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Athletic Director (2024-2025)
Georgetown Day School
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Salary: Based on Experience
Date Posted: 2/9/2024
 
Job ID: 74211
Position/Title: Athletic Director (2024-2025)
Employer: Georgetown Day School
Department:
Category / Heading #1: Administration  Athletic Director / Sports Manager
Category / Heading #2:  
Category / Heading #3:  
Status: FullTime
 
 
Job Description/Responsibilities:

About the School

Georgetown Day School (GDS) in Washington, DC, seeks a strategic thinker, experienced administrator, and practical visionary to serve as its next Director of Athletics.  Founded as the first racially and religiously integrated school in the Nation’s Capital, GDS continues to keep at the heart of its school mission the maintenance and cultivation of a just, ethical, and inclusive community. As a school GDS believes that the educational development of the whole person requires comprehensive study of academic subjects, in-depth exposure to the arts, regular opportunities for physical education and athletics, and involvement in extracurricular activities and community service. Believing that each young person is unique and has special gifts, the School recognizes that identifying and fostering the growth of individual talents is one of its most important responsibilities.

Reporting to the Head of School and in concert with the Middle School and High School Principals, the Athletic Director will be invited to craft a new and expanded vision of the place and role of athletics at GDS.  Ensuring that GDS fields teams that are mission-aligned, competitive, and a source of pride for the School will be a key focus for the AD.


About the Position

The AD has direct responsibility for all aspects of the Middle and High School Athletics. As the lead administrator for the school’s athletic programs, the AD oversees the recruiting, training, and supervising of all coaches and ensures that students participating in the school’s athletic programs are trained, coached, and supervised in a manner consistent with the school’s mission, policies, standards, and values. 

The AD will coach on an as-needed basis in consultation with the head of school.

Location: On Campus

Start Date: July 1, 2024

Type of Opportunity: Full-time, salaried, exempt with benefits.


Key Areas of Focus: 

The Athletic Director will provide leadership, strategic direction, policy development, and oversight for athletics throughout the school to ensure that GDS will:

  • provide outstanding opportunities for students to develop their athletic capacities in a manner consistent with the mission and educational philosophy of the school.   

  • utilize the athletics program to foster school and community spirit

  • field competitive teams in the ISL,  MAC, and DCSAA 

  • attract and retain strong student-athletes 

  • ensure that the athletics program is informed by and is representative of the school’s commitment to diversity in its athletes and coaching staff


Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Supervising, mentoring, and evaluating the Assistant Athletic Director and Sports Information and Operations Manager in their roles and responsibilities for the athletic department;

  • Hiring, supervising, and evaluating coaches for all programs at both the Middle School and High School;

  • Scheduling and securing facility space for all Middle School and High School practices and games;

  • Coordinating the use of all school athletic facilities by groups outside the school in conjunction with the Facilities Manager;

  • Coordinating gym maintenance and summer activities with the Facilities Manager;

  • Maintaining full inventory of, and ordering as necessary, all uniforms and equipment for all teams; 

  • Attend all league AD’s meetings;

  • Ensuring officials are scheduled and confirmed for all school contests;

  • Arranging transportation for all away and some home contests with the transportation director;   

  • Supervising Middle School and High School athletic contests and acting as the host to officials and visiting schools;

  • Overseeing athletics budget;

  • Promoting GDS athletics through local media, social media, and the GDS website and publications;

  • Observing coaches in practice and in competition to assess their knowledge of the sport, coaching practices, and ability to inspire and support their players; 

  • Meeting with each coach at the end of the season to review the season, set goals for program improvement, and ascertain program needs;

  • Supporting head coaches at mandatory team parent meetings at the start of each season;

  • Fostering healthy parent-coach relationships and mediating conflicts between students, parents, and coaches, if they arise;    

  • Supporting all teams equitably by regularly attending both home and away games and competitions;                

  • Working with student-athletes, parents, coaches, and college counselors to secure athletic exposure and college scholarships for talented student-athletes;    

  • Oversee the athletic events (sports banquets, admissions open houses, college recognition, etc.);

  • Collecting and maintaining all athletic records, including team records, individual records, letters and awards, etc.


 
 
Minimum Degree: BA
Certification Required: No
Minimum Experience: 3-5 Years

 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree, Master’s Degree/Certified Athletic Administrator preferred.

  • Coaching experience preferred.

  • Possess a broad knowledge of many sports.

  • Knowledge of the overall operations of an athletic program.

  • Proven ability to manage budget and personnel.

  • Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and consistently meet deadlines.

  • High level of integrity, diplomacy, and initiative.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Flexibility, sense of humor, and willingness to assist with administrative tasks in a fast-paced team environment.

  • High regard for confidentiality. 

  • Demonstrated commitment and experience working in a diverse, multicultural school community.    


    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

     

    Work Environment:

    Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


 
Tuition Remission: No
Spend for Graduate Study: No
Relocation Assistance/Allowance: No
Support/Sponsor Work visas to overseas candidates: No
ON Campus Housing: No
OFF Campus Housing: No
 
 
Application Notes:
In your cover letter or online application with the employer, please indicate that you learned of this job from nemnet.com. Failure to do so may prevent you from qualifying for the NEMNET SIGNING BONUS.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references using our online application system through ADP/Workforce Now: http://www.gds.org/Recruiting. To find out more about the school, candidates should visit our website at www.gds.org.

 

As an inclusive school devoted to preparing our students to live, work, and lead in an increasingly globalized and multicultural society, GDS is particularly interested in professionals with demonstrated interest and experience in working in such a school setting and is driven by the core charge of working to enhance and bring joy to every student’s individual learning experience in equitable and meaningful ways.


If you are hired by one of our member schools please contact NEMNET immediately via email [info@nemnet.com] or phone [888.919.1112], you may be entitled to the NEMNET SIGNING BONUS.

 
Deadline:
Open Until Filled
 
Contact Info

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references using our online application system through ADP/Workforce Now: http://www.gds.org/Recruiting. To find out more about the school, candidates should visit our website at www.gds.org.