Job Description

Job Number:2017-2988

Coach-MS Assist Volleyball
Cascade Middle School

FTE: 0.000
Hours Per Day: 0.00
Position Type: Coach - Seasonal

Start Time:
End Time:

Salary: $2,130.00 - $2,585.00

Closing Date: Open Until Filled - To be considered for this position, please submit a
completed online application and upload required documents on or before
this date.

Additional Information:


GROUP: Coaching LEVEL: M.S. Assistant

: Non-exempt

: Varies - Work days are dependent on the schedule for specific sport

SUMMARY: Middle school assistant coaches oversee the growth and development of student athletes by

focusing on fundamental skills instruction with an emphasis on whole child development to include expectations

for academic and athletic excellence, leadership skills, and positive social relationships.

CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of

Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State.

Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining

the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline

Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship.

The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline
students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future.

The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and

organizational practices:

- Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. Middle-quality instruction for all students.

- Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-
tune their craft and grow in their profession.

- Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students,
families, community and educators work hand-in-hand.

- A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity,
excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not

exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also

be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the

essential functions.


1. Professional Development and Leadership. The assistant coach will keep abreast of knowledge and

techniques associated with his/her sport by staying current with sport-specific literature and attending

clinics and workshops.

2. Responsibility for Rules and Regulations. The assistant coach will study the rules and regulations associated

with his/her sport. The assistant coach will read and understand the rules and regulations of the Washington

Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA), Highline Public Schools, and the league in which his/her team


3. Program Promotion. The assistant coach will promote his/her sport within the school and encourage

students to participate.


4. Program Organization. The assistant coach is expected to hold practice on a daily basis. Absence from

practice should be for illness and/or an emergency situation only and must be cleared in advance by the

building athletic director. The head coach is not authorized to excuse an assistant from practice.

5. Standard of Care. The assistant coach is expected to model safety training relative to his/her sport as

demonstrated and directed by the head coach. The assistant coach is expected to have a working knowledge

of basic athletic training skills and procedures. He/she should be able to perform basic taping and first aid


6. Professionalism. The assistant coach is expected to exercise good judgment and project positive coaching

behaviors. The assistant coach is expected to assume a major role in the molding of student athletes in

his/her program and the school/community at large. The assistant coach is expected to teach and develop

basic skills fundamentals, leadership characteristics, and cooperative, team-oriented behavior. His/her

approach is expected to be even keel, calm, and positive. He/she is expected to be contemplative and fair-


7. Sportsmanship and Ethics. The assistant coach is expected to serve as an example of sportsmanship and

humility at all times. When faced with obstacles or losses, he/she is expected to handle each instance with

grace, dignity, and pride. The assistant coach must model and insist upon ethical behavior and good

citizenship at all times.


1. Supervision. The assistant coach is responsible for participants in his/her program from the time they report

until the time they leave.

2. Presentation of Rules/Regulations. The assistant coach thoroughly understands and reinforces eligibility

requirements, participation rules, and the District Eligibility Code as demonstrated and directed by the head


3. Attention to Eligibility Rules. The Assistant Coach ensures that each program participant has completed the

eligibility process before taking part in any form of practice activity. This can only take place when the

assistant coach or a designated assistant has, in his/her possession, a signed and completed Highline Public

Schools Single-Sport Clearance Form (AD-3).

4. Accident/Injury Procedure. The assistant coach is expected to call 911 without hesitation for serious and/or

difficult to assess injuries. The assistant coach is expected to fill out and submit an Accident Report Form to

the building athletic director within 24 hours of a student or staff member being injured. Emergency

situations are to be immediately reported to the building athletic director and director of athletics.

5. Meeting Attendance. The assistant coach is expected to attend building, district, and league meetings.

6. Responsibility for Playing Facility and Equipment. The assistant coach immediately reports safety concerns

to the head coach and assumes responsibility for the care of equipment and facilities used in the program.

7. Violations and Ejections Procedure. The assistant coach is expected to report a violation and/or ejection to

the head coach, building athletic director, and director of athletics immediately following the contest where

the infraction occurred.

8. Coach Evaluation Process. The assistant coach is expected to attend an evaluation meeting with the building

athletic director following the season.

9. Assistant Coach as Program Leader. The assistant coach is expected to meet with the head coach in advance

of the season to develop program goals and discuss a plan to ensure consistent instruction of fundamental

skills, systems, and strategies.


Financial and Equipment

1. Responsibility for Program Equipment, Supplies, and Inventory. The assistant coach is responsible for

his/her program’s equipment and supplies and is expected to account for all program-related items checked

out to him/her at the start of the season.

2. Program Purchases. The assistant coach is expected to request essential program needs through the head

coach and is not to purchase program items with personal funds.

3. Fundraising Activities. The assistant coach is expected to work through the head coach to discuss potential

fundraising activities and is not to raise or handle funds without advance approval from the building athletic


Other Functions

- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning

of the work unit and supporting student learning objectives.

High school diploma or equivalent

One year of sport-specific playing and/or coaching experience in a secondary and/or post-secondary athletics

program and/or related club coaching experience.

Proven training and experience in the presentation of drills, safety factors, and proper application of skills.

Three or more years of paid middle school and/or post-secondary sport-specific coaching experience and/or related

club coaching experience.

Completion of the National Federation Coaching Fundamentals Course to include passing the test.

Note: Individuals completing this course at their own expense (found at will receive $100 added

to their coaching stipend for each season coached.

21 years of age or older

Criminal background clearance

First Aid and CPR certification (must be hands-on training).

Online Concussion Training (CT). A free course is available at

Note: Individuals may submit an application prior to completing FA/CPR/CT Training.

League and WIAA rules and regulations

National Federation of Middle Schools (NFHS) sport-specific rules and regulations

Record keeping and report preparation

School board policies and procedures

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing

Maintain effective working relationships

Relate in a positive manner with students, staff and parents

Organize, administrate, and oversee a sport-specific athletics program at each level of the program

Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to Building Athletic Director


EVALUATION: This position will be evaluated by the building athletic director based on performance of duties
and responsibilities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here 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 the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk. The employee

frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The

employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10

pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include

close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and on surfaces

that vary in height and stability. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Created by Human Resources, 2014.01.15

Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not

intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

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