, empathic understanding, critical thinking, and genuine inquiry; and pursuits that actively seek out and invite in diverse perspectives. At Tabor Academy, students come from all over the United States and over 21 countries to be part of an engaging community. Our diverse and inclusive student body welcomes individuals from all races, religions, and economical backgrounds.
Located 15 minutes from culturally rich New Bedford, home to the Whaling National Historical Park; stories from when the city was a station on the Underground Railroad and home to Frederick Douglass; a hub for Blue Economy Corridor innovation; seafood from America’s #1 fishing port; and a landscape that attracts sailors, bikers, and golfers, Marion and the Southcoast are teeming with opportunity.
Tabor Academy does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other Academy-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.