The mission of Harpeth Hall is to educate girls and young women to think critically, to lead confidently, and to live honorably. To fully realize that mission, Harpeth Hall is committed to creating an environment in which every member of its community feels seen, heard, and valued. Modeling an authentic commitment to cultural competence is essential for all successful candidates.
Harpeth Hall seeks an innovative, dynamic, and collaborative educator and leader as its next Director of Athletics. The Director will oversee all areas of middle and upper school athletics, and will share a commitment to help girls learn and grow while fostering good sportsmanship, school spirit, and healthy competition. The Director will work closely with the Physical Education Department, Leadership Team, deans, faculty, and advisors to support and promote a strong athletic program within the context of a challenging academic program. The Athletic Director will report directly to the Head of School.
Qualities and Qualifications:
Knowledge of a wide variety of sports, and extensive coaching experience with female athletes.
Education commensurate with work in middle and upper school education; master’s degree preferred.
Passion for recruiting, building, mentoring, and supporting a strong coaching staff.
Understanding of collegiate athletic recruitment.
Appreciation of independent school culture and all-girls education.
Articulate the school’s vision for the athletic program from 5th through 12th grade, and work to bring that vision to fruition.
Manage all aspects of the athletic budget.
Promote and ensure best practices are implemented in all areas of coaching.
Oversee the hiring and ongoing evaluation of the coaching and athletic staff to promote a thriving program and positive athletic experience for all teams.
Coordinate with the Division Directors and Chairs of Visual and Performing Arts to ensure alignment across academics, arts, and athletics.
Represent Harpeth Hall in the local athletic league (TSSAA and HVAC) meetings and conferences.
Collaborate with the Auxiliary Programs Director to coordinate summer sports camps and programs.
Amplify opportunities for students, while identifying new best practices.
Collaborate with the Director of Marketing and Communications to promote the Athletics program internally and externally for the school.
Collaborate with school leadership to maintain the Athletics calendar, oversee space use, and all logistics related to Athletics.
Partner with the Facilities Manager and Director of Finance and Operations to oversee and maintain all athletics facilities to the highest standards.
Master’s degree preferred.
About The Harpeth Hall School
The Harpeth Hall School is one of the country's premier independent college preparatory schools for girls and young women in grades 5-12. A pioneer in the field of women's education with origins in the 1860s, the school combines a superior program deeply rooted in the liberal arts tradition with proven instructional techniques that are most meaningful for girls. Teachers and administrators cultivate a love of learning, a commitment to honor and integrity, and the leadership skills students will need in the future. This is a vibrant, forward-looking school with a rigorous, innovative curriculum and exceptional teaching. In addition, outstanding and extensive arts, athletics, service learning, and co-curricular activities provide students with a rich educational experience. The strength of the school today results from the extraordinary vitality and richness of its past. The school is situated on a beautiful, college-like suburban campus of 43 acres in the Green Hills area of Nashville.
Harpeth Hall is a national leader in the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. The campus-wide wireless network was the first in Middle Tennessee. Since 2001, every girl in grades... seven through twelve uses her own laptop computer. At every level, the faculty and students use technology to advance learning.