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Coach-MS Head Football
at Highline Public Schools
Job Reference #: 2017-2427
Coach-MS Head Football
Sylvester Middle School
Hours Per Day: 0.00
Position Type: Coach - Seasonal
Salary: $2,704.00 - $3,282.00
Closing Date: Open Until Filled - To be considered for this position, please submit a
completed online application and upload required documents on or before
JOB TITLE: MIDDLE SCHOOL HEAD COACH
GROUP: Athletic Coaches LEVEL: M.S. Head
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
WORK DAYS PER FISCAL YEAR: Varies - Work days are dependent on the schedule for specific sport
SUMMARY: Middle school head coaches oversee the growth and development of student athletes by focusing
on fundamental skills instruction with an emphasis on whole child development to include expectations for
academic and athletic excellence, leadership skills, and positive social relationships.
CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of
Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State.
Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining
the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline
Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship.
The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline
students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future.
The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and
- Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. Middle-quality instruction for all students.
- Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-
tune their craft and grow in their profession.
- Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students,
families, community and educators work hand-in-hand.
- A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity,
excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not
exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also
be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
1. Professional Development and Leadership. The head coach will keep abreast of knowledge and techniques
associated with his/her sport by staying current with sport-specific literature and attending clinics and
2. Responsibility for Rules and Regulations. The head coach will study the rules and regulations associated
with his/her sport. The head coach will read and understand the rules and regulations of the Washington
Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA), Highline Public Schools, and the league in which his/her team
3. Program Promotion. The head coach will promote his/her sport within the school and encourage students
4. Program Organization. The head coach is expected to hold practice on a daily basis. Absence from practice
should be for illness and/or an emergency situation only and must be cleared in advance by the building
JOB DESCRIPTION: MIDDLE SCHOOL HEAD COACH
5. Standard of Care. The head coach is expected to provide safety training relative to his/her sport to all
participants. He/she is to emphasize safety precautions at all times and maintain time, date, and attendance
records documenting safety-related instruction. The head coach is expected to have a working knowledge
of basic athletic training skills and procedures. He/she should be able to perform basic taping and first aid
6. Professionalism. The head coach is expected to exercise good judgment and project positive coaching
behaviors. The head coach is expected to assume a major role in the molding of student athletes in his/her
program and the school/community at large. The head coach is expected to teach and develop basic skills
fundamentals, leadership characteristics, and cooperative, team-oriented behavior. His/her approach is
expected to be even keel, calm, and positive. He/she is expected to be contemplative and fair-minded.
7. Sportsmanship and Ethics. The head coach is expected to serve as an example of sportsmanship and humility
at all times. When faced with obstacles or losses, he/she is expected to handle each instance with grace,
dignity, and pride. The head coach must model and insist upon ethical behavior and good citizenship at all
1. Supervision. The head coach is responsible for participants in his/her program from the time they report
until the time they leave.
2. Presentation of Rules/Regulations. The head coach thoroughly understands and explains eligibility
requirements, participation rules, and the District Eligibility Code to program participants sometime during
the first week of practice and makes it clear that the district’s rules apply to all participants in grades 7-12.
3. Attention to Eligibility Rules. The Head Coach ensures that each program participant has completed the
eligibility process before taking part in any form of practice activity. This can only take place when the head
coach or a designated assistant has, in his/her possession, a signed and completed Highline Public Schools
Single-Sport Clearance Form (AD-3).
4. Accident/Injury Procedure. The head coach is expected to call 911 without hesitation for serious and/or
difficult to assess injuries. The head coach is expected to fill out and submit an Accident Report Form to the
building athletic director within 24 hours of a student or staff member being injured. Emergency situations
are to be immediately reported to the building athletic director and director of athletics.
5. Meeting Attendance. The head coach is expected to attend building, district, and league meetings.
6. Responsibility for Playing Facility and Equipment. The head coach monitors the condition of his/her playing
facility and makes recommendations for improvements. The head coach immediately reports safety
concerns and assumes responsibility for the care of equipment and facilities used in his/her program.
7. Violations and Ejections Procedure. The head coach is expected to report a violation and/or ejection to the
building athletic director and director of athletics immediately following the contest where the infraction
8. Program Cuts and Awards Criteria. The head coach is expected to develop/maintain criteria for program
cuts. Criteria must be pre-approved by the building athletic director and shared with program participants
through the first week of practice.
9. Coach Evaluation Process. The head coach is expected to attend an evaluation meeting with the building
athletic director following the season. He/she is expected to present a program inventory at that time.
10. Head Coach as Program Leader. The head coach is expected to meet with the assistant coach in advance of
the season to develop program goals and discuss a plan to ensure consistent instruction of fundamental
skills, systems, and strategies.
JOB DESCRIPTION: MIDDLE SCHOOL HEAD COACH
Financial and Equipment
1. Responsibility for Program Equipment, Supplies, and Inventory. The head coach is responsible for his/her
program’s equipment/supplies and is expected to:
a) Complete an annual inventory that is submitted at the post-season evaluation meeting. Retrieve all
equipment and supplies from players and coaches no later than one week after the last contest played.
b) Submit a fine list no later than one week after the last contest played.
c) Mark and number each equipment and/or uniform item with school identification.
d) Coordinate repair and storage of equipment no later than one week after the last contest played.
e) Coordinate the cleaning/laundering of equipment/uniforms no later than one week after the last
2. Annual Budget Request. The head coach is expected to prepare/submit an annual budget request to the
building athletic director if requested as part of the building budget process.
3. Fundraising Activities. The head coach is expected to seek advance approval from the building athletic
director for fundraising activities and complete required paperwork in accordance with district guidelines.
- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning
of the work unit and supporting student learning objectives.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or equivalent
One year of sport-specific playing and/or coaching experience in a secondary and/or post-secondary athletics
program and/or related club coaching experience.
Proven training and experience in the presentation of drills, safety factors, and proper application of skills.
Three or more years of paid middle school and/or post-secondary sport-specific coaching experience and/or related
club coaching experience.
Completion of the National Federation Coaching Fundamentals Course to include passing the test.
Note: Individuals completing this course at their own expense (found at www.nfhslearn.com) will receive $100 added
to their coaching stipend for each season coached.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
21 years of age or older
Criminal background clearance
First Aid and CPR certification (must be hands-on training).
Online Concussion Training (CT). A free course is available at www.nfhslearn.com
Note: Individuals may submit an application prior to completing FA/CPR/CT Training.
League and WIAA rules and regulations
National Federation of Middle Schools (NFHS) sport-specific rules and regulations
Record keeping and report preparation
School board policies and procedures
JOB DESCRIPTION: MIDDLE SCHOOL HEAD COACH
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Maintain effective working relationships
Relate in a positive manner with students, staff and parents
Organize, administrate, and oversee a sport-specific athletics program at each level of the program
Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to Building Athletic Director
EVALUATION: This position will be evaluated by the building athletic director based on performance of duties
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform 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 required to sit, stand, and walk. The employee
frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The
employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10
pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include
close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK 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 regularly works in indoor conditions and on surfaces that
vary in height and stability. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
Created by Human Resources, 2014.01.15
Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not
intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.
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