May 11, 2020

Junior Varsity Head Coach - Varsity Football (HHS)

  • TrulyHired
  • Harrisonburg, VA, USA
Full-time Athletics & Activities

Job Description

TITLE: Junior Varsity Head Coach - Varsity Football

Primary Function : Organizes, coordinates, and promotes a comprehensive athletic program that is designed to meet the needs and interests of the school community. Provides ethical leadership, coaching instruction, motivation of student athletes and staff to maintain a successful athletic program.

Coaching experience or participation in the sport which you are applying for in high school or college level.Prefer a Virginia Teaching License candidate or a full-time classified employee from Harrisonburg City Public Schools.Completion of CPR and First Aid training or enrollment in current CPR and First Aid training course.Completion of VHSL Coaches Education requirements.Proficiency in public speaking and written communication to express and/or exchange ideas.Emotionally mature, objective, and sensitive to people and their concerns. Able to handle responsibility, work independently, and maintain collaborative working relationships with students, families, administration, co-workers and community agencies.
Reports To: Principal and Director of Student Activities

Essential Functions :

The minimum performance expectations include, but are not limited to, the following functions/tasks:
Complies and supports the rules, regulations, and policies of the school and division, the Virginia High School League, and district and regional councils.Assumes responsibility for and participates in staff development (professional growth) and training to keep materials, supplies, and skills up-to-date.To assist in maintaining high academic and behavioral standards for all student athletes.To monitor academic performance of athletes and ensures academic assistance and follow-up is provided for athletes that need it.To supervise, direct and coordinate and monitor student athletes.To develop high professional ethics and cohesiveness within the athletic staff.To work cooperatively with the DSA to assure proper insurance coverage for all athletes.To work cooperatively with other head athletic coaches in order to operate a well-balanced activities program.To interact with student athletes, teachers, parents, and the community to build enthusiasm and program support.To establish procedures for communicating with parents/guardians.To foster among the participants and spectators an appreciation of the values of athletics, a desire to win, an attitude of good sportsmanship, and a sense of pride in self, team, school, and community.To organize and monitor fund raising activities and fulfill all duties associated with program fundraisers.To direct the training, conditioning, and performance of the junior varsity athletic team.To organize and implement off-season strength and conditioning program.To act as a positive influence upon the behavior of members of his/her athletic staff and teams.To advise the DSA in the selection and performance evaluations of officials.To take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.To recommend to the DSA the type and amount of equipment and supplies needed to conduct the sports program. To provide for the inventory and care of equipment.To advise the DSA of the condition of athletic facilities and needs for preparation and maintenance.To assist the DSA to ensure that lists of all players eligible for athletic contests are prepared and maintained under rules of the VHSL.To recommend to the DSA and/or principal the removal of athletes from the team(s) when program or eligibility regulations have not been met.To ensure that all athletes have undergone and passed medical examinations before the regular practice season begins.To understand the Emergency Action Plan and instruct participants in safety procedures as needed.To ensure the availability of a properly supplied first aid kit and emergency care cards at all times.To organize a system for encouraging students to try out for his/her team and to develop and recruit equipment manager(s), scorekeepers, statisticians, ball runners, etc. for all teams.To collect and keep on file records, statistics, news items, and photographs for the athletic teams under his/her supervision.To recommend to the athletic director those students who qualify for a varsity letter or junior varsity/freshman certificate.To participate in the awards program(s), as required by building administration.To attend all required meetings.To respond to media, telephone, email, and in-person requests, inquiries and questions in a professional, polite, and responsive manner.To models non-discriminatory practices in all activities. Respects the worth, dignity, and individual differences of others.
Physical Demands:

Duties performed typically in settings related to athletics and include, but not limited to: gymnasiums, sport fields, locker rooms, activity buses, weight rooms, and other home and away recreational areas. Frequent walking, stooping, standing, lifting, up to approximately 50 pounds, and occasional lifting of equipment/objects weighing in excess of 75 pounds. Other physical activities are required. Travel with students, coaches, trainers, and teams on athletic related trips is required. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for determining injuries/illnesses; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise and hazards. Occasional movement of students by wheelchairs and other mechanical devices may be required. Contact with athletic coaches, athletic trainers, administration, staff, and parents is required. Contact with medical professionals may be required. Frequent contact with parents by phone and in person is necessary.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and meet the physical demands.



SALARY SCALE: Stipend Scale

EVALUATION: The Principal in conjunction with the Director of Student Activities will evaluate performance on the ability and effectiveness in carrying out the above responsibilities.

The above is intended to describe the essential functions of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities and requirements of this position.

The Harrisonburg City School Board is an equal opportunity employer, committed to nondiscrimination in recruitment, selection, hiring, pay, promotion, retention or other personnel action affecting employees or candidates for employment.

Therefore, discrimination in employment against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, gender, age, disability or marital status is prohibited. Personnel decisions shall be based on merit and the ability to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

To be considered for the vacancy, please complete ALL sections of the application. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Please be sure to upload the following:
  • Three (3) current professional references (Name, phone number, email address). At least one reference should be a current supervisor or most recent supervisor.
  • Cover Letter and Resume

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Athletics & Activities > Coaching
Equal Opportunity Employer
Harrisonburg City Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Contact Information
  • Yeevonne Connolly
  • One Court Square
  • Harrisonburg , Virginia 22801

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