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Athletic Director/Assistant Principal

South Lane School District
Closing date: 
Friday, June 25, 2021

Athletic Director/Assistant Principal
Cottage Grove High School

South Lane School District is seeking candidates to join a dynamic administrative team at Cottage Grove High School as the athletic director and part-time assistant principal.

The athletic director will work as a part of the administrative team to develop and maintain community partnerships, coordinate and manage all athletic activities, and perform administrative duties as a part-time assistant principal (approximately 25% of the position will be dedicated to school administrative work).

Athletic Director duties will include:
Provide coordination and oversight of athletic programs and activities, including the hiring, training, and supervision of coaches; budgeting; scheduling; and transportation.
Participate in the recruiting, screening, hiring, assigning and training of coaches, student employees.
Assume responsibility for both event management, and the conduct of participants and spectators at athletic events.
Serve as one of the district’s Title IX Coordinators.
Ensure OSAA standards and procedures are followed.
Assume responsibility for the safety of all facets of the athletic program, coordinating with Risk Management and Athletic Trainers as needed.
Take the lead in resolving problems, issues, and concerns that may arise within the athletic program and activities.
Work with the district facilities department in a collaborative way to address the needs of the district athletic program.Work with staff to ensure that all students are known, nurtured, and included in the school community.
Establish strong relationships with parents and the community
Continue athletic department practices that have been successful (hall of fame, athletes council), and develop new practices (booster club, community involvement aside from fundraising)

Assistant principal duties will include:
Supervise school staff, providing support, opportunities and guidance for professional growth, and timely evaluation according to district guidelines.
Keep current regarding trends and best practices related to education and school management, and share this knowledge with staff.
Reinforce expected student behavior standards, and work with both individual students and the entire student body to maintain adherence to those standards.

* Accommodations to the daily schedule will be considered to allow for the athletic director to attend evening events. Also, in the first year of employment, some athletic director and assistant principal duties may be shared with a current South Lane employee to assist the new athletic director as they transition into the position.


Minimum Qualifications
Current Oregon Administrative License (or the ability to obtain one)**.
Record of education positions with increasing responsibility.
Knowledge of/experience with high school athletics
Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate successfully in a variety of settings, including small and large groups.
Clear understanding of federal and state programs and education requirements such as: graduation requirements, special education, and CTE.

Other Preferred Qualifications
Teaching and coaching experience (high school level)
2+ years of building-level administrative experience
Knowledge of OSAA rules and regulations and Title IX requirements.
Experience with
Presenting to adults.
Budgeting and planning.
Working under pressure with tight deadlines (and keeping an enthusiastic attitude)
Community collaboration and partnerships

**If a candidate pool cannot be formed with licensed administrative candidates, others without the administrative license may be considered

The current salary range for this position is $95,511. to $107,189. per year. For an explanation of insurance and other benefits, please contact Human Resources.

Applications are completed online at, and will be accepted through June 25, 2021. This position will remain open until filled.