The Agnes Irwin School (AIS), an all-girls’ PreK-12 independent school in Rosemont, PA, seeks an experienced Athletic Director, beginning in July 2017, who will bring a proven dedication to developing the skills and talents of student-athletes, and a demonstrated enthusiasm for being an active participant in the life of the School. The Athletic Director has an extensive scope of responsibility, providing leadership and direction to our athletic, wellness, and physical education programs; overseeing a significant operating budget; and serving as a senior member of the administration, reporting directly to the Head of School. Our comprehensive sports program includes 40 teams, engaging students from the 6th to 12th grades, and is a member of the competitive InterAcademic League, as well as the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association.
The Agnes Irwin School has been empowering girls since 1869 to learn, to lead, and to live a legacy. Through outstanding curricular and co-curricular programs, informed by the AIS Center for the Advancement of Girls, Agnes Irwin encourages girls to reach higher, take risks, and be their best selves. With a legacy of achievement, the AIS Athletics Program instills a lifelong commitment to teamwork, leadership, and reaching one’s personal best. The School’s next Athletic Director will be entrusted with advancing this legacy, guiding our athletes as they move from skill-building to mastery, and helping our students build a foundation of discipline, dedication, and confidence that fuels institutional pride and spirit. By providing a range of opportunities, our program supports the pre-collegiate athlete, as well as the individual who aspires to continue a healthy lifestyle. The cornerstone of our philosophy centers on character, confidence, commitment, and competitiveness, fostering leadership and academic excellence from the Lower School through Varsity.
In 2013 the School completed a multi-phased Campus Improvement Project that included the addition of artificial turf playing fields, and a 55,000-square foot state-of-the-art Athletic Center. Included in the Athletic Center is a Gymnasium with a competition-sized basketball court that converts to two separate, full-sized practice courts; a Squash Center with four squash courts and viewing area; a Rowing Center with crew tank and rowing equipment, a Fitness Center, and an Athletic Training Room.
Essential functions of the A.D. position include:
- Administers the Schools interscholastic athletic program; directing and implementing existing and new programs
- Provides staff leadership (supervising more than 60 coaches, two Assistant Athletic Directors, Director of Squash, Athletic Trainer, and Physical Education and Wellness Department Chair and Teachers)
- Performs personnel administrative functions of coaching and teaching staff, including hiring, counseling, training, supervising, evaluating for purposes of maintaining necessary staffing, enhancing staff effectiveness, and ensuring necessary outcomes are achieved
- Administers department budget
- Collaborates with the Admissions Department in student-athlete recruitment, within the guidelines of the league constitution
- Collaborates with the College Counseling Department in student-athlete college acceptance
- Collaborates with the Communications and Marketing Department on public relations for the Athletic Department
- Articulates a clear philosophy and shared vision of learning and sportsmanship
- Pursues funding opportunities and prepares grant/foundation applications
- Monitors interscholastic athletic regulations and ensures program compliance
Successful candidates will possess:
- Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred
- Minimum three (3) years experience at a leadership level, including budgetary responsibilities and staff supervision, or other equivalent experience
- Prior experience in an education environment required
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, effectively interacting at all constituent levels
- Proven ability to establish working relationships with colleagues, and function as part of a cohesive team
- Comprehensive knowledge of interscholastic athletic program processes and regulations
- Proven ability to maintain accurate records, and confidentiality
All candidates must apply using the following link to an online application:
Please do not use the NAIS "Apply Now" option. Rather, please access our online application using the link referenced above. To be considered for this position, candidates must complete this online application.
The Agnes Irwin School is actively recruiting candidates in accordance with diversity plans, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.