Reporting to the Head of School and serving as a member of the Leadership Team and Department Chairs, the Director of Athletics is responsible for program and staffing of interscholastic athletics, grades six to 12; of physical education, PreK-12; and of all elements of athletics related to enrollment, retention, recruitment, and college admissions. S/he will understand and appreciate the myriad opportunities present in a PreK-12 independent day school, and leverage those opportunities to the benefit of the school and its students. S/he will be committed to providing a rich experience for every student-athlete, while building a program that cultivates in its participants growth, awareness, excellence, and leadership.
Although the Director will oversee a broad athletic and physical education program, this role is about much more than either of those, as it reflects the leadership vision embraced by those chosen to oversee programs and people: developing the talents and skills of those for whom she/he is responsible; and expanding and enhancing opportunities for all students. While candidates may be accomplished athletes and be drawn from the ranks of athletic administration, the successful candidate will be that person who has proven her/his ability and commitment to hire, retain, develop, and assess the men and women with whom she/he has worked.
The Director will lead a comprehensive, competitive interscholastic athletic program, grades six through 12: 45% of upper school students and 85% of middle school competing on 76 teams in 25 sports; and a PreK-12 physical education program. S/he will be responsible for an outstanding athletic facility: two synthetic turf fields and five natural-turf fields; a softball field and two baseball fields, including a varsity baseball complex; two legacy indoor courts; state-of-the-art fitness center; eight tennis courts; ropes course with high elements; the Lisa McGraw ’44 Ice Skating Rink, one of only three high school rinks in New Jersey; and, upon its completion in July, 2020, a 32,000- square-foot athletics and squash center: two all-purpose courts, four international squash courts, a large central meeting and community space, and team rooms, offices, and supporting spaces.
In pursuit of the above, the Director of Athletics will:
Champion the role of interscholastic athletics within a liberal education, and physical activity and wellness practice as essential parts of a healthy lifestyle;
Commit her/himself to the professional growth and assessment of the coaching and physical education staff;
Understand and appreciate the richness of a program that extends across 14 grades and three divisions;
Articulate the role athletics plays in the admissions recruitment and retention processes, and the college admissions process;
Set clear goals and an unwavering standard for the coaching and physical education staff in all of these areas; and,
Advise and collaborate with division heads in the development and implementation of these core, co-curricular programs.
Applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and resume to the Princeton Day School Human Resources Director at email@example.com.