The Northwest School is a college-preparatory, co-educational independent school near the heart of downtown Seattle. We offer a rich and challenging program to roughly 500 students in grades 6 through 12, including 80 international students, many of whom live in our campus dormitory. The Northwest School is committed to a diverse workplace and expects applicants to have a commitment to inclusion, equity, and social justice. We firmly believe that we are a richer, more creative and dynamic institution when our collective is built with a diverse set of community members. The Northwest School strives for its faculty and student body to reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
At Northwest we aim to hire coaches who:
Have a strong technical and strategic understanding of the game
Know how to teach skills, constructively motivate players, and build a tight-knit, supportive, and competitively fearless team culture
Relate well with players and build rapport
Model excellent character and live the high expectations they have for athletes
Teach fundamentals, techniques, and sport-specific and athletic skills, utilizing positive and developmentally-appropriate methods.
Teach and develop character in all athletes, regardless of talent. Model respectful and professional interaction and sportsmanship with players, opponents, colleagues, and parents. Emphasize sportsmanship and leadership with athletes.
Relate well and build strong relationships with athletes and all others.
Create an excited, tight-knit, team-centered, and competitively-fearless team culture.
Prioritize the health and safety of the athletes.
Philosophical alignment with striving to win while promoting the bigger picture of character, commitment, and team supportiveness.
Provide clear direction and goals for the team, consistent with NWS culture and community, articulating goals and expectations in verbally and in writing with players, parents, and the community.
Continually evaluate and improve the program based on the enthusiasm and achievement of players, communicate closely with Athletic Director regarding logistical and philosophical details, lead and work collaboratively with the program coaches and other colleagues.
Attend clinics and conferences to maintain coaching standards and develop coaching expertise.
Understand and adhere to athletic department and sport rules and regulations.
Cultivate warm, respectful, and supportive relationships with parents, including regular email correspondence.
Model excellent character and live the high expectations they have for athletes.
All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the school’s mission, values, and philosophy, especially those related to diversity and the environment.
Expertise and experience coaching the sport at the high school or collegiate level and possess a strong technical and strategic understanding of the game.
Current training in First Aid, CPR, concussion management, and sudden cardiac arrest.
Be an energetic self-starter in addressing all details of leading a thriving high school program.
Compensation/Details: Competitive coaching stipend, based on experience.
This is a stipend only position and is available immediately.
Availability: Monday-Friday afternoons/evenings, and some Saturdays.
About The Northwest School
The Northwest School is a college-preparatory, co-educational independent school near the heart of downtown Seattle. We offer a rich and challenging program to roughly 500 students in grades 6 through 12, including 75 international students, many of whom live in our campus dormitory. The Northwest School is committed to a diverse workplace and actively encourages applicants with a commitment to issues of diversity and social justice.