MICDS has a rich and distinctive history spanning more than 150 years. A leader in independent education, MICDS is a college-prep, coeducational school for grades JK-12. Our mission is to help students discover their unique talents, preparing them for higher education and a life of purpose and service as engaged citizens in our ever-changing world.
For full consideration, complete our online application at https://www.applitrack.com/micds and upload a copy of your cover letter, resume and statement of teaching philosophy by April 13, 2019.
The Head Basketball Coach position is a part-time position that is not benefit eligible. However, the position can be combined with a full-time classroom teaching position--in a subject area that coincides with our current needs—in which case a very competitive and extensive benefit package will be included.
Responsible for supervising, coordinating and supporting a staff of Upper or Middle School Assistant Coaches in conjunction with the Director of Athletics.
Responsible for the instruction of MICDS students/athletes in the fundamental skills, strategies, and physical training necessary to meet the goals of both the MICDS Mission statement and MICDS Athletic Goals and Objectives.
Provides instruction that will lead to the formulation of moral values, strong work ethic, responsibility, team work, sportsmanship, self?discipline, leadership, and self?confidence.
Responsible for holding an annual meeting of players and parents to cover topics included in the athletic department pre-season meeting checklist.
Accepts and recognizes that our athletic programs have a considerable component of public exposure and a significant influence on the entire school community. These inherent pressures are a considerable responsibility but must be kept as secondary to the objectives of good sportsmanship and life-long learning and emotional health for students.
Maintains discipline and works to increase morale and cooperation within the school athletic program and school community.
Supervises practices, games, and team trips.
Updates knowledge of technical aspects of the assigned sport and willingness to continue to learn and examine new ideas pertinent to the assigned sport or coaching in general.
Establishes a policy with parents and players to address issues or concerns and updates the athletic director frequently during season about any issues, concerns, or highlights.
Works with athletic director in scheduling and requirements for tournament and special sports events.
Establishes, announces, maintains and submits team records, statistics and requirements for lettering.
Maintains inventory of uniform/equipment issued.
Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the School’s discretion.
Works with the department chair and curricular team to plan, document, evaluate, and revise curriculum.
Selects and develops related print and online course materials.
Creates effective assessment tools to support student achievement and growth.
Implements effective classroom management strategies to ensure a productive learning environment.
Evaluates, documents and communicates student progress through reporting system and conferences.
Attends faculty, grade level and departmental meetings and supervisory duties.
Serves as grade level advisor for 10-12 students and implements grade level programming and advisory curriculum.
Assists and supports students outside of class as needed.
Communicates student progress consistently with parents and guardians.
Collaborates effectively with departmental and grade level teams as well as student support service personnel.
Participates in the MICDS professional development framework and pursues outside opportunities to stay current with best practices.
Serves on divisional and school-wide curriculum and program committees.
Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the school’s discretion.
Job Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor degree in subject matter required and Masters preferred.
Three years’ experience teaching.
Ability to work in an environment that embraces a diverse community of students, educators, parents, and alums.
Experience working in a one-to-one laptop environment or relevant technology skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must enjoy working and learning with children.
Proven ability to organize and supervise a sports program/team.
Previous coaching experience in assigned sport.
Has knowledge of MSHSAA, Metro League, MWAA and other affiliated league policies and regulations.
A valid First Aid Certificate from the American Red Cross, including CPR training.
About MICDS - Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
Founded in 1859, MICDS is a nonprofit, independent, preparatory school offering non-sectarian education to qualified students regardless of national origin, race or religion. MICDS consists of the Ronald S. Beasley Lower School, for grades Junior Kindergarten-4; Middle School, offering a coordinate model of single-gender education in the core curricular classes, for students in grades 5-8; and the Upper School for grades 9-12. MICDS is recognized as one of the nation's leaders in independent education.