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Athenian | Intellectual Exploration & Meaningful Contribution

JOB TITLE: Coach – Part Time

REPORTS TO: Director of Athletics


The Athenian School is an independent college preparatory boarding and day school that serves students in grades 6 – 12, from throughout the East Bay, California, the US and the world. Since our founding, we have been dedicated to educating students through experiential, collaborative and interdisciplinary learning. We foster critical thinking and value reasoned discourse, mutual respect, and social justice. Please read through our site to learn more about our community. We look forward to meeting you as you consider Athenian!


The Athenian School seeks part time coaches to help develop and lead our teams with the primary aim of ensuring an accessible, equitable, inclusive and competitive experience for all participants. This candidate will help student-athletes to develop good sportsmanship, become positive role models, stress team first over individual achievement, and promote overall team success and values.

This person will work collaboratively with the Athletics Department, other coaches, faculty and staff to nurture participation and growth from all athletes. This candidate will coach one of our upper school programs to allow for a campus presence and the opportunity to connect directly with and support student athletes. Responsibilities include practice plans, game management, statistics management, and program coordination and communication with coaches, parents, student-athletes, faculty and staff.

Coaches manage uniform and team equipment needs, post match results to the website, and manage the team website. Must be available for practice during weekdays from 3:00-6:00pm and travel with team to away matches departing as early as 2:00pm and returning as late as 9:00pm.

In addition to these responsibilities, multiple season coaches have the chance to apply for and serve as part of our residential life team which would include dormitory housing. Coaches may also have the option of teaching PE classes during the day.


We seek candidates that have experience coaching at the high school (grades 9-12) or college level. A high school diploma is required for this role. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills as well as technological fluency. They will model flexibility, a mission-aligned approach to supporting student growth and strong initiative. They will possess the ability to collaborate effectively with students and colleagues, a clear love of athletics, and an understanding of and appreciation for working with adolescents. Candidates must also have a passion for working with adolescents and a commitment to democracy, justice, equity, inclusion, service, and environmental stewardship.


Athenian provides excellent benefits and salaries are competitive and commensurate with work experience and education. Community members enjoy meals on campus and use of athletics facilities, including a pool, gym and fitness center.

All employees participate in school wide professional development, and have the opportunity to pursue a range of additional professional growth opportunities. These include, but are not limited to, funded participation in professional conferences and continuing education opportunities. Athenian provides needed training for CPR/AED certification.

All employees are expected to attend all-school functions relevant to their role and to participate in supporting the student experience with other school duties as requested by their direct supervisor.


The Athenian School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to basing judgments concerning the employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities. The School is firmly committed to equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and applicants in all areas of employment. The School does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic characteristic or genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

How to apply: Please visit the Career page at Athenian’s website and include a cover letter and resume. Please reference the source where you learned about this position.

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