Assistant Director of Athletics

Assistant Director of Athletics 

School Overview

Rowland Hall is an independent school in Salt Lake City serving approximately 1,000 students in preschool through twelfth grade. Driven by our vision of developing people the world needs, we believe in a transformational education that gives students agency and purpose, connects them to their global community, and empowers them to make the world a better place for all. 

Rowland Hall sets the standard for teaching and learning excellence through our academic and co-curricular programs, including experiential learning opportunities, artistic self-expression, and a competitive athletic program that challenges students inside and outside the classroom. We foster curiosity, compassion, joy throughout the learning process, and graduate young adults who know how to think critically and are inspired to make a difference. 

Located near the base of the stunning Wasatch Mountain Range and adjacent to the University of Utah, a world-class research university and medical center, Rowland Hall attracts a diverse community of families. The school focuses on recruiting and retaining high-quality employees by offering extensive professional development opportunities, salaries that are competitive with local districts and market rates, and a close-knit, supportive community.

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Athletics is a leadership position working closely with the Director of Athletics, Middle School Principal, coaches, and students. The Assistant Director of Athletics oversees the Middle School athletic program while supporting the Upper School program specifically with an eye toward alignment and continued athletic success in a school that values each student’s academic and athletic endeavors. 

Primary Job Responsibilities

The job entails leading the Middle School athletics program and supporting the Upper School athletics program, especially as the school works to grow the athletic program 6-12. In addition to managing the myriad details of a program, the Assistant Director will champion sports and athletic involvement. They will possess excellent interpersonal skills, whether working with parents/caregivers, colleagues, or students, will understand the importance of creating positive relationships with a variety of individuals, and will demonstrate a commitment to the school’s mission and values as well as cultural competency. It is expected that the Assistant Director of Athletics will also coach at least one sport.

Skills and Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree or higher is required, ideally in the area of sports administration or education, and a minimum of 3 years of experience in a leadership role. A Rowland Hall educator is focused on the learning and well-being of students, has excellent interpersonal skills, a sense of humor, and a commitment to reflecting on their practices and continuously improving. In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience:

  • working positively with middle and high school student-athletes with a focus on supporting and encouraging students to participate in athletics and honoring skill development and achievement;
  • managing and organizing myriad programs with the flexibility and humor needed to run an athletic program with a variety of constituents and outside partners;
  • communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing;
  • overseeing a program that includes budget management, multiple direct reports, diverse facilities, and/or work within a complex organization;
  • cultivating relationships with coaches, ideally experience recruiting, hiring, supporting, and evaluating their work and program; 
  • collaborating effectively with various school departments (operations, transportation, marketing, admissions, business) to schedule practices, and games, celebrate results and highlights, and engage with prospective student-athletes;
  • managing multiple tech platforms, including websites, social media, and other programs; 
  • working with outside athletic organizations such as the Utah High School Athletic and Activities Association to ensure that the athletic department is following policies and procedures.

The requirements listed below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

  • lift up to 25 pounds of athletic equipment; 
  • be able to move around athletic spaces (gym, weight room, fields) easily to support students and coaches; 
  • work in a team environment to support the strategic priorities of the school and be able to contribute in an organized and productive manner as a team member of the middle and upper school divisions and athletics team;
  • be able to communicate appropriately and effectively with constituents, including students, families, and colleagues;
  • exhibit management and organizational skills that balance a fun, creative environment for students while maintaining a safe learning environment.

Additional Information

This is a full-time, year-round, exempt position, reporting to the Director of Athletics. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2024. Applications for this position will be accepted through March 18. We hope to interview shortlisted candidates by the end of March. Rowland Hall reserves the right to close the selection process early if a candidate is identified; applications will be reviewed as they are received.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Rowland Hall is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, believes that each individual is entitled to equal opportunity without regard to sex, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal or state anti-discrimination laws. Rowland Hall’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.