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Girls Lacrosse Program Director and Varsity Head Coach

Job Details

Sacred Heart Schools Atherton - Atherton, CA
$35.00 - $45.00 Hourly


Position Title: Program Director and Head Varsity Coach – Girls Lacrosse                                                        

Department: Athletics

Reports To:  Assistant Principal, Athletics and Girls Athletic Director

FLSA Classification: Non-exempt

Schedule of Duties: Seasonal

Salary: $35-$45/ hour depending on experience


Position Purpose: To develop a Prep Girls Lacrosse Program that supports the Mission of the School and its Goals and Criteria, and supports the development of the sport at the Schools’ Lower and Middle School level.


Specific Expectations for part-time, non-exempt Coaches, Administrators and Staff in the Prep Athletic Department: In addition to duties and essential job functions listed in job descriptions, the following responsibilities are required or encouraged of all part-time, non-exempt employees in the Prep Athletics Department:

  • Seasonal Sports Parents Meetings (required)
  • Coaches Seasonal Workshops (required)
  • All-School Masses and Espacios (welcome)
  • Graduation and Convocation (welcome)
  • Professional development as required by your supervisor, work beyond your regular hours when required by your supervisor, and attendance at, or participation in, mandatory meetings and/or events as directed by your supervisor.
  • All non-exempt employees are required to accurately track their time and paid time-off in the payroll system.
  • All employees will be paid appropriately and according to current law. If staff are required to work outside of regular work schedule, permission to work outside of the regular work schedule is required; non-exempt employees will receive overtime pay, as eligible.


Essential Functions


Head Coach – Varsity Program

  • Recruits, hires, and supervises assistant varsity coaches in collaboration with the Assistant Principal, Athletics and Girls Athletic Director
  • Leads instruction for athletes in the fundamental skills, strategies and physical training necessary to realize a degree of individual and team success
  • Leads, through words and action, resulting in an environment that fosters learning, development of positive character traits, enjoyment of the game and formation of moral values that support the educational philosophy of the Sacred Heart Schools (Goals & Criteria) while also providing an enjoyable experience for the players
  • Works cooperatively with the athletic administration and school community to support the academic and co-curricular aspirations of the Girls Lacrosse program and all student-athletes
  • Supervises practices, competitions, tournaments and team trips
  • Updates knowledge of technical aspects of the sport and shows a willingness to continue to learn and examine new ideas pertinent to the sport of Lacrosse and/or to coaching in general
  • Works cooperatively with the school’s athletic trainers and athletic performance coaches
  • Works in a proactive, positive and realistic manner to support the college athletics goals of the members of the team
  • Responsible for coordinating with the Assistant Principal, Athletics and Girls Athletic Director all administrative tasks including uniform/equipment issues and inventory, transportation, game scheduling, referees scheduling, and all other administrative tasks as determined by the athletics administration
  • Establishes and implements policies for handling issues or concerns that may arise from players and/or parents
  • Attends coaches meetings, preseason parents meeting and annual coaches leadership workshop on the Sacred Heart Schools campus
  • Organizes end-of-season individual player meetings
  • Organizes post-season team party and awards
  • When applicable, is responsible for transporting student athletes by school vans to sports events


Program Director

  • Responsible for oversight of the JV Girls Lacrosse program including but not limited to:
    • Recruiting, hiring and supervising JV head and assistant coaches
    • Overseeing player technical development
    • Providing team tactical direction to support the development of players to support the vision of the varsity program
    • Overseeing the implementation of an environment that fosters learning, development of positive character traits and enjoyment of the game at the competition and practice sites as well as in the locker room, transportation vehicles and all other locations while representing the school
  • Collaborate with the Lower and Middle School Athletics Director to support the development of the LMS Girls Lacrosse Program including:
    • Oversees the implementation, administration, and management of the LMS Girls Lacrosse program
    • Acting as a resource to help identify potential LMS coaches
    • Acting as a resource for LMS Girls Lacrosse needs including equipment, competition recommendations, etc.
  • Develop and/or coordinate with external programs and opportunities for player development including camps, clinics and club teams
  • Abide by all rules of the CIF/CCS and the league as they pertain to this sport



  • A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of the school as articulated in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools and professional behavior based in it including a commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or the equivalent experience
  • Experience in independent schools preferred
  • Proven ability to develop, organize and supervise a sports program
  • Previous coaching experience required; experience as a head Girls Lacrosse Coach preferred
  • Good role model with demonstrated excellent ethics consistent with Sacred Heart Schools Goals and Criteria
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate with a broad and diverse school community
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good to excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & social media)
  • Demonstrative leadership and facilitative skills
  • Demonstrated excellent attendance and punctuality
  • A clean driving record and valid California driver’s license. Will be subject to clearance through the California Vehicle Report and the standards for driving set by SHS insurance underwriters


Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Works in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts
  • Tasks involve the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, including climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling and lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or puling of moderately heavy objects and materials weighing 20 to 50 pounds
  • Ability to travel safely and comfortably across the 63-acre campus