Middle School Cross Country/Track & Field Head Coach
The Archer School for Girls
Location: Los Angeles, California
Type: Part Time
Preferred Education: Some College
Salary: Based on experience
Position Start Date: September 6
The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles, CA, is seeking a Middle School Cross Country and Track & Field Head Coach. The Archer School for Girls is an educational community that supports and challenges young women to discover their passions and realize their true potential. Serving 500 girls in grades 6-12, Archer’s joyful and ambitious program is founded on the latest research around how girls learn best. Archer provides a competitive athletics program that competes in the Pacific Basin League. We are looking for a qualified cross country/track & field coach who will emphasize the values of leadership, sportsmanship, and values that lie at the core of Archer Athletics.
We are currently looking for an experienced cross country/track & field coach with
exemplary coaching skills at the middle school level
strong experience in school-based athletics
passion for teaching and learning from young people
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Be a positive role model
Plan, direct, and administer policies for all team practices and matches 4-5 days a week
Set and communicate team expectations at the start of the season.
Design training sessions that are dynamic, engaging, and provide challenge.
Create an environment of respect that is rooted in hard work, teamwork, sportsmanship, and championing teammates – life skills that will translate outside of sport
Collaborate with athletic support staff to meet team needs
Communicate with athletes and parents
Ensure proper safety measures are observed when conducting team activities
Be responsible for the actions and conduct of the team whenever they are under your supervision
Coordinate all activities in preparation for scheduled competitions (set-up and break down of event)
Attend appropriate athletic department staff meetings
Give appropriate attention, care, and follow-up to student-athletes who are injured or ill, including filling out injury report forms.
Experience as a youth, high school or college-level girl’s cross country/track & field coach; expert at providing differentiated instruction to athletes of all levels.
Be organized and demonstrate a strong desire to build the program at all levels.
Knowledgeable of the fundamentals and techniques of cross country/track & field
CPR/First Aid certificates preferred
Beyond competitive pay, Archer coaches enjoy working in a highly collegial, student-focused, and joyful community. We seek coaches who will contribute to an equitable and inclusive athletic environment.
The Archer School for Girls, located in West Los Angeles, CA (Brentwood) is an independent school that provides a highly collaborative, creative, and intellectual college preparatory program for girls in grades 6-12. The School’s founders established Archer based on a compelling vision to create an educational environment that explores and refines the ways girls learn best. Archer serves as a national model for modern single-sex education.