29 May 2024

Principal or Vice Principal Athletic Director/ Assistant Principal

Montrose County School District
 Olathe, Montrose County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

  •   Administration/Assistant Principal
  • Date Posted:
  • Location:
    Olathe Middle/High School
  • Date Available:
    July 2024
  • Closing Date:


Position Title: Athletic Director/Assistant Principal
Site:  Olathe Middle/High School
Direct Supervisor: Building Principal
Salary Schedule:  Assistant Principal/Athletic Director: Middle/High School
Work Calendar: Assistant Principal HS: 200 Day
Start Date: July 17, 2024

Summary of Position:
Olathe Middle/High School is looking for an energetic and dynamic individual to lead our middle and high school Pirate athletic and activities programs, to continued excellence as we compete at a high-level in Western Slope athletics and activities conferences.  Guided by an unwavering passion for the importance and value of interscholastic sports and activities, we believe the right individual can help Olathe Middle and High School become an even better place for all students as we work to continue our motto of “Olathe: Tradition, Pride, and Excellence”.

OMHS Offers the following sports activities for Middle School:


  • Middle School Football; both 7th and 8th grade
  • Middle School Volleyball; both 7th and 8th grade
  • Middle School Cross Country; 6th/7th/8th grade
  • Middle School Girls Basketball; both 7th and 8th grade
  • Middle School Boys Basketball; both 7th and 8th grade
  • Middle School Wrestling; 6th/7th/8th grade
  • Middle School Track; both 7th and 8th grade


OMHS Offers the following sports activities for High School:


  • Cross Country; boys and girls team.
  • Volleyball; C team, JV, and Varsity
  • Football; JV and Varsity
  • Girls Basketball; C team, JV, and Varsity
  • Boys Basketball; C team, JV, and Varsity
  • Boys Wrestling; JV and Varsity
  • Girls Wrestling; JV and Varsity
  • Baseball; JV and Varsity
  • Track; Boys and Girls


School Summary:
Olathe Middle/High School is an AVID rural school located within the Montrose County School District.  We house grades 6-12 and educate approximately 525 students.  We take pride in being able to establish relationships with our students to foster a welcoming learning environment for all students.

We strive to provide our students with the tools and education necessary to be successful in their post-secondary pursuits, whether it is college, trade school, vocational school, the military, the workforce or other ventures.  Our expectation is that every student will graduate from high school with the skills necessary to be successful.

Our teachers have extraordinary support through the school administration, our Building Resource Teacher, a strong collegial atmosphere, and an extremely supportive community. We are looking for teachers who care about students, want to be part of an exciting/supportive community, and are relationship oriented with not only students, but all stakeholders as a whole. Olathe is an awesome place to be, and we are positive you will enjoy being here and part of our family.

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At MCSD, we care about our employees and their loved ones. Our benefits package consist of the following items: a variety of health insurance plans with employer contribution, including dental and vision insurance, Telehealth, a $50,000 life insurance policy with optional additional coverage, PERA retirement contribution, supplemental insurance options including pet insurance, no match tax shelter account options including 401K, 457(b), 403 (b) and Roth, before tax deductions and flexible spending options, paid leave options and holidays based upon the position, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and a diverse wellness program with incentives.

Added perks: Great people to work with, professional development and advancement opportunities, and multiple wellness programs and incentives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


Policy and Compliance


  • Assist in the planning, development, and implementation of athletic and activity policies, regulations, guidelines, and procedures related to the high school athletic program to ensure up-to-date standards are met.
  • Oversee the compliance with all required qualifications and processes for newly hired coaches and the completion of any necessary paperwork, i.e., fingerprint clearance, CPR/First Aid certification, CHSAA requirements, etc.
  • Determine student athletic eligibility in conjunction with District Policy for both middle and high school students.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and safety of athletic facilities and prepares work orders and accident reports.
  • Acts as the school/district administrative representative in athletic activities.
  • Manages a variety of school administrative functions (e.g., student disciplinary policy, school schedule, assigned personnel, etc.) for the purpose of enforcing school, district, and state policy and maintaining safety and efficiency of school operations.


Supervision and Evaluation


  • Supervise activities to include weeknights and weekends.
  • Conduct performance evaluations of all head coaches, assistant coaches, and volunteer coaches.
  • Evaluates assigned personnel for the purpose of ensuring that learning standards are achieved, and growth occurs.
  • Supervise athletic and activity events.


