Athletic Director

Saint Joseph Preparatory High School, Boston, MA

Accredited by NEASC

Job Description: The Athletic Director is a member of the School’s Management Team and reports directly to the Head of School. The Athletic Director works closely with the School’s Administration, as well as with the School’s Faculty and Staff, to ensure a high-quality, well-organized, effective, and competitive athletic program. The Athletic Director leads and oversees the entire Athletic Program of the School. The Athletic Director is continually expected to support and to advance the mission of the School.

School Mission Statement: A premier independent co-educational Catholic high school in greater Boston, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, Saint Joseph Prep provides an exceptional, accessible, student-driven education marked by academic excellence, authentic community, meaningful engagement, and dynamic innovation. Through the School’s diverse, character-driven, and faith-filled experience, graduates are prepared for success in college and career and empowered to be servant-leaders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Directs grades 9-12 athletic programs in collaboration with the Head of School and coaches to meet programmatic needs on an annual basis, as well as prior to each season to ensure consistency of program.
  • Develops and implements athletics strategy that meets the needs of the school. 
  • Initiates the recruitment and selection of all coaches.
  • Manages all permit requests, facility rentals, and maintenance for all athletic facilities.
  • Supervises and evaluates all coaches.
  • Schedules all high school athletic contests, issues contracts for the contest, and maintains the proper and necessary records.
  • Ensures officials are scheduled and contracts are issued for all high school contests. Maintains an active file of officials under contract and pays officials following the contact.
  • Arranges transportation for all away high school contests.
  • Supervises the preparation of and verifies all athletic eligibility lists.
  • Supervises high school athletic contests and acts as the host to officials and visiting schools. Oversees the supervision of contest employees and volunteers who work the athletic event. Arranges for personnel to supervise contests as needed.
  •  Supervises athletic fundraising donations and prepares and administers a detailed operating budget for the athletic program which is submitted to the building administrators.
  • Orders all equipment and maintains a current inventory of all athletic equipment.
  • Advises and ensures all coaches conform with Board, MIAA, league policies and regulations and to state and federal laws; attends league and district meetings; ensures all coaches have successfully competed required in-service programs.
  • Supervises and takes responsibility for preparation for home contests.
  • Maintains the athletics page on the School’s website.
  • Oversees the Athletic Leadership Council with the goal of developing young leaders at SJP. 
  • rovides leadership for, and serves as liaison to, high school athletic booster groups and coordinates, in collaboration with the coaches, the support group for specific athletic programs.
  •  Provides leadership in designing and executing creative opportunities to engage all students in physical activity and wellness programs.
  • Works closely with the Catholic Central League to promote a positive athletic culture.
  • Works closely with the School’s Assistant Head of School for Community Life to promote a culture of leadership, service, and integrity.
  • Works closely with the School’s Assistant Head of School for Academics to ensure the academic success of all student-athletes.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as required.

Education Requirements: Bachelors Degree in related field (preference given to those with advanced degrees).

Position Knowledge/Skills & Abilities Requirements:

  • At least 3 years working in Athletics.
  • Ability to represent the school with class, grace, sportsmanship, and professionalism.
  • Ability to support the academic program of the School, putting scholarship first for the studentathlete.
  • Ability to work with Administration, Faculty, and Staff to support the student-athlete.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, regularly, and appropriately with parents/guardians and faculty/staff.
  • Ability to establish and share clear, understandable policies regarding tryouts, practices, expectations, playing time, etc.
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple (often changing) schedules.
  • Must be a positive, enthusiastic voice for the school on campus, in the league, and throughout the community.
  • Commitment to Catholic education in the city of Boston and to fostering the Catholic identity of the school through the athletic program.

Working Conditions: Requires some night and weekend work

Contact Information: Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Ashley Altizer at ashley.altizer@saintjosephprep.org