Oct 28, 2020

Director of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics (Immediate Hire)

  • TrulyHired
  • Syracuse, NY, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description


The Syracuse City School District is undergoing a new phase of innovation and transformation with the goal of ensuring that all students graduate high school with the skills needed to be ready for college and career. For Syracuse, all means all - including students who fall behind or have been considered "hard to serve" for a host of reasons. The School Board and Syracuse community have charged Superintendent Jaime Alicea with improving student achievement, and he is seeking a dedicated team of school leaders and teachers to partner with him in moving the district toward its goals. The Syracuse City School District represents 34 schools and 4 alternative education programs, serving 21,000+ students Pre-K-12 of whom 80% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 19% are served by the Office of Special Education and 77% are students of color.


The Director of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics is responsible for all matters relating to the implementation and support of the health, physical education, athletics and wellness programs District wide. This includes, but is not limited to, recruitment of and recommendation for hiring staff and coaches; ensuring proper credentialing of all athletic coaches (with Human Resources), supervision and evaluation of coaches and other staff, overseeing the physical education and athletics programs and budgets; facilitating and supporting District wide health and wellness programs; overseeing the development and implementation of curricula in related areas; collaborating with community organizations; developing and submitting accurate reports at the District and State level; collecting and analyzing data to evaluate program implementation to drive improvement; researching instructional best practices; and developing and/or delivering appropriate professional development opportunities for staff and administrators.

REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent for High Schools


  • New York State School District Leader (SDL) or School District Administrator (SDA) Certification
  • New York State certification in health and/or physical education
  • Minimum 5 years of teaching experience in either health or physical education
  • Minimum 5 years administrative experience at building or district level
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, teachers, coaches, parents and administrators
  • Ability to lead, organize and manage a multi-faceted program
  • Successful experience as an athletic coach or administrator
  • Demonstrated success as a Physical Education Teacher (preferred)
  • Prior demonstration of exemplary attendance is expected of any candidate for hire.
  • Training and/or experience with Culturally Relevant Education (preferred)
  • City Residents are encouraged to apply!


  • To be determined per the Unit 2 contractual agreement

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories: Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
Classroom Teacher > Health
Classroom Teacher > Physical Education
Administrator > Athletic/Activities Director
Athletics & Activities > Athletic/Activities Director
Equal Opportunity Employer
Syracuse City School District 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
  • Bridget Kemp
  • 725 Harrison Street
  • Syracuse, New York 13210

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