The Nueva School, an internationally-recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted and talented students since 1967. Today, Nueva serves over 800 students PK-12 and expects to grow to over 950 students in the next few years. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six different counties throughout the Bay Area of Northern California.
A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series, hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.”
The school’s West Bay Athletic League and Private School Athletic League interscholastic athletics programs comprise teams across a growing number of sports including basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, tennis, cross country, track and field, flag football, golf, and swimming. The school’s club sports programs include fencing and squash. Physical education programs include conditioning, yoga, dance, climbing, and ping pong. Facilities include a combination of school owned on campus and leased off campus facilities. The school’s student athletes and teams have competed highly successfully, including winning team and individual league and section championships and top team and individual placings at state as well as excelling in outside sports ranging from speed skating to dressage, diving, squash, fencing, sport climbing, lacrosse, and crew, to name just a few.
Position Summary and Primary Responsibilities
The PK-12 Athletics and Physical Education (PE) Director will:
- Oversee the interscholastic athletics, club sports, and PE programs that comprise the comprehensive health and wellness, sound body and sound mind, PK-12 program across all divisions and both campuses of the school.
- Identify and support strategic sports and activities, help hire coaches and other staff, identify and manage on / off site facilities, ensure appropriate uniforms and equipment, coordinate scheduling, ensure transportation, lead and manage parent volunteers, budget, manage league memberships (WBAL & PSAL)/ relations, ensure appropriate professional development in their organizations, etc.
- Ensure that all students have (and all coaches deliver) meaningful and successful interscholastic athletics, club sports, and physical education experiences consistent with Nueva’s health, wellness, and resiliency goals as well as PCA and league values for skills development and competitive success.
- Ensure comprehensive and coordinated lower to middle through upper school programs of skill development and competitive success in collaboration with appropriate school wide and division leadership and staff.
- Support the range, from beginner to championship caliber and university scholarship eligible scholar athletes and teams. Value participation, development, performance, and competitive success.
- Supervise the PK-12 athletics and PE assistant director, other athletics and PE administrators, trainer(s), coaches, and staff.
- Coach and teach as time, qualifications, needs, and interests require and permit.
- Collaborate with School administration; division administration, faculty, and staff; parents; and student athletes.
- Represent the programs across all divisions and both campuses. Represent the school in relevant local, league, regional, state, and national associations and responsibilities.
- Coordinate with admissions, college counseling, and advancement functions in identifying, recruiting, and supporting student athletes.
- Manage the hiring and onboarding of coaches. Supervise employee and contract coaches.
- Manage operating and capital budgets in conjunction with the business office.
- Maintain all appropriate coach, student athlete, and competition / school records.
- Report to the Associate Head of School and work closely with the Head of School and Division Directors.
This is a full-time, salaried, and benefited position available for hire effective July 1, 2017. To apply, please send a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for at least three professional references via email to: email@example.com.