SUPERVISOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION / ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
TEANECK PUBLIC SCHOOLS
- Qualified candidates must hold a NJ administrative certificate, with supervisor endorsement, and hold a standard teaching certificate in Physical Education and Health;
- Must possess and have strong working knowledge of the 2020 Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Standards, and a strong understanding of curriculum development, program evaluation, effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning assessment and diagnosis, and research related to learning;
- Working knowledge of all NJ regulations and requirements for training of staff, hiring of coaches, and organizing athletic events;
- Must have a track record of high academic standards for student athletes, including the development and supervision of academic support programs for athletes; and
- Qualified candidates must have a commitment to multicultural education and demonstrate an ability to work harmoniously with diverse populations.
- Survey and evaluate existing physical education curriculum, and where appropriate, make recommendations to the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Schools and Director of School Innovation for effective modifications and/or changes.
- Improve delivery of physical education instruction through a variety of means including formal observations and evaluations of physical education staff, informal monitoring of their performance and by serving as a resource person in related areas, district-wide.
- Lead in-service workshops and demonstrations concerned with instructional techniques as well as fundamental principles of a wide variety of physical activities.
- Work closely with teachers to ascertain physical education needs and to provide for these needs within the constraints of the budget.
- Coordinate and supervise all secondary interscholastic athletic activities to foster physical skills, a sense of worth and competence, a knowledge and understanding of the pleasures of sports, and the principles of fair play and sportsmanship.
- Prepare recommendations to the high school principal for appointment to coaching positions based on applicant's experience, knowledge of the sport, and any other criteria established with regard to qualification and job performance expectations.
- Confer with coaches during the season and prepare written evaluations of the coaches' performance at the conclusion of each season, stressing strengths, areas where growth is evident, and recommending alternatives to improve areas of deficiency. Recommendation for re-appointment or dismissal.
- Foster good school/community relations by keeping the community aware of and responsive to the athletic program.
- Evaluate the overall interscholastic sports program annually to determine if the program is responsible to student needs and meets District expectations.
- Coordinate with the Operations and Maintenance Department the repair and maintenance of athletic fields and gymnasiums used for interscholastic sports and make recommendations for the improvement of athletic facilities.
- Coordinate with building principals and township officials the use of athletic facilities for interscholastic athletics.
- Conduct conferences and in-service meetings with coaches individually or as a group to stress methods of improving coaching techniques and to acquaint them with all league, state and national rules and regulations.
- Arrange for security, supervision and employment of officials for all home interscholastic games, scrimmages and school sponsored activities when deemed necessary.
- Arrange for and coordinate transportation in conjunction with the district's transportation coordinator and, when necessary, lodging and meals.
- Assist in the implementation of the physical and academic requirements for eligibility for participation in each sport, and verify same for each athlete, including parental permission.
- Maintain permanent records for each sport such as wins and losses, outstanding records, student awarded varsity letters, etc.
- Maintain a permanent file of athletes including their medical examinations, insurance forms, parent consent forms, etc.
- Arrange for the collecting, depositing and accounting of all gate receipts through the Athletic Treasurer.
- Coordinate and consolidate coaches' recommendations for annual budget to be submitted to the high school principal.
- On a day-to-day basis, serves as an active member of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction participating in meetings, committee work, program evaluations, community relations, and district initiatives under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.
- Performs supervisory duties within specifically assigned project areas as designated by the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee.
- Attends Board of Education meetings upon request of the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction and represents the district in meetings of professional, community, governmental and service organizations as directed.
- Perform, as assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee, additional or alternate duties which are within the scope of employment and certification.
NJ First Act effective 9/1/2011
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer