The Chair of Physical Education is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Hackley’s physical education program and serves as a conduit for and champion of best practices in physical education for the Hackley community. The Chair of Physical Education supervises a staff of six full-time physical education teachers who are responsible for all K-6 physical education classes. The Chair also designs and organizes a robust after-school PE program for students in grades 9-12 who are not enrolled in athletics. In addition, the Chair carries up to a .75 teaching load. He or she sits on the school’s Academic Committee and Health and Wellness Committee, collaborates actively with the Athletic Director and Chair of Health Education, and reports to the Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs.
Supervise and evaluate a team of 6 full-time and several part-time faculty and staff in the creation and delivery of a dynamic and relevant physical education curriculum in K-6 and 9-12 environments (Hackley has required athletics, rather than physical education, in grades 7-8)
Demonstrate and deploy a deep understanding of physical education best practices and pedagogies to link this content area to K-12 curricula and institutional goals
Contribute to Academic Committee discussions and efforts as appropriate
Oversee and align Upper School after-school physical education offerings with institutional goals to meet the needs of students who are not enrolled in athletics
Manage the department budget, ensuring appropriate equipment for a robust physical education program
Partner with administrators to oversee the hiring of any physical education teachers
Translate research on physical education into a K-12 teaching and learning environment
Coordinate with the Director of Athletics and Chair of Health Education on approaches to curriculum and programming, equipment, venues, resources and community-wide promotion of fitness, health, and wellness.
Partner with the Director of Athletics and Chair of Health Education on the management and coordination of space use within the Johnson Center
Manage all administrative tasks, including scheduling, attendance and budgets.
Conduct fitness assessment/testing as appropriate.
The ideal candidate will possess:
At least five years’ experience in education, including teaching and leadership experience, as well as a relevant Master’s degree and a successful track record in designing and implementing physical education programming
Deep and broad knowledge of health and wellness education, including outdoor experiential education as well as aquatics.
Strong communication, management, organizational, and relationship building skills
Positivity, energy and an inspiring and entrepreneurial leadership style
The ability to connect joyfully with the wide range of ages and people within the school community
A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within a school community
Additional Salary Information: Salary and Benefits:
Compensation and benefits for this 10-month faculty position are competitive, based on qualifications and experience, and may include housing and tuition remission.
Completed in January 2018, the Johnson Center for Health and Wellness is the 115,000 square foot headquarters for Health, Wellness, and Physical Education at Hackley. The building contains, among other resources, three gymnasiums, a fencing studio, an 8-lane pool, 8 squash courts, two fitness centers, a cafe, and a wrestling room. The Allen Lower School also contains a gymnasium suitable for lower elementary physical education activities. These facilities, along with Hackley’s two artificial turf fields and six natural turf venues over 285 acres provide one of the best athletics and physical education teaching environments in Westchester County.
About Hackley School
About Hackley School:
Hackley is an Equal Opportunity Employer, intentionally committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. We welcome candidates representing a full spectrum of race, ability, gender, national origin, religion, and sexual orientation. A Hackley education embraces both the open exchange of ideas and learning from varying perspectives, inclusive of the beliefs and identities reflected within the community. Qualifications for employment include a demonstrated commitment to these principles.
Hackley is a nonsectarian coeducational K-12 independent school located in Tarrytown, NY, 20 miles north of New York City on the Hudson River. Founded as a boarding school in 1899, Hackley enrolls around 840 students in grades Kindergarten through Grade 12, including 30 five-day boarding students in Grades 9 -12. With over 40% of our faculty residing in school housing Hackley combines the community cohesion of a boarding school with the stimulation of a day school in close proximity to one of the great cities of the world.