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High School Athletic Director (2022-2023)

Gateway High School

Gateway High School is committed to helping each student—regardless of learning style or previous academic achievement—gain the skills, habits and knowledge necessary for post-secondary success. Foundational to our approach is a commitment to anti-racist practices that address white supremacy in our society and in our institutions.

Key Characteristics of Gateway High School:

  • A small school where all students are known well and supported to achieve at high levels
  • A diverse student body that is supported to be active partners in their education
  • A strong commitment to and respect for diversity and difference
  • An innovative and challenging curriculum that engages students and excites them about learning
  • A supportive adult community characterized by continuous learning, reflection and collaboration-- particularly around anti-racist and culturally response practices.
  • A staff who believe that all students learn differently and who vary their approaches to meet individuals’ needs

Position & Athletics Department Overview

Gateway’s Athletic Director (a .6 FTE position at 24 hours/week) is responsible for the implementation of an educational approach to Athletics and to making sure that our sports programs and those who participate therein align with- and demonstrate- the values of Gateway High School.  

Our Athletic Director and the coaches who work underneath him/her/them should be sensitive and supportive of the specific needs of our student-athletes and families and a driver of change as well.  They are responsible for hiring, supervising and helping coaches, student-athletes and teams to continue to grow and evolve and for creating a healthy, positive and strong culture across our program.  

Our Athletics program currently supports 8 teams (Girls JV & Varsity Volleyball and Boys Varsity Soccer in the Fall, Girls Varsity Basketball, Boys JV & Varsity Basketball & Girls Varsity Soccer in the Winter and Co-Ed Varsity Baseball in the Spring).  We’re part of the North Coast Section (D-IV), the Bay Area Conference and the Bay Counties League Central.  We have an on-campus gym, fitness center and student-athlete resource center with on-site parking and we use San Francisco Rec & Parks fields to support our soccer & baseball programs.

Specific Athletic Director Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing social & emotional support for our student-athletes and coaches to help them learn, grow and activate their full potential on and off of the field of play
  • Scheduling & Logistics including:
    • Holding a master facilities schedule that accommodates all athletics teams, elective use, permitted outside groups and Gateway Middle School
    • Requesting and confirming of off campus fields for soccer & baseball, travel
    • Traveling for games that require it
    • Scheduling and confirmation of officials for all contests
    • Strategic season scheduling that helps our teams remain competitive and to succeed
    • Distributing and collecting eligibility paperwork and waivers for all student-athletes
    • Publicizing and enforcing of important athletics deadlines
  • Hiring, supervising & developing coaches
  • Attending league & section meetings on a regular basis and making sure that Gateway remains compliant with all rules, regulations & Title-IX requirements
  • Budget management (for the department and for coaches and booster account), strategic investment in the athletics program, fundraising
  • Uniform and equipment inventory, ordering & maintenance
  • Fitness center and student-athlete resource center design, curation, development, maintenance and upkeep
  • Administrating games, scrimmages, exhibitions, special community events centered around athletics (like our Reptile Rumble in the Fall, Alumni games and our two basketball tournaments in the Winter)
  • Monitoring academic performance and citizenship of student-athletes, pushing them to succeed off of the court/field and to be valuable and positive members of our community and communicating and collaborating with student-athletes, coaches, teachers, parents and families, administration and student support staff.
  • Finding, training and supervising team support staffs and managers
  • Hold listening sessions for student-athletes and coaches, receive and provide feedback to necessary parties towards the goal of continued improvement and towards the best possible experience for everyone involved in athletics
  • Managing Gateway Athletic social media and using it to drive interest and participation in athletics
  • Holding sports intro meetings for student-athletes and parents and families at the beginning of each season, close-out meetings at the end, and a sports awards banquet in the spring
  • Advocating for departmental improvements and growth in collaboration with school administration

Qualifications:

  • Background and experience in sports, passion for athletics and a deep understanding of the contribution that sports can make to a rounded education.
  • Strong handle on logistics, communication (both written and spoken, in person and by phone, text and email, with both teenagers and adults)
  • Ability to collaborate, to multi-task and triage in a high pressure, deadline based environment
  • Commitment to Gateway's mission is essential, including a desire to work with a diverse student body
  • Desire to work collaboratively with colleagues and parents/guardians and to be part of building the larger school culture and community
  • Initiative, flexibility and creativity to build upon a growing program
  • Experience working with high school students in an urban public school highly preferred
  • First-Aid, AED, Concussion awareness and various other certifications (which can be completed post-hire)
  • Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds
  • Week night and Saturday availability
  • Bilingual candidates and candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply

To Apply:  Please e-mail the following:

  1. Resume & cover letter outlining your professional and athletics experience, qualifications and an understanding of- and alignment with- Gateway’s mission.
  2. Contact information for three professional references.

Contact information:

jobs@gatewayhigh.org & CC sflynn@gatewayhigh.org

Gateway High School
Attn: Athletic Director Application
1430 Scott St.
San Francisco, CA 94115

Gateway’s Mission: Gateway High School is a model, college preparatory charter school committed to academic excellence through personalized, student-centered learning. Gateway combines a rigorous academic program with an approach where the individual talents and strengths of its students are identified and supported. Working with teachers committed to our mission, Gateway students will acquire the skills, habits, and knowledge necessary for academic and personal success in college and in adult life.  

Gateway is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information about Gateway High School, please visit our website at www.gatewayhigh.org