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:: TOSA - Atheletic Director ::

Washburn High

Position Code:
30021400 - TOSA - Atheletic Director

Work Hours:
.40, 38 weeks

Application Deadline:

Position Description:

Manage the athletic department at a secondary school. Interpret and implement educational and athletic policies as they affect the sports program.


Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • · Certify the eligibility of each student participant in accordance with the rules and policies of the school, the District, and the Minnesota State High School League.
  • · Conduct three and six week attendance checks for each athlete during each season/grading period.
  • · Assist student athletes in the preparation and submission of appeals for reinstatement of eligibility.
  • · Meet with students to discuss potential violations or eligibility rules and impose penalties.
  • · Communicate with parents as needed.
  • · Hire and monitor performance of all coaches.
  • · Collect participation fees. Provide for the safekeeping of tickets and account for all monies generated by ticket sales. Manage finances and prepare financial reports.
  • · Schedule and manage athletic events.
  • · Performs related work as assigned.

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines

  • · Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university.
  • · Demonstrates continued professional development through course work, research, peer collaboration and/or job-embedded staff development.
  • · Knowledge of coaching principles
  • · Ability to work with students and create a positive learning environment.
  • · Ability to communicate effectively and in a positive manner with students, parents, school staff, and coaching staff from other schools
  • · Ability to effectively supervise coaches and other staff, and monitor staff performance and behavior.
  • · . Knowledge of rules and coaching techniques for each individual sport.
  • · Thorough knowledge of MSHSL rules and guidelines
  • · Knowledge of school and District policies.
  • · Two years of experience as a coach or athletic director in an educational environment, or two years of experience as a teacher with allied duties as a coach or athletic director.


  • · Master’s or PhD


  • · A valid Minnesota teaching/coaching license, or proof of pending approved licensure


  • · Teacher Salary Schedule – 38 weeks


  • · Normal office environment
  • · Intermittent travel to other school district sites.
  • · Intermittent supervision or observation in a noisy gym environment or at an outdoor playing field in inclement weather.

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

All applicants, including MPS employees, must complete an on-line application at (click on Careers). In addition, upload an electronic copy of both your cover letter and resume to your application at the time that you apply. Make sure that you apply for the specific position in which you are interested.

Only complete applications, which include all of the following items, will be considered:

  • · Cover Letter
  • · Resume
  • · On-Line Application

Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.