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Teacher, Athletics Director

  • Certificated

Salary range: Placement on the teacher's salary schedule

Reports to: Site Principal or Assistant Principal


The Athletics Director oversees the high school's athletic program, including the management of sports programs and athletic teams, the financial and logistical day-to-day dealings, fundraising, and planning for future events and projects at one of the two PAUSD comprehensive high schools (grades 9-12). Assists in other school programs as assigned; and preserves suitable learning conditions.

  • Ability to pass a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint clearance
  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Possession of a valid California Teaching Credential, in appropriate content area, as required by the California Education Code
  • Possession of a valid California Driver's license
  • Within 60 days of hire, provision of TB (tuberculin) clearance, as mandated by the California Education Code
  • Oversee a large athletic program, including sports programs and athletic teams.
  • Manage the recruitment, supervision, and training of all athletic coaches.
  • Manage paperwork for all student-athletes.
  • Collaborate with Site Principal and Assistant Principals on issues concerning athletic program.
  • Serve as school representative at Santa Clara Valley Athletic League meetings
  • Serve as school representative on athletics in District meetings.
  • Attend sports booster meetings, work on fundraising plans, and work with sports boosters in coordinating athletic activities.
  • Plan, schedule, manage, supervise and oversee school sponsored, athletic events and activities in order to ensure their effective delivery and continuous improvement.
  • Maintain accurate and thorough records. Report annually on the state of athletics to the District and/or Board of Education.
  • Instruct pupils in citizenship, basic communication skills, and other general elements of the course of study specified by State
  • Submit timely reports, records and inventories; maintain school and District records.
  • Act as a role model for students and promote a favorable public image of the school and PAUSD.
  • Provide support and act as a resource for all areas of student participation; encourages student involvement in athletic activities.
  • Build parent relationships and community partnerships that enhance school and District programs and services.
  • Keep the administration informed about emerging issues and/or events, and follows administrative procedures and policies.
  • Consult with staff and students to evaluate athletic program needs; monitors innovations, evaluate activities, and recommend program improvements; formulate short- and long-range program plans.
  • Monitor student behavior; take precautions and implement procedures to protect school property and help ensure the health, safety, and well being of students, staff, and visitors.
  • Ensure the equitable apportionment of athletic program resources.
  • Travel to multiple venues for athletic events and activities.
  • Assume responsibility for a reasonable amount of non-teaching activities such as directing of extra-curricular work, teachers' meetings, professional study, in-service training, curricula revision, student supervision, and other similar activities.
  • Plan, coordinate, and evaluate the work of coaches, teacher assistants, and other assigned para-professionals.
  • Perform other specific duties as indicated by program/content area and grade level, or as directed by supervisor
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to work comfortably with students, staff, parents, and the community, from diverse backgrounds, while being responsive to their needs
  • Demonstrable experience in specific sports (volleyball, football, basketball, or wrestling) preferred
  • Demonstrable understanding of the importance of student athletics in the context of a rigorous academic environment
  • Effective interpersonal, communication, conflict resolution, time management, and record keeping skills
  • Knowledgeable about training in current approaches to coaching, athletics, teaching, and structures for differentiated instruction
  • Positive, successful record as a high school educator, athletic coach, and/or high school program coordinator
  • Proficiency in a second language preferred

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Employee will frequently work at a computer and travel to attend meetings.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work environment includes working directly with children. There are a number of activities and situations happening at once, and the employee must ensure that children are supervised at all times, and that children are involved in safe and appropriate activities. The employee must be prepared to handle accidents and emergencies at any time

The job entails potential for exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes; exposure to blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases; and for interaction with disruptive and/or unruly individuals.

Work Year: 187 days

Revision Date: 03/17/2017

Initial date: 03/17/2017

Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.