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The Kinkaid School
The Kinkaid School - Houston, TX
Director of Athletics and Physical Education

We are seeking a dynamic, student-centered administrator who has expertise leading and supporting a high-functioning team, inspiring student athletes, communicating effectively with families and the wider community, and championing our four core values – honesty, kindness, respect, and responsibility.  The ideal candidate must have served as a successful interscholastic coach and must have experience in athletic administration, a broad knowledge of boys’ and girls’ sports, and a keen awareness of the educational, athletic, and social-emotional needs of youth and adolescents.  The candidate must have a strong commitment to collaboration and teamwork and a keen eye for detail. The Director of Athletics and Physical Education will serve as a visionary leader and the face of athletics at Kinkaid.  The Director of Athletics and Physical Education will serve on the senior administrative team, reporting directly to the Headmaster.  

Facilities

The Kinkaid School has a 65-acre campus and impressive facilities that allow our student athletes to thrive.  These facilities include: three gymnasia, a turf field hockey field, a turf football/soccer/lacrosse field, a turf baseball field, a softball field, a seven-lane track, a fitness/weight room, and a wrestling room.  As we continue efforts to provide the best in facilities and spaces for our community, there are plans to expand our athletic facilities in the near future.  Those plans include adding eight tennis courts, an additional turf baseball field, and an additional turf multi-purpose practice field.

Staffing

The athletic department has an exceptional faculty and staff.  The Director of Athletics and Physical Education will work closely with the Assistant Athletic Directors to manage all of the affairs of the athletics and physical education programming across all grades.  In addition, the athletic staff includes two full-time athletic trainers, one full-time strength and conditioning coach, two part-time strength and conditioning coaches, one part-time athletic trainer, and one part-time sports psychologist.  The full-time teaching/coaching staff consists of ten men and women who serve the needs of the student body in various capacities.  All of our full-time athletics faculty teach physical education in lower or middle schools and most serve as program heads for our athletic sports.  We employ approximately sixty men and women who serve as part-time coaches. 

Program

The athletics department at Kinkaid offers a wide range of fitness options as well as interscholastic sports.  Interscholastic sports officially begin in grade 7.  Prior to seventh grade, all students are involved in physical education classes.  At present we offer the following sports: Fall (cheerleading, cross country, field hockey, football, volleyball); Winter (basketball, soccer, swimming/diving, wrestling); Spring (baseball, golf, lacrosse, tennis, track and field, softball).  We value the importance of student leadership.  The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) consists of 12 upper school students (6 boys and 6 girls) whose mission is to cultivate leadership, promote awareness of Kinkaid athletics, and serve the community.

The Kinkaid School has a history of academic excellence and athletic achievement.  We are members of the Southwest Preparatory Conference (high school) and Houston Junior Preparatory Conference (middle school). For the past two years, we have won the SPC Athletic Directors’ Cup, which is awarded to the school that has the most successful year based on composite playoff results in both boys’ and girls’ high school interscholastic sports. Each year, we field approximately 90 interscholastic teams across our middle and upper school programs and a number of our athletics pursue and participate in athletics beyond high school. 

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in related field (preferred)

  • Experience in athletic administration at the high school level or above

  • Experience as an interscholastic coach

  • Participant in college athletics (preferred)

  • Broad knowledge of boys’ and girls’ sports

  • Core knowledge of child development

  • Proven leadership and mentorship of other adults

  • Proficient, organized, with great attention to detail

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills

  • Eagerness to grow professionally and remain current within the field

  • Commitment to collaboration and high ethical professional standards

  • Collegial, Energetic, and Engaging

  • Exemplifies Kinkaid’s four core values (honesty, responsibility, respect, and kindness) in interactions with all members of the community

  • Experience in a high-demand work environment

  • Committed to ensuring and encouraging student participation and balance as it relates to academics, the arts, and athletics.

  • Strong commitment to academic excellence for all students

  • Awareness of educational and athletics trends and their implications on program and planning

  • Well-respected and admired by peers, colleagues, and parents

  • Commitment to having a pulse on student wellbeing

  • Awareness of the NCAA rules pertaining to student-athletes and experience supporting students and families through the process. 

The Kinkaid School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.  In addition to federal law, The Kinkaid School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.