Coaching: Middle School Co-Ed Track & Field Coach - Varsity & JV Assistant

The Nueva School
 Hillsborough, CA



Job Openings

Middle School (MS) Coed V & JV Assistant Track & Field Coach - Combined Position

Job Summary

The positions are responsible for coaching student-athlete/team strategies and techniques to prepare them for athletic competition and to help them develop an appreciation of sports participation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coach and instruct players, individually or in groups, regarding the sport's rules, regulations, equipment, techniques, and tactics.
  • Observe players during practice and competition to determine individual or team improvement needs.
  • Determine game strategy based on the individual and team’s capabilities.
  • Establish and maintain high standards of behavior and supervise athletes at all times.
  • Follow established procedures in the event of an athlete’s injury.
  • Observe school, league, state, regional, and national athletic program regulations.
  • Model positive behavior and maintain appropriate conduct towards players, parents, officials, and spectators – practice good sportsmanship.
  • Employ nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
  • Assign duties to assistant coach(es) as necessary.

Job Specifications

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below represent the required knowledge, skill, and/or ability. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform essential functions.

Job Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities Required)

Some experience as a soccer, tennis, or track and field coach or assistant coach at the middle school or club level is preferred. Must possess effective coaching techniques and skills. Must have working knowledge of the sport's rules, regulations, techniques, and strategies. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school administrators, parents, and student-athletes.

Job Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here represent those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Must have the ability to stand for extended periods; exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal levels, outdoors and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly; the physical agility to lift to 25 pounds to shoulder height and 50 pounds to waist height; and to bend, to stoop, to sit on the floor, to climb stairs, to walk and to reach overhead.

Job Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Duties are usually performed in a school environment or outdoors. Duties may be performed away from school. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Job-Related Practice/Game Schedules

Varsity (7th-8th Grade)

Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:00 p.m. – 315 p.m. Thursdays: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Junior Varsity (5th-6th-Grade)

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and/or Thursdays: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00/5:00

Job Timeline/Season Length

8-10 Weeks

Winter II (Late) Athletic Season Dates: January 8 - March 15, 2024

Spring Athletic Season Dates: March 18 - May 10, 2024 (Varsity Teams Train Until June 5, 2024)

Job Compensation

Nueva provides a competitive salary/stipend based on the practice and game schedule and the coaching assignment (Head coach vs Assistant coach). The overall stipend range is $1000- $3000. The salary is based upon, but not limited to, coaching/playing experience, licensing, certification, and overall education/knowledge in the sport.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and the contact information and at least three professional references at If interested in the position, please contact David Burgee @ 408-858-6177 (Mobile), 650-350-4543 (Office), or via email @ [email protected]

The Nueva School is an Equal Opportunity Employer – we do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability or sex. We welcome applications from people of color and those with experience outside the education field.

About The Nueva School

The Nueva School, an internationally-recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted and talented students since 1967. Today, Nueva serves nearly 1000 students PK-12. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six different counties throughout the Bay Area of Northern California.

A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award, the US Department of Education National Green Ribbon Award, and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability; has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School; co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series; hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.”