Athletic Director

Blaine County School District No. 61 South Central / Twin Falls Athletic/Activities Director Middle Part Time Posted 14D ago

About this job

TITLE: Athletic Director
PAY GRADE: Coaches Salary Schedule
FLSA: Exempt
SUPERVISOR: Building Principal/Assistant Principal
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Position begins approximately two weeks prior to the school year and completes approximately two weeks prior to the school year end. Approximately sixteen hours per week. Schedule varies depending on sports' schedules. Expected to attend/supervise evening and/or weekend athletic events.

SUMMARY:
Under the supervision of the principal/assistant principal, the Athletic Director exercises oversight regarding all athletics and related programs on and off campus. The Athletic Director promotes and conducts athletics in a manner which furthers the aims of general education. The Athletic Director establishes and promotes professional relationships with other schools, the community, staff, students and parents.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
High School Diploma required. Bachelor's degree preferred. Previous athletic coaching or athletic director experience preferred. First Aid and CPR certified preferred.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position is responsible for the supervision of designated team/student athletes and in supervising head, assistant and volunteer coaches.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (This list of essential duties is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.)
Assist Community Campus Administrative Assistant coordinating gym, building and athletic field use in accordance with Policy 901.4 - Use of School Facilities: Rules and Regulations Covering Use of Facilities.
Coordinate high school student athletics and related activities at the middle school.
Schedule middle school athletic events; prepare master game management calendar.
Supervise and/or arrange for supervision of school-sponsored events; coordinate and plan for use of fields and facilities; schedule officials, secure game workers, referees, etc., for events.
Arrange for supervision with administrators for "away" athletic contests; arrange transportation.
Mediate the resolution of problems, issues, and concerns arising between coaches, staff, students, parents and athletic programs.
Promote and foster student participation in middle school sports, activities, and events.
Oversee a wide variety of athletic activities; coordinate with administrators; enforce rules and regulations.
Determine coaching needs in building; recruit, interview, and recommend the hiring coaches for all sports as needed; meet with coaches to discuss concerns and resolve problems.
Administer middle school sports athletics budgets; approve expenditures; account for purchase, use, storage and inventory of athletic equipment.
Assist coaches in determining equipment and supply needs; assist with ordering of equipment and supplies.
Supervise, collect and maintain a file of student eligibility for sports and activities; interpret eligibility regulations; ensure adherence to all sports eligibility requirements.
Maintain liaison with coaches; maintain current knowledge of practices, trends, issues, directions, rules and regulations governing school athletics and activities; enforce league and State regulations.
Responsible for recommending and implementing changes to ensure safe practices and participation in District athletic activity.
Encourages and instructs athletes, students, and fans in good sportsmanship.
Ensures all coaches and volunteers are properly screened, fingerprinted, and trained in concussion prevention, first-aid and CPR

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures governing student athletics; student safety issues and instruction in sports; fund-raising. Knowledge of relevant Federal and State education laws to maintain IDEA Section 504 and FERPA compliance. Knowledge of rules, regulations, strategies, and techniques of the designated sports. Skill in designated sport and effective coaching techniques. Ability to use District technology. Ability to report to work punctually and on a regular basis; ability to work independently/without supervision. Ability to adapt to change and continuously ascertain new knowledge and skills. Ability to maintain self-motivation and a positive attitude. Ability to work in a professional and friendly manner. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, in one-on-one and small group situations to staff, tenants, building users, and the general public.
Ability to read and interpret documents and instructions, furnished in a variety of formats, not limited to safety rules and regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Knowledge of basic math skills including the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of multiple units of measure. Ability to solve practical problems. Ability to perform duties with an awareness of all District policy and procedures, Board of Education policies, and applicable laws.

PHYSICAL DEMAND AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: Works indoors and outdoors depending upon the sport. Frequently maintains a stationary position such as when observing athletes engaging in a sport. Frequently uses and communicates with learning tools, such as computers, white boards, chalkboards and other learning tools. Frequently transports up to 50 pounds, such as uniforms, sports equipment, and other athletic equipment. Occasionally lifts, pushes, pulls and/or moves up to 75 pounds. Generally, the noise in the work environment is moderate to loud; indoor/outdoor exposures include: frequent loud noises, such as from student athlete/coach communication and crowds attending sporting events; possible exposure to communicable diseases, such as from the administration of first aid. Exposure to student athletes and parents/visitors, which may include those who: 1) become hostile and/or disorderly; and 2) exhibit physically aggressive behavior. Outdoor exposures include variable temperatures and weather conditions, dust, pesticides, and smoke (seasonally).

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Blaine County School District No. 61 is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.