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The SCPS Athletic Director provides leadership in regards to student involvement and supervision and is charged with the comprehensive responsibility for all activities involving students, faculty, and coaches in the Athletic Department. The Athletic Director must meet all employment qualifications as outlined in SCPS staff handbook.
- Establish a clear mission and philosophy of athletics that is consistent with the mission and philosophy of the school.
- Encourage the development of all athletic programs within the framework of the school as whole.
- Evaluate and develop the head coaches.
- Communicate consistently with all coaches in order to encourage the development of all programs within the school.
- Coordinate publicity and communications with outside sources as well as within the school.
- Oversee the athletic budget.
- Oversee transportation for the athletic department.
- Oversee the supplies and uniforms needed for all athletic programs.
- Encourage professional development for all coaches as well as the athletic department staff.
- Encourage and educate the student body and coaches on good sportsmanship and Christian behavior.
- Mediate, when necessary and appropriate, student-staff-parent conflicts.
- Monitor student academic progress and intervene/assist when necessary.
- Oversee all records to ensure athletic alumni files, records, awards, and college athletic participation is accurate.
- Oversee the use and upkeep of all athletic fields and buildings.
- Monitor athletic eligibility.
- Ensure all athletic publications and materials are produced.
- Maintain visibility at athletic practices, competitions, and functions.
- Communicate and work with the Development Office on issues of fundraising and program needs.
- Oversee the development of the athletic program from Kindergarten to the twelfth grade level.
- Ensure compliance with all GHSA rules and policies.
- Provide the scheduling of all athletic contests, arrange for athletic transportation, and hire all game officials.
- Represent the school at various state, regional and national athletic associations.
- Maintain records of team and individual athletic accomplishments and submit copies to the development office for historical purposes.
- Maintain and revise the coaches’ manual each year and set up appropriate meetings with the coaches to review the information and standards in detail.
- Oversee the distribution, collection, cleaning, repair, and storage of all athletic uniforms and equipment.
- Ensure the health and safety of all students in the athletic program, and to be responsible for it, and
- Perform other duties as assigned by the headmaster, support the school and its leadership, attend regular administrative meetings.
- Strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills
- In-depth understanding of a K-12 independent school
- Organizational skills
- Team player and encourager
- Attention to detail
- An advanced degree and certificate in athletic administration is preferred and some leadership training or experience is desirable.