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Menlo School is seeking an exceptional individual to lead the middle school athletic program and assist the Athletic Director with some upper school programs.  The successful candidate will have sport administrative experience either at the middle school, high school, college and/or elite club level, the ability to manage coaches and staff, effectively communicate to a wide range of constituents, strong organizational skills and the ability to build strong relationships with middle school and upper school student-athletes and instill invaluable life lessons.

This is a 12 month, full time position.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Provide oversight, organization, direction, and administration of the middle school athletic program.
Hire, supervise and evaluate coaches.
Develop middle school physical education curriculum.
Select middle school teams and assign coaching staff to those teams.
Represent the School in middle school league meetings.
Lead and collaborate with the Assistant Middle School Athletic Director.
Successfully communicate with coaches, students, staff, teachers and parents.
Serve as an Advocate to a group of middle school students.
Manage the middle school athletic budget.
Create and implement integration opportunities between the middle and upper school Athletics departments.
Provide administrative leadership and oversight to select upper school sport programs as assigned by the Athletic Director.
Develop and act as liaison with the Booster Program.
Stay current with Athletics rules and policies within the WBAL and CCS.
Work collaboratively and effectively with coaches, teachers, Athletic Trainers, Sports Performance Coaches Facilities personnel and others in the Department.
Work with parents, faculty, staff and students in a constructive manner – even under stressful conditions.
Epitomize as well as teach the school’s Mission and Values as an integral part of the educational experience and uphold and teach the values of the Menlo Athletic Department (attached).
Other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director.

Minimum Requirements:

At least five years prior sports administrator experience at the middle school, high school, college and/or elite club level.
Experience managing coaches and staff.
Experience that includes knowledge of National Federation High School (NFHS) rules and regulations of the sport and a knowledge of adolescent psychology as it relates to sports participation is preferred.
Possession of valid, unexpired CPR, and First Aid certifications.
NFHS coach certification.

Menlo School is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Pursue Excellence

Embrace and celebrate competitive excellence while taking responsibility for meeting the highest standards in both academics and athletics.
Develop a growth mindset, build resiliency, and commit to continual improvement.
Find joy in the process.

Celebrate Team

Develop a sense of commitment to purposes larger than yourself.
Cherish the legacy you’re inheriting and recognize that it is a privilege to play sport at Menlo School.
Recognize that everyone on the team is valuable, and treat them accordingly.

Honor the Game

Perform as ethical, responsible, and engaged members of ever-wider communities.
Celebrate and honor your team, officials, opponents, school, fans and sport.
Strive to compete at your highest level possible.

Uphold Strong Values

Exhibit courage, appreciate inclusiveness and diversity, and commit to moral behavior.
Act with integrity.
Lead responsibly, with humility, honor, fairness, honesty, virtue, and character.

We offer:

An exceptional work environment and caring community
Excellent professional development opportunities
Highly competitive salary
For full-time employees: a comprehensive benefits package, including generous contributions to a retirement plan  for eligible employees and their families. Learn more by going to
To be considered for this position please submit your resume and cover letter.


We look forward to hearing from you!


About us:


Menlo School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for students in grades six through twelve. Located in Atherton, California, and established in 1915, the School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National and California Associations of Independent Schools.

Menlo is dedicated to providing a challenging academic curriculum complemented by outstanding creative arts and athletic programs. The School helps students develop positive values and nurtures character development in a supportive environment that upholds the highest moral and ethical standards. Our program encourages students to reach their fullest potential and to develop the skills necessary to respond intelligently and humanely to the complexities of a diverse and increasingly interconnected world.

At Menlo School, equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging are at the core of our organizational identity. Through our daily efforts, the School demonstrates a shared commitment to the development of all stakeholders by supporting a campus ethos where equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging reflect the major cornerstones of our community.

Our equal opportunity employment policy:


Menlo School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants. We administer all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or domestic partnership status, disability, protected veteran status or military status, genetic information, or any other category protected under applicable law.


Pay range:

In the spirit of pay transparency we share the base salary range for this position for the 2024-2025 academic year. The full pay range, which encompasses all experience levels is $120,000 – $160,000. Within this broad range, we pay in accordance with what could be reasonably expected based on an individual’s experience level. Base salary is exclusive of fringe benefits, retirement plan employer contributions or potential stipends (for eligible employees). Pay ranges at Menlo are reasonable estimates of what the School anticipates paying for a role but are not guaranteed. If hired at Menlo School, your final base salary will be determined by factors such as skills, education, experience, job level, part-time status and number of months of work per academic year. In addition to those factors, we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity with our current employees as a part of any final offer. Please keep in mind that the generous range mentioned above is the full base salary range for the role. Hiring at the maximum of the range is not typical for Menlo School in order to allow for future and continued salary growth.

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