Andover seeks applications from individuals interested in the position of Director of Athletics, a 12-month, ongoing administrative faculty appointment. The director oversees and implements the academy’s athletic policies, programs and facilities. The director administers all aspects of the academy’s life activity, intramural, and interscholastic athletic programs, including program development and evaluation, staffing, and facility maintenance and renewal. Working with others within the academy’s collaborative management structure, the director represents the athletics perspective in policy development and strategic decision-making; hires and supports continuous professional development of the coaching and training staff; supports the recruitment of student athletes; supports student athletes in the college admission process; ensures timely publicity and accurate reporting of athletic events and results. The director will ensure compliance with applicable laws and Academy athletics policies; administer departmental budget and accounts in a fiscally responsible manner; and sustain a culture of sportsmanship, professionalism and respect at all levels. The director also meets with peers at other private schools via District III, Eight Schools Association, and NEPSAC Athletic Director meetings. The director may teach one section per term and coach up to three seasons. Frequent nights, week-end work, and in-season travel required.
Andover’s athletic program offers more than 50 sport, dance, and exercise options at every level of instruction. The school has 65 interscholastic teams competing in 21 different sports. Facilities include a field house, a squash center, two ice rinks, an indoor swimming and diving pool, basketball gymnasia, a weight and exercise room, dance studios, indoor and outdoor tracks, tennis courts, and fields for football, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, softball and baseball.
Please go to on online career portal to submit a resume, two letters of reference and a cover letter addressing your interest and experience in working in an intentionally diverse residential community. Review of applications will begin on September 28.
Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, ten years of experience coaching and/or teaching at either the secondary school or collegiate level, administrative experience, a working knowledge of sport law, safety regulations, exercise physiology, injury prevention, and the benefits of incorporating fitness into a healthy life balance.
Full background check required. Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Phillips Andover Academy
Established in 1778, Phillips Academy is a co-educational, boarding secondary school located just north of Boston and which educates students of intelligence and integrity from diverse cultural, racial, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds. Our motto, Non sibi, not for self, was forged by Paul Revere into the original seal 240 years ago. The school's residential structure enables faculty to support students in their personal, social and intellectual development. The academic program fosters excellence in all disciplines within the liberal arts tradition. Faculty members guide students in mastering skills, acquiring knowledge and thinking critically, creatively and independently. The school strives to help young people achieve their potential not only intellectually, but also artistically, athletically and morally, so that they may lead responsible and fulfilling lives.
The Academy embraces equity, inclusion, and wellness and is committed to establishing a community that encourages people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs to understand and respect one another and to embrace differences of race, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, national origin..., and religion. In its programs, the school seeks to promote a balance of leadership, cooperation and service, together with a deeper awareness of the global community and the natural world.
Andover's 1778 Constitution charges the academy to prepare "Youth from every quarter" to understand that "goodness without knowledge is weak...yet knowledge without goodness is dangerous." This obligation challenges students, faculty, and staff in mind, body and spirit to see beyond themselves and to go beyond the familiar; to remain committed to developing what is finest in themselves and others, for others and themselves.