Assistant Athletic Director

  • Whitefield Academy
  • Smyrna, GA, USA
  • Feb 21, 2023
Full time Athletics

Job Description

Primary Objectives:

The assistant athletic director assists the athletic director (AD) with the success of the athletic program by supporting the AD, carrying out the vision, and fulfilling the mission.  The assistant athletic director and the AD provide spiritual and administrative leadership to the Athletic Department.  The assistant athletic director assists the AD with all phases of the Athletic Department’s operations, programs, and environment in accordance with the direction and policies set forth by the Head of School and the board of trustees.

 Key Responsibilities:

 ·         Assist the athletic director in the evaluation of the current coaching staff.

·         Assist the athletic director in recruitment of future coaches and prospective employees.

·         Provide insight as an integral part of athletic leadership staff meetings and topics of discussion.

·         Primary gameday administrator for on-campus athletic evening events.

·         Help to conduct interviews for prospective students and assist in admissions events related to athletics.

·         Serve as the main point of contact for most of the events held on campus from open to close.

·         Make sure all practice and competition areas are prepped and ready before school ends each afternoon.

·         Coordinate with event volunteers and team moms for all events being hosted each afternoon.

·         Coordinating and ensuring closing, clean up and security of all athletic facilities happens at the end of each evening.

·         Oversee and work with our Blue Crew leadership to foster a good relationship with the student body.

·         Communicate any evening athletics issues (facilities, discipline, etc.) to the proper staff to make sure issues are resolved the next day.

·         Have a plan in place each day for inclement weather and communicate that out ahead of time to the coaches.

·         Be the main point of contact for all seasonal team moms.

·         Set locker room and provide other hospitality needs for officials before each game.

·         Set out all reserved parking signs before home football games.

 Other possible responsibilities include:

·         Male/Female Chaperone for MS and US class trips.

·         Lead breakout chapel discussions and small groups.

 Required Professional and Personal Attributes, Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

·         Holds a degree in sports management, educational administration, or other relevant field from an accredited postsecondary institution.

·         Have a minimum of five years of successful coaching experience in a school setting

·         Have a minimum of three years' school administration experience in the area of athletics

·         Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills.

In addition, the person should:

·         Commit to living his/her life under the lordship of Christ

·         Model a consistent daily walk with Jesus Christ, and be a Christian role model in speech, actions, and attitudes, which contributes to the spiritual atmosphere of the school

·         Believe and affirm the school’s Statement of Faith

·         Commit to exhibiting Whitefield’s core value for our students to experience diversity that reflects the body of Christ and support the school’s diversity vision that aims at unity in Christ

·         Demonstrate evidence of consistent spiritual activities such as worship at a local church, fellowship with the body of Christ, personal devotional time with the Lord, and individual study of scripture

·         Evidence the fruit of the Spirit in the nurturing of relationships with other staff members, students, families, and the community at large

·         Be actively involved in a local church


Work Environment and Physical Demands:

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. A request for reasonable accommodations must be submitted to the HR department.

 Work for this position will take place primarily in an office, and secondarily in the Athletic Center/fields. The physical demands of this position include lifting up to 50 pounds intermittently; carrying up to 10 pounds often, up to 25 pounds regularly, and up to 50 pounds intermittently; climbing/balancing, stooping, kneeling, and crawling rarely; pushing/pulling, bending, and crouching intermittently; reaching regularly; sitting, walking, and standing often. To perform this job the person must be able to work for extended periods of time at a computer/keyboard; must be able to talk, hear, stand, sit, and/or walk for extended periods of time; and must possess normal manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination. Conditions may exist that create exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

 Nothing in this job description restricts the school’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. It does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This job description is subject to change at any time.

 This position will begin July 1, 2023. To apply please go to under About Us/Employment Opportunities. Whitefield Academy is an equal opportunity employer.