Primary Purpose: Direct and manage the district’s athletic program, facilities, and instruct students to develop skills so that it increases their abilities to excel in athletics. Provide each student with the opportunity to participate in an extracurricular athletic activity and ensure compliance with all federal, state, University Interscholastic League (UIL), and local requirements.
Master’s degree preferred
Valid Texas teaching certificate
Knowledge of overall operations of an athletic program
Knowledge of coaching techniques and procedures
Knowledge of federal, state, and UIL policies governing athletics
Ability to instruct and supervise student athletes
Ability to implement policy and procedures
Ability to interpret data
Ability to manage budget and personnel
Excellent public relations, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, parents, and staff
Five years coaching experience
Head coaching experience preferred
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Program Planning and Instruction
1.Establish performance criteria for competition and manage athletic activities, contests, and practice sessions to promote individual growth in athletic skills, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. Model performance criteria and perform physical movements required for successful student performance of sport.
2.Maintain an active program that promotes good sportsmanship and student development including the time, resources, and materials to support accomplishment of department goals.
3.Establish and maintain physical and academic eligibility requirements for participation in each sport, and verify each athlete’s eligibility.
4.Use a variety of instructional and coaching techniques to meet the needs and improve the abilities of student athletes.
5.Take all necessary precautions to protect student athletes, equipment, materials, and facilities.
6.Work with other members of school staff to plan and implement instructional goals and objectives to ensure the overall educational development of student athletics.
7.Obtain and use evaluative findings (including student achievement data) to gauge athletic program effectiveness and ensure that program renewal is continuous and responsive to student needs.
8.Manage district athletic operations including directing ticket sales, employing game officials, and ensuring preparation of facilities.
9.Prepare and approve all interscholastic game schedules.
10.Arrange transportation, lodging, and meals for out-of-town athletic events. Student Management
11.Implement district student management policies, communicate expected student behavior related to athletics, and ensure enforcement of student discipline in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
12.Instruct and advise students on National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations with regard to academic requirements for scholarships and recruiting practices.
13.Establish and maintain open lines of communication with parents, students, teachers, and community members. (stakeholders)
Administration, Budget and Inventory
14.Implement the policies established by federal law, state law, State Board of Education rule, UIL rules, and local board policy in area of athletics.
15.Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.
16.Develop and administer budget based on documented program needs estimated enrollment to ensure that operations are cost effective and funds are managed wisely.
17.Oversee the process of cleaning, repairing, and storing of all athletic equipment including maintaining a current inventory of supplies, equipment, and fixed assets and recommending disposal and replacement of equipment.
18.Coordinate the use of all athletic facilities by non-school groups.
19.Plan, organize, and oversee all activities including practices, special events, and tournaments.
20.Prepare, review, and revise job descriptions for athletic department.
21.Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate all athletic department personnel and make recommendations relative to assignment, transfer, retention, discipline, and dismissal.
22.Develop training options and/or improvement plans for employees to ensure exemplary operation in area of athletics.
23.Articulate the district’s mission and goals in the area of athletics to the community and solicit its support in realizing the mission.
24.Demonstrate awareness of district and community needs, initiate activities to meet those needs, and use appropriate and effective techniques to encourage community and parent involvement.
25.Support athletic booster club activities.
Supervise, evaluate, and recommend the hiring of coaches and support staff.
Tools/Equipment Used: Athletic equipment, standard office equipment including computer and peripherals and other instructional equipment; automated external defibrillator (AED); frequent driving may operate school bus
Motion:Frequent walking; repetitive hand motions, frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; frequent physical movements associated with sport; moderate grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension and reaching
Lifting:Frequently light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); occasional moderate lifting and carrying (15-44 pounds)
Environment:Frequent districtwide and statewide travel
Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress; frequent prolonged and irregular hours
This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.
• Five years coaching experience • Head coaching experience preferred
Additional Salary Information: 226-day calendar position
About Lockhart ISD
Building a legacy of excellence
Lockhart ISD approximately 6,100 students in 300-square-miles in Central Texas. We are located on State Highway 130 on the edge of one of the fastest growing regions of Texas in a very supportive community with charm and character, 30 minutes southeast of Austin and 1 hour northeast of San Antonio.
Designated as a “District of Innovation” in 2017, the district is on an exciting trajectory for higher student achievement and enriched opportunities for success. In recent years, our district has experienced significant and record student growth as families from surrounding areas move to Lockhart . We opened the district’s 5th elementary school, Alma Brewer Strawn Elementary, in August 2016, and will complete a major renovation and expansion of Lockhart HIgh School in August 2017.
Our 9 campuses include an early education pre-kindergarten campus, 5 elementary schools, a junior high school serving grades 6-8, a self-paced program high school, and a comprehensive, 5A high school. Our schools offer students extensive opportunities to experience and find what they love as learners, including a full range of extracurricular and co-cu...rricular activities and dual credit college and advanced placement courses. Our LISD Visionary Instructional Planning (LISD VIP) initiative leverages technology in the district to boost student learning and prepare them for a world and workforce experiencing a rapidly-evolving technological revolution.
At LISD, we aggressively recruit highly qualified and effective staff, giving them support and resources so that they are equipped to provide the best possible experience for our students. We offer competitive pay and benefits for our staff in a supportive environment and community, one in which servant leadership is a priority, expectations for performance are high, and high quality staff are valued.
1. Create a collaborative culture of contagious ambition.
2. Expect all staff to embrace growth opportunities.
3. Empower students to seize opportunities to achieve at high levels.