Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City's oldest independent school for girls. As an independent, Catholic school, educating students in Pre-K through 12, we are part of an international network of 160 schools. We are committed to a set of principles shared by all Sacred Heart Schools. Known as the "Goals and Criteria," these principles articulate the core components of a Sacred Heart education and charge our community with a unified educational mission.
At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that each child possesses unique gifts. Our job is to unearth those gifts, nurture them, and empower each child of the Sacred Heart to share those gifts with the global community. Convent of the Sacred Heart is committed to building a community that is anti-racist, anti-bias, fair, inclusive, and welcoming to everyone and seeks candidates who connect to our Mission and Goals.
Head Varsity Basketball Coach Beginning November 2023
Position: Head Varsity Basketball Coach Reports to: Athletics Director - Competitive Sports FLSA: Exempt, part-time Salary Range: $5,500 - $6,500 per season Dates/Hours: November - March, Monday - Friday available between 3 pm - 7 pm
Summary: The Head Basketball Coach is responsible for the growth, development, and leadership of the Convent of the Sacred Heart basketball programs, grades 5-12, along with head coaching responsibilities for the Varsity Basketball team (Nov - Mar). This position reports directly to the Athletics Director for Competitive Sports.
Produce a high standard in sports skill instruction, motivation, and conduct of practice sessions
Attain competitive results that demonstrate athletic excellence
Develop a strong team culture that is in line with the values of the CSH athletic program
Demonstrate a sincere interest in the social, emotional, academic, moral-ethical, and athletic development of student-athletes; demonstrating that the highest priority is the health, safety, and welfare of student-athletes
Exhibit supportive and cooperative behavior in the pursuit of achieving a strong basketball program culture through goals established by the Athletic Director – Competitive Sports
Complete all coach assigned tasks including, but not limited to:
roster management, managing game operations, maintaining team schedules and transportation, record keeping, completing CPR/First Aid, VIRTUS, and other trainings, acting as liaison for team parents, distribution and collection of team uniforms, attend League/CSH coaches’ meetings, and other administrative duties as assigned
Manage assistant coaches for your respective team/s, providing mentorship and support to coaches in the sub-varsity programs for the same sport
Participate in coach development sessions with Sacred Heart athletic leadership and coaches to develop a consistent coaching philosophy, teach concepts, and promote a growth mindset within CSH athletic programs
Commit to use of video and statistical analysis as a teaching tool for student athletes
Exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with adherence to NYSAIS, AAIS, School, Division, and Department of Athletics rules and regulations and Coaches Manual
Maintain good professional and collaborative relationships with colleagues
Commit to personal growth through active participation in professional development
Act with leadership and professional behavior in dealings with student-athletes, parents, staff, and administrators
Other duties as assigned by Athletics Director - Competitive Sports that are needed to maintain and/or oversee the success of Sacred Heart athletics
Support the mission of the school and the Division of Athletics and Wellness, while positively and effectively leading the student-athletes and managers
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience. Previous high school/college coaching experience required. High school playing experience required; college playing experience preferred
Extensive knowledge of basketball and experience coaching elite-level high school athletes
Proven track record in planning and developing a comprehensive middle school and high school basketball program
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively manage relationships at the administrative, student-athlete, and parent level
Extremely detail-oriented and organized
A record of integrity, reliability, punctuality, and strong work ethic
Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
It is the policy of Sacred Heart to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants. This means that all employees and applicants will be treated on an equal basis without regard to race, religion, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, military status, Vietnam or other veteran status, sexual orientation, domestic partnership status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, unemployment status or any other status protected by law. In addition to the protected classifications included in our EEO policy, the School also prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on being a certified medical marijuana patient, arrest or conviction, or domestic violence victim status in accordance with state law. This policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including but not limited to: hiring, training, faculty development, promotion, compensation, benefits, educational assistance, employee facilities, termination, and retirement. Any employee who engages in conduct that violates this policy is subject to discipline, up to and including termination.
The Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City’s oldest independent school for girls, established in 1881 by the Society of the Sacred Heart. Part of a worldwide network of over 150 schools committed to the mission of Sacred Heart education, the school is housed in two landmark buildings on 91st Street and Fifth Avenue. Since its inception, Convent of the Sacred Heart has been governed by a strong commitment to the education of the whole child, addressing her intellectual, spiritual, social, and emotional development.
Convent of the Sacred Heart is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, Sacred Heart seeks to hire outstanding and diverse faculty who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school.