Job Title: Head Girls Wrestling Coach
Location: Bryan High School
Reports To: Building Principal and Athletic Director
Position Purpose: The Varsity Head Coach is responsibile for leading all aspects of the athletic program in their assigned sport under the diretion of the school principal and athletic director. This should be accomplished in a manner that serves the best interests of the school district, school, and of the student athletes who participate at any level in that program. The head coach works cooperatively with the administrators of the school to assure that the activities related to the program are consistent with building needs and practices as well as the rules identified by the Metropolitan High School Activities Association and the Nebraska School Activities Association. The head coach assures that all program staff and participating students adhere to the Policies and Regulations and the Practices and Procedures of the Board of Education.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- A valid NE Teaching Certificate, NE Administrative and Supervisory Certificate, OR a NE Special Services Coaching Permit.
- Bachelors degree, with emphasis in Education preferred
- Current or prospective employment as a teacher in the Omaha Public Schools and the identified site preferred
- High School coaching experience in the specified sport, with prior head coaching experience preferred
- Deep knowledge of the sport
- High standards of professional ethics and conduct
- Excellent attendance record
- Excellent communication skills oral and written
- Positive interpersonal skills
- This individual will exhibit skills pertinent to foster positive human relationships and the ability to work effectively with students, staff, parents and the community
- A willingness and demonstrated abilities conducive to a continuous quest for quality education.
Essential Performance Responsibilities
- Supervises the athletics program in the specified sport at all levels of competition offered by the school, ensuring the safety and well being of all student participants.
- Sets and maintains appropriately high expectations for learning and classroom performance as a condition for participation in athletics.
- Assures that students’ academic performance is monitored and supported to ensure success.
- Sets and maintains high behavioral expectations for student athletes and staff who participate in the program, assuring that all conduct presents the school and the school district in a positive manner. Supports the values of competitive sports including hospitality, sportsmanship, and fair play.
- Develops and communicates an administratively approved plan for teaching and supporting appropriate student behavior including possible consequences for unacceptable behavior. Assures that the plan is implemented consistently and fairly to support the development of the student athletes and promote the success of the athletics program.
- Develops and implements a cohesive athletics program in the specified sport that teaches skills and promotes team play of all program participants through instruction, practice, and competitive events.
- Implements and supports the letter and the spirit of eligibility criteria for the participation of student athletes as determined by the school and the district, as well as those of the Metropolitan High School Activities Association and the Nebraska School Activities Association.
- Assists the Athletic Director and the building principal while following district hiring procedures in selecting, assigning, supervising, developing, and evaluating staff at all levels of the program.
- Promotes the athletics program through district-approved activities with elementary and middle school aged students. These activities are offered in order to enhance the development of skills and knowledge of the sport in young children.
- Assists student athletes who wish to pursue higher education and are capable of participating in athletics beyond the high school level with understanding opportunities, pursuing scholarships and financial support, and selecting appropriate options.
- Communicates effectively with students, staff, parents, and the public. Follows district guidelines in communicating with the media.
* NOTE: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
Equipment: This position may require the ability to use basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machine. Must always comply with OPS’s guidelines for equipment use.
Travel: Travel may be required due to location of contests.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:
- Must be able to respond rapidly in emergency situations
- Must have organization, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills
- Work in school building environments
- Contact with personnel within the district and other stakeholders
- Will be working under the direct supervision of the building administration in order to complete day to day tasks
- Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy
- Must understand and respond appropriately to stakeholder needs and maintain a positive attitude with all
- Expected to interact with all internal and external stakeholders in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive service
Employee Punctuality and Appearance
- In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled events and practices, unless the employee has received approved leave. Any deviation from this must have prior approval from the employee’s supervisor or building administrator.
- All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of Omaha Public Schools and is appropriate for their position.
Terms of Employment
The terms of your employment will be governed by applicable state laws regulating employment or teaching in a Nebraska public school and Board of Education policies, as those laws and policies may change from time to time, and the Teacher Contract (if applicable). If your position is represented by a collective bargaining representative, then your employment will also be governed by a negotiated agreement between OPS and that collective bargaining representative.
Terms of employment are contingent upon:
- Verification of a valid Nebraska Teaching License or other required license.
- A background check which demonstrates background is acceptable for the position sought and working with or around students.
- Verification of U.S. Citizenship or legal authorization to work in the United States.
- Successful completion of a tuberculosis skin test (if required by federal law for your position).
Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or economic status in its programs, activities, employment, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director for the Office of Equity and Diversity, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131. (531-299-0307)
The Omaha Public School District is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process please contact the human resources department at 531-299-0240.
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