The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools' enrollment has grown significantly in recent years which has resulted in increased participation in athletics and several new sports being added to the Middle and High School rosters. As a result, the School is adding the position of Assistant Athletic Director to its Athletics Departments to partner with the AD both to support the size of the program and to build on the foundation already established. The Assistant Athletic Director has shared responsibility for administering all athletic programs in the Middle and High Schools (grades 6th to 12th) and fostering a community spirit consistent with Labâ™s mission and core values among coaches, athletes, and parents. Oversee daily operations of the sports program and the coordination of various administrative functions within the department. Build deep relationships with students, families, other faculty and staff to communicate about student progress and to foster a culture of community. We are looking for team members who will emanate optimism, solve problems collaboratively, reflect on how your actions impact others, create an engaging and inclusive school culture, and share in the united pursuit of Labâ™s mission.
Assist with the facilitation and supervision of interscholastic athletics for the middle and high schools
With the Director of Athletics, evaluate coaches to provide feedback, ensure excellence in coaching, and support professional growth
Participate in the hiring of competent coaches who are properly trained in their sport and safe facilitation of the program
Maintain and revise the coachesâ™ manual each year and deliver a comprehensive coach orientation at the start of each season to align standards and protocol
Ensure the health and safety of all students in the athletic program through a partnership with the school nurses, athletic trainer, coaches, campus security, and school administrators
Establish a student-athlete culture rooted in the Schoolsâ™ mission and values
Support the non-cut policy and work with coaches to develop student-athletesâ™ skills at all levels
Responsible for scheduling of athletic events with coaches, including practices and contests both home and away. Be a visible presence at practices and competitions. Provide the scheduling of all athletic contests, arrange for athletic transportation, and work with our conference assignors securing game officials.
Work with the facilities department to properly maintain and secure all athletic equipment and athletic facilities, fields, and courts
Maintain records of the team and individual athletic accomplishments and submit copies of same to the development office for historical purposes
Oversee the distribution, collection, cleaning, repair, and storage of all athletic uniforms and equipment
Communicate with parents and the school community through the learning management system and the website. Responsible making updates to the website to relay updates on teams and pre- and post-season overviews
Support the school and its leadership
Ability to be agile and flexible required
Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents required.
Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students
Strong knowledge of child development required
Analytical skills required
Problem-solving skills required
Decision-making skills required
Attention to detail required
Organizational skills required
Computational skills required
Verbal and written communication skills
Interpersonal skills required
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required
Ability to manage stressful situations required
Ability to maintain confidentiality required
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required
Ability to think strategically required
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree required
Master's Degree preferred
At least 2 years of middle school, high school, or collegiate athletics experience required.
Previous experience working in a K-12 athletic administrative environment preferred.
Customer service experience preferred.
Experience working with a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language, and nationality.
Memberships/Certifications preferred: NIAA, RAA , RMSAA or CAA
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Ability to use computers extensively for 2 hours to 4 hours
Ability to move around the building, athletic facilities and fields
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