The Albuquerque Academy Athletics Department is seeking an individual for the position of Football Head Coach. This position is responsible for managing all aspects of the Varsity Football Program. Under the direction of the Athletic Director, they assist with the development, organization, and implementation of a high-quality football program and follow the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) rules and regulations. The Football Head Coach manages all practice and game preparation and logistics; and is responsible for maintaining a high level of communication with fellow coaches, team members, parents, officials, and administration. This position does not guarantee the availability of a corresponding full-time teaching position. Strong candidates are attracted to our mission and see themselves as engaged community members.
All employees at Albuquerque Academy approach their work in accordance with the values in our mission and in a spirit of kindness, professionalism, generosity, and civility to all members of the community. Our community norms, listed below, underlie our school culture, and all community members are expected to commit themselves fully to them.
Value and respect the diverse contributions of each person in the community.
Assume positive intent and inquire if you are left with questions or concerns.
Engage in face-to-face direct conversations; be clear, open, and honest in your conversations.
Be present and participate.
Albuquerque Academy seeks to maintain a diverse and energetic staff to work on campus. We encourage applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.
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Coordinate the development, promotion, and recruitment for the Varsity Football Program.
Represent Albuquerque Academy and the Varsity Football Program in a professional manner.
Hire and coordinate the work of assistant coaches and ensure that all coaches work together toward a common goal within the program.
Hold meetings for team prospects and encourage potential athletes to participate in the Varsity Football Program.
Develop a regular practice schedule and organize practice time to provide both individual and team development.
Assess players’ skills and assign team positions.
Ensure all necessary physical exams, parental consent forms, waivers, and insurance forms are accurately completed and filed to fulfill all school and NMAA rules and regulations.
Hold pre-season meetings with all student athletes and parents before the first official game.
Manage and supervise athletic activities, contests, and practice sessions to promote individual growth in athletic skills, teamwork, discipline, respect, and good sportsmanship.
Gather available information on competitors’ performance records, abilities, play styles, and game strategies. Develop appropriate game strategies based on the team’s capabilities.
Attend all school-sponsored team events, ensuring proper behavior by coaches and team members.
Apply and enforce student discipline during athletic contests, practice sessions, and while on trips off school property.
Encourage sportsmanlike conduct in all phases of athletic participation.
Take all necessary precautions to protect student athletes, including protecting students from hazing and bullying.
Maintain and secure all football equipment and uniforms.
Hold conferences with parents as necessary.
Follow established protocol in the event of an athlete’s injury.
Support the School and its mission, always maintaining a high degree of professionalism.
Foster and maintain a culture of mutual respect, equitable practice, and joy.
Demonstrate cultural competence and communicate and collaborate effectively across differences.
Assist student athletes with college recruitment.
Work with members of the school to plan and put in place instructional goals and objectives to ensure the overall educational development of student athletes.
Assist the Athletic Director with scheduling games.
Maintain records to ensure compliance with all NMAA regulations, including eligibility forms, transfer forms, and grade reports. Ensure that regulations are followed.
Participate in activities such as banquets, award nights, and pep assemblies.
Attend staff development meetings, clinics, and other professional activities to improve coaching performance.
Attend employee meetings as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
Coursework in an Athletics-related field is preferred.
Minimum one year of experience in coaching is required.
Previous experience in head coaching is preferred.
Knowledge of the game of football is required
Professional work ethic and unwavering commitment to the academic success and mission of the school
Problem-solving skills and the capability to act rationally and calmly in all situations
Knowledge of NMAA and high school football rules and regulations
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, school administrators, parents, opponents, referees, and governing organizations
Communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Verbal and written communications skills
Ability to instruct, motivate, support, and supervise student athletes
Ability to relate to students and to teach them on and off the field
Willingness to accept a high level of accountability
Must be at least 18 years of age.
A New Mexico Coaching License is Required.
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
Majority of work is performed in an outdoor setting on the campus Athletic Fields. Some work is performed in an indoor setting in the campus Weight Room.
Work hours are generally two-to-three hours after school, Monday through Friday, with some Saturdays. Some overnight travel is required for out-of-town games and tournaments.
Weekend and evening work is required for games, tournaments, parent meetings, and team banquets programming.
Ability to lift up to 25 pounds with or without assistance
Prolonged standing and walking
Extended periods of being outdoors in all weather conditions
Frequent stooping, bending, lifting, carrying, and reaching
Albuquerque Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Academy will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Albuquerque Academy is a leading independent, coeducational, day school serving approximately 1,200 students in grades six through twelve. The Academy’s resources are committed to a mission comprising accessibility, affordability, excellence, caring, and outreach as we serve the greater Albuquerque area. As part of this mission, the school has attracted some of the finest students and educators in the country to its extensive facilities on a natural 312-acre site within the city limits of Albuquerque. For further information about the Academy we encourage interested candidates to go to the school’s web site at www.aa.edu .