Athletic Director & K-8 Physical Education Teacher

  Independent School (NY)
  Northeast Region
  Posted/Updated: 05/06/20

Job Summary


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate athletic programming for Grades 5 through 8, including soccer, volleyball, basketball, table tennis, and track & field.
  • Recruit, hire, supervise, and evaluate coaches for athletic programming.
  • Manage athletic scheduling, field permits, space rentals and transportation needs for practices and games.
  • Maintain inventory of uniforms and sports equipment.
  • Communicate regularly with parents and athletes in regards to schedule, sportsmanship, and athletic team needs.
  • Collaborate with Middle School Division Head to develop academic and behavioral expectations and standards for students to participate in athletic programming.
  • Coordinate and schedule athletic celebrations.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of a lower school and middle school field day in collaboration with the P.E. department.
  • Plan and implement motivating lessons in P.E. for Kindergarten to eighth grade with a wide range of activities.
  • Demonstrate and model a variety of sport, movement, and fitness skills used in P.E. classes and with athletic teams.
  • Implement rules for behavior and classroom procedures and routines.
  • Evaluate students' performance, including academic, behavioral, and social-emotional.
  • Communicate regularly with families about classroom happenings and student progress.
  • Demonstrate a passion for lifelong learning and actively pursue professional development rooted in individual and school-wide goals.
  • Demonstrate a desire to meaningfully integrate technology into the classroom.
  • Update curriculum and materials as needed.
  • Promote respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core value of the School, a shared responsibility in partnership with the school community.
  • Engage respectfully with families and demonstrate sensitivity to cultures, values, configurations, and beliefs.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of child development, best practices, and current trends in physical education.
  • Demonstrated classroom management skills, including time, space, and materials for most effective learning.
  • Experience in differentiated instruction.
  • Creativity and innovation in both curriculum and instruction.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Skill in creating a learning environment that is challenging, motivating, and age-appropriate.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education.
  • Masters Degree and experience in gifted education preferred.
  • Administrative experience preferred.


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