St. Andrew's Episcopal School is seeking a visionary and dynamic Field Hockey Program Director for the 2021-2022 school year. The full-time position offers a tremendous opportunity to build on a program that has strong participation numbers at a leading independent school in one of our nation’s fastest growing cities. The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of our Athletic Director and will work closely with the entire Athletics’ team and the Head of Upper School to deliver a high quality field hockey experience for players and coaches.
In addition to serving as the Head Varsity Coach, the successful candidate will also be the Field Hockey Program Director. They will provide leadership, supervision, and organization for the entire Field Hockey program, including the Junior Varsity and Middle School levels. The most competitive candidates will be able to contribute significantly to other aspects of school life, as a classroom teacher, administrator, or staff member. We anticipate teaching openings in History, English, Math, and Physical Education, but candidates with other teaching or administrative backgrounds should also apply.
We will give preference to candidates with previous Head Coaching experience or significant leadership experience at a quality program. The next Field Hockey Program Director must exemplify the highest standards of professionalism, leadership, and sportsmanship. Above all, the Field Hockey Program Director should love working with adolescent athletes, recognize the power and importance of mentorship, lead by example, and support young women in the development of their character and values. Required Qualifications ?Proven experience developing Field Hockey programs and players. ?Advanced knowledge and understanding of technical and strategic aspects of the game of Field Hockey. ?Experience leading and coordinating a team of coaches. ?Ability to communicate effectively with athletes, coaching staff, and parents. ?Ability to teach, lead, motivate student-athletes. ?Proven organizational and management skills. ?Desire to cultivate strategic relationships with area athletic organizations. ?Desire to organize and host a Field Hockey clinic for Lower and Middle School St. Andrew’s students. ?Desire to organize and host a Field Hockey summer camp on campus. ?Desire to team with our Admissions staff to communicate with prospective families ?Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. ?If candidates have game film of their teams, we encourage them to include that with their application.
To learn more about our athletics’ program, please visit our athletics’ website: https://www.sasaustin.org/sas-athletics
St. Andrew’s is a member of the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) in the Upper School and is a member of the Austin Inter-Parochial League (AIPL) in the Middle School. To learn more about the SPC, visit the conference website: spcsports.org, and to learn more about the AIPL, visit the conference website: aiplsports.org
In order to be considered for this position at St. Andrew’s, we ask that candidates submit a resume, and in lieu of a cover letter, applicants are asked to submit written responses to the 3 questions at the bottom of this page. Please submit your resume and written responses to the 3 questions to Michelle Roe, Director of Finance & Human Resources, at email@example.com. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Jeff McCrary, Athletic Director, at (512) 299-9742 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 1.The work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, like all noble endeavors, is a never-ending journey. As it relates to your experience in schools, what is the most important thing that you have learned along your DEI journey?
2.As an Episcopal school, St. Andrew's seeks to nurture the development of the whole child, body, mind, and spirit, and to balance faith and reason, the head and the heart, in the learning process. This Episcopal ethos takes shape in things like daily chapel, service learning, DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), and SEL (Social and Emotional Learning). What, if anything, attracts you to working in an educational community that embraces a holistic approach to learning and formation?
3.How does your role as a coach contribute to the overall education of the young people that you coach?
About St. Andrew's Episcopal School
St. Andrew’s is a co-educational Episcopal K-12 day school, enrolling approximately 950 students on two campuses in Austin, Texas. The school strives to help young people from diverse racial, religious, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to achieve their potential not only in intellectual understanding but also in aesthetic sensitivity, physical well-being, and moral decisiveness so that they may lead productive, responsible lives, not only for themselves but also for their community. For more information about St. Andrew’s School in Austin, please access our web site: www.sasaustin.org.