Job Title: Assistant Coach
Reports to: Principal
Work Schedule/FLSA Status: Seasonal, Non-Exempt
Tenure Track: No
Social Security Contribution: Required
The Springfield, Missouri Public School District is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Coach.
The Springfield School District is Missouri's largest public school district and has built a reputation of academic excellence based on the outstanding performance of our students and schools. About 25,000 students attend 36 elementary schools, an intermediate school, 9 middle schools, 5 high schools and a variety of alternative education and choice programs.
The job of Assistant Coach is done for the purpose/s of assisting in the designing and implementing the athletic program for the assigned sport, in accordance with applicable rules and regulations; providing supervision of other coaching personnel; providing supervision of students during all aspects of the program; using sound instructional techniques in overseeing program activities; serving as a positive role model to student athletes; and serving in a liaison capacity for the school and program with other schools both within and/or outside the district, to the community, and to various organizations.
Analyzes opposition's strategies for game/event prior to and/or during athletic events as appropriate for the purpose of assessing the opposition's strengths and weaknesses for developing game plan/approach.
Assesses student athletes for the purpose of providing feedback to students on their individual performance and/or determining team
Attends a variety of meetings, workshops, conferences, for the purpose of receiving and conveying information related to their role.
Assists with a variety of supporting activities (e.g. parent orientations, recognition events, banquets, ) for the purpose of providing information regarding the program and/or recognizing participants' accomplishments.
Develops team and individual practice regimes for student athletes (e.g. strength, speed, agility, nutritional, injury prevention, ) for the purpose of enhancing and improving their performance.
Develops game strategies/plans for the purpose of preparing the team and individual student athletics for the
Evaluates facility and playing field for potential hazards, inadequate equipment, for the purpose of implementing and/or assisting in making modifications or recommendations that would reduce the risk of injury.
Identifies program needs for the purpose of providing recommendations of expenditures for activities, equipment, supplies, that will enhance the assigned athletic program.
Identifies appropriate uses of program funding (e.g. school budget, booster clubs, athletic clubs, tax credit account, ) for the purpose of addressing program needs in compliance with state and district policies and practices.
Implements practice schedules and related events (e.g. usage of facilities and equipment, staff assignments, ) for the purpose of ensuring efficient program operation.
Instructs student athletes for the purpose of promoting individual growth in athletic skills, teamwork, and
Maintains a variety of records (e.g. game/student athlete statistics, insurance, signed permission forms, emergency information, schedules, equipment inventories, ) for the purpose of complying with district, athletic conference, state requirements and/or report scores and strategies.
Monitors student athletes' academic eligibility for the purpose of both complying with AIA requirements as well as providing appropriate intervention (e.g. counseling, tutoring, ) to students identified as needing assistance to maintain their athletic eligibility.
Oversees student managers, volunteers, for the purpose of providing direction and monitoring activities.
Serves as the liaison for their athletic program at a variety of functions (e.g. AIA meetings, tournaments, workshops, ) for the purpose of representing the District at those functions.
Supervises student athletes during all areas of participation (e.g. competition, travel, meetings, practices, ) for the purpose of ensuring activities are conducted in an environment with minimal risk of injury to the participants.
Supports students during the college recruiting process for the purpose of assisting them in achieving their college objectives.
Performs other related duties, as assigned by the head coach, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Job Requirements (Minimum Qualifications)
Knowledge is required to perform basic math; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: community support organizations and public relations; equipment used in activity/program; injury prevention and appropriate treatment protocols; pertinent laws, codes, policies, and/or regulations; participant eligibility, attendance and discipline guidelines; public relations protocols; relevant professional standards and practices; and safety practices and procedures.
Skills are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; administering first aid; applying pertinent laws, codes, policies, and/or regulations; coordinating activities with other schools, districts and/or agencies; organizing and communicating information and concepts; and overseeing financial transactions.
Ability is required to schedule a significant number of activities, meetings, and/or events; often gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operates equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires analysis based on organizational objectives; and problem solving with equipment is moderate to significant. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: utilizing and offering effective feedback to continuously improve; developing and maintaining positive relationships; collaborating and communicating effective with diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders; setting high expectations for self and others; applying critical thinking/problem solving skills; delegating and organizing tasks; setting and monitoring progress towards multiple goals; communicating with persons of varied educational and cultural backgrounds; dealing with frequent interruptions; exhibiting strong leadership; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; modeling sportsmanship and enforcing sportsmanlike behavior among students; motivating participating student athletes; providing a firm, fair, and consistent discipline approach; providing leadership, direction, and team building; traveling to off campus athletic events; traveling to off campus competitions; and working extended hours that may include evenings and/or weekends.
Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods and utilization of resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is continual opportunity to significantly impact the organization's services.
Job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility, required
Bachelor's degree in job-related, preferred
Minimum of sixty (60) college hours, required
Background clearance, the results of which must be satisfactory to the District, required
Work Environment & Physical Requirements
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 10% sitting, 45% walking and 45% standing. The job is performed under some temperature extremes and under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.