Sacred Heart Catholic School
: Athletic Coach – Elementary School
Sacred Heart Catholic School / Nogales AZ
Under the direction of the school principal, the Coach is responsible for supporting the School and the Diocese of Tucson in their mission to evangelize, catechize, and educate youth in a Catholic School environment. The Coach shall be a minister of the Gospel and Catholic teaching both academically and behaviorally while at work and in personal life.
The Coach will instruct and work with athletes to prepare them for competition. Coaches help athletes to play their best individually or as a team in sports. They are experts on the rules, strategies, and the techniques of their sports. Coaches must also know about sports equipment, physical fitness, and safety. It’s the coach’s responsibility to create an environment in which the team can use its skills and abilities to their maximum potential. “…
Live in a manner worthy of the call you have received.” (Eph. 4:1)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Shall recognize and support the unique Catholic Mission of the School by speaking, acting, and instructing consistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The coach may not espouse any doctrine inconsistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
- Shall abide by Catholic principles in the coach’s professional and private life and shall govern his/her professional and private life in strict accordance with Catholic morals and principles to demonstrate complete adherence to Catholic moral strictures.
- Give evidence of living Gospel values by being an active member of a faith community and being open to the importance of a personal faith journey; strive to model the teaching of Jesus by attitude and example.
- Help build the school’s faith community by a demonstrated willingness to participate in, and help plan, School religious and service activities.
- Demonstrate effective planning skills by preparing practices designed to implement and achieve athletic goals and objectives as adopted by the school, along with the Diocesan Elementary Sports Program;
- Demonstrate competence in coaching by demonstrating current, thorough knowledge of the sport, and be able to communicate effectively with student athletes; be able to organize practices and equipment to maximize student athlete time on task as well as motivate student learning and growth in a particular sport;
- Establish a consistent disciplinary approach which promotes good sportsmanship, self-direction and positive self-image; set high standards for student athlete behavior and manage inappropriate behavior effectively.
- Cooperate with School and Diocesan administration; work effectively with all staff members to promote positive relationships with student athletes and parents. Specific attention will be given toward prompt attendance at scheduled sporting events, trainings, and meetings.
- At all times demonstrate professional responsibility in enforcing School policies and regulations.
- Maintain confidentiality of information, display sound judgment in dress and general behavior. Specifically, Coaches will follow School dress code standards.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
: Coordination and manual dexterity, normal mental and visual capabilities, and the ability to lift as required in a normal office environment.
Walking; sitting; standing; stooping; reaching; talking; handling; hearing; carrying;
Education and Experience
- A working knowledge of and a strong commitment to the mission of fostering lay leadership in the Roman Catholic Church. If a baptized Catholic, must be a practicing Roman Catholic in full communion with the Church. If not a baptized Catholic, must nonetheless abide by Catholic principles in the teacher’s professional and private life.
- Excellent communications skills including written and oral, public speaking and presentation skills.
- Excellent human relations and interpersonal skills; must be a self-starter and be well-organized; must be a team player.
- Be available for evening and weekend work as necessary; have reliable transportation.
- Be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Flexibility in assessing needs and strategies and adapt appropriately in a ministerial environment.
- Complete a criminal history and background check.
- Professional bearing and clean and neat personal appearance.
- Level I Diocesan Ministry Certification
- Valid certification in first aid and Coronary and Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Covenants of Employment:
- Bi-lingual (English/Spanish)
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited Institution
- Athletic Coaching Certificate from the State of AZ
- Certified by the State of Arizona as a Teacher
Sacred Heart Catholic School is a Roman Catholic religious organization and that all employees are expected to respect and conduct themselves in accordance with the values, teachings and morals of the Roman Catholic Church and by Arizona state law. Under the “Zero Tolerance Policy”, no one will be knowingly assigned or retained to serve in the School when that person is determined to have engaged in the abuse of a minor or to have violated boundaries in dealing with minors.