JobID 1397 : Athletic Director - RFHS (#2004993)

Job | Posted 22 days ago

Roaring Fork High School (located in beautiful Carbondale, CO) is searching for an experienced PE/Atheltics professional to serve as a 3/4 time Athletic Director for the 2020-21 school year and beyond (starting on August, 2020).  This position receives a full stipend for extra AD duty hours in addition to a teacher's salary.  The main duties for the athletic director include: scheduling athletic events, administration of games, hiring and supervision of coaches for sports, monitoring eligibility, facilities management, working closely with building administration and other league district athletic directors. This is a Certified position requiring a CDE Licensure or the ability to obtain is required. 

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To provide overall leadership, supervision and coordination of all sports programs. Responsible for the development and continuous operation of high school athletic programs to ensure that every student develops the enduring knowledge, skills and character to thrive in a changing world.  


Receives direct supervision from the Principal. 

Supervises all coaches and any assigned assistant.  


PRIMARY DUTIES – The following are examples of primary duties assigned to the Athletic Director.  Other related primary duties and responsibilities may be assigned. 


Program Management:

  • Reports to the principal and works under their direction to supervise the overall athletic program.

  • Administers all school district interscholastic policies and procedures as well as the Rules and By-Laws of the Colorado High School Activities Association.

  • Ensure compliance with Colorado HIgh School Activities Association (CHSAA) guidelines.  Ensure compliance with rules of participation.  

  • Attends all home athletic contests and/or arranges for proper supervision. Coordinate attendance of administrative personnel.

  • Acts as tournament manager for all league and tournament playoff activities that are assigned to the school.

  • Develops all interscholastic game schedules. 

  • Arrange transportation for all athletic teams.

  • Sends reminders of upcoming events to schools and officials.

  • Cancels or postpones contracted contests, officials and transportation because of weather or other hazardous conditions.

  • Arranges for medical doctors at home contests and larger athletic events.

  • Maintain an active athletic program that promotes sportsmanship and welcomes competing teams and guests.  Coordinates details of visiting teams’ needs.

  • Coordinates and supervises all radio and television broadcasts, as well as the public address system operation at the various games.

  • Promotes publicity for all interscholastic sports, including sports brochures, press, and radio releases.  Assists the booster club in the preparation and distribution of contest programs.

  • Determines scholastic eligibility of all candidates for athletic teams on a weekly/grading period/semester basis and for certifying their eligibility on the proper state forms.

  • Works with the principal, cheerleading advisors and coaches to schedule athletic assemblies and pep rallies.

  • Plan and coordinate athletic awards programs. 

  • Works with coaches and the high school principal to develop the annual athletic budget to ensure equity across all sports.

  • Coordinates the use of other school athletic facilities by school teams outside with the respective building athletic directors.

  • Assumes responsibility for game management at all home interscholastic contests and for the accounting and deposit of gate receipts.

  • Works with school trainers to establish procedures for the management and safe operation of the training room.

  • Represents the school at league, conference and state meetings.

  • Develops a reasonable and equitable program for the utilization of the concession stands.

  • Schedules physical examinations in accordance with the requirements of the Colorado High School Activities Association.

  • Develops and implements policies for the operation and supervision of the press boxes.

  • Attends and serves as school liaison at all athletic booster club meetings. Serves as liaison between the coaches and the athletic booster club.

  • Reviews the athletic policy and staff handbook annually with site leadership.

  • Presents recommendations for changes in athletic policies to the superintendent. Upon approval by the superintendent these recommendations shall be acted upon by the Board of Education. 

  • Work in conjunction with the middle schools athletic program to increase student participation in high school athletics. 

  • Presents current board policies to coaches, student athletes and parents.

  • Attend CHSAA workshops and professional development opportunities that promote and increase knowledge of high school athletic programs. 

  • Performs other duties as the principal and/or superintendent of schools may direct.


Personnel Supervision:

  • Observes and evaluates coaches in order to make recommendations in terms of job expectations and job assignments.

  • Evaluates all coach candidates for original appointments. The athletic director shall be a member of the selection committee that may include the principal and/or the superintendent of schools or designee. 

  • Contracts all contest officials including those assigned by the Western Slope League.

  • Manages conflicts within the ranks of the athletic programs in coordination with site leadership. 

  • Reviews, makes recommendations and approves coaches requests to attend coaching clinics.

  • Manages athletic facilities and controls access by all user groups. Hires or makes necessary arrangements to provide ushers, parking, security and other services required by the athletic department.

  • Maintain records and ensure appropriate training, including first aid and concussion training  for all coaching staff.


Administrative/Operational Duties:

  • Maintain contest contract forms in school files and approves the publication of all schedules.

  • Seeks ways to support and finance the athletic program.

  • Makes recommendations for the improvement of facilities to the principal for consideration and referral.

  • Submits financial reports to principal at the end of each school year.

  • Makes arrangements for all interscholastic transportation, lodging and meals, as required.

  • Receives and evaluates equipment requests from authorized coaches. Approves appropriate requests.

  • Maintains a permanent file of medical examinations, insurance forms, records, parent consent forms, insurance payments, emergency treatment forms, etc., for each participating athlete.

  • Maintains permanent records for each sport, such as wins and losses, outstanding records, letter winners, etc.

  • Maintains a file of all athletic suspensions and expulsions from teams.

  • Provides for the cleaning, repairing and storing of all athletic equipment. Maintains an accurate inventory of all equipment.

  • Coordinates all repair and maintenance activities for athletic fields, track, baseball fields and gymnasiums with the Director of Facilities and Maintenance.

  • Manages the preparation and distribution of complimentary passes for the high school.



Demonstrated knowledge of the overall operation of athletic programs

Knowledge of CHSAA guidelines 

Effective public speaking and presentation techniques 

Knowledge of the principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation

Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations

Knowledge of English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation

Extensive knowledge of office and applicable software programs

Knowledge of principles of business and letter writing and basic report preparation


Ability to: 

Oversee, direct and coordinate the work of staff, projects and teams

Recruit, select, supervise, develop and evaluate staff 

Analyze situations and generate effective strategies

Develop goals and implement plans, systems and procedures to achieve them 

Attend and supervise student and community activities (including evenings, weekends and holidays)

Make presentations as required; create excitement for high school athletics

Be reflective on performance and have a continuous improvement mindset

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including parents, staff, and students

Motivate staff and students to achieve high levels of engagement and performance




Requires past experience as a head coach of a high school athletic program for a period of not less than five (5) years. 



A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in education or a related field.  


License or Certificate:

Possession of at least one of the following: Valid Teaching License or Administrator License; CHSAA Certification; NIAAA Certification.

Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate valid Colorado driver’s license.  

May require the possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a CDL license for bus operation (district training available).



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear, and smell. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  

Posted By

Roaring Fork School District No. Re-1

Compare with State

Amount per Student

$11,850 (USD)

State Average: $10,278 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 12%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 17.36

% IEP Students

State Average: 11%



State Average: 415