Gilman School seeks an extraordinary individual to serve as its head varsity football coach, in preparation for and commencing with the 2018 football season. This full-time position presents a unique opportunity to serve as an integral part of a faculty and staff dedicated to the education of the whole boy in mind, body, and spirit. The head varsity football coach will have a meaningful and lasting impact on the lives of the young men participating in Gilman’s storied football program. Mandatory athletics are part of Gilman’s curricular program, and the School firmly believes in the inherent educational value of the teacher-coach model. In addition to fulfilling the coaching responsibilities, the head varsity football coach will teach an academic course consistent with his/her background and experience, serve as a faculty advisor to a small group of students, play an important and visible role in the overall fabric of the Gilman community, and, ideally, help to coach another sport, although not necessarily at the varsity level.
Gilman is an institution that takes great pride in helping to turn boys of promise into men of character. Because we push them to be their best, fullest selves, we expect much of our students in and out of the classroom. Our teachers and coaches must recognize the fact that our students face competing demands on their time, talent, and energy. Embracing and successfully managing those demands help to create a special environment in which to teach and coach. The rewards of helping young men maximize their potential through the School’s integrated approach to teaching, coaching, and mentoring are tremendous.
The next head varsity football coach will build on a 119-year-old tradition of interscholastic football at Gilman. That tradition includes a high level of success on the field. It also carries with it the expectation that Gilman teams will embody the honor, integrity, respect, and humility that make the pursuit of excellence more meaningful.
A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred. The salary for this position is competitive in the Baltimore area.
Candidates interested in applying for the position should send cover letters and resumes by November 15, 2017 to the following link:
Gilman is a diverse community dedicated to educating boys in mind, body, and spirit through particular emphasis upon academic excellence, athletic participation, and aesthetic appreciation. Gilman seeks to produce men of character and integrity who have the skills and ability to make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live and work.
Originally established in 1897 as “The Country Day School for Boys,” Gilman School is rooted in the belief that, in order to build character, school should provide every boy with strong academics and a full-day program that includes afternoon sports. Today, Gilman educates boys in kindergarten through Grade 12 through a rich, college-preparatory program of offerings in academics, athletics, and the arts. The school subscribes to the teacher-coach model and takes great pride in the fact that its teachers connect with the students through activities outside the classroom. Most Gilman teachers are involved in athletics and/or physical education. Teachers also help to cultivate students’ interests in music and performing arts through a variety of groups, bands, and productions.
Set on a 68-acre campus in the northern part of Baltimore City, the school serves roughly 1000 students in three divisions: Lower School (K-Grade 5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), and Upper School (Grades 9-12). Facilities include separate buildings for each of the three divisions, an Upper School science building, an auditorium, and a shared dining hall. Athletic facilities include an arena and other gymnasiums, indoor pool, weight room, locker rooms, game and practice fields, tennis courts, and alpine tower. Gilman has a full-time faculty of nearly 140, and the average class size is 16 students. A strong coordinate program with two neighboring girls schools—Roland Park Country School and The Bryn Mawr School—provides students in the Upper School with a broad and comprehensive curriculum and with opportunities for coeducational classes on all three campuses.
The Upper School
Gilman’s Upper School offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum to approximately 450 boys. Students take five major courses each semester (English, mathematics, foreign language, lab science, history). They must also complete courses in art, music, and religion, participate in either interscholastic or intramural athletics, and complete 50 hours of community service during their Upper School careers. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in numerous disciplines. The tri-school coordinate program vastly expands the course menu for Upper School students, who can take advantage of coeducational offerings in English, history, language, and science. Classes last 70 minutes and meet every other day of a ten-day academic cycle, with an additional shorter period occurring on one other day in the cycle. An advisory program creates a structure by which teachers can keep track of and support each boy’s progress. Upon graduation, Gilman students matriculate to a healthy variety of the nation’s most selective colleges and universities.
Gilman School is an equal opportunity employer and educator who fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.