Head Coach of Boys Varsity Track & Field Team

Staff / Seasonal

Thayer Academy, Braintree, MA

Job Summary

This seasonal, part-time position is responsible for leading the Thayer Academy Boys Varsity Track & Field program. This includes promoting a culture and practice of excellence and sportsmanship consistent with the philosophy and policies of Thayer Academy and the program’s long history of achievement. The head coach is responsible for all aspects of the program, including student recruitment, managing practices and games/championships, supervising assistant coaches, communicating with families and the Thayer Athletic Department, and supporting student-athletes in the college recruitment process.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partner with Admissions in support of student-athlete recruitment and retention; assist student-athletes and their families with the college recruitment process

  • Supervise, develop, and execute effective practices, prepare athletes for competition, and support meaningful skills building and growth among all players.

  • Instruct players on the rules and fundamentals of high school boys’ track & field competition

  • Maintain athletic rosters and manage attendance.

  • Attend all Thayer Academy Seasonal Coaches’ Meetings, ISL, and NEPSAC Meetings as designated by the sport.

  • Provide timely meet reports immediately following a contest.

  • Travel with the team on school-provided transportation.

  • Follow all safety practices and Thayer Academy policies outlined in the Student Handbook and Coaches’ Handbook, including those against hazing and bullying.

  • Support a program culture of respect, inclusion, belonging, and exceptional sportsmanship.

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills

  • Substantial coaching and/or college/professional playing experience

  • Detailed understanding of the rules and events included in boys high school track & field

  • History and practice of exemplary sportsmanship and role modeling appropriate behavior with student-athletes

  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills, including a cooperative, professional, and collaborative work ethic

  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

 

Physical Demands

  • Occasional lifting and moving equipment, running, stretching, throwing and jumping

  • Frequent talking, listening, walking, sitting, standing, and movement on the field and track

  • Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks and function in a fast-paced working environment

 

Work Environment

  • The Athletics facility is a busy work environment in which there is a significant amount of personal interaction.

  • The Coach must be flexible, enthusiastic, hard-working, and responsible.

  • The track is the main practice facility but may include the field and Alumni gymnasium.  Must be able to adapt to different surfaces in each location and work outside in heat, cold, wind, rain, and snow/sleet in early spring

  • Must have a valid driver’s license

  • Thayer Academy is a non-smoking campus.

Application Information

  • Please click here to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three to five references, including two present or past supervisors.
  • Equal Opportunity Act: Thayer Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The Academy complies with and adheres to all state and federal anti-discrimination laws with respect to its employment practices. Thayer Academy does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin or ancestry, age, or disability, or any other category protected under state or federal law. This policy extends to recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, assignment, working conditions, promotions, transfers, termination, re-employment, education, tuition assistance, employee treatment, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. All employment-related decisions are made on a nondiscriminatory basis so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act: Thayer Academy complies with all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws. This means that we will not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability in any phase of the employment relationship including application for employment, hiring, promotions and/or advancement opportunities, termination, compensation, training, and any other conditions or privileges of employment.

Thayer Academy

Braintree, MA
Elementary, Middle School, High School
Day
All Gender