Regional Athletic Director

  • Full-time
  • Department: Regional Support and Leadership
  • Start Date: Immediate opening

Company Description

KIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 59 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose —college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.

Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.

KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income communities.

You can see all our job opportunities at https://kipptexas.org/join-our-team/.

Job Description

The Opportunity

The Regional Athletics Director will guide and manage the region’s overall program of curricular, extracurricular, and intramural athletics for the district. He/she will work to provide each student with opportunities to participate in athletic activities and will ensure compliance with all school and state requirements.

This position furthers the mission of KIPP Houston because athletic participation helps students develop skills such as goal-setting, pursuing excellence in performance, and other achievement-oriented behaviors that they need to excel in the classroom and beyond.  Athletics promotes overall student health and well-being.

Major Responsibilities and Duties

The Regional Athletics Director will:

  • Develop, direct, and manage the district’s athletic program, equipment, and facilities
  • Maintain an active athletic program that promotes good sportsmanship and student development
    • Recommend new athletic policies and interpret existing policies
    • Establish academic eligibility requirement for participation in extracurricular sports and verify each athlete’s eligibility
    • Ensure that KIPP’s academic standards are reinforced through the district’s athletic programs
  • Assume overall responsibility for the Athletic Department’s business operations
    • Prepare and administer the department budget and ensure that programs are cost-effective and that funds are managed prudently
    • Maintain a current inventory of all athletic equipment and recommend disposal or replacement of equipment when necessary
    • Initiate purchase orders and bids in accordance with district policies
  • Recruit, select, train, and supervise all Athletic Department personnel and make decisions regarding personnel placement, assignments, retention, discipline, and dismissal
    • Coordinate coaching activities through in-service training and on-site observations to ensure positive interactions with students
    • Evaluate job performance of coaches to ensure effectiveness
  • Articulate the district’s mission and goals in the area of athletics to the community to solicit support
    • Use appropriate techniques to encourage community and parent involvement
  • Serve as the KIPP Houston district liaison with all official associations
  • Continuously gauge the effectiveness of the athletic program and ensure that the program is responsive to student needs
  • Plan necessary time, resources, and materials to support accomplishment of department goals
  • Prepare all game schedules for all sports
  • Arrange transportation for athletic events
  • Oversee the process of cleaning, repairing, and storing all athletic equipment

Qualifications

Education and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; plus 6+ years of athletic, or other, administrative experience preferred
  • Must be considered highly-qualified based on NCLB guidelines

Skills:

  • Ability to establish rapport with families and children
  • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative
  • Ability to work both on broad-based strategy and everyday details
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internal and external to the district
  • Independent, self-starter with a strong focus on student development  and a passion for working with underserved student populations and their families
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills with all levels of management, both internal and external to the district
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Possession of a passionate and loving attitude toward all children
  • Possession of a sense of urgency to do whatever it takes to assure that every student gets to and through college
  • Commitment to the vision, mission, values and goals of KIPP Houston
  • Responsiveness; Follow-up and follow-through with students, families, and faculty members is essential   
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Proficiency using computers, printers, copy machines, and fax machines
  • Ability to travel throughout the district and the city
  • Valid Texas Driver license with appropriate insurance coverage

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits

As a full time KIPP Texas employee you are eligible to participate in all KIPP Texas’ benefit plans. KIPP Texas offers a robust variety of benefits choices, including medical, dental, and vision options, as well as life insurance, fertility, and disability plans starting as low as $25/month.

KIPP provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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