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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3257211
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 8, 2020

Job Description

                                       Newton Public Schools

                                                                                   Job Description

Department: Athletics
Job Title: Head Coach FLSA Status:
Exempt; Non-Aligned
Reports to: Athletic Director

general description (1-3 lines describing role):

The purpose of this position is to instruct athletes in the fundamental skills, strategy and physical training necessary for them to realize a degree of individual and team success. At the same time, the students shall receive instruction that will lead to the formulation of moral values, pride of accomplishment, acceptable social behavior, self-discipline, sportsmanship and service to others.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous successful sport coaching experience
  • Ability to organize and supervise all levels of a sport program
  • Commitment to professional growth
  • Ability to accept responsibilities outside your team as they relate to the school and community
  • Ability to handle multitude of varying and complex issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES (not limited to):

  • Complies with school and MIAA policies and regulations
  • Complies with school and Conference/League policies and regulations
  • Works cooperatively with the school staff
  • Relates positively to parents and other community representatives
  • Completes required records and reports with promptness and accuracy
  • Assumes responsibility for care of equipment and facilities
  • Assumes responsibility for a safe environment for student athletes
  • Models positive behaviors, especially with regard to sportsmanship and the alcohol, tobacco and drug rules
  • Coordinates staff organization into three basic units: offense, defense, and special teams
  • Delegates staff assignments to assistant coaches
  • Develops and organizes practice program
  • Evaluates assistant coaches and playing personnel
  • Plans and develops game responsibilities
  • Develops and administers a continuous off-season conditioning and culture of sport program
  • Conducts and analyzes scouting reports
  • Assists student athletes in college advancement
  • Maintains and inventories all equipment and supplies
  • Acts as liaison person in relating the program to the staff, administration, general public, and local news media


Work Environment: 
Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment.  The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.
Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the coach is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear.  The teacher is regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel.  The teacher is occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.  Must have sufficient mobility to navigate within a large school building.

      Date Updated: 12/18/14

  Newton Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Newton Public Schools ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other class as protected by law.  The Newton Public Schools places a high value on diversity and active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and staff. Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the district human resources office.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Athletics & Activities > Coaching
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Newton 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

    • Kendall Sorensen
    • 100 Walnut Street
    • Newton, Massachusetts 02460

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