JH/HS Athletic Director - Supplemental Position

USD 456 - Marais des Cygnes Valley has an opening for a JH/HS athletic director for the 2019-2020 school year. This is a supplemental contract position.


Position Summary:

The JH/HS Athletic Director will lead athletes in grades 6-12 throughout their athletic endeavors at MdCV. Responsibilities will include sport scheduling, activity budgeting, event supervision, event worker scheduling, league collaboration, KSHSAA coordination, coach/team leadership, referee coordination, amongst a number of other athletics related tasks.


Preferred Skills:

Ability to build effective relationships with athletes, coaches, and parents. Ability to provide valuable leadership to sport programs. Establish beneficial collaboration with coaches. Understanding of KSHSAA requirements, athletic league workings, coaching intricacies, program development, evaluation skills, and working with board policy. Strong background in coaching.



Required: Bachelor`s degree in education. Preferred: Master`s degree in educational leadership



Candidates must hold a valid Kansas teaching license.


This position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants must submit an online application through the Kansas Education Employment Board website.

0.110 of base (+10 additional contracted days)
Job Start Date: August-1-2019
Applications Due By: August-1-2019

Job Contact Information

Ben Gordon - bgordon@usd456.org - 785-549-3313

Employer Information

Marais des Cygnes Valley USD 456 www.usd456.org


The Marais des Cygnes Valley school district is a 1A school located in NE Kansas (40 miles South of Topeka, 20 miles West of Ottawa, 30 miles East of Emporia, and 20 miles North of Burlington) and has two locations: Elementary School (PreK - 5) located in Quenemo, KS, and a Jr/Sr High School located in Melvern, KS.  Each attendance center employs a full-time principal.  Our strong curriculum covers all academic areas from at risk to college credit classes. The technology implementation is supported by fiber optic service and a 1:1 laptop to student ratio at the high school level and a 1:1 iPad to student ratio at the elementary school. 

MdCV elementary school was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School 2014 by the Federal Department of Education.  The elementary, junior high, and the high school have received numerous standards of excellence awards and the elementary earned 3 consecutive Governor’s Achievement Awards.

As a member of the Lyon County League, the Jr. and Sr. High schools provide high quality academic, athletic, and leadership experiences.

Special education services are provided by Three Lakes Cooperative District located in Lyndon.



Employer Address: 105 SW Main Melvern, Kansas

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