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Director of Athletics and Wellness

Category: High School Education
School: Stratford School
Location: San Jose, CA
Date Opened: Feb 12, 2024
Job ID: 4635

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Stratford School, part of Spring Education Group, is a leading independent WASC-accredited private school in California offering courses from preschool through 12th grade with a vision of creating a unique, multi-dimensional educational foundation for children. At Stratford School, we understand every child has his or her own interests and passions and contributes in their own way. Our proven program includes our STEAM-based curriculum that was recognized by the White House as a leader in early childhood STEAM education, and we are also the first California school to earn the Carnegie Science Seal of Excellence for STEM.

We are seeking an Athletic Director who is interested in driving the development of an exemplary PE/Athletics/Wellness program in our middle and high school while contributing to the development of all aspects of the entire curriculum and program.

As a new and developing school, we require individuals possessing an entrepreneurial spirit who view ambiguity as an opportunity. The ideal candidate is resilient, flexible, always learning, and knows how to lead. A desire to create a dynamic experience for our learners with a solution-focused mindset is essential. If you think education should equip students to live in new, healthy, and better ways, taking charge of the future so they can shape it and deal with its challenges, we want to meet you!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the hiring, training, and day-to-day performance of all Athletic coaches.
    • Maintain and update the Athletic Department policies and procedures
    • Manage the requisition process, interviews, background checks, and onboarding of all coaches
    • Assist school leadership in the hiring of P.E. teachers
    • Supervise and evaluate the performance of all coaches
    • Meet regularly and establish and execute a program of professional development for coaches
  • Organize and administer the program of interscholastic athletics, including but not limited to all school athletic personnel, events, competitions, policies, procedures, and facilities
    • Work with Head of Operations to maintain campus athletic facilities
    • Act as host to officials and visiting schools
    • Oversee supervision of school employees and volunteers who work the events
    • Manage all sports registrations
    • Manage sport awards and banquets
    • Arrange for personnel to supervise as needed and in conjunction with the Dean of Students and Extended Day Supervisor
    • Plan, organize and coordinate staffing at all Stratford Prep tournaments
    • Place and promote an appropriate emphasis on good sportsmanship, academic excellence, positive attitudes, and character
    • Supervise all athletic facilities on campus, and those rented
    • Manage transportation for all events and serve as on-call contact for after-hours support
    • Work with the Head of Operations for any athletic facility needs and maintenance
    • Coordinate with the Head of Operations on the approved use of the gym and athletic facilities by outside organizations and invoice accordingly
  • Serve as primary liaison to school, system, state, regional, and local athletics and officials' organizations
    • Ensure compliance with SEG, CIF, and NFHS guidelines
    • Ensure prompt submission of reports, forms, and fees due to CIF, etc
    • Responsible for adherence to league, section, state, and school requirements of eligibility for participation
    • Represent Stratford Prep at local, regional, and statewide meetings
    • Maintain the contractual relationship between the school and officials' associations
    • Schedule and compensate all coaches, officials, and game management personnel on time
  • Serve as commissioner to the SEG Middle School Athletics League (MSAL)
  • Lead MSAL and direct and facilitate all MSAL meetings
  • Organize and maintain communications with the MSAL Athletic Directors
  • Coordinate game and tournament schedules with MSAL Athletic Directors
  • Maintain up-to-date records of all athletic contests and specific performance results
  • Manage the athletic department budget
    • Collaborate with school leadership regarding financial income and expenses
  • Inform and enforce athletic policies and procedures and code of conduct with student-athletes and their parents
    • Host player/parent/coach meetings at the beginning of each season
    • Work with the dean of students and principals to current the student-athlete section of the school Guidebook
    • Ensure athletic eligibility for all student-athletes
      • Maintain eligibility records
      • Collect athlete physicals
      • Coordinate concussion baseline test where applicable
      • Stay current regarding CIF, CCS, and other required eligibility rules
  • Coordinate the communication of all pertinent information to coaching personnel, school leadership, faculty, staff, athletes, students, parents and the local community
    • Plan and publicize athletic schedule, both competitions and practices
    • Keep faculty and staff informed of early dismissals and competitions and write weekly updates for the parent and staff newsletters
    • Provide daily announcements to the school regarding athletic events and competitions
    • Collaborate with the marketing and communications manager for all social media postings
  • Serve as a member of the school leadership team
    • Support the school's daily operations
    • Represent Athletics at all marketing and enrollment events
    • Support the Director of Summer and Enrichment in the development of Summer Camps and facility use
  • Other duties as assigned by school leadership


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Five-plus years of teaching and/or coaching experience
  • Understanding of interscholastic athletics
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership and collaboration, displaying a positive attitude, and demonstrating cultural proficiency
  • Physically capable of moving sports and facility equipment
  • Local, limited daily travel as well as weekend and evening travel expected

  • Leadership experience
  • Teaching and/or coaching experience in high school
  • Experience in college athletic recruitment
  • Master's degree in athletic-related field

General information:
  • Reports directly to the Head of School
  • This position is regular, 12 months, full-time, and exempt. Employees in exempt positions are expected to work as many hours as their responsibilities require, which includes evenings and weekends
  • The location of the school is 3800 Blackford Ave., San Jose, CA.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In general, this position requires an individual to frequently walk, stand, sit, squat, stoop, reach, kneel, rise from the floor, twist, listen, read, write, and speak the English language. In addition, this position often requires an individual to carry, lift, use repetitive or fine hand movements, and occasionally push, pull, or bend. This position is regularly required to hear and use clear vision with or without correction. Spring Education Group, including, but not limited to SEG Inc., and their affiliates (collectively "Company") is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment and employees are provided equal employment opportunities, including in recruitment, hiring, and assignment, without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion and religious creed, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment or discrimination.

Other details

  • Job Function: High School Education
  • Pay Type: Salary
  • Employment Indicator: Full Time
  • Min Hiring Rate: $80,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate: $90,000.00
  • Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
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