Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree

Website: www.woodberry.org

Woodberry Forest School is seeking a head varsity football coach for the 2022-23 school year.  As a member of the Virginia Prep League, Woodberry has a rich academic and athletic tradition and is deeply committed to helping our boys develop into leaders in service to others dating back to the school’s founding in 1889.  We are seeking a coach who will facilitate our continued pursuit of excellence in football and academics.  Academics and athletics combine with the arts, outdoor programming, and residential life, fulfilling the “whole boy” experience we cherish.  In that vein, the head football coach plays a vital role in the intentional character development of each boy while establishing a highly competitive, positive, and inclusive culture for the entire football program, freshman through varsity.  The head coach will build within the program, and demonstrate in his own actions, the qualities embodied by the vision and mission of Woodberry Forest School.

Specific characteristics, duties and responsibilities:

  • Is a positive leader of the entire football program developing a plan to integrate fundamental teaching at all levels.  The coach will build boys up emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually.
  • Encourages a sense of belonging for all boys who are a part of the program through building relationships with and among the boys.
  • Understands the academic responsibilities of the boys and follows their progress as students. 
  • Communicates and collaborates with others in and outside of the Woodberry community in support of the boys’ growth.
  • Explicitly develops a method of teaching values and character to the boys.
  • Values a meritocracy and builds a belief among boys that achievement comes through hard work and teamwork.
  • Has a deep understanding of all aspects of football from a tactical, learning, and best practices perspective, one that will result in sustained competitive excellence.
  • Values strength & conditioning, nutrition and playing multiple sports in helping the boys to realize their full potential as athletes.
  • Builds relationships with member schools in our league.  Is seen as a leader among this group with respect to a collaborative effort to make the league stronger.
  • Understands the VISAA and VPL policies and rules and supports the implementation of those policies and rules.
  • Is expected to work in partnership with the admissions office to communicate to prospective students and families the values and ideals of the entire Woodberry community. 
  • Is capable of supporting players’ transitions to college, inclusive of establishing relationships with college and university programs in support of the recruiting process.
  • Is a reflective learner desiring to continually grow and learn through various means of professional development.
  • Will supervise assistant coaches in support of their professional development.
  • Develops opportunities for the boys to be involved in community service.
  • Develops and runs a summer football camp on campus.

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to hold teaching or administrative position to reach full time status
  • Leadership experience within a competitive program
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of the nature of boarding schools

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree
  • Teacher of an academic class
  • Demonstrated success in a high school setting

Additional:

  • Please apply at https://www.woodberry.org with cover letter and resume
  • All questions can also be directed to Matt Blundin at 540-672-6067.
  • Preference will be given to applications submitted by December 17, with acceptance closing December 31, 2021
  • Pay will be competitive and relative to experience and responsibilities assumed upon employment.

About Woodberry Forest

 Woodberry Forest School is one of the nation’s premier independent boarding schools for boys. Located on 1,200 beautiful acres in Madison County, Virginia, near Charlottesville and Washington, DC, Woodberry is an all-residential school. Woodberry enrolls approximately 400 students from the United States and abroad. Since its founding in 1889, Woodberry Forest has become recognized internationally as a leader in the education of boys. Students are carefully selected from an outstanding group of strong applicants. 

Woodberry maintains a generous tuition assistance program with forty-six percent of students receiving financial assistance, totaling over $7 million. The school is committed to enrolling the best possible students regardless of a family’s ability to pay and is actively engaged in an effort to build the endowment for tuition assistance. The faculty includes men and women of significant educational background and experience. All students and most faculty and their families live on campus. 

Woodberry Forest School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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