Job Posting Details

Position: Athletics/Activities/*Director
Location Thomas Jefferson High School

POSITION SUMMARY: This position is designed to assist the school principal and Director of Athletics with the management of the school athletics and activities program. The athletic director assists in supervision of coaches and others involved in school athletics and activities. The expectation for this position is to direct implementation and interpretation of the policies of the Board of Education, the school district, and WIAA as outlined in the respective handbooks, by-laws and sport regulations. This position shall be responsible for the overall leadership, supervision and coordination of all athletic and activities programs to ensure students have worthwhile learning experiences.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Provides leadership and coordination of all school Athletic Department functions as assigned by the principal or Director of Athletics
Assists in the preparation of a building-level ASB budget and coordinates a request, review, and approval process for head coaches, as assigned by the Principal
Serves as the liaison between administration and ASB supervisor.
Conducts interviews for coaching vacancies
Observes and evaluates all head coaches, assistant coaches per department guidelines
Reviews observation information with the assistant principal with oversight for athletics and Director of Athletics
Ensures all paid and volunteer coaches are properly cleared to work with students to include WSP/FBI background checks.
Coordinates and develops practice schedules and facility coordination (building permits) at assigned high school and other practice sites in conjunction with the District Athletics Office.
Schedules opponents and makes travel arrangements.
Contracts contest officials and schedules transportation
Accepts, reviews and monitors all student eligibility paperwork to include grade checks for academic compliance.
Observes and evaluates all head coaches, assistant coaches and volunteer coaches per department guidelines.
Coordinates and assists with supervision and staffing for all sporting events
Attends regular meetings with the Director of Athletics to coordinate the district wide athletics program
Coordinates and leads seasonal parent meetings
Coordinates and leads regular coaches’ meetings
Coordinates team and overnight travel per district policy
Coordinates in-building event staff and administrative supervision for building athletic events
Regularly inspects athletic facilities for potential safety hazards and reports issues to Director of Athletics.
Serves as the liaison for booster group representatives and ensures compliance with District and State guidelines.
Approves fundraising requests and fundraisers to ensure compliance with District and State guidelines
Completes and submits required WIAA paperwork to include coordination of student eligibility appeals
Builds partnerships with community and youth sports groups
Maintains athletic equipment inventory
Ensures that the use of fundraising, donations, and booster clubs does not result in disparities that favor one sex over another.
Performs other related duties as assigned by supervising principal or Director of Athletics for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit and supporting student learning objectives.
The preceding list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.
Application Procedure/
Contact Information
Education and Experience
A valid Washington state teacher certificate with a secondary grade level endorsement
Five years of experience coaching and/or supervising high school athletics programs

Work scheduled hours on a consistent basis

Experience in working with a diverse student population
Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA)
Coaching and/or supervision of Washington State High School Athletics Program

Criminal background clearance
Valid Washington State driver’s license and proof of insurance
Possess and maintain a current district-approved CPR/First Aid/AED card within one year of employment. District approved courses must include hands-on and written exam.
Concussion Training within first year
Type II license within first year
CAA Certification by start of fourth year

School board policies and procedures
WIAA rules and regulations
ASB laws surrounding student activity funding
Title IX
School Board Policy on volunteering and travel
Fair Labor Standards Act rules and regulations surrounding volunteering

Operate a variety of modern office equipment including microcomputers and related software
Demonstrate self-start leadership with consistency
Exemplify a commitment to personal growth, learning, and application
Hire, evaluate, and supervise staff
Create budgets and work within the boundaries of accounting
Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures
Organize and perform job responsibilities efficiently and independently without close supervision and able to pay strict attention to detail
Speak, read and follow written or verbal communications
Practice effective safety and security within individual work routines
Develop and maintain positive customer relations with staff and service providers
Work collaboratively with District staff and promote teamwork with co-workers
Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct including the requirements of confidentiality
Relate effectively with parents, staff, students and the public in a multicultural and multiracial community
Perform job responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations

Knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and how this influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others.
Ability to establish and nurture an environment that promotes cultural competence and equitable treatment of staff, students, and patrons of the District.
Ability to understand and hold self and others accountable for promoting the Federal Way Public Schools’ commitment to “Each Scholar: A Voice. A Dream. A Bright Future.”
Ability to recognize that each person is a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage.

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 the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor and outdoor conditions and occasionally in inclement weather. The employee regularly works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy. This position occasionally is faced with disgruntled students, parents, staff, community members, and officials.

This is a school year position.

Position reports to the building Principal or designee and the District Athletic Director.

Federal Way Education Association (FWEA)

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