Athletics Coordinator & Dorm Faculty

Middlebury, CT

WESTOVER SCHOOL 

Title: Athletics Coordinator & Dorm Faculty 

Department: Athletics & Residential Life

School Information:

Westover School is a gender-inclusive girls boarding and day school, grades 9-12 where smart, motivated students become confident, connected adults. We are committed to providing a college preparatory education in a small community atmosphere emphasizing student-adult interaction. Westover, through program and faculty, endeavors to develop in each student the confidence and strength to shape their own life. 

We are empowering students to be themselves, make their own choices, and appreciate belonging and mattering, resulting in young adults who find lives of purpose and meaning, who understand they can make a difference, and who understand the power of relationships.

Do you find joy and passion in working with adolescents?

Do you put students at the center of their personal development and planning for the future?

Does your leadership demonstrate engagement in and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion?

Westover School is seeking applicants for a full-time, 10-month position of Athletics Coordinator & Dorm Faculty member to begin in August 2024. 

Job Description: 

The Athletics Coordinator & Dorm Faculty member is responsible for supporting the student experience in both Athletics and Residential Life. This position will work closely with the Director of Athletics and the Director of Community Life and Culture. 

Dorm Faculty are on duty as follows: four after school overnight shifts a week plus a rotating weekend schedule equating to about two weekends in a five weekend rotation. They are also required to attend monthly Community Dinners, a weekly team meeting, and at times attend meetings during the academic day. 

The Ideal Candidate Will: 

Be committed to providing the essential care, support, and supervision that create an inclusive and welcoming environment.

Bring a passion for empowering a diverse population of young people hailing from around the globe.

Share excitement for living in the dormitory and enthusiasm for helping adolescents develop healthy decision making and social emotional skills. 

Understand the importance of student accountability and uphold school policies as detailed in the Student and Family Handbook. 

Find joy in helping young people navigate being a part of the living and learning community.

Job Responsibilities: 

Remain visible and available to students when on duty.

Host weekly corridor meetings & facilitate Dorm Community Programs, including all-boarding student meetings and dorm-wide social events. 

Implement Residential Life Curriculum to support students in development of life skills, growth, and navigating community living. 

Hold students to all existing corridor and school policies, including navigating Student and Family Handbook violations and roommate or dorm-specific interpersonal conflicts.

Communicate with parenting adults when necessary.

Participate and/or facilitate activities in alignment with the Westover Institute program.

Carry out interventions for individual students as dictated by the Confident and Connected team. 

Support student leadership initiatives and cultivate partnerships with key stakeholders to enrich student life experiences.

Complete routine check-ins and “goodnights” for each boarding resident.

Serve as the Lead Dorm Faculty one night per week and during weekend duty time.

Work closely with the Athletic Department team to support coaches, teams, and student athletes.

Confirm athletic contests with opponents and officials.

Oversee the physical fitness component of our afternoon activities program.

Create and update content for our internal and external websites.

Prepare for Game days.

Liaison between the Athletic Department and the Health Center.

Coach an athletic team for one season.

Oversee outreach programming for Middle School athletes through the Westover Institute.

Other responsibilities as determined by the Director of Athletics.

Application Notes: 

Interested candidates should address these aforementioned qualifications and skills in their cover letter in addition to providing a résumé. 

Westover School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity of all kinds and are committed to creating an inclusive culture built on a foundation of respect for all individuals. We seek to hire, develop, and retain talented people from all backgrounds. Individuals from non-traditional backgrounds, historically marginalized or underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. Westover is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Westover School is located in Middlebury, CT; 45 minutes from New Haven, 1 1/2 hours from New York City, and 2 hours from Boston. For more information, please visit our website at www.westoverschool.org.