The Philadelphia School (TPS) is seeking an Athletic Director for the 2023-2024 academic year. We are a Preschool - 8 progressive, independent school located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with an enrollment of 410 students. Since our founding in 1972, The Philadelphia School has grown in size, complexity, and diversity. This growth has been rooted firmly in the progressive values with which our founders began: immersive learning, responsive pedagogy, and meaningful engagement with the world. The Philadelphia School seeks educators with a deep interest in progressive pedagogy, social justice, place-based learning, and who demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional growth.
We seek to hire a Middle School Athletic Director who will be responsible for facilitating the middle school athletics program. We are seeking an experienced, responsive educator who has strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. We expect all of our teachers to build respectful and supportive relationships with their students, develop strong home-school partnerships with parents, and to participate in school wide initiatives. A demonstrated commitment to engaging in active work supporting diversity and social justice is essential.
This is a part-time position with administrative and game-day responsibilities. The Director must be present on campus during practices and games, generally from 3-6pm, excluding Wednesdays.
Creating a balanced, appropriately competitive schedule for all middle school athletic teams
Communicating with a wide range of stakeholders including: families, faculty, communications department, coaches, referees, and participating schools and organizations.
Ordering necessary equipment and uniforms to ensure sufficient and inclusive inventory
Support in planning special events such as: end of Season celebrations, Faculty vs. 8th grade games, and various basketball tournaments
Maintaining community partnerships
Managing updates to athletics handbook, protocols, data and record keeping
Recruiting and retaining high quality coaches
Managing and tracking Athletics department budget throughout the school year
B.A. or equivalent required; Master’s Degree in a related field of study preferred
2+ years middle school teaching experience; Coaching experience in at least two different sports at the middle school or high school level
An orientation to progressive philosophy and teaching methods
Strong understanding of child development, including the social, emotional, and intellectual domains of middle schoolers
Strong writing and communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice as integral to the curriculum and community experience
Passion for instilling in children a lifelong love of learning
Qualified candidates should visit our website and apply under Employment Opportunities. For full consideration please provide a cover letter tailored specifically to your interest in and alignment with our school program, resume and contact information for three professional references.
The Philadelphia School welcomes and celebrates diversity in our student body and in our faculty, and is committed to providing an education for all of our children that instills in them a respect, understanding and appreciation for the many races, cultures, religions, family structures, and ethnicities that make up our complex and diverse world.
The Philadelphia School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, or sexual orientation in the operation of its educational programs and activities.