Fort Worth Country Day is seeking a Baseball Program Director/Head Coach that will also teach Lower School Physical Education. All teachers and coaches are responsible for fostering and nurturing the intellectual, physical, social, ethical and leadership development of their students. Responsibilities beyond the classroom can include service on committees and possible involvement in club sponsorship and/or summer and after-school enrichment programs. Candidates should possess a growth mindset, strong ethical principles and communication skills.
Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the Baseball Program Director/Head Coach is responsible for supervising all aspects of the instruction and development of the baseball program for grades 7-12. Lower School Physical Education teachers develop students' physical skills, abilities, strength, agility, poise, coordination, and teamwork.
Fort Worth Country Day earned the distinction of being ranked one of the Best Companies to Work for in Fort Worth for 2018.
Baseball Program Director/Head CoachDuties:
Program Directors will set 3-5 professional goals and/or objectives to be reviewed with the Athletic Director. Personal professional development, program development, mentoring of coaching staff and improvement of instruction or communication are potential goal setting topics
Full responsibility for the supervision of the sport including coordinating all aspects of the sport, including practice plans and game management
Supervise and evaluate all coaches working in the program
Adherence to Southwest Preparatory Conference guidelines and rules
Provide the Athletic Director with a written set of guidelines for their team along with roster, practice calendar and other requested information
Responsible for following all FWCD athletic department and school policies
Responsible for keeping appropriate records as directed by the Athletic Director
Works with the athletic training staff for the benefit of the student/athlete
Promotes his/her program in the outside community
Develop and assist with special events (tournaments, camps, clinics, etc.)
Communicate with parents and players
Perform other job-related duties as assigned
Lower School Physical Education Teacher Duties:
Develop and administer physical education classes consistent with school goals and objectives
Teach knowledge of, and develops skills and abilities in, physical fitness, rhythm and dance, coordination and agility, exercise, and sports
Develop students' concepts in leadership, teamwork, responsibility, and social skills; provides a safe and optimal learning environment; offer appropriate feedback regarding student progress, expectations, and goals
Conduct ongoing assessment of student growth and progress in physical educational activities, and modify instructional methods to fit individual student's needs
Organize and maintain a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and reporting for all student activities, achievement, and attendance as required by the division
Ensure effective communication with students and parents
Coordinate with other professional staff members, especially with physical education and grade level faculty, and participates in faculty meetings and committees
Inspect equipment and field areas used to ensure they are in good and safe working order
Continue to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research
Proven organizational and motivational skills
Demonstrated abilities in communication and community relations with the ability to work effectively with students, staff, administration and parents
Knowledge of appropriate safety measures to ensure well-being of players
Physical Requirements, Working Conditions and Environment:
Ability to stand for extended periods of time and to participate in physically demanding athletic activities that may require lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling
Continuously see, sit, balance, grasp, and have repetitive use of arms, wrists, hands, and fingers; and some fine finger dexterity
Exposure to outdoor temperatures of hot and cold
Ability to travel off-campus for athletic competitions
Long or odd hours, as needed
Education and Experience:
The ideal candidate has at least three years of teaching experience in an elementary school setting and has a degree in physical education; experience working in a K-12 private school preferred
Experience developing programs/players and leading/coordinating a team of coaches; coaching experience with a high school/competitive team and/or college playing experience
Thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations, strategies and techniques of the sport
All employees of FWCD must:
Model the core values (Respect, Responsibility, Kindness, Courage, Integrity and Scholarship)
Exhibit generous community spirit, professional flexibility, a sense of humor and a positive attitude
Collaborate and work well with students, parents and colleagues
Execute duties in a positive and punctual manner
Be an enthusiastic life - long learner driven toward professional self-improvement and personal growth
About Fort Worth Country Day
Fort Worth Country Day is an Equal Opportunity Employer that maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all applicants for employment. All employees are expected to have a thoughtful approach to intercultural communication and inclusion of underrepresented groups.
Fort Worth Country Day is a coeducational, independent college-preparatory school with approximately 1065 students in grades Junior K through 12. The 104-acre campus offers excellent facilities for academics, arts, and athletics. Faculty and administration nurture a collegial professional environment in which innovation is encouraged. Opportunities for ongoing professional development are exceptional. Fort Worth Country Day is proud of its school community where students, parents, faculty, staff, and administration join together to develop an effective and enjoyable place to teach and learn.
Fort Worth ranks as one of the top 20 largest cities in the United States and is known for its vibrant arts, music, and cultural life. The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan region is home to over 6.5 million people. More information about the School and Fort Worth community is available at www.fwcd.org.