Medford School District, 549C

Medford, Oregon ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3993869
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : August 4, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

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Job Title: Assistant Principal/Athletic Director-High School

Supervisor: High School Principal

FLSA Status: Exempt                                                                             

Days: 215


Summary:  The Assistant Principal/Athletic Director assists the building principal in organizing and fostering a positive, safe environment that is conducive to best meeting the needs of all students, staff and parents. This includes such responsibilities as: leading, directing, counseling, and supervising a variety of personnel and programs; creating effective parent, teacher, and child communications; supporting, encouraging, mentoring, and evaluating staff; fostering teamwork between teachers and among staff and parents; and managing budget items. The Assistant Principal acts in the capacity of the principal during the principal’s absence from the school. The Assistant Principal/Athletic Director is responsible for supervision and oversight of the athletic program of the assigned Medford School District high school.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities



  • Assists with developing the master schedule.
  • Support the building principal with the administration of the school.
  • Prepare and implement a master athletic department budget.
  • Maintain athletic equipment inventories.
  • Oversee accounting, security and control of gate receipts, student participation fees, and activities accounts.
  • Prepare a master sports calendar that includes conference and non-conference games/events.
  • Coordinate gym and athletic field use for practices, games, and activities year-round.
  • Work with coaching staff and transportation provider to schedule transportation for all away contests.
  • Make travel arrangements and overnight accommodations for players or athletic teams (and coach) competing in postseason competition.
  • Seek and recommend suitable competition for all non-conference events/games.
  • Provide officials for all 9-12 contests. Confirm official’s contracts and all non-conference contest agreements.
  • Secure game workers for athletic contests, chain crews, announcers, clock operators, score keepers, line judges, etc. and submit the list of contracted workers for that contest to the event supervisor prior to the event.
  • Submit athletic expense request sheets for payment to the district office or high school designee.
  • Coordinate the collection of rosters for program information as needed.
  • Disseminate OSAA materials and enforce OSAA rules and regulations, including player eligibility.
  • Collect, file, and notify athletes and coaches regarding student eligibility as it pertains to the OSAA and MSD 549C policies.
  • Coordinate field trip requests for OSAA approved activities and clubs.
  • Coordinate community athletic facilities use in conjunction with district facilities department.
  • Coordinate registration of student clubs and activities.
  • Other related duties as assigned. 

Personnel Management

  • Assists with hiring of licensed and classified staff and supports the evaluation of assigned licensed and classified staff.
  • Recruits and hires all coaches and athletic support staff.
  • Evaluates assigned personnel, including all athletic program staff and coaches, for the purpose of ensuring that high standards are achieved and programs continue to grow.
  • Act as a resource person and coordinator for all coaches. Provide day-to-day supervision to coaches. Recommend personnel actions to principal.
  • Provide training and in-services to coaches. Ensure that coaches are knowledgeable about program values and philosophy through regular (at least once per season) in-services, feedback, and dissemination of the Athletic Handbook and key policies.
  • Conduct coaches’ meetings.
  • Track and monitor all mandatory trainings required by the District (i.e. Safe Schools modules, etc.) and coaching certifications as required by OSAA.
  • Complete post-season conferences with head coaches after the conclusion of their sport season.



  • Assists in implementing instructional strategies, school-wide communication and student behavior supports, including supporting the needs of diverse learners, delivery methods, assessment, and staff development for improvement of instruction.
  • Assists with student orientation; counseling; discipline; due process; data collection; student recognition; and securing student services with outside agencies.
  • Models the characteristics of effective leadership including energy, integrity, high-level communication skills, etc.
  • Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with all stakeholders using excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Attends meetings and participates on committees as requested.
  • Establish and maintain a climate for the school’s athletic program that promotes the District’s athletics program philosophy and goals. Foster inclusiveness and respect for diverse student athletes.
  • Make recommendations for improvement of the program to the building principal and student support coordinator.
  • Assume responsibility for the interpretation and implementation by coaches of all board policies, school rules and procedures, codes of conduct, applicable laws, safety expectations, and athletic handbook.
  • Provide leadership and a visible presence at athletic events.
  • Assume responsibility for the safety of all facets of the athletic program; coordinate with District Safety Officer, Student Support Coordinator and Athletic Trainers as needed.
  • Establish, in collaboration with Student Support Coordinator, an athletic code; ensure participants know about it; implement it in a fair and consistent manner.
  • Attends professional growth sessions for the purpose of keeping his/her knowledge current with changing laws and regulations.
  • Participates in regional OSAA meetings.


