Human Performance & Athletics Coordinator

Position Title: Human Performance & Athletics Coordinator

Reports To:  Human Performance & Outdoor Education Program Manager (HPOE PM)

Employment Status: Exempt

Job Summary

The Human Performance & Athletics Coordinator serves as part of Eagle Rock’s Human Performance & Outdoor Education department within the School Team.  In general the position is responsible for overseeing our athletics programming, physical education, creating and delivering innovative curriculum, leading a full school morning exercise and intramural program, overseeing the school aquatics program, and overall care of the facilities and resources in the department. 


 Physical Education or related Degree(s); teaching/facilitation experience in a wide variety of course designs and program models; extensive experience working with adolescents; strong organizational and leadership skills; desire and ability to reform educational practices.  Ability to work collaboratively both in the classroom and out with other staff. Experience working with diverse populations including a mix of LGBTQ+ students; students from low income backgrounds; and students from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds all of whom have not found success in traditional educational settings. Must be a CPR/First Aid instructor and have an aquatics / lifeguard trainer background. 

The successful candidate for this position will possess the following attributes: a deep love of work with high school students; a commitment to antiracism and social justice education; knowledge of current trends in health, aquatics, and active living; demonstrated success in collaborative work with colleagues; adept interpersonal skills; a sense of humor; visionary thinking; a commitment to lifelong learning; seasoned judgment; and an appreciation for the fact that working at a residential school is more of a calling than a job.

Specific to their instructional area, the successful candidate for this position will possess the following attributes:  experience teaching high school phys-ed and health with a wide variety of course designs and program models; willingness and creativity to rethink how traditional phys-ed and health classes are taught; experience networking and building community relationships in order to create authentic learning opportunities for students; experience with interdisciplinary curriculum design, experiential education, and project-based learning is helpful.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Human Performance Team

  • Collaborate with other instructors to create and implement a vision around empowering opportunities for students to lead a healthy lifestyle.
  • Serve as part of the department team as it relates to organization-wide goals and initiatives as well as daily operations, and increasing opportunities for students in the department.
  • Assist with management and maintenance of the pool, climbing wall, gym, field of dreams, and other equipment
  • Supervise student chores in Human Performance Center
  • Run morning exercise, weekly intramurals, and evening activities as needed.
  • Contribute to campus safety and first aid training for staff and students, and oversee campus first aid kits and supplies
  • Co-mentor/supervise a Public Allies teaching fellow each year


  • Create and deliver innovative curriculum experiences for students that integrate with various content areas and remain committed to our instructional values. Work with department instructors to develop an annual plan for course offerings.
  • Develop multiple opportunities for students to engage with our aquatics curriculum and the campus pool
  • Instruct human performance and outdoor education activity and personal fitness classes, and co-teach integrated classes with other ERS instructional staff.  Areas of instruction include (depending upon IS specialty area): aquatics, health, personal fitness, individual and team sports, outdoor education, and first aid and safety.

Student Support

  • Discuss with and support adolescents as they are confronted with a variety of issues related to their personal growth, health, and fitness
  • Create opportunities for students to participate in evening activities that excite and empower them to increase their activity level and find new ways to be active and engaged

School-Wide Involvement

  • Participate as an active member of one of the residential house teams, including mentoring students through advisory
  • Be open to working as a residential Houseparent for student housing
  • Create and deliver engaging student programming opportunities as part of an evening program team
  • Engage in weekend programming and supervision of students
  • Perform other duties related to being an active community member at ERS, including advisories, community meetings, service projects, house team participation, and other community events
  • Share your unique skills with the school, e.g., sports, art, music, spiritual practices, poetry, yoga, hiking, etc.
  • Participate in the orientation process for new Public Allies Fellows 
  • Engage in weekly staff DEI affinity and alliance spaces, commit to individual/alone DEI learning 
  • Practice self-care, model having boundaries, and practice balance to support your well-being in this immersive community and, sometimes, intense role.
  • Be a role model and active member of the ERS community beyond this job description


Salary range for this position: $50,000-$65,000, based on education and experience. 

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (phone number and email address) to Clarifying questions can also be sent Eliza.  No phone calls please.

Eagle Rock is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and does not tolerate any form of unlawful discrimination. All employment decisions at Eagle Rock are based on merit and to the principle of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with both the letter and spirit of this policy, Eagle Rock will continue to recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job levels the most qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected characteristic. Members of racial/ethnic minorities and other protected classes are encouraged to apply.

Hiring Timeline

We are committed to finding the right person. This timeline is offered to give applicants a sense of our ideal process. We intend to do as much as we possibly can to stick to this plan. However, we do realize that there might be a circumstance with the best candidate that would require us to shift our plan. We hope the right person is not dissuaded from applying by incongruence between their commitments and our timeline.

  • Initial Application Review: September 15th (then rolling deadline until filled)
  • Phone Interviews: Late September
  • Onsite Interviews: End of October
  • Start Date: as soon as feasible