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1.0 FTE District Athletic Director

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Bethel School District, Eugene

Bethel School District is seeking appropriately licensed candidates for the position of 1.0 FTE district-wide Athletic Director whose primary function is based at Willamette High School. This position is an administrator position and requires candidates to currently possess or be able to acquire an Oregon Administrator License.

About Bethel
Bethel Schools are committed to creating safe, caring, mutually respectful environments where all students are honored and valued for their diverse cultural backgrounds, strengths and abilities in every instructional practice and school activity to support academic achievement and student success.

With approximately 5,500 students in 11 schools, Bethel School District is committed to excellence in every aspect of its operation. Bethel is located in northwest Eugene in Oregon’s picturesque Willamette Valley. Approximately 2 hours south of Portland, Eugene is home to the University of Oregon and enjoys a mild climate, wonderful recreation opportunities and a welcoming atmosphere.

About Willamette High School
Willamette has an experienced, effective teaching staff that is dedicated to providing a quality education for each student in a supportive and academic environment that holds high expectations for student performance. Its learning climate is created through effective instructional practices, clear guidelines for behavior, and a focus on learning communities. In preparation for real world experience, cultural awareness and diversity are celebrated as doors of opportunity for social and academic success. Students are presented with a variety of challenging academic opportunities through the International Baccalaureate program, Advanced Placement courses, and technical and trade-related programs.

Willamette is a comprehensive high school that offers students:
Thirteen career pathway opportunities for students
An extensive menu of college credit earning courses
International Baccalaureate Program
Career and Technical Education courses
Award-winning Music Programs
AVID program
Dynamic Leadership

The Athletic Director is a dynamic and visible leader who works with the administration team and staff to create:
A supportive educational community that encourages students to be active learners
A welcoming school that invites staff, student, family and community involvement
A warm and nurturing environment that builds resilience in students
A positive and cohesive school climate that is built on relationships, open and responsive communication and a clear vision for the school

Athletic Director Position Summary

The Athletic Director position:
Manages and oversees the athletic and activity programs for Willamette High School, and the District as assigned
Collaborates with club advisors and communicates effectively with stakeholders, to develop, implement, organize, coordinate, and lead all aspects of athletic programs for the betterment of students and student-athletes
Supervises home and away athletic contests as per league and OSAA guidelines.
Coordinates, trains, guides, supervises and evaluates coaches, volunteers and athletic supervisors
Works under the direction of the Willamette Principal and provides Administrator backup, as needed
Coordinates district-wide activities that support Willamette Athletics and athletic programs
Performs other duties, as assigned

Essential Functions

Administrative/Organizational:
The Athletic Director is responsible for creating and maintaining team schedules and budgets, organizing and coordinating contests and transportation to and from events, and coordinates the use of facilities and fields for district and non-district use. The Athletic Director effectively monitors, evaluates and addresses student conduct, including but not limited to student supervision, student behavior management, and student discipline. The Athletic Director coordinates and initiates fundraising for the improvement of facilities and purchasing of necessary materials and equipment. The position promotes greater student participation in extracurricular activities.

Hiring, Training, Supervising and Evaluating Coaches and Advisors:
The Athletic Director is responsible for recruitment and screening of all applicants for Willamette coaching positions and recommendations to Human Resources for contracts for coaches. The Athletic Director tracks and monitors mandatory trainings, and schedules and publicizes professional development opportunities for club and athletic coaches and volunteers. The Athletic Director ensures compliance with all school, District and OSAA guidelines, rules and regulations for student athletes. This position investigates and facilitates resolutions of concerns or complaints related to athletics, athletic programs, coaches, and volunteers.

Communication:
The Athletic Director resolves problems, issues and concerns that may arise between coaches, individual athletes and athletic programs. This position acts as the first point of contact for students and their parents or guardians, when there are concerns about an athletic or activities programs or coach. The Athletic Director acts as a liaison to Booster, athletic, parent/guardian and community organizations.

Supervision:
The Athletic Director is responsible for directly supervising home athletic contests and/or arranging for others to do so and will supervise away games, as needed or as directed.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of OSAA rules and regulations and Willamette HS student conduct code
Knowledge of District and school policies, procedures, and rules
Able to organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines and follow up on assignments with a minimum of direction and under stressful circumstances
Able to work effectively with a diverse range of high school age students and their parents, and employees
Able to communicate well, with a wide-range of constituents, in writing and verbally
Able to work extensive hours as after-hours work is routine and expected
Able to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, parents, community partners, and other stakeholders
Act as school representative in league and OSAA meetings
Coordinate with Willamette Athletic Trainer to ensure health and safety of student-athletes
Work in conjunction with school bookkeeper to manage fees and fee waivers
Coordinate a safe and effective game experience for visiting teams, officials, and support staff
Able to prepare, monitor and audit the Athletics budget and effectively implement the adopted budget
Supervise the purchase and auditing of equipment inventories
Track and submit expense requests and receipts in a timely and efficient manner
Assume responsibility for the safety of all facets of the Athletics program
Ensure complete compliance of Title IX and ADA regulations and actively address any Title IX and ADA concerns

Successful Candidates Will:
Firmly believe that all students will learn and improve - create a growth-mindset culture in the classroom and in athletics
Possess strong training and content knowledge to efficiently support and guide an Athletics Program and athletic activities
Have extensive knowledge and experience demonstrating good budgetary, supervision and facilities management practices
Demonstrate previous success developing and maintaining a cohesive athletics program
Understand the dynamics of being a student-athlete and develops supports that encourage students to maintain high academic and fitness levels
Use data to inform decisions
Connect well with students, staff, families and the school community – be open to learning about others, especially those who may be different from you
Exhibit strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
Incorporate feedback and professional learning into practices
Maintain collaborative and collegial relationships with coaches, volunteers, building staff, other administrators and district staff (be a team player)
Participate in opportunities to learn, show a strong willingness to grow and maintain an interest in improving
Recognize students’ different needs, abilities and interests and be flexible to adjust instruction to meet those needs, abilities and interests
Promote the Athletics program, school and district with staff, students, families and the community
Strive to support and maintain a strong professional learning community that encourages academic excellence for all students and student-athletes
Possess skills and abilities to effectively coach and evaluate assigned staff
Maintain a high standard of ethics in all professional relationships, actions and decision

To apply, please follow the link to TalentEd Recruit and Hire: https://bethelor.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=2158.

Applicants need to submit the following with their application:
Complete application
Cover Letter
Current résumé
Copy of administrative license
3 current letters of reference, preferably from current and previous evaluator or supervisor

Please note that faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

Approximate start date is July 29, 2019.
Contract days: 225 days
Salary range: $82,582 - $105,107, dependent on experience
Generous benefits package

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university
Oregon Administrator License
Culturally proficient skills and strategies
Prior experience as a high school varsity coach
Availability for evening and weekend hours and full or partial workdays during winter, spring and summer breaks, as needed

Highly desirable qualifications:
Previous high school leadership role
Bilingual or multilingual abilities, preferably Spanish/English
Experience working in richly diverse school communities and environments

Experience:
Minimum five years of working as a teacher
Minimum five years working in a leadership role in athletics and activities
Supervisory Relationship

Reports to Willamette Principal and Human Resources Director

For information regarding this position, please email Dan Hedberg, Assistant Principal at Willamette High School at daniel.hedberg@bethel.k12.or.us.

Bilingual candidates and candidates experienced in working with bilingual students and families will receive preferential consideration.

Additional information can be found at www.bethel.k12.or.us.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled. Application screening to begin on June 20, 2019.