St. Andrew's Episcopal School is seeking a visionary and dynamic Football Program Director for the 2021-2022 school year. The full-time position offers a unique opportunity to rekindle a competitive football culture at a leading independent school in one of our nation’s fastest growing cities. The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of our Athletic Director and will work closely with the entire Athletics’ team and the Head of Upper School to deliver a high quality football experience for players and coaches.
St. Andrew’s football is at a pivotal moment in its history. After three seasons of partnering with St. Stephen’s Episcopal School to field a joint football team, the Austin Saints, St. Andrew’s has decided to recommit to St. Andrew’s football beginning in the 2021-2022 school year. The next Football Program Director will offer a vision and strategy for the future of the Middle School and Upper School programs.
The next Director of Football will provide leadership, supervision, and organization for the entire Football program, including the TackleBar (6th-8th) and Flag Football (5th-6th) programs. Candidates will be asked to present a three year plan for retaining Middle School athletes, training our current Upper School players, and eventually returning to Varsity football competition in the Upper School.
The most competitive candidates will be able to contribute significantly to other aspects of school life, as a classroom teacher, administrator, or staff member. We anticipate teaching openings in History, English, Math, and Physical Education, but candidates with other teaching or administrative backgrounds should also apply.
We will give preference to candidates with previous Head Coaching experience or significant leadership experience at a quality program. The next Football Program Director must exemplify the highest standards of professionalism, leadership, and sportsmanship. Above all, the Football Program Director should love working with adolescent athletes, recognize the power and importance of mentorship, lead by example, and support young men in the development of their character and values.
In order to be considered for this position at St. Andrew’s, we ask that candidates submit a resume, and in lieu of a cover letter, applicants are asked to submit written responses to the 3 questions at the bottom of this page. Please submit your resume and written responses to the 3 questions to Michelle Roe, Director of Finance & Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions regarding the position may be directed to Jeff McCrary, Athletic Director, at (512) 299-9742 or email@example.com.
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Proven experience developing Football programs and players.
Advanced knowledge and understanding of technical and strategic aspects of the game of Football.
Experience leading and coordinating a team of coaches.
Ability to communicate effectively with athletes, coaching staff, and parents.
Ability to teach, lead, and motivate student-athletes.
Proven organizational and management skills.
Desire to cultivate strategic relationships with area athletic organizations.
Desire to organize and host a Football clinic for Lower and Middle School St. Andrew’s students.
Desire to organize and host a Football summer camp on campus.
Desire to team with our Admissions staff to communicate with prospective families.
If candidates have game film of their teams, we encourage them to include that with their application.
About St. Andrew's Episcopal School
St. Andrew’s is a co-educational Episcopal K-12 day school, enrolling a diverse student body of approximately 950 students on two campuses in Austin, Texas. The school strives to help young people from diverse racial, religious, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to achieve their potential not only in intellectual understanding but also in aesthetic sensitivity, physical well-being, and moral decisiveness so that they may lead productive, responsible lives, not only for themselves but also for their community.
St. Andrew’s embraces the Episcopal identity of intentional pluralism as well as that of spiritual and religious growth integrated into the curriculum and life in the school community. Daily chapel is held in all grades. St. Andrew's employs individuals without regard to race, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability as protected by federal, state, or local law.
St. Andrew's is committed to providing equal opportunity in all personnel actions and in the administration of all policies and programs. St. Andrew's keeps resumes on file for future openings. Please send resumes in PDF or Word format to our Director of Finance & Human Resourc...es, Michelle Roe, at HR@sasaustin.org If you have any questions, please call (512)299-9806. For more information about St. Andrew’s School in Austin, please access our web site: www.sasaustin.org