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Renaissance High School Track & Field Head Coach

Date Posted: Apr 2, 2024

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Track & Field Head Coach

Location: Renaissance High School

Salary: $3,814.80 Stipend

Reports to:  Athletic Coordinator

Bargaining Unit: DFT

Benefits Eligible: No

In accordance with the Agreement between Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, the following vacancy is announced. 

Position Summary:

The coaching position is responsible for adhering to the athletic policy approved by the Detroit Public Schools Community District and the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA). The coaching position is essential in providing enthusiasm/knowledge for leading, teaching, mentoring, and preparing high school scholar-athletes for next level successes.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proof of a minimum of an Associate Degree or equivalent (evidence of 60 hours current credits) and evidence of a certified plan of towards a Bachelor’s Degree must be present at time of application. All coaches, current and new must meet these requirements or will be released at the end of the most current season    
  • Applicants must provide evidence of experience in high school and/or college sports, preferably in the area of applicable position.
  • Must have at least five (5) years of previous coaching in the area of applicable position.
  • Must have knowledge of athletic procedures.
  • Demonstrated verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills required.
  • Must show evidence/certification of completing/attending the following and other professional development courses, workshops and clinics to expand knowledge in all aspects of coaching:
    • MHSAA CAP 1-2 (mandatory)
    • MHSAA Online Rules Meeting (mandatory)
    • AED and Heart Saver CPR Certification (mandatory)                            

Essential Functions:

  1. Regularly monitor scholar-athletes’ academic eligibility performance, attendance, behavior, training and development of their individual athletic ability.
  2. Coordinate the use, upkeep, care and submit an annual inventory listing of all district equipment and facilities.
  3. Maintain and report the season’s scores, records and statistics (before the season, during the season of games and throughout the seasons’ end).
  4. Coaches will report directly to the building Athletic Coordinator (via the Office of Athletics) in which they will assist with ensuring there is a positive, coaching/mentoring environment, stressing the importance of academic achievement.
  5. Provide an atmosphere conducive to good sportsmanship and stewardship.
  6. Shall duly serve as a positive role model/mentor for scholar-athletes.
  7. Collaborate with and meet with parents of scholar-athletes to keep them duly informed of the program schedule and activities.
  8. Maintains and emphasizes discipline and demands disciplined behavior from everyone involved in the program.
  9. Must provide and organize adequate supervision before, during and after practices/games all scholar-athletes.
  10. Must provide an adequate schedule of time for scholar-athletes to have academic study table.
  11. Must have knowledge of and enforce all DPSL and MHSAA rules and regulations compliance at all times.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Security Clearance: 

Internal Applicants 

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check. 

External Applicants 

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.  

Method of Application: 

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.  

All DPSCD employees are required to disclose their vaccine status, however COVID-19 vaccines are strongly encouraged but not required.

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.  

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897. 

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or 


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