Director of Student Life and Athletics

  Northeast Region School
  Northeast Region
  Posted/Updated: 12/03/19

Job Summary

Job Description/Responsibilities: 
  • Connect all 3 divisions by close collaboration with the Divisional Directors, supporting logistical planning and maintaining consistent communication
  • Assist Upper School Director with day to day management of division
  • Supervise and support the Associate Director of Student Life and Assistant Directors of Student Life for each division
  • Supervise and support Associate and Assistant Athletic Directors and the Athletic Trainer
  • Chair the Administrative Disciplinary Committee and provide disciplinary support across all divisions
  • Oversee Physical Education and Health and Wellness departments across all 3 divisions
  • Lead the planning and execution of major Portledge activities including Graduation Week events, the 9/11 ceremony, and Blue and White Day
  • Act as the External Facing Athletic Contact, handling parent communication, presenting at board meetings, and attending conference meetings
  • Execute the vision of the Athletic Strategic Plan
  • Schedule Varsity and Junior Varsity Athletic games
  • Hire, evaluate, and provide feedback to coaches
  • Serve on the Hiring Committee, the US Advisory Committee, the Student Life Committee, the Administrative Committee, and GoLive (to prepare for opening of school)
  • Serve as the Student and Security Liaison
  • Coordinate with Maintenance to prepare for each season

Our administrators work in a warm, collaborative environment and lead the school by
  • Actively collaborating to successfully deliver the School’s mission and pillars through the formal work of the Administrative Committee and ad hoc work with one another 
  • Frequently and clearly communicating with one another, faculty, staff, students and parents
  • Supporting our faculty in their quest to deliver consistent high-quality instruction, mentoring and teaching to students
  • Seeking ongoing professional development and staying current with current educational research, pedagogy, and practice related to child development as well as social and educational trends
They are 
  • Open-minded, flexible, compassionate, student-centered, outcome-driven leaders who are not limited by job description or title, and view school life as an opportunity for lifelong learning.
  • Passionate about promoting our inclusive campus community and mentoring others
  • Committed to acting only after carefully considering multiple cultural perspectives 
  • BA Degree minimum, MA preferred
  • Candidates with school administration experience preferred, ideally in the areas of Athletics
  • Strong ability to communicate with multiple constituencies, both in writing and in speech, and have comfort working in a collaborative setting. 
  • Organization and attention to detail/as well as an ability to work within the big picture of the school, are of the utmost importance in this role
  • Ability to manage a fast-paced work environment
  • Passion for Athletics and the development of Student-Athletes
  • Belief in the value of all types of diversity within a school
  • A commitment to the qualities embodied by the Portledge pillars: Kindness, Purpose, Honor, Respect 
  • Committed to teaching and nurturing social-emotional learning of all members of the community 
  • Committed to excellence and to professional and personal growth
  • Ability to develop trusting, supportive relationships with students and faculty members
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud and Google Apps
  • Ability to work flexible hours

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