Recruitment and Personnel Management


  • Assist in the recruitment, selection, and dismissals of head coaches, assistant coaches, and volunteer coaches.
  • Assist in the recruitment, selection, and dismissals of all extra-curricular clubs and activities sponsors.
  • Work with coaches to ensure all necessary paperwork is submitted and completed.


Coordination and Scheduling


  • Coordinate and supervise scheduling and preparation of athletic events and facilities for all athletic programs, including practices, home and away contests, and playoff contests, in accordance with District, league, and CHSAA policy.
  • Coordinate and supervise scheduling of buses and/or school vans for athletic teams and activities.
  • Oversee the master facilities calendar for all stakeholders and events.
  • Secure officials and referees for all home athletic events.
  • Secure event workers for all home athletic events.


Financial Management


  • Oversee the collection of athletic fees, physical forms, and parent permission forms.
  • Develop, prepare, and administer the athletic budget.
  • Work with athletic coaches and activity sponsors to monitor each program’s budget, including fundraising.
  • Select or assist in the selection of materials, equipment, and supplies used by athletic teams/programs.


Administrative and Collaborative Roles


  • Assist the principal in the overall administration of the school and assume leadership of the school in the absence of the principal as necessary.
  • Promote the school athletic program and assist coaches with athletic recognition activities.
  • Arrange and participate, as needed, in joint conferences with parents/teachers/administrators, students, and coaches.
  • Teach, model, enforce, advocate for, and supervise appropriate behavior, boundaries, character traits, and educational values to all.
  • Work collaboratively with staff, including teachers, administrators, coaches, and classified staff, on matters pertaining to athletics and extracurricular activities.
  • Represent the building at out-of-building committee meetings for district athletic activities, high school assistant principals, and other committees as assigned.
  • Maintain good communication, public relations, and cooperative relationships with coaches, staff, school administration, students, parents, officials, and media.
  • Transport teams and other school groups, when needed, with an activity bus.
  • Work with school activity sponsors to ensure facilities, transportation, communication, and all pertinent resources are available for school activities.


Student Interaction and Behavior Management


  • Intervene in occurrences of inappropriate behavior of students for the purpose of assisting students in modifying such behavior and developing successful interpersonal skills.
  • Recruit and raise numbers of students at all levels in extra-curricular programs.




  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from an accredited institution


  • Minimum of 5 years teaching experience at the secondary level
  • Prior experience as a coach/head coach at the high school level
  • Supervision and managerial experience – preferred

Certification Requirement:

  • Valid Principal’s licensure from the Colorado Department of Education

Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • MCSD Policy and Procedures involving Middle and High School Sports
  • Timelines and guideline requirements set by CHSAA
  • Microsoft Office computer applications, including Word, Excel, Google and Outlook

Ability to:

  • Work with adolescents, parents, coaches, officials, administrators and community members.
  • Communicate effectively, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills.
  • Respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Create effective presentations.
  • Establish relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Maintain a calm presence in all situations.
  • Multi-task.
  • Collaborate with a variety of stakeholders.

Additional requirements include:

  • Holding a valid CPR/First Aid Card
  • Concussion Certified
  • Completing Small Bus Training, including CDL certification for the 24 passenger bus
  • CBI/FBI background clearance and a clean driving record
  • Travel between sites

Physical Requirements:
The physical requirements indicated below are examples of the physical aspects that this position classification must perform in carrying out essential job functions.

  • Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis.
  • Persons performing service in this position classification may exert 5 to 50 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Prolonged periods standing and walking throughout school and classroom.
  • Prolonged periods sitting and working on the computer to complete necessary paperwork.
  • Reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift, move and/or support students (and/or up to adult size body weight with two-to-three-person lift).
  • Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by weather may occasionally be experienced.
  • Perceiving the nature of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, providing oral information, the manual dexterity to operate business related equipment, and handling and working with various materials and objects are important aspects of this job.


Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Additional Requirements:  The position classification performs decision analysis processes and makes decisions of considerable consequence, requiring the application and interpretation of data, facts, procedures, and policies.

Condition of Employment:
Criminal Background Check required for hire
Clean driving record
Insurability by the District’s liability insurance carrier

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Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Principal or Vice Principal. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

Job expires in 14 days.