Supervisory Responsibilities:         

  • All employees of the Medford School District have responsibility for supervising students and assisting in maintaining a safe environment.
  • Supervises staff as assigned.
  • Supervise home athletic contests, and arrange for others to do so. Supervise away games as needed. Acts as host to officials and visiting teams. Oversee employees and volunteers who work the contest.


Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and Experience: 

  • Previous successful teaching experience required.
  • Experience working with secondary students.
  • Previous experience as a school level administrator preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Must be eligible for or properly licensed by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission for assignment as an administrator.
  • Valid Oregon driver’s license required.

Interpersonal Skills:  Ability to interact appropriately with teachers, staff, members of the community and students. Focuses on solving conflict; maintains confidentiality; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.

Language Skills:  Ability to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing. Preference may be given to applicants who are fluent in both English and Spanish. Ability to effectively present information and respond effectively to questions in one-on-one, small and large group situations to students and other school staff.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and governmental regulations.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and area.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra, geometry, fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, schedule or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:  General knowledge of computer usage and ability to use database software, e-mail, internet software, spreadsheets, teaching software and word processing software.  


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Provides strategic direction and operational insights.
  • Knowledge of and experience with supervisory methods and practices in the areas leadership and instructional frameworks.
  • Skills and ability in organization, time management, task prioritization and record keeping.
  • Exemplary skills in written and oral language with the ability to communicate respectfully, clearly and concisely by telephone, in person, and in written form.
  • Interprets school district policy accurately and makes appropriate decisions. 
  • Knows effective educational practices. 
  • Knows school and district procedures for dealing with students, staff and the public.
  • Cooperatively and effectively works in a team environment, including coaching and development.
  • Demonstrates effective managerial and leadership qualities. 
  • Directs activities of subordinates appropriately. 
  • Cultivates and maintains positive and effective working relationships with staff and public. 
  • Establishes rapport and empathy with employees at all levels. 
  • Collects, maintains and accurately analyzes relevant data. 
  • Is flexible, dependable, responsive and creative. 
  • Solicits and accepts staff and supervisor constructive feedback to proposals. 
  • Develops alternate solutions to problems.
  • Writes and speaks fluently. 



  • Accepts and practices the principles of honesty, integrity, and accuracy in all matters pertaining to district operations. 
  • Shows a positive attitude toward all aspects of work. 
  • Accepts direction and supervision. 
  • Accepts responsibility for actions. 
  • Adjusts to new conditions and situations.  Proactively resolves difficult problems.
  • Engages in a continuous professional development in support of district mission and vision. 
  • Maintains confidentiality.


Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others. Identifying and understanding the speech of another person. Emotional stability to work effectively under pressure and to keep all aspects of the job under control.


Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.  The employee must be able to handle interruptions and prioritize work in a fast-paced environment. The employee may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens. Employee may be subject to temperature fluctuations, fumes, odors and dust. 


Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job.  This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment.  The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.





  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Assistant Principal/Dean/Head
    Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Administrator > Athletic/Activities Director
    Athletics & Activities > Athletic/Activities Director
  • Employer Description

    Medford School District 549C is the largest school district in Southern Oregon. It maintains a student population of 13,300 which consists of fourteen elementary schools, two middle schools, two comprehensive high schools, one alternative high school and four charter schools.

    Medford (population 76,000) is located midway between Portland, OR which is 275 miles to the North, and San Francisco, CA which is 375 miles to the South. Located in the beautiful Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon just 27 miles from the California border. Arts and recreation abound with the Oregon Shakespeare Theatres, Britt Music Festivals, Mt. Ashland skiing, Rogue River, mountain lakes and streams provide excellent boating, fishing and rafting. Camping, hiking and other outdoor activities are found throughout the region. Learn more about us...

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    Contact Information

    • Human Resources
    • 680 Biddle Road
    • Medford, Oregon 97501

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