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Head Football Coach (Arsenal Tech)

Company: Indianapolis Public Schools
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

SUMMARY OF OPPORTUNITY:The Head Football Coach is responsible for all coaching related activities for the Football team(s), developing and sustaining a successful program with a strong emphasis in academic achievement, skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, character development, along with a high degree of discipline. The Head Football Coach's responsibilities are not limited to the playing season, as events, season planning, player development; continuous academic monitoring and other activities are involved in the facilitation of a successful program.It is imperative that the successful candidate demonstrates a proven aptitude for coaching illustrated by a strong work ethic, organizational skills, and the ability to produce results. The head coach will report to the athletic director and performance will be evaluated annually (at minimum) by the athletic director based upon this job description.
WHAT YOU'LL DO:The following outlines what your core duties and responsibilities will be for this position and provides a sample overview of what your day-to-day may look like.Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follows and maintains knowledge of all IPS and IHSAA rules regulation and guidelines governing the sport of Football.
  • Plans, organizes, and conducts tryouts.
  • Monitors academic progress of participants and ensures they attend necessary study tables for academic success.
  • Develops appropriate training programs and practice schedules.
  • Informs each participant of how they can contribute to the team success.
  • Devises effective gameplan and strategies for competitions.
  • Implements preseason and postseason plan that focuses on enhancing skill development, conditioning, and academic achievement.
  • Hold parent informational meetings at the beginning of each season to discuss coaching philosophy, chain of command and discipline, and schedules.
  • Creates a safe environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of student-athletes.
  • Develops relationships with IPS middle school programs to foster relationships and cultivate a strong feeder system.
  • Seeks out opportunities to further develop their coaching skills.
  • Works directly with the athletic director to schedules contests each season.
  • Travels with student-athletes and team personnel on the team bus both to and from games.
  • Supervises student-athletes in locker rooms at home and away games and ensure appropriate behavior.
  • Ensures the rules and regulations of conduct and eligibility of student-athletes are effectively communicated and followed throughout the year.
  • Proactively works with the junior varsity and freshman team coach to prepare them for varsity-level competition.
  • Continuously working to facilitate playing opportunities at the post-secondary or collegiate level for high-level student athletes.
  • Interacts thoughtfully and respectfully with students, parents, fellow coaches, school personnel, and officials and resolves conflicts in a professional manner.
  • Professionally represents the school, IPS, and IHSAA in all interpersonal interactions as well as on all online/social media platforms.
  • Attends at all IPS and IHSAA Football coaches' meetings and adherence meetings regarding rules and regulations of the sport of Football.
    WHAT YOU'LL BRING: SKILLS AND MINDSETSAs an ideal candidate for this role, you will be able to achieve the following:
    • Build full rosters for varsity and junior varsity teams.
    • Instill the importance of academic achievement in all student athletes and assistant coaches on the team.
    • Create a team culture that is inclusive and values sportsmanship.
    • Build connections with IPS middle school Football programs.
    • Complete a team community service project each season.
    • Complete a team fund raiser each season.
    • Give your student athletes substantial opportunity receive recognition. (e.g., All-City/Conference teams)
      • Bachelor's degree related to sports, education, or leadership preferred.
      • At least three years of prior successful high school coaching experience with prior head coaching experience preferred.
      • Must know tthe Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) and National Federal of State High School Associations (NFHS) rules concerning the sport of Football.
      • IHSAA and NFHS Coaching Certification preferred (can be completed after the hire).
        ELIGIBILITY FOR REMOTE WORK:Not eligible. In person onlyWORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully preform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly to talk or listen. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and may occasionally lift and /or move athletic equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee must have the ability to demonstrate the proper techniques and skills needed for athletic participation.EEOC STATEMENT:Indianapolis Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, will not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, homelessness or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations, or ordinances. Indianapolis Public Schools does not tolerate any form of retaliation or bias-based intimidation, threat, or harassment that demeans individuals' dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.
        DISCLAIMER:Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the above representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This job description is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive list of all essential functions and duties performed by the occupant of this position. Factors such as regular and punctual attendance are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function.

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