Nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia on 27 acres, Faith Christian school is a distinctly Christian classical school of over 200 students in grades JK-12th. Believing the realm of athletics provides unique opportunities for developing character and encouraging healthy, lifelong habits, Faith desires to hire an athletic director who shares a passion for using the realm of athletics to develop virtues of honesty, integrity, courage, hard work, fair play, discipline, and fortitude in students. To this end, the athletic director will be responsible for the administration and supervision of the athletic program and its alignment with the school’s mission. He or she will provide the Christian leadership necessary for successful day-to-day operations of the department.
The successful candidate will be passionate about the role sports, athletics, and physical well-being can play in the lives of students of all ages and should be able to articulate a philosophy of the same from a Biblical perspective, answering the question, “What might God desire for the role competition and physical training to play in our lives?” The applicant will possess the excellent organization, communication, and people skills necessary to fulfill a vision for a robust athletic program. Responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, hiring, managing, and evaluating coaches able to profess a vibrant Christian faith; arranging for coaches’ professional support and training; scheduling of games and securing the required supplemental roles and responsibilities in supporting competition – officials, concessions, ticketing, special events, awards, etc.; building relationships with other schools’ athletic directors; participating in related organizations; adhering to proper safety protocols and injury response. Finally, the candidate will have a vision for how athletics and competition can proactively contribute to school spirit and esprit de corps.
Based on the applicant’s background and experience, he or she may be expected to take on a minimal teaching load in areas of competency.
The Athletic Director will report to the Head of School, sit on the administrative counsel, and work closely with the Director of Finance to manage the appropriate budgets.
Additional requirements related to physical demands:
The following conditions 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 job functions.
● Environment: Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor environments with exposure to all weather.
● Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to sit, walk or stand for prolonged periods of time; in some aspects of the job the requirement to balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, may be required; will use repetitive motions on a computer; may frequently lift 20 lbs. or up to 10 pounds constantly, and occasionally up to 50 lbs.; to travel in all modes of transportation; sufficient manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination to grasp, finger, and feel.
● Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction to be able to focus and see close and distant.
● Hearing: Must be able to talk or hear by telephone and in person.
This position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. Prior experience is a plus, as is a sense of humor, a humble and teachable spirit, and a penchant for joyful living! Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Stephanie Hopkins at [email protected]
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