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Junior-High Basketball Coach

Junior-High Basketball Coach
Seeking a head coach for the junior-high basketball program for the 2024-2025 school year at Liberty Common School in Fort Collins, Colorado – a Poudre School District charter school.  LCS is Northern Colorado's clearest path to college delivering a college-preparatory, classically-oriented, liberal-arts curriculum in a small-school environment.  The school currently enrolls approximately 1450 students in grades k-12, and competes as a member of the NPMLA League.
 
The basketball coach reports directly to the athletic director and has the primary responsibility for planning, training, and coordination for junior-high student-athletes, in cooperation with the coaching staff. Applicants should be dedicated to providing the best student-athlete experience. The successful candidate will be committed to the mission and goals of Liberty Common School and follow all NPMLA procedures and policies.
 
FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Stipend, Exempt 
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Regular, Part-time 
WORK HOURS: Varies 
PAY RANGE: $2,054
REPORTS TO: Athletic Director
REVISION DATE: March 2024
 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High-school diploma; Associates degree or greater is preferred
  • Experience working with k–12 students preferred

Job Duties:

  • Working with student-athletes to develop skills, knowledge, and virtues in cross-country
  • Communicating with parents, officials, athletes, and coaches
  • Working with coaching staff to implement training and game plans 

Job Requirements:

  • Technically knowledgeable of Cross Country and experience working with student-athletes
  • Experience scheduling, planning, and coordinating activities for a wide range of constituents
  • A proven, verifiable record of placing appropriate emphasis on academic excellence, good sportsmanship, and character development
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with student-athletes, parents, coaches, and administration
  • Full background check required for hire
  • CPR and first aid certified or able to obtain upon hire

Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to move safely in athletic workspaces
  • The ability to lift 30 pounds or more when needed  

Compensation:

  • Stipends follow Poudre School District coaching pay schedule – starting at $2,054.00 (possibly higher based on background, experience, and/or institutional alignment).
  • Enrollment in Colorado’s Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and employer contributions to your PERA retirement account.
  • Earned sick leave in accordance with Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces (HFWA) Act.

EEO Statement

Liberty Common School is an EEO employer.  Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, or other characteristics protected by law.

Liberty Common School is an EEO employer.

At-Will Employment:

All employment with Liberty Common School is voluntary and is subject to termination by you or Liberty Common School at-will, with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time. There is no guarantee, in any manner, Liberty Common School will continue employment for any set period of time. This applies to all aspects of employment at Liberty Common School including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, promotion, placement, discipline, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and access to benefits and training. 

Additional Duties:

Please note that this job description is not a comprehensive list of activities, duties, and responsibilities that are required of this position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice with direction from Liberty Common School. 
 
For more information about Liberty Common School, see www.libertycommon.org. 
 
A complete application includes no less than the following: 
  1. Letter of application 
  2. Resume (including three references)
  3. Statement of coaching philosophy 
This job posting will remain open until positions are filled. 
 
Apply to: 
Mr. Frank Russel, LCHS Athletic Director
Liberty Common High School
2745 Minnesota Drive
Fort Collins, CO  80525
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