Associate Director of Athletics

The Branson School

About The Branson School

The Branson School is a coeducational, college-preparatory day school of 320 students, grades 9-12, located in Marin County, California.Branson is more than just a great school. It’s an ever-evolving educational community that challenges and supports students as they grow into confident, thoughtful, ethical people.

We encourage students to be brave in whatever they do – in the classroom, on the field, on stage, in the community, even with their peers. The faculty values collaboration, continual growth and improvement, reflection, and student centered  teaching. Banson teachers work in a beautiful, well-resourced environment with dedicated students. The faculty is widely regarded as outstanding and there exists in the faculty an admirable ​esprit de corps and a positive attitude about their work and their relationship with students.

Mission Statement

Branson develops students who make a positive impact in the world by leading lives of integrity, purpose, learning, and joy.

Diversity Mission Statement

Branson believes that diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to create a truly excellent learning environment and a vibrant, caring community.  We aspire to have every member of the Branson community feel a deep sense of belonging and inclusion.

Core Values

Courage

Kindness

Honor

Purpose

Position Description

The role of the Associate Director of Athletics  is to help the Director of Athletics  oversee the operation of Branson’s athletic programs. The Associate Director of Athletics  is responsible for seeing that the high standards of professionalism, communication and organization are maintained within the department, while ensuring that our student-athletes develop an appreciation for such attributes as sportsmanship, integrity, responsibility and commitment.

Work Requirements

The Associate Director of Athletics  is expected to join the faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning and have a strong commitment to the academic achievement of student-athletes.  This person must possess excellent communication and have the interpersonal skills to be able to work with a diverse population of students.  The Associate Director of Athletics  must be comfortable acting as a mentor to students and, as such, must be able to serve as a positive role model for student athletes.

The Associate Director of Athletics  must be exceedingly well organized, flexible and enjoy the challenges of working with a range of constituencies.  He or she must have the versatility to be comfortable coaching student athletes while also handling the administrative responsibilities of developing and managing the Athletic Department budget.  The Associate Director of Athletics  is required to assist in hiring and supervising the athletic personnel.  This person must also be able to interpret and administer school policy and North Coast Section and Marin County Athletic League rules and regulations.

Responsibilities of the Associate Director of Athletics

Critical features of this job are described below. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Personnel Management

Recruit and retain quality professional athletic department personnel, including coaches, trainers, and others necessary to give instruction and support operations to facilitate the conduct of the athletic program.
Handles the onboarding of seasonal athletic personnel in partnership with the Director of Human Resources.
Manages mandatory annual trainings for seasonal athletic personnel including but not limited to CPR, Mandated Reporter, and Harassment.
Supervise and evaluate Athletic personnel relative to their athletic department duties and in accordance with the Department Handbook.
Enforce school rules and regulations pertaining to coaching ethics.

Administrative and Fiscal/Facilities Management

Work in conjunction with the Director of Athletics  and Head of School to implement the athletic policies and programs of the school.
Coordinate all transportation for the athletic department.
Manage and coordinate uniform distribution and track inventory including uniforms and equipment.
Work in conjunction with the Director of Athletics  on marketing and branding strategies, including the promotion of spirit wear items.
Coordinate all athletic schedules including weekly schedules.
Assist in the organization and planning of all special events and meetings.
Make recommendations on the purchase of athletic equipment and supplies.  This includes preparing the specifications for equipment and supplies and securing bids from various vendors.
Help to supervise all home contests during the fall and spring seasons.
Work with the school administration to insure “due process” when a student-athlete violates a team, school, or league rule or bylaw.
Assist the Director of Athletics  to assure that practices, games, matches etc. are all conducted with concern for the safety of student athletes and spectators.
Schedule and plan the logistics for all team photos for teams, individuals and yearbook.
Serve as supervising administrator for away games when necessary.

Student Management and Support

Assure that student athletes and parents are informed of the rules and regulations regarding participation in interscholastic sports.
Assist and support spirit captains in the execution of all Student Spirit Activities.
Promotes activities designed to foster school spirit among students for the athletic teams.
Working with Captain’s Council to promote a healthy atmosphere for competitive athletics.

School Communication/Community Relations

Responsible for communicating the weekly sports schedule to parents and students.
Responsible for all early dismissals, game changes and updates

Professional Growth and Development

Organize and implement in-service education for the coaching staff.
Remain current in the field by being active in professional organizations.
Representing the school at all league and NCS meetings.
Attend annual State Director of Athletics Conference.
Assist with the annual review of the athletic handbook for athletic personnel.

Other

Serve as an advisor in the student advisory program.
As an active community member, all employees will attend assemblies, staffulty meetings, department meetings, admission events and other required school events including nights and weekends.
Be student centered and actively participate in co-curricular duties approved by the school — coaching, advising a student organization, serving on a committee, etc.
Performing other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s degree plus one to two years coaching and administrative experience at high school or college level.
Demonstrate excellent integrity and good moral character and initiative.
Exhibit the personality, enthusiasm and interpersonal skills required to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents, the community, and health and social service agencies.
Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary.
Experience with social media platforms and website management is preferred.
Committed to exceptional teaching, academic excellence, intradepartment and interdisciplinary collaboration, and nurturing the development of the whole student.
Ability to demonstrate our four core values and support our mission statements through collaboration, professionalism and critical reflection
Ability to pass state and federal background check, fingerprinting, and provide a recent negative TB test or screening.
Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as required.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to push carts with athletic equipment on them.
Must be able to stand for long periods of time, have good mobility skills and be able to walk long distances.
Must demonstrate ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
Use strength to lift items needed to perform the functions of the job.
Must be able to bend at hips and knees.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Branson is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants, employees, volunteers and interns, and the School makes decisions based on the merits of each candidate. Branson prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s race, color, religion (including all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy and breastfeeding), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality) national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status or registered domestic partner status, uniformed service member or veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, or any other basis protected by law. The School will afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants, employees, volunteers, and interns as to all terms and conditions of employment, including, without limitation, compensation, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, and termination.

For Consideration

We encourage those that align with Branson’s shared commitment to its Mission Statement, Diversity Mission Statement and Core Values to apply by uploading a cover letter and resume to Michelle Jones, Director of Human Resources at: https://thebransonschool.applytojob.com/apply/FULDeJCKd7/Associate-Director-Of-Athletics

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