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, 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.
Position: Head Varsity Girls’ Tennis Coach Reports to: Director of Athletics – Competitive Sports FLSA: Exempt - Part Time Application Deadline: Friday, January 27, 2017 Start Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
In September 2014, Convent of the Sacred Heart unveiled its new Athletics and Wellness Center at 406 East 91st Street. This 50,000 square foot, state-of-the art facility marks a new chapter in the illustrious history of New York City's oldest independent school for girls. The new facility has a pool, regulation size basketball court, weight room, dance room, and multipurpose room. Sacred Heart is a member of the AAIS League and NYSAIS.
Summary: The Head Coach is responsible for all aspects of running a successful Varsity tennis program. The position is also responsible for any additional tasks that are needed to maintain and/or oversee the success of Sacred Heart Athletics.
Demonstrate a sincere interest in the social, emotional, academic, moral-ethical, and athletic development of student-athletes; demonstrate the highest priority is the health, safety and welfare of student-athletes.
Achieve a high level of competency in sport skill instruction, motivation, and conduct of practice sessions.
Achieve competitive results that demonstrate athletic excellence.
Assist in the development of a long-term program vision, plan, and teaching curriculum.
Demonstrate excellent writing, speaking and listening skills.
Exhibit leadership and professional behavior in dealings with student-athletes, parents, staff, and administrators.
Complete all administrative duties 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, attendance at League and CSH coaches’ meetings, communication with internal and external constituents, attendance at required school and athletic department special events, and other administrative duties as assigned
Provide mentorship / evaluate assistant coach
Exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with adherence to NYSAIS, AAIS, School, Division, and Department of Athletics rules and regulations
Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience. High school playing and college playing experience preferred. Previous high school and college coaching experience preferred. Previous individual and group training experience preferred.
Demonstrated experience in planning and developing comprehensive approach to high school sport programs preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills with the ability to effectively manage relationships at the administrative, student-athlete, and parent level.
Candidates must exhibit enthusiasm for the role of athletics in an independent school setting, vision and creativity, strong organizational and communication skills, and the ability to work in a team-oriented environment. Additionally, candidates must complete a criminal background check and must possess or obtain, prior to the start of the season, current First Aid and CPR certification.
A stipend is paid for the coaching position
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 and Education
The Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City’s oldest independent school for girls, established in 1881 by the Society 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 stro...ng commitment to the education of the whole child, addressing her intellectual, spiritual, social, and emotional development.
Convent of the Sacred Heart is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, Sacred Heart seeks to hire outstanding and diverse faculty who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school.