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Pace Academy


Pace Academy is an independent college preparatory school in Atlanta, Ga., with an enrollment of 1,115 students in Pre-First through 12th grade. The school strives to provide an environment that cultivates a spirit of service, respect for diversity, global citizenship and character. Our commitment to a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture is reflected in a community in which differences are embraced, and students, parents, faculty and staff have a sense of belonging.

At Pace, we hire culturally competent and responsive candidates who believe in the critical importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the life of a school and can effectively incorporate those principles in their professional roles. Pace actively seeks candidates from historically underrepresented populations.

The school is seeking an outstanding educator for Head Football Coach/Game-Day Administrator. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position that reports to the Director of Athletics. The projected start date is Feb. 1, 2022.

In partnership with the Director of Athletics, oversee the entire football program, including varsity, junior varsity and Middle School teams and coaches
Work closely with the Director of Athletics on program development, training and coaching of all members of the football staff Perform all duties inherent to the role of head coach of an interscholastic varsity team
Oversee all facets of day-to-day and gameday management, including filming, sideline technology, statistics, timing schedules, equipment issue, inventory and ordering
Work in partnership with the Director of Athletics to identify and attract potential student-athletes to Pace Academy within the school’s admissions guidelines and processes
Support the rules, regulations and spirit of competition and sportsmanship established by Pace Academy and the Georgia High School Association
With the Office of Communications, coordinate the promotion of the football program (grades six through 12) in conjunction with the mission of the school
Collaborate with the Director of Athletics on hiring, retention, evaluation and professional development of the football coaching staff
Schedule and organize practice sessions
Schedule scrimmages/games in conjunction with the Director of Athletics
Coordinate summer football camp/clinic selections with families of players wishing to be more competitive; work closely with the Office of College Counseling in the recruitment/placement of players in NCAA/NAIA football programs
Generate additional support for the football program by partnering with others as needed across campus and in the community
Supervise home athletics events and serve as a game-day administrator for home games (outside of the football season)

Bachelor’s degree
A coaching philosophy that embraces and embodies the mission and core values of Pace Academy
A steadfast commitment to the student-athlete model of high-school athletics
Substantive football coaching experience
Effective leadership, organizational, mentoring, coaching and recruitment skills
Excellent communication skills with players, parents and the Office of Athletics
An earnest, active and ongoing commitment to increasing cultural competency and to valuing and respecting the cultural differences among members of the Pace Academy community and beyond
A coaching philosophy that focuses on growth and process while also incorporating the highest standards of excellence and the expectation of fielding teams that compete for conference championships annually
The ability to manage a football program at all levels and oversee consistent coaching methodology throughout
An understanding of basic computer use and software including Google Suite, Hudl, GroupMe and others

Learn more about Pace Academy Athletics at: https://www.paceacademy.org/athletics/about-pace-athletics

Learn more about Pace’s response to COVID-19 at: https://www.paceacademy.org/pace-health

Please email Chad Wabrek, Director of Athletics, at chad.wabrek@paceacademy.org with questions.

Qualified applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and references to Jobs@PaceAcademy.org

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