Barrie School is seeking a Director who will collaborate with administrators, faculty, students, their families, and the community, to oversee and provide campus-wide guidance in the areas of: Health, as a part of the educational curriculum taught from K-12th grade; Wellness, as it pertains to the physical, social, and emotional well-being of all individuals within the school community; and Athletics, which includes the administration of all organized recreational and interscholastic sporting activities across the whole campus.
A university Bachelor’s degree, majoring in one or more areas of: physical education, health, or athletic administration
A Bachelor’s degree in education
TWO years of experience as an athletic director
THREE years of experience as a classroom teacher
Experience managing financial budgets for an organization
Certification as an athletic administrator by the NIAA
Experience: 6-7 Years Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree
Skills & Requirements
Establish a K-12 curriculum framework for Physical Education, Health, and Wellness.
Plan and teach Health courses to students in grades 6, 8, and 10.
Expand knowledge of best practices for curricula through professional development and associations (American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance – AAHPERD, National Outdoor Leadership School - NOLS).
Continue to evaluate and revise written overview of school wide approach to health and wellness, for website and marketing.
Support other groups on campus that promote the areas of athletics, health, and wellness.
Support PE staff with professional development activities.
Athletics and Recreation
Monitor and maintain soccer field operations.
Oversee the operation of the gym and fitness center facilities and equipment for safe and effective use by athletes.
Plan and deliver athletics programs and prep elective courses, in consideration of: available facilities, resources, season, student numbers, interest, and the school’s mission
Reassess all athletic programs on an annual basis. Make recommendations for improvement to the head of Barrie Prep.
Expand knowledge of best practices for the administration of athletics and recreation through professional development and associations (Maryland State Athletic Directors Association - MSADA, National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association – NIAAA).
Support Barrie’s Equestrian Director and expand knowledge of equestrian program.
Manage and organize the athletic team, officiating, and transportation schedules for interscholastic play throughout the year.
Liaise with the league commissioner on game scores/standings, competitive issues, and league rulings; submit official team rosters; attend annual fall meeting.
Plan, administer, and support special athletic events (cross-country meets; senior nights; pep rallies; athletic awards; field day; team photo days; faculty vs. student games; soccer, volleyball, and basketball league all-star games).
Review team structures and league participation with overview report available to Administration team and Board.
Conduct searches for coaching staff according to needs.
Complete evaluations of coaches’ performances and provide feedback.
Support coaches to be fully engaged in the Barrie community. Celebrate their efforts personally and publicly.
Support coaching staff with professional development opportunities (coaching principles, athletic training, first aid, safety).
Manage rentals of Jamie L. Athletics Gym, Strauss Gym, and Soccer field
Campus Health and Safety
Monitor and supervise teams and spectators at athletic events.
Work in conjunction with the school nurse and “emergency response team” to evaluate and support health-related school practices.
Incorporate and facilitate knowledge of Risk Management in all aspects of Physical Education and Athletics, including but not limited to, safe facilities, gender equity, and sexual harassment in workplace.
Maintain program for pre-concussion screening among all new students each fall season, in conjunction with the Children’s National Medical Center, in Rockville.
Promote direct talk about healthy eating, risks of drug and alcohol abuse, mindfulness, meditation, anti- bullying, and other related topics by coaches and staff.
Finance and Management
Work with chief finance officer on revenue income for facility rentals.
Review and manage the physical education and athletic budget and recommend new structures where appropriate.
Monitor and maintain inventory for athletics programs and the condition of facilities.
Explore creative uses of resources, including both current physical and natural assets on campus.
Promote and run the creation of auxiliary programs making use of campus facilities.
Direct, facilitate, evaluate and improve upon the existing rental opportunities, keeping the mission of Barrie in mind and supporting the goals of our admissions department.
Community and Outreach
Update athletic events and facility use in Barrie’s main calendar.
Maintain weekly communications to the school community regarding upcoming events.
Continue to discuss and develop our philosophy of health and wellness in our community.
Mediate the resolution of problems, issues, and concerns that may arise among coaches, faculty, student-athletes, and their families.
Liaise regularly with the Barrie Community Association to help communicate and discuss important athletic and health issues.
Establish a Mustang Booster Club to create informed athletic policies and support athletics operations.
Obtain volunteers to help at athletic events, as: clock operators; score keepers; equipment set-up and maintenance crew; race marshals; line judges; concession stand vendors; mascot cheerleader.
Foster overall school spirit, and promote participation in events and pep rallies.
Participate in community events on and off campus, and foster new relationships with community members.
Identify and investigate local schools, institutions, organizations, and facilities, for relationships and opportunities in physical education, and health programs.
Advocate for faculty and staff wishing to begin personal physical fitness, athletic, recreational, or mindfulness programs. Be a model for mindfulness and healthy living for the Barrie community.
About Barrie School
Barrie is a learning institution comprised of three distinct yet mutually supportive divisions: Barrie Montessori (serving students age 18 months through grade 5, and aspiring Montessori educators at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies); Barrie Prep (serving students in grades 6 through 12); and Barrie Camp (a summer day-camp program serving children ages 4 through 14). Barrie's mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.
Barrie serves approximately 330 students, and since our founding in 1932, has maintained a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Our extraordinary environment for learning is located on 45 wooded acres just outside Washington, D.C.
At Barrie, faculty appreciate students as individuals. Learning is a hands-on experience for all our students: they are fully engaged in their own education. Each division (Montessori, Prep, and Camp) plays a distinct and valuable role as an integral part of the overall institution; all serve to complement the others and advance the mission of the whole.