Middle School Baseball Coach (2016-2017 Spring Season)

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FACULTY: Middle School Softball Coach for the 2016-2017 Spring Season (March – June)

School Overview

Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (Unity) is a grade six through twelve, tuition-free, public charter school in Brooklyn, New York.  Now in our third year, we serve 320 students in grades 6-8.  Our mission is to empower students as scholars and citizens so they may lead fulfilling academic, personal, and professional lives. We accomplish this mission through a rigorous academic program, including a college preparatory curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences, exceptional teaching promoted through systems that develop and recognize expert teachers, extended learning time, and differentiated academic support.  In addition, we offer students an engaging co-curricular program that encompasses enrichment courses and elective clubs and athletics, a supportive school culture that fosters students’ socio-emotional development and cultivates character, and ample opportunities for active community involvement.

Job Description

Under the general direction of the Athletic Director, coaches will instruct middle school athletes in the fundamental skills, strategy and physical training necessary for them to realize a degree of individual and team success in their program. Coaches must understand and abide by all building regulations, procedures and guidelines.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise student athletes to promote effective student learning through participation in athletic activities.
  • Plan, develop and implement an effective program for the particular sport to prepare athletes both physically and mentally to participate in athletic contests; formulate behavioral objectives for the coming sports season; administer discipline when necessary in a fair and consistent manner; emphasize safety precautions; inform participants prior to season about the district’s policies and regulations and extracurricular activity contract.
  • Organize after school practice sessions that are both stimulating and instructive; teach basic fundamental skills of the sport; prepare daily practice activities and keep records on file; emphasize and promote good sportsmanship in the conduct of team members and coaches.
  • Assume responsibility for all phases of the program involving coordination of facility use in conjunction with building athletic director; follow school procedures for handling injuries; submit to the building athletic director a list of names of students who sustain incapacitating injuries during the season; maintain injury records in conjunction with the building athletic director.
  • Inform students and parents of the proper procedures of eligibility and special rules for the particular sport; schedule practice days and times; work with parents to arrange transportation to and from games.
  • Establish an effective system for issuing equipment and maintaining records including dates and times of issuance; assure the systematic return of all equipment, the cleaning and storing of equipment; perform weekly safety check for all equipment; hold students responsible for lost equipment; complete inventory lists and provide copies to the building athletic coordinator.
  • Make written recommendations to athletic director regarding program, facilities, and transportation problems; assist the athletic coordinator in achieving the objectives of the school’s athletic program.
  • Attend athletic meetings as called by athletic director.
  • Update knowledge by attending clinics, workshops, and maintaining familiarity with current athletic programs; keep current with regard to rule changes.

Key Qualifications

  • A proven track record of promoting student learning on and off the field; at least two years of experience in coaching.
  • Expertise in working with diverse populations of students and families, and in differentiating instruction to fully support the needs of diverse learners.
  • An acumen for actively engaging students in her/his own learning.
  • A demonstrated openness and responsiveness to constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and experience working collaboratively in team settings.
  • Approaches the profession with maturity, humility, versatility (i.e., embraces the ambiguity and excitement associated with start-ups), a solutions-mindedness with a strong work ethic, and, of course, a sense of humor.
  • First Aid and CPR/AED certified.

As an equal opportunity employer, Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.