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Track and Field Distance Coach, Upper School

Job Details

Upper School - San Jose, CA


The Harker School is seeking a Track & Field Distance Coach for the Upper School Athletic Program. The season begins on January 30th and runs through the end of May.

Position Summary

A Head Coach must be committed to the personal development of their student-athletes. This includes teaching them skills relating to the sport. A Head Coach must also help students develop a competitive nature, teach them about ethical behavior, good sportsmanship, and assist in the development of leadership and life skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assumes the responsibility for safely and effectively managing groups of students
  • Organizes practice plans and game plans
  • Communicates effectively with AD, other staff, students and parents
  • Stays informed regarding weekly sports emails, updated developments and changes
  • Follows all guidelines as expressed in Upper School Coaches Handbook
  • Completes miscellaneous tasks and duties as requested

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attends coaches meetings and mandatory seasonal parent meetings
  • Ensures students are participating in a fair and sportsmanlike manner
  • Ensures safety and decorum of students while traveling to away games
  • Maintains knowledge of league, section, and state bylaws pertaining to their sport
  • Provides guideance for middle and/or lower school programs where applicable
  • Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned

Knowledge, Skill & Ability Requirements

  • Coaching students (Ages 13-19)
  • Experience in or having a background in the sport interested in coaching

Working Conditions

  • May be subject to extended periods of time standing or walking.
  • Majority of time may be spent outside resulting in exposure to extremes in either heat or cold as weather and temperatures vary.



  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Experience working with children preferred. Must be comfortable working with and around school-age children.
  • First Aid/CPR certified
  • 1 2 years coaching experience (preferred)

Our Mission:

Our mission is to educate students for success at college and beyond, and to foster kindness, respect, and integrity within a safe and nurturing environment. We achieve academic excellence through the development of intellectual curiosity, personal accountability, and love of learning. Our comprehensive program and exceptional faculty and staff help students discover, develop, and enjoy their unique talents. We honor individuality, embrace diversity, and promote leadership and service, preparing students to take their place as global citizens.