Founded in 1879, Saint Mary’s Hall is an independent co-ed day school serving students and families of all faiths. Since its founding, Saint Mary’s Hall has called four campuses home. Though the faces and structures change over time, the heart of Saint Mary’s Hall endures from generation to generation.
Situated on a picturesque, tree-covered 60-acre bluff above Salado Creek in Northeast San Antonio since 1968, the campus, located at 9401 Starcrest Dr., serves all students in a beautiful state-of-the-art facility. Saint Mary’s Hall is a special place built on strong community bonds, rich traditions, and a culture of belonging for all students. Graduates leave Saint Mary’s Hall confidently armed with the skills, knowledge, study habits, and self-awareness needed to thrive in college and find fulfillment in life.
Saint Mary’s Hall seeks a Physical Education Teacher and Director of Sports Performance and Athletic Mindset (DSPAM) to teach physical education classes. The candidate will be a part of a successful Physical Education Vertical Team PreK to 12th grade program and will successfully implement the program at various age groups. The candidate will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a strength and conditioning program for all sports with the four major goals of (1) improving athletic performance and competitiveness, (2) reducing athletic injuries, (2) teaching lifelong fitness, movement, and health skills, and (4) building a strong mindset of character, grit, and teamwork.
Teach Physical Education classes at the Lower School, Middle School, or Upper School level.
Assume any faculty duties as assigned by the School Division Heads and Athletic Director
Communicate effectively with parents, colleagues, staff, and administration
Support the efforts of vertical team planning and curriculum alignment and work with the Associate Athletic Director in providing an age appropriate and challenging PE curriculum and organizing special events
Work with the Athletic Director in performing any additional daily duties in preparation for any PE classes, setting up for games and/or tournaments, and any other tasks as designated
The DSPAM will:
Work with head coaches of each program to determine how best to support each athlete
Design and implement strength training and conditioning programs in-season, off-season, and pre-season for all athletic programs in a manner that reflects research-driven practices
Work in cooperation with the sports medicine or athletic training staff in the rehabilitation and strengthening of injured athletes
Facilitate a collaborative relationship among sport coaches, sports medicine, and the strength and conditioning staff
Design and implement policies and procedures for the strength and conditioning program in accordance with the NSCA Strength and Conditioning Professional Standards and Guidelines
Develop systems for tracking athlete attendance and athlete progress in conjunction with the head coaches
Conduct an annual needs-analysis for each sport in conjunction with the head coach at the conclusion of each season
Complete an annual budgetary proposal for the program that includes routine maintenance, purchase of new equipment, and staffing needs
Remain aware of all legal liabilities related to all athletic activities and ensure a safe environment for all athletes
Participate in professional development activities
Attend Project CRISS training during New Teacher Orientation and implement strategic instruction in lesson planning throughout the year
Bachelor’s degree in a related field (required), in Kinesiology (preferred)
Independent school experience as a teacher, coach, or advisor
Passion for subject matter and for working with bright, motivated upper school/middle school/lower school students in a rigorous, college-preparatory environment
Strong background and professional development experience in physical education at the elementary school level
A current relevant professional certification credentialed by an independent accreditation agency for example, the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification, and current standard first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillation (AED) certifications
A strong working knowledge and teaching skills in analysis and techniques of strength training
Prior experience in mental coaching and training for peak sports performance that helps an athlete or coach set and achieve their person goals
Strong organizational skills and written and verbal communications skills (required)
A student-centered, collaborative, and transparent leader who is accessible to students, parents, colleagues, and other key stakeholders and is adept at building relationships
A leader with extraordinarily high expectations of her/himself and the ability to inspire and motivate others
A genuine care for people and desire to serve, through a high level of customer service
Unquestioned integrity and an impeccable reputation, where commitments are honored and peopled are approached in a straightforward and personal way
An entrepreneurial, bright, highly motivated, hard-working, and enthusiastic personality with a serious commitment to excellence
Dynamic New Leadership
Len Miller joined Saint Mary’s Hall as the 25th Head of School in July of 2020. Len comes to San Antonio after a 25-year career in independent schools. He served previously at some of our nation’s top schools, including The Hill School, The Lawrenceville School, and The Shipley School. His tenure has been hallmarked by a deep commitment to the quality of the academic program, the student experience, and the long-term sustainability and growth of the institution. He has been at the forefront of developing innovative academic programs and recruiting and retaining dynamic teachers. Robust, intentional student wellness programs are the result of his collaborative leadership.
Len’s forward-thinking efforts in strategic planning, enrollment, advancement, and fiscal matters have underpinned the overall strength and quality of the schools he has served. As a leader, he strives to empower his leadership team to build programs, effect change, and make significant and meaningful impacts on the students, faculty, staff, and School culture. Len is committed to educating the whole student with a deep focus on connection and belonging among the student body.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
May occasionally work nights or weekends
May involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying materials more than 50 lbs.
Operates various types of office equipment
Work in a rigorous academic environment dealing with a wide variety of physical and intellectual challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts
Intricate motor skills required
Must be able to travel periodically throughout the academic year
Must be able to perform repetitious movements for extended periods of time, i.e. walking, standing, bending, and stooping
Must be able to work at a desk and computer for extended periods
Work primarily indoors, but may work intermittently in outside weather conditions including extreme heat and cold
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required by the employed. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
If you are interested in joining our dynamic professional and learning environment that encourages innovation, send us a cover letter, resume, and complete our SMH employment application. Please email your documents to email@example.com. You can download our employment application by visiting www.smhall.org/about/employment-opportunities. Applications will be processed as they are received.
Barry Chamberlin, Athletic Director
Saint Mary’s Hall
9401 Starcrest Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78217
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