Augusta Preparatory Day School seeks a passionate and energetic Director of Athletics to lead its vibrant athletic department serving grades six through 12 as an important part of the educational program at Prep. At the varsity level, Augusta Prep is a member of the Georgia Independent School Association and Region 4-AAA where we compete in 18 varsity sports, to include baseball, basketball (B & G), cheerleading, cross country (B & G), football, golf (B & G), soccer (B & G), swimming (B & G), tennis (B & G), track and field (B & G), and volleyball. Each student-athlete will learn the importance of teamwork, team discipline, respect for the rules and others, appreciation of an active and healthy lifestyle and the joy of competition. Augusta Prep enjoys a rich tradition of excellence in interscholastic athletics with 47 State Championships, 48 State Runner-up Championships and 152 Region Championships in our 58-year school history. We welcome your participation in this tradition. The new Director of Athletics will be an important leader in realizing the strategic vision outlined by school leadership and will report directly to the Head of School beginning on July 1, 2019, as a full time exempt employee.
Organizes and administers the school’s program of extracurricular athletics and assumes responsibilities for the scheduling and supervision of all intramural and interscholastic athletic events.
Provides leadership in the selection, assignments and evaluation of athletic coaches and trainers. Responsible for managing the compensation of these individuals.
Supervises ongoing training programs for all coaches.
Assumes responsibility for the proper supervision of home games and the availability of game officials, team physicians and security personnel, and compensation of these individuals as required.
Arranges for the transportation for athletic competitions.
Develops and implements appropriate rules and regulations governing the conduct of athletic activities and ensures compliance with rules promulgated by the GISA.
Attend Athletic Director meetings required by the GISA and all Region 4-AAA Meetings
Verifies each athlete’s eligibility according to established physical and academic requirements of eligibility for participation in each sport and obtains written parent permission for each student to participate.
Prepares and administers the athletic program budget and requisitions program supplies and equipment.
Supervise all ticket sales and is active with all fundraising events of the athletic programs/Booster Club and assumes responsibilities for proper handling of funds.
Arranges/prepares field and gym for practice schedules. Makes arrangements for the use of non-school playing fields and facilities as necessary.
Supervises the care, maintenance and storage of all athletic facilities, equipment, uniforms, and supplies and maintains a current inventory.
Arranges for the physical examination of all athletes prior to each season.
Works with the CFO to administer the insurance program covering school athletes and assumes responsibilities for processing reports and claims.
Maintains records of athletic contests and award winners and plans and supervises and seasonal/annual recognition program for athletes.
Fosters good school community relations by keeping the community aware of and responsive to the athletic program.
The Athletic Director, or his/her designee, will report athletic competition scores/results to the media in a timely fashion.
Works closely with the college counseling team to assist eligible athletes in pursuing intercollegiate athletic programs.
Upholds and enforces school rules, administrative regulations and board policy.
Participates as an active member of the Administrative Team and the Booster Club.
Performs other duties which may be within the scope of his/her employment as may be assigned by the Head of School (such as teaching, coaching, advisory duties, search committees, SACS accreditation work, faculty/staff committees, etc.)
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
Experience in and an understanding of independent school education is an advantage.
Enjoy spending time with teachers, students, and families.
Relate comfortably and, when necessary, firmly with students, coaches, and parents.
Coaching and/or administrative experience and an understanding of the importance of strong academics balanced by co-curricular and extracurricular participation for both teachers and students is an advantage.
Be an inspirational, innovative, and energetic leader who practices collaboration and understands the importance of strong decision making.
Have strong written and oral communication skills.
Possess proven skills in administration and organization.
Be confident and comfortable in dealing with issues related to civility, integrity, and individual responsibility as part of Augusta Prep’s shared values.
A combination of patience, confidence, enthusiasm, humility, and humor will serve the AD well.
A Bachelor’s degree is required. Having a Master’s degree or equivalent is an advantage.
Other Duties and responsibilities:
Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and or human resources.
Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
Perform other duties assigned
Provide leadership to others through example and sharing knowledge/skill.
Reading & understanding training material provided to you.
Compensation: competitive salary based on experience
Application deadline:January 18, 2019
Applicants should submit the following via email attachment (one PDF file containing all items is preferred) to Head of School, Peter B Huestis, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A cover letter outlining interest and qualifications for the position.
A current resume and Augusta Prep application (no need to reproduce info found on resume).
The names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references. (We will obtain permission from the candidates before contacting references.)
