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Athletic director

 

Summary:

The Athletic Director is called to equip leaders for Christ by developing, implementing, and evaluating policies, procedures and programs for the effective administration of Legacy Christian Academy’s secondary and elementary sports activities. In harmony with the overall mission and culture of LCA, the AD oversees the entire operation of the athletic department, inspiring Christ-like excellence in sport and sportsmanship, fostering positive and cooperative relationships, and ensuring academic, spiritual, and personal development in student-athletes. The AD directly oversees all athletic department personnel, including both office and coaching staff.

Legacy Christian Academy, founded in 1967 as Xenia Christian Day School, is a private, college-preparatory, non-denominational PreK-12 school with the mission of Equipping leaders for Christ. Students meet admissions standards both academically and spiritually. LCA’s 575 students come from a 5-county area. LCA is located on the historic site of the Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphans’ Home and facilities include four buildings: two academic buildings, a gymnasium, and a 750-seat auditorium. LCA also uses athletic fields located on the Athletes in Action campus, within walking distance from the school. LCA is fully committed to maintaining an ethnically/culturally diverse faculty and student body within a biblical community.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and support athletic personnel, programs, and facilities
  • Develop, propose, and adhere to the athletic budget
  • Schedule athletic practices, contests, and events
  • Plan, propose, and manage athletic equipment and uniforms
  • Enforce and support athletic policies, including guidelines pertaining to conduct and appearance of coaches and athletes
  • Maintain records/files demonstrating compliance with both LCA and OHSAA policies, including student-athlete eligibility and Department of Education & Workforce (DEW)/OHSAA certification requirements for coaches
  • Communicate with student-athletes, parents, and employees – written, oral, and public speaking
  • Hire competent, mission-fit coaches for all sports, in coordination with the administrative team
  • Collaborate with school leadership and other departments on matters such as student discipline, development of the school calendar, promotion of athletic events, etc.
  • Promote LCA, athletics, teams, and student-athletes positively through media both within the school and broader community
  • Cooperatively represent LCA at league and OHSAA meetings, as well as in relationships with partner organizations, vendors, college representatives, and officials
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned, including student oversight and discipleship

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Full support for LCA’s mission, vision, philosophy, core values, and statement of faith
  • Passion to serve and lead in a Christian environment with the mission of Equipping Leaders for Christ
  • Understanding of Christian education and Christian worldview integration
  • Demonstrated strong communication, organization, conflict resolution, and leadership skills
  • Team orientation
  • Patient and flexible while leading toward student-athlete success
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field

 

Prior to employment:

  • Obtain a current, DEW-issued Pupil Activity Permit (PAP)
  • Obtain ACSI certification - Professional Staff: AD
     

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 5 years experience in a similar role, particularly in a school setting
  • Master’s Degree in sports management, coaching, or a related field

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, LCA application, resume, statement regarding Equipping Leaders for Christ, philosophy of Christian education, and personal Christian testimony to Mandie Passage mpassage@legacyknights.org