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Athletic Coordinator

Date Posted: Jul 31, 2020

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title:  Athletic Coordinator

Location(s): Detroit International Academy for Young Women 

Salary: $4,261 (stipend)

Reports to: Building Principal

Bargaining Unit: N/A

Benefits Eligible: No

Position Summary:

The Athletic Coordinator is responsible for the coordination, administration and implementation of a comprehensive athletics program for coaches and students enrolled at local high schools. The position of Athletic Coordinator involves a number of complex tasks, including, but not limited to: sports scheduling, eligibility, transportation, uniforms/equipment purchase/management/inventory, emphasis on community and parental involvement, strong operating knowledge of fiscal responsibilities, tickets sales, game staff, revenue deposits for the schools, field/facilities-readiness, the ability to implement evaluation procedures and develop athletic plans that are consistent with District, state and federal policies and guidelines, support for the theory of action for Detroit Public Schools Community District, and the effective communications techniques that provide clear, timely and accurate information to the schools, parents, District, state and federal agencies and the public. 

The Athletic Coordinator is expected to represent the schools and the school district at a wide spectrum of school, city, state, and community events focusing on setting high standards of professionalism, honesty and integrity; in the areas of coaching, academic expectations, academic eligibility, athletic performance, professional development, related areas and other activities deemed appropriate by Detroit Public Schools Community District.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health, Fitness, Athletic training or related fields.
  • Master’s degree in Ed Leadership, or Health and Fitness, Athletic Training or related field from an accredited college or university preferred.  
  • Five (5) years of related education experience, including three (3) years of classroom teaching experience,
  • Minimum of 5 years coaching/athletics/sports management/athletic coordinator directors’ experience in an urban school setting and/or in a multicultural education environment. 
  • Experience managing budgets and personnel required. 

Essential Functions:

1.     Supervise, oversee, and evaluate all athletics participating coaches in the building.

2.     Be available for after school, evenings/weekend practices, events and meets.

3.     Regularly monitor scholar-athletes academic eligibility performance, attendance, behavior, training and development of their individual athletic ability.

4.     Coordinate the sports program in collaboration with the school’s Principal/Administrator/Coaching staff/Office of Athletics. Administer the athletic programs in accordance with state, conference, school and District by-laws.

 

5.     Ensure the organization and seasonal/annual inventory of all equipment are submitted by the deadline.

6.     Ensure regular programs of practice in and out of season and study table for athletes.

7.     Ensure maintenance of necessary background clearance forms, eligibility forms, physical forms, attendance forms, insurance records and similar paperwork for all student athletes and coaches.

8.     Oversee safety conditions of the facilities or areas and ensure that medical personal are present for assigned sports.

9.     Ensure game officials/umpires are present for scheduled events and that Site Coordinators complete and submit timely payment forms for game staff and officials/umpires.

10.  Ensure that all coaches, assistant coaches and volunteers have met the minimum and mandatory certification requirements to remain in compliance with state, conference and district guidelines:

MHSAA CAP 1-2 (mandatory)

MHSAA Online Rules Meeting (mandatory

AED and Heart Saver CPR Certification (mandatory)

11.  Manage the athletic budget of the school in accordance with the District’s cash management and audit procedures. 

12.  Prepare and submit all required budgetary information for both schools. Follows District’s guidelines regarding school policies and financial transactions. Prepare reports, inventory and recommendations for equipment.  

13.  Ensure that adequate supervision is provided for all students involved in athletic programs: provides for the safety of participants and spectators by inspecting facilities and equipment and being aware of environmental conditions.

14.  Provide leadership and professional development for courses in improvement and readiness offered within or by the Office of Athletics for coaches, scholar-athletes, as well as self.

15.  Perform all other duties 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 checkInformation 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.  

 

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, transgender 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 detroitk12.org/compliance. 

 

 

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