Under the direction of the High School Principal, the Assistant Principal/Athletic Director acts as the high school principal’s representative for interscholastic athletic activities and as liaison between the superintendent, other central office administrators, principals, and the coaching staff in matters of policy, philosophy, and assignment of coaching personnel.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Organize/supervise the athletic programs and coordinate facilities, equipment, officials, transportation requests, budget, and scheduling
- Administer and supervise all athletic events, or delegate these duties and ensure that duties have been carried out effectively
- Make all necessary arrangements for all high school interscholastic athletic activities
- Supervise, advise and inform all coaches in their duties and responsibilities
- Evaluate all programs and coaching staff yearly subject to the approval of the building principal
- Issue game and official contracts with other secondary schools and officials
- Serve as the representative for Portage Central HS to the Southwest Michigan Athletic Conference and work with other conference member schools in the formulation of conference bylaws, rules, regulations, sport specific rules/formats/awards, develop league schedules, serve as the chairperson and oversee at least one league sport, and periodically serve as the host school for conference meets. Serve as resource person to the principals, coaches, and athletic department in formulation of regulations and recommendations relative to schedules, contracts, eligibility, equipment, leadership, awards, officials, playing facilities, insurance, transportation, etc.
- High-quality leadership experience in secondary education and with student-athletes and coaches.
- Established track record of working collaboratively, effectively and flexibly as a member of a team.
- Positive and productive attitude while working in stressful situations.
- Ability to deal thoughtfully, fairly and consistently with students and colleagues, community members and parents, defusing difficult situations as needed.
- Ability to initiate and to be depended on to follow through with all responsibilities – including meeting deadlines and communicating in a timely fashion – with great attention to detail.
- Ability to work with student-information systems and other data sources.
- Commitment to equity and inclusion.
- Dedication to creating and maintaining a healthy school culture and to supporting and improving both teaching and learning.