Any supporting documents (articles, research, speeches, etc.) that would be helpful to the search committee.
After an initial review of applicants, the Search Committee will select semifinalists for telephone/Skype interviews. Finalists will be invited to campus for extended interviews and a selection will be made in late February or early March 2019.
Disclaimer: Augusta Preparatory Day School has attempted to accurately and thoroughly describe this position, the School reserves the right to change the same, including to change, add to or subtract from the duties outlined, within the sole discretion of the School, at any time, with or without notice.
Additional Salary Information: Range is based on bench marked data. Compensation will be competitive based on experience
About Augusta Preparatory Day School
Augusta Prep is the only non-sectarian, independent, college preparatory school in the Augusta area (CSRA) serving students in PS - 12th grade with a current enrollment of 450 and 112 faculty/staff. The school maintains a long-standing reputation for academic excellence and is one of only eight Cum Laude Society schools and the only Malone Scholar School in Georgia. Small classes allow faculty to individualize many aspects of a challenging academic program and to engage students in the classroom and beyond.
Augusta Preparatory Day School was formed in 1988 with the merger of Augusta Preparatory School (grades 7-12), founded in 1960, and Augusta Country Day School (grades K5-6), founded in 1972. Although each division of the school has its own age and developmentally appropriate focus, the curriculum has a cohesive scope and sequence from preschool through senior year. In addition, interaction between the various ages of students on campus creates a strong sense of community and continuity. Augusta Prep families represent seven counties and 26 zip codes across South Carolina and Georgia.
Graduates are regularly accepted to many of the nation's finest colleges and universities,... including: Bentley, Boston University, Case Western Reserve, Emory, Furman, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Harvard, MIT, UNC, NYU, Rensselaer, SMU, and Wake Forest. Augusta Prep is accredited by Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). The school is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA) and has a chapter of the Cum Laude Society.
The 55-acre campus is located near the boundary of Richmond and Columbia counties. Ten of the acres are designated as wetlands, as the school is set in a beautifully wooded area. The Lower School, housed in Knox Hall, contains two classrooms each from preschool through grade four. Knox Hall has its own library, music room, art room, Mac Lab, and cafeteria.
The Middle and Upper Schools, housed in Founders Hall and McCampbell Hall, contain grades 5 – 8 and 9 – 12, respectively. Baird Library in Morris Hall, at the center of this part of campus, is a busy, academically stimulating environment where students may read, study, do homework, or conduct research. The collection holds more than 10,500 books and more than 100 searchable databases that support faculty and student research.
Recent additions to the campus include two Lower School classrooms which were added to Knox Hall in the spring of 2005 to address increased demand for preschool and prekindergarten classes. Boardman Athletic Center, a 24,000-square-foot facility, opened in August, 2006 and includes a new gymnasium, locker rooms, four team meeting rooms, training room, weight and fitness room, concession stand, and public atrium. Also, in the fall of 2006, the Hull Fine Arts Center opened a 15,000-square-foot facility with a 350-seat, state-of-the-art theater, costume/makeup room, two dressing rooms, scene construction shop, lobby, and light and sound booth. Knox Music Suite opened in November, 2007 and features four individual practice rooms and two large music classrooms.
Athletic facilities include two gymnasiums, a weight room, an athletic training room, multiple locker rooms, fields for football and soccer, an eight-lane synthetic surface track and a baseball diamond. The Nalley Tennis Center is a five-court facility enhancing one of the most outstanding athletic programs at the school.
About Augusta, Georgia:
Augusta is Georgia’s second oldest and second largest city, founded during the British colonial period as a trading outpost. Augusta is located in east central Georgia and is approximately 150 miles east of Atlanta along the Savannah River, the boundary between Augusta and Aiken County, South Carolina. Augusta's current population is about 200,000 with the immediate surrounding region, known as the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA), having a population of about 500,000.
Augusta is perhaps best known as the home of the Masters Golf Tournament, which is held the first full week in April. The area is also a center for the health industry, the Savannah River Site, and Fort Gordon, home of the United States Army Signal Corps. Augusta and the surrounding area is experiencing significant growth at the moment within both the medical and military fields. Augusta has nine neighborhoods on the National Register of Historic Places, and many historic buildings, including the Cotton Exchange, established in 1872; the boyhood home of Woodrow Wilson (28th president of the United States); Ezekiel Harris House (1797); George Walton home (signer of the Declaration of Independence) and Springfield Baptist Church, the oldest African American church in America. http://www.augustaga.gov/