District Athletic Director

TITLE:         District Athletic Director - Full Time


LOCATION:  Central Office


The Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is a nationally recognized urban school district that serves approximately 22-000 students. With a Head Start program- three preschools- 30 elementary schools- 8 middle schools- and 5 college and career academies/high schools- the district serves a wonderfully diverse mixture of students. A remarkable 62 different languages are spoken in the homes of our students. To serve those students- the district employs approximately 3-650 staff- including more than 1-600 teachers.


The vision of the Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools is to be one of the Top 10 School Districts in the Nation. Our goal is that -Each student will exit high school prepared for college and careers in a global society- and at every level- performance is on track and on time for success.-


JOB GOAL: Responsibilities include planning- implementing- coordinating- supervision- and evaluation of interscholastic athletic programs for Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools.



  • Follows rules and regulations of KSHSAA- including preparing eligibility lists- submitting schedules- dues- team records- and other pertinent documents according to requirements.
  • Prepare and maintain the budget for District’s interscholastic athletic programs.
  • Work in collaboration with Administration- Community Organizations- and state athletic partners to promote and continually improve the athletic program.
  • Prepare and oversee district athletic calendars for events and facilities.
  • Develop and maintain the athletic handbook and communicate information through mandatory parent- student- and coaches meetings to review expectations pertaining to the athletic programs.
  • Partner with students- parents- coaches- and school staff to properly report all athletic injuries as well as provide training to appropriate parties to minimize injuries.
  • Assist Building and Grounds team to ensure district fields and facilities meet athletic needs and recommend repair or maintenance in a timely manner.
  • Verify all athletes meet state eligibility to include required forms and documentation prior to competition.
  • Plan- supervise- and attend onsite athletic events- summer camps- and required KSHSAA events.
  • Partner with building administration to hire- train- and evaluate athletic coaches.


  • Master’s Degree
  • Administrator Certification
  • Prior experience as Head Coach or Athletic Director
  • First aid and CPR certification


Maintain effective working relationships with students- district staff- parents and community.  Possess the ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication- to enhance a cooperative action to meet educational needs of students.



Must have the ability to perform single- technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; planning and managing projects; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.



Ability to perform basic math- including calculations using fractions- percents- and/or ratios; understand written procedures- write routine documents- and speak clearly; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific Knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: pertinent codes- policies- regulations and/or laws; health standards and hazards; safety practices and procedures; computer operations and management information systems.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job- the employee is regularly required to: occasional lifting- carrying- pushing- and/or pulling some climbing and balancing some stooping- kneeling- crouching- and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 50% sitting- 25% walking- and 25% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free environment.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision- distance vision- and depth perception.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and is a standard acceptable level for this environment.



Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific Ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; working as part of a team; working independently; being organized; and being attentive to detail.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:        216 Days


SALARY:                Based on USD No. 500 Salary Schedule




REPORT TO:          Chief of Staff


EVALUATION:       Performance will be evaluated by the immediate supervisor in accordance with Board of Education Policy.





This job description has been approved by all levels of management. 



Manager _______________________________________________ 


HR ___________________________________________________



Employee signature below constitutes employee’s understanding of the requirements- essential functions and duties of the position.



Employee _____________________________________      Date ___


Job Start Date: NA
Applications Due By: 06/09/2019

Job Contact Information

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Employer Information

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools USD 500 www.kckps.org

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is an exceptional urban system using an array of innovative teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of our students with a vigorous professional development program designed to support our teachers.


Employer Address: 2010 N. 59th St. Kansas City, Kansas

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