Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City's oldest independent school for girls, educating students in Pre-K through 12. As part of an international network of schools, we are committed to a set of principles shared by all Sacred Heart Schools. Known as the "Goals and Criteria,” these principles articulate the core components of a Sacred Heart education, and charge our community with a unified educational mission.
At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that each child possesses unique gifts. Our job is to unearth those gifts, nurture them, and empower each child of the Sacred Heart to share those gifts with the global community. Convent of the Sacred Heart is committed to being an equitable and inclusive community and seeks candidates who connect to our Mission and Goals.
Position: Varsity Basketball Head Coach
Reports to: Athletics Director of Competitive Sports
Date Updated: September 24, 2019
The Head Basketball Coach is responsible for the growth, development, and leadership of the Convent of the Sacred Heart basketball programs, grades 5-12, along with head coaching responsibilities for the Varsity Basketball team (Nov - Feb).
Produce a high level of competency in sport skill instruction, motivation, and conduct of practice sessions
Develop a strong team culture that is in line with the values of the CSH athletic program
Achieve competitive results that demonstrate athletic excellence
Demonstrate a sincere interest in the social, emotional, academic, moral-ethical, and athletic development of student-athletes; displaying that the highest priority is the health, safety and welfare of student-athletes
Display excellent writing, speaking and listening abilities
Exhibit supportive and cooperative behavior in the pursuit of achieving sport program goals established by the Athletics Director of Competitive Sports
Act with leadership and professional behavior in dealing with student-athletes, parents, and administrators
Complete all assignments including, but not limited to:
roster management, game-day operations, scheduling, score reporting, transportation, management of staff and student-managers, CPR, VIRTUS and other trainings, liaison for Team Parents, distribution and collection of uniforms, attend League / CSH coaches’ meetings, and other administrative duties as assigned
Conduct and/or attend staff meetings with Sacred Heart coaches to develop consistent coaching philosophy, teach concepts, and promote excitement towards CSH basketball programs.
Manage staff assistant coach(es) and recruit/train/manage student-managers
Commit to using video and statistical analysis as a teaching tool for student-athletes.
Provide mentorship/support to sub-varsity programs
Exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with adherence to NYSAIS, AAIS, School, Division, and Department of Athletics rules and regulations and Coaches Manual
Other Responsibilities: This position is also responsible for any additional tasks, not previously mentioned, that are needed to maintain and/or oversee the success of Sacred Heart Athletics.
Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience. Previous high school/college coaching experience required. High school playing experience required; college playing experience preferred.
Preference for someone with demonstrated experience in planning and developing a comprehensive approach to middle school and high school sport program development.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills with the ability to effectively manage relationships at the administrative, student-athlete, and parent level.
An equal opportunity employer, Sacred Heart seeks to hire outstanding and diverse staff and faculty who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school.
Additional Salary Information: Based on Experience/Education
Internal Number: 1188
About Convent of the Sacred Heart
Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City's oldest independent school for girls, established in 1881 by the Society of the Religious of the Sacred Heart. Part of a worldwide network of over 150 schools committed to the mission of Sacred Heart education, the school is housed in two landmark buildings on 91st Street and Fifth Avenue. Since its inception, Convent of the Sacred Heart has been governed by a strong commitment to the education of the whole child, addressing her intellectual, spiritual, social and emotional development.
The Sacred Heart community at 91st Street is committed to maintain an ongoing and respectful dialogue in all matters of equity, justice and multiculturalism and to provide a safe and constructive forum for reflection upon our actions.