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Landon School, an independent school for boys (grades 3–12), in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a talented and team-oriented Director of Athletics (AD). This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position that will report directly to the Headmaster. The AD is responsible for ensuring the delivery of a high-level athletics program, which is an integral part of the Landon School’s overall educational program, and for communicating and advancing the goals and objectives of the program to students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, administration, trustees, and others.
- Oversee and promote overall success of co-curricular athletics program
- Support the school and its leadership by embracing and supporting the Landon mission/philosophy and all school policies and procedures
- Ensure full alignment of co-curricular athletics program with the above
- Exhibit and communicate to others a strong personal commitment to the importance of honor, respect, sportsmanship, and civility
- Stay abreast of innovations in sports science and nutrition to ensure program stays current in advancing student health and wellness, safety, and achievement
- Demonstrate commitment to the school’s teacher-coach-mentor philosophy; maintain overall athletics department/coaching philosophy; and develop associated athletics policies and procedures
- Work to promote high standards of program competitiveness and accountability
- Manage athletics staff
- Build, maintain, and supervise an effective and collaborative team of athletics administrators, trainers, and coaches
- Participate in hiring of all athletics-oriented staff, including all teacher-coach-mentors
- Ensure appropriate staffing of all coaching roles throughout the school
- Provide for appropriate orientation to all new coaches and athletics professional development for all staff
- Oversee budgeting and athletics facilities
- Oversee and plan the Athletics Department budget, including the purchasing of equipment and uniforms and all appropriate maintenance and inventorying
- Ensure safe usage, care, and condition of all equipment, facilities, and fields
- Ensure appropriate budgeting for athletics-related capital expenditures in conjunction with Director of Building and Grounds and Chief Financial Officer
- Partner with other administrators to connect the school to strategic external constituencies through creative use of the school’s athletics facilities
- Manage athletics related logistics
- Oversee the scheduling of all athletics events and work with staff to plan logistics for all athletics contests, including transportation, hiring officials, parking, fielding logistical questions, crowd control, etc.
- Attend as many athletics events as possible at all levels
- Maintain accurate records of athletics results and coordinate the selection of any award winners and planning of any awards ceremonies
- Steward relationships and communicate effectively
- Maintain positive and supportive relationships with the school’s students, parents, coaching staff, and alumni, as well as various internal and external constituencies
- Ensure information regarding the Landon athletics program is actively, appropriately, and accurately conveyed to the press and other external groups, effectively using all available new technologies
- Proactively market the quality of the Landon athletics program to internal and external audiences, including appropriate, proactive retention efforts for all current students
- Actively support the work of the Admissions Office and participate in admissions decision-making meetings
- Actively partner with coaches and the Co-Directors of College Counseling to support student-athletes who intend to participate in athletics at the college level
- Maintain interscholastic and conference (IAC and others) relationships; ensure alignment between school practice and league standards; represent the school in all league discussions
- Maintain contact with officials’ associations and opponents re: schedules and confirmations
- Serve on school’s senior administrative team
- Report at least annually to the Board of Trustees
- Coach as able and appropriate, but no head coaching responsibilities
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Headmaster
- At least a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline (master’s preferred) plus 5–7 years of experience as an Athletics Director at either the high school or collegiate level
- Coaching experience in an educational setting with athletes in grades 3–12 and experience with mentoring and evaluating coaches
- High degree of integrity, discretion, and trustworthiness
- Philosophical alignment with school’s teacher-coach-mentor approach; commitment to the educational value of sports and to the proper balance between academic excellence and athletic achievement
- Proficient, organized, detail-oriented, and capable manager of people, program, and budgets
- High expectations for student and adult conduct inside and outside of competition
- Competitive, solutions-oriented, industrious, passionate about achieving results
- Skillful communicator — in both writing and speech — and facility in the use of current technologies
- Demonstrated ability to work with others, including students and families from a variety of backgrounds
- Professional demeanor and presentation
- Personal traits to include:
- Proactive, optimistic, and positive attitude
- Energetic, creative, and upbeat presence
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Sense of humor, ability to smile, and balanced perspective
- High emotional intelligence and cultural competency
- Ability to work effectively under pressure
- Confident but humble
- Able and willing to work a flexible full-time schedule, including evenings and weekends
All interested candidates should send a letter of interest, statement of educational philosophy, current resume, and list of references to The Finney Group, care of Sherm Bristow at firstname.lastname@example.org, by November 15, 2017. Please do not send materials directly to Landon School. This position begins July 1, 2018. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. Landon is an equal opportunity employer.
Landon School, an independent day school for boys (grades 3–12) in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a Part-Time Graphic Designer to begin immediately. The Graphic Designer will creatively nurture, manage and ensure that the Landon community has a consistent and thoughtful approach to our visual identity. He or she can take direction from written or spoken ideas and convert them seamlessly into eye-catching and effective publicity materials for the school. The ideal applicant works simultaneously and effectively on multiple projects and has extensive experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Applicants who have a degree or certificate in graphic design and have experience with photography and video will receive prime consideration. This position is 15–20 hours a week and reports to the Director of Communications.
- Create flyers, invitations, infographics, signage, event programs and other visual publicity materials for the school.
- Work collaboratively with academic, arts, athletics, admissions and development departments, as well as teachers, students and parents, to understand scope of projects and create cohesive designs that reflect our culture and goals.
- Manage, review and update the school’s visual identity program, including logos, colors and fonts.
- Work with outside designers, consultants and/or vendors on major initiatives, publications and events, such as our school strategic plan, magazine and Azalea Festival.
- Work closely with our print companies to manage all aspects of the process — from submission to proof — for a wide range of projects, ranging from fence banners to offset-printed books and magazines.
- Extensive experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
- Knowledge or willingness to learn Content Management Systems, such as Finalsite or Blackbaud.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite products, including Word and PowerPoint.
- Excellent communications skills that involve the ability to listen to a client’s needs, understand who they are trying to reach, and advise on effective strategies to accomplish that goal, as well as explain, promote and defend an artistic vision for the project.
- Creative mind that effectively makes complex ideas more accessible and constantly generates new ideas or new twists on old concepts.
- Team player who has the ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism as well as deal diplomatically and comfortably with a diverse community of teachers, administrators, parents, alumni and students, among others.
- Outstanding time management skills that allow for simultaneous work on multiple projects while meeting deadlines set by the Director of Communications and others.
- Passion for accuracy and detail.
- A valid driver’s license.
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Landon School, an independent day school for boys (grades 3–12) in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks qualified substitute teachers for all grade levels. Applicants must have a college degree, an appreciation for working in a diverse teaching and learning community, and a flexible schedule, as substitute teachers will be needed on some days and not others. Experience in schools or working with boys is preferred.Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Charles Franklin, Assistant Head of School for Academics, at email@example.com. (No phone calls please.)