Holy Ghost Prep, an all-boys, grades 9th through 12th college preparatory school in Bensalem, Pa., seeks an experienced, full-time athletic director to begin August 1, 2019. Holy Ghost Prep runs a 14-sport, 34-team sports program and has a proud tradition of scholar-athletes, athletic success, while serving others. Holy Ghost Prep’s athletic director is responsible for all operations of the athletic program including hiring and supervising coaches, communicating information to students and parents, managing game-day operations, and traveling to away games.
Ideal candidates will possess:
Bachelors’ degree required
Master’s degree preferred
PA Teacher Certification and/or prior secondary school teaching experience desirable
3- 5 years of experience as a high school administrator; in the area of athletics is preferred
High school or comparable coaching experience
Proven ability to foster positive leadership among student-athletes
Effective communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational strategies with the ability to manage complicated logistics efficiently and effectively
Understanding of the adolescent athlete while being flexible and energetic
Ability to confer with parents and scholar-athletes in a cooperative effort to understand the scholar-athlete and to encourage progress
A collaborative, inclusive approach to all aspects of school life
Understanding and appreciation of the mission of Holy Ghost Prep and be willing and able to promote Spiritan values
Highest level of ethical and professional behavior and standards, acting as a role model
Holy Ghost Prep seeks staff members who bring diverse skills and knowledge, a willingness to learn new things, and an appreciation for collaboration with students. At HGP, all staff members are active community members who share in the general support and care of the school community and participate in community service and overnight trips among other activities.
Holy Ghost Prep aspires to be an equitable and inclusive school community. The school welcomes applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, one-page personal philosophy on the role of athletics in the education of young men, and references to Mrs. Pat Esposito, Assistant to the Principal, at email@example.com.
About Holy Ghost Preparatory School
Holy Ghost Preparatory School (HGP) is an independent private Roman Catholic secondary educational institution founded by the members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, the Spiritans. HGP is dedicated to the quality education of college-bound young men through a commitment to excellence in liberal arts and sciences education and through a deep concern for moral, spiritual and ethical values grounded in the traditions of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. This tradition fosters the development of community in “one heart and one mind”, the cultivation of each student’s unique gifts, academic excellence, and generous service to the poor.