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Athletic Administration

Old Quarry Middle School - Assistant Principal & AD

Position Name:  Assistant Principal & AD

Job Posting Begin Date:  6/22/22

Job Posting End Date:  8/1/22

Posted By:  Steve Nendza

School Name:  Old Quarry Middle School

School Contact Name:  Joe Sweeney - Principal

Contact Phone Number:  630-257-2286

Contact Email Address:

Job Description:  apply -

Assistant Principal for Old Quarry Middle School


Work in collaboration with Building Principal to improve instruction, supervise staff, establish and maintain positive student discipline and manage building operations.

Support athletics and clubs for the Middle School.

See attached job description for details.  This is a full-time, 12-month administrative position.


Valid and active Illinois Professional Educator License; General Administrative Endorsement; available for evening/weekend school and district activities; elementary school experience preferred.

Application Procedure:

Complete on-line application and upload required documents. Please do NOT send additional documents at this time.

Selection Procedure:

Qualified applicants will be screened for this position. The principal will contact you if he/she wishes to schedule an interview.

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Academy High - Athletic Director/PE Teacher

Position Name:  Athletic Director / PE Teacher


Job Posting Begin Date:  6/9/22


Job Posting End Date: 


Posted By:  Jordan Conerty


School Name:  Academy High


School Contact Name:  Jordan Conerty


Contact Phone Number:  217-239-6000


Contact Email Address:


Job Description:  Academy High is an independent, not-for-profit college preparatory day school located in  Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. The School opened its doors to a pioneer class of nine students in 2017 and has grown each year, now serving 60 students in grades 9-12. The mission of Academy High is to inspire students to discover and pursue their passions; to become exceptionally well-educated, academically and personally; and to lead lives of excellence, purpose, and joy.

Academy High seeks a qualified Athletic Director Teacher to oversee the Athletic Department and teach 9th-12th Physical Education classes starting in the 2022-2023 school year. 


Job Summary

The Athletic Director reports directly to the Head of School and is an educational administrator and teacher at the School. S/he develops and supervises the physical education instruction, athletic administration, and overall health education at the School. Preferred candidates can also coach one or more sports for the School.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Athletic Director will:

Develop, organize, supervise, and evaluate a developmentally appropriate program of intramural and interscholastic athletics for the entire School.


Oversee an athletic program that promotes Academy High’s larger focus of fostering 21st-century skills and the ‘6 Cs’ of Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Cross-Cultural Competency, and Character.


Cultivate lifelong habits of health and wellness that reflect the larger goals and objectives of Academy High’s athletic program (See final section on ‘Academy High Athletic Program Goals and Objectives’)


Teach, analyze, demonstrate, and explain basic skills, knowledge, and strategies of formal sports, games, rhythms and dance, and fundamental body movement through varied activities and by example.


Provide safety instruction to students and establish standards of student behavior to provide a productive environment for physical education and to ensure the optimal condition and safety of all athletic equipment, facilities, fields, and courts.


Cultivate in each student an understanding of and commitment to exercise and physical conditioning, health education, and personal hygiene.


Identify and develop the talents of students in individual, dual, and team physical activities and sports.


Evaluate and track each student’s growth in physical skills and knowledge.


Communicate any concerns with student conduct or learning problems with parents and the administration.


Ensure that all coaching positions are filled with competent and properly trained coaches.


Provide that all coaches perform their duties with the highest level of professionalism.


Collaborate with the Head of School and the administrative team to recruit, evaluate, and hire faculty to the athletic department.


Review and revise the coaches’ manual annually.


Schedule regular meetings of the athletic team to evaluate, develop, and implement athletic instruction that reflects current pedagogy and physical fitness trends and meets optimal standards of safety.


Report athletic achievements to the director of marketing for dissemination to the School and larger community;


Prepare and implement an annual departmental budget;


Schedule all athletic events, arrange for transportation, hire all competition officials, and attend or enlist a school representative to attend all home games;


Represent the School at various state, regional, and national athletic associations;


Maintain records of the team and individual athletic accomplishments for posterity;


Oversee the distribution, collection, storage, cleaning, and repair of all school athletic uniforms;


Participate in committee, department, and staff meetings and school-sponsored events that would benefit from your area of expertise;


Develop relationships with other area athletic directors to provide opportunities for competition with similarly-sized schools;


Be involved in the school community at large. Assume responsibility for other duties and projects as assigned by the Head of School.


Common Qualification Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

Bachelor’s degree in athletic administration, physical education, or a related discipline; At least three (3) years of teaching experience in physical education and/or coaching; State public school teacher certification and/or IHSA (Illinois High School Athletics) certification; Successful record working with student-athletes, preferably in independent schools; Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, with a professional and empathetic approach; Excellent organizational skills; Detail-oriented and able to work collaboratively; High-energy and enthusiastic about working in an academic atmosphere.


Academy High Athletic Program Goals and Objectives



To encourage the value and enjoyment of participating in sport and striving for excellence; To provide athletes an opportunity for physical and psychological development in a program focused on whole child development; To develop and improve citizenship, leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork; and To realize that these young women and young men are both students and athletes; the athletic program must always be kept in balance with academic goals.



To develop programs that will encourage broad participation, enhance school spirit and generate a feeling of unity among the student body, faculty, and community; To strive for program excellence that will produce competitive teams; To provide opportunities for student-athletes to develop confidence, positive self-image, and leadership skills; To instill a desire to succeed and excel; To help students realize the rewards of hard work, practice, and sacrifice; To develop self-discipline and emotional maturity in learning to make choices under competitive pressure; To promote the value and importance of teamwork, good sportsmanship, loyalty, and a sense of fair play.

To develop an appreciation of the need for and enjoyment of physical activity that will carry over to recreational involvements as a lifetime pursuit.


To Apply:  Send an email with cover letter, resume, and personal statement to Interviews will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please visit to learn more about the School.


It is the policy of Academy High not to discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender or gender identity, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, or ancestry to work or enjoy the benefits of the School’s program, facilities, or services. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.





About IADA
The mission of the Illinois Athletic Administrators Association is to take an active role in preserving, enhancing, and promoting eductional based athletics within the State of Illinois.  The IADA provides a commitment to professional development of its members in areas of education, leadership, and service.  Working in conjunction with the Illinois High School Association, National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, and National Federation of High Schools, the IADA wishes to create quality interscholastic athletic participation opportunities for all Illinois students.
Message From IADA
The IADA Board would like to thank you for all that you do for the student athletes of your schools.  We all know the time and effort we put into our positions.  We come from small schools, large schools, middle and high schools; but no matter what, we all share in a common goal, and that is to provide the best educationally based athletic program for our students.

Tina Woolard, IADA President