St. Mark’s School of Texas is seeking an experienced educator to serve as the Athletic Director beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. The Athletic Director will assume responsibilities for leading the athletic program across grades 7 – 12 and maintaining the School’s mission-driven philosophy towards athletics that places value on the student-athlete, good sportsmanship, and the competitive spirit.
The Athletic Director will oversee 88 coaching positions, more than 500 annual games and contests, and 45 teams across 16 sports. During the past two decades, St. Mark’s teams have won 77 Conference Championships, 15 Regional Championships, and 14 State Championships, and the School has been recognized as the winningest boys’ athletic program in our Conference for 10 of the past 12 years.
In addition to supporting programs, the Athletic Director will supervise, evaluate, and support the coaching staff, most of whom are full-time St. Mark’s faculty members, as well as identify, hire, and train part-time coaches who participate in our athletics program. The Athletic Director reports to the Associate Headmaster and works closely with the Division Heads and other Department Chairs to think strategically about the School’s overall program. The Athletic Director is also a member of the Senior Administrative Team.
St. Mark’s is a vibrant learning community, and the ideal candidate will have teaching and coaching experience at the high school or college level as well as leadership experiences. Moreover, candidates should have a passion for working with young people and a desire to be involved in the student experience beyond the athletic arena.
At St. Mark’s, we are deeply committed to character and leadership education for all boys and have developed a program that spans grades 1-12. Successful candidates will share St. Mark’s belief in the importance of character and leadership development in the lives of adolescents.
Serve on the Senior Administrative Team
Oversee and lead 44 teams in 16 sports
Supervise, evaluate, and coordinate coaches in Middle and Upper School
Oversee staffing for all athletic teams
Attend athletic contests both locally and regionally to represent the School as a member of the Southwest Preparatory Conference
In partnership with the Assistant Athletic Director, oversee the athletic scheduling within the parameters of the School’s mission and the governing rules of the SPC
Effectively plan and manage the yearly athletic budget
Effectively manage athletic facility use and upkeep
Demonstrated leadership experience in athletic administration
Teaching and coaching experience in k-12 and / or college
A steady temperament, effective communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and a sense of humor
Effective listener who makes decisions consistent with the School’s mission
Ability to work cooperatively across academic and extracurricular areas of the School
Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing
Enthusiastic supporter of all sports and the kids who play them
Knowledgeable about a variety of sports and their individual characteristics
Flexible, willing to learn, proactive problem-solver, and passionate about the role of athletics in the healthy development of a boy
Qualified applicants should email a letter of interest, a statement of teaching philosophy, and resume to email@example.com.
About St. Mark's School of Texas
Founded in 1906, St. Mark's School of Texas is a non-sectarian, college-preparatory, independent day school for boys in grades one through twelve. The School’s charter states that it is “designed to afford its students well-rounded physical, intellectual, moral, and religious training and instruction.” The School is intended to be a diverse community of teachers and students who share a love of learning and who strive for high achievement in whatever they undertake.
St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world. To this end, the School professes and upholds certain values. These values include the discipline of postponing immediate gratification in the interests of earning eventual, hard-won satisfaction; the responsibility of defending one’s own ideas, of respecting the views of others, and of accepting the consequences for one’s own actions; and an appreciation for the lively connection between knowledge and responsibility and the obligation to serve.