Website: http://www.brookstoneschool.org

The Position

The Director of Athletics is responsible for the overall strategic vision for athletics and physical education at Brookstone School. Reporting directly to the Head of School and overseeing a highly motivated group of coaches and faculty, s/he oversees the implementation of all curricular and co-curricular programs related to athletics in accordance with the School’s philosophical approach. S/he is a critical leader for the entire school community and serves on the Leadership Team that directs Brookstone’s overall operations.    

 

Responsibilities

Strategic Vision & Planning

Working with the Head of School, senior administration, and the Athletics Department staff, the Director of Athletics:  

  • Establishes and oversees the implementation of the School’s Statement of Values and Guiding Principles regarding athletics
  • Articulates the School’s approach to athletics to its various constituencies: students, parents, faculty, staff, administration, Board of Trustees, alumni, league officials, and interested parties
  • Supervises the development and implementation of the interscholastic programs and physical education curricula
  • Serves as the primary bridge between the athletics program and the other curricular and programmatic areas of the School
  • Supports, with the College Counseling Office and in aligned pursuit of expressed college counseling goals, the School’s guidance and advocacy of students aspiring to play sports in college   
  • Supports the Admissions Office with the processing of prospective applicants and families   

 

Leadership & Management

Working with the Athletics Administration staff, the Director of Athletics:

  • Supervises and evaluates all members of the athletic department staff, including associate athletic director, trainers, and administrative support.
  • Oversees the hiring, staffing, orientation, evaluation, and mentoring of all coaches
  • Indirectly supervises physical education teachers in collaboration with the PE Department Head
  • Supports varsity coaches in the administration of their programs
  • Supports the training staff in its care of students, faculty, and staff
  • Coordinates, in collaboration with the Athletics Trainer and Nurse, the education of the coaching staff regarding safety, CPR, and first aid
  • Establishes and administrates, along with the Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations, the budget for the Athletics Department
  • Manages the schedule of facility use as it relates to athletic practices, games, and events
  • Coordinates the maintenance and preparation of athletic facilities along with the Director of Facilities
  • Supervises the scheduling of athletics facilities for Brookstone use and non-Brookstone use
  • Communicates, in coordination with the Director of Marketing and Communications, athletics-related messaging to the media and other internal and external audiences, as appropriate and necessary
  • Reinforces school culture, distinctives, and the mission and vision of the school through athletics
  • Oversees compliance with GHSA rules and regulations with respect to athlete eligibility and coaching assignments

 

Additional Responsibilities

Additionally, the Director:

  • Meets regularly with the Head of School to provide current updates
  • As appropriate, teaches a class, serves as an advisor, and/or coaches a sport
  • Extends beyond the job description to support the mission and goals of the School

 Skills and Qualifications

A qualified candidate will have at least a Master’s degree and experience in areas of athletics and athletics administration. This person will understand school settings covering a range of grade levels and will demonstrate an interest in and enthusiasm for a high quality education. Written and oral communication skills, as well as organizational acumen, are necessary. Qualified candidates will also possess the ability to connect and collaborate with a variety of people and constituencies within and outside of the School community.  

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