St. Pius X Seeks Athletic Director

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Athletic Director, St. Pius X Catholic High School (June/July 2018 Start)

St. Pius X Catholic High School, a school of the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the largest Catholic school in the state of Georgia, is seeking an experienced Athletic Director to lead its full complement of athletic teams and manage its top-notch facilities. St. Pius X has a student body of 1,100 students and nearly two-thirds participate on a team. St. Pius X seeks a talented steward of our Catholic mission, relationships, programs, and budgets. Please visit our website at for more information. If you are a great fit for this extraordinary opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter to Marsha Free at by December 1, 2017. St. Pius X is an equal opportunity employer and offers a drug-free environment.

For a full job description, please read the below content.

The Athletic Director reports directly to the President in all matters concerning the athletic program of the school.

Supervision of Athletic Mission

  • Supports mission, tradition, and history of St. Pius X Catholic High School
  • Ensures a Christ-centered athletic environment for all sports
  • Ensures prayer before all athletic contests
  • Ensures appropriate activities surrounding athletic contests including music and behavior
  • Displays Catholic-Christian leadership in all aspects of life
  • Has working knowledge of school policies as they are articulated in the school’s faculty and student handbooks
  • Recruits, cultivates, manages the Athletic Association’s operations
  • Nurtures an environment of fair play and good sportsmanship
  • Ensures positive image of St. Pius X Catholic High School

Supervision of Athletics Programs

  • Adheres to policies of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, St. Pius X Catholic High School, and the Georgia High School Association
  • Supports all academic policies of the school
  • Manages all necessary forms for eligibility and notifies coaches of ineligible athletes according to policy
  • Finds, recruits, and recommends coaches to the President and Principal for hire according to policy
  • Coordinates game day planning and operations

Supervision of Coaches

  • Ensures membership for all coaches within state coaching associations
  • Conducts pre and post-season meetings with all head coaches to become familiar with program’s coaching philosophy; to evaluate leadership performance, professional development, parent communication, inventory, finances, and team policies to include lettering requirements and team rules
  • Provides mentor leadership for all new coaches
  • Trains coaches for triage of injured players and follows up communication with parents
  • Coordinates with Human Resources for hiring procedures for new coaches

Supervision of Athletes

  • Trains coaches to effectively disciple their student-athletes to abide in Christ
  • Completes and submits all necessary eligibility forms to the Georgia High School Association
  • Ensures year-round athletic training for ALL athletes within the guidelines of the Georgia High School Association
  • Works with coaches, student-athletes, counselors, and parents to promote athletic exposure for the collegiate recruitment of student-athletes

Supervision of Use of Athletic Facilities

  • Coordinates and schedules athletic facilities for games and practices for all programs
  • Frequently inspects home facilities and makes suggestions for repair/improvement to the administration
  • Participates in the planning and acquisitions of new athletic facilities
  • Coordinates with Director of Operations for game preparation and clean-up

Supervision of Athletic Finances

  • Develops and evaluates the athletic portion of the school budget
  • Oversees the administration of the athletic budget
  • Places orders and maintains inventory of athletic materials, supplies, and uniforms
  • Manages transparent application of athletic department supplements
  • Develops a budget and schedule for uniform procurement and replacement
  • Supervises concession operations and budget

Supervision of Transportation and Lodging

  • Coordinates with head coaches to meet the transportation needs of the Athletic Department
  • Ensures compliance with all safe environment training for all trips

Supervision of Athletic Communications

  • Manages coach, parent, and student communication needs and efficacy
  • Promotes clear communication in social media and on website for all teams
  • Ensures unity of message and promotion of St. Pius X Catholic High School to media

Note: The AD candidate will preferably have a Masters Degree in a related field (bachelor’s degree required) and a trajectory of experience that prepares the candidate for this high-level position.