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JV Assistant Football Coach - 2 positions @ .25 FTE

Company: Grand Rapids Public Schools
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Position Title: Athletic Coach

Unit: Athletics

Pay Rate: Schedule C of the GREA contract and prior experience

Earning Days: Determined annually by the calendar

GRPS MISSION: Our mission is to ensure that all students are educated, self-directed and productive members of society.

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT MISSION: GRPS will create educational opportunities and experiences, through athletics, that will enhance student achievement, student development and school culture.


A coach is responsible for organizing athletes and teaching them the fundamentals of sport. A coach is responsible for training them to compete as a team and individually.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS - Essential functions under the Americans with Disabilities Act may include any of the following duties, knowledge and skills. This list is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by employees in this position. Regular on time and in person attendance is an essential function of this job. Other essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Developing and communicating clear and specific goals for the team and individual players throughout tryouts and the season.
  • Maintaining open and honest communication with students, parents, other coaches, and Athletic Director.
  • Developing and demonstrating a good knowledge base of best practices specific to their coaching arena.
  • Supporting and collaborating with coaches in other athletic programs.
  • Modeling and teaching skills necessary to succeed.
  • Supporting student academic expectations, responsibilities, and achievements.
  • Developing the knowledge and understanding of Grand Rapids policies and procedures as it applies to athletics.
  • Promoting and enforcing the student-athlete code of conduct.
  • Connecting athletic experiences with life experiences.
  • Providing an atmosphere of teamwork and collaboration among coaches and players
  • Becoming an integral part of and developing rapport with, the Grand Rapids community including administration, coaches, parents, and students.
  • Modeling good sportsmanship always.
  • Creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for student athletes.
  • Understanding their leadership style and its impact on student-athletes.
  • Game and practice attire should be professional and appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

This description describes the type and level of work performed by a person assigned to this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required in the position.


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Must be 18 years of age or older and clear a criminal background check.
  • Playing experience at the high school or college level and/or coaching experience required.
  • Proof of current First Aid and CPR certifications.
  • Must provide certificate of completion for online concussion training course from either the Centers for Disease Control or the National Federation of State High School Associations.


The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below 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 required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk, hear (in a quiet or noisy environment), taste and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust/focus.


The noise level in the work environment is usually loud to moderate. Work is performed indoors although there will be required outdoor activities. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being and work output of students.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to compare, analyze, communicate both orally and in writing, copy, coordinate, instruct, compute, synthesize, evaluate, use interpersonal skills, compile and negotiate.


Grand Rapids Public Schools manages employment applications online. Applications must be completed online at No hardcopy applications/resumes will be accepted for this position. Computer terminals are available in the GRPS Franklin Campus lobby from 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday-Friday, for applicant use (Monday - Thursday during the summer).


The Grand Rapids Public Schools will not discriminate against any person based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, height, weight, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran or military status.

Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations: Assistance with the application process may be requested through the Human Resources Department at 616 819-2022 or

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