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Athletic Director 

Position Athletic Director  
Category Administration  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

Denver Christian is accepting applications for this anticipated opening. The start date for this position would be July 1, 2021. This is a full-time (12 month) position (following DC's school calendar full-time plus flexible summer hours).

General Expectations:

The staff at Denver Christian School (DC) are exemplary with respect to the following Denver Christian School Non-Faculty Core Competencies:

Spiritual Life - DC employees model an active, vibrant faith life that is especially evident in the performance of their responsibilities and in their interaction with others.

Commitment - DC employees demonstrate commitment to the DC mission statement, to a healthy staff climate and culture, to community, and to high quality performance through their work.

Professional Excellence - DC employees model professional excellence because they are qualified in their area of expertise, committed to continual improvement, and intentionally engage others with an attitude of customer service.

Manage Objectives - DC employees take a proactive approach to the responsibility of managing tasks, completing work as assigned and on time, and to sharing creative ideas and overall adding value to the community.

Leadership - DC employees are valuable contributors to the community who build trust within others and display competence and integrity in their work.

Position Requirements

Professional Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Physical Education, Sport Management or related field.

  2. Master’s degree in Sport Management, Education or related field preferred.

  3. Previous experience as an Athletic Director and coach; experience working with state high school athletics organizations (e.g. CHSAA)


Professional Expectations: In addition to the Employee Handbook and the Faculty Procedures Handbook (as applicable), the responsibilities of this position would include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Leadership: Development of a PreK-12 athletic vision, including an elementary, middle school, and high school program; promotion and implementation of the vision with a growth mindset, ever-improving our athletics program in both quality and quantity.

  2. Supervision: Hiring, onboarding, mentoring, and evaluating coaches.

  3. Administrator: Responsible for all the details required of an excellent athletic program, including scheduling, CHSAA paperwork, league responsibilities, development/enforcement of policies/procedures, game management, etc.

  4. Communication/Promotion: Assuming the primary voice of Thunder Athletics in all communication with coaches, families, athletes and the broader community, including the promotion/marketing/branding through social media, news/media, and websites.

  5. Financial Leadership: Development and oversight of the athletics budget as a cost/profit center of the school; lead with innovative fundraising ideas and work with the development office to raise funds for athletics.

Hiring Manager(s) Barbara Landhuis, Kelvin Haidle, Matt Covey, Renee Bradow, Steven Kortenhoeven, Tyler Amidon  
About the Organization Denver Christian School is a preschool through high school college preparatory Christian school serving the entire Denver metro area. DC is committed to educating 21st century students, encouraging them to grow in their own strengths, uniqueness, and talents.

Since 1916, Denver Christian School has been educating children: mind, body, and spirit. The preschool through high school program focus has always been inspired from the Lord who said 'Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.'

Our Mission
To inspire and equip students of Christian families to engage the world with Christ's transforming power and love.
At Denver Christian, we aspire to educate students in a diverse, faith-based community. DC nurtures and develops students' personal gifts and prepared them to engage the world as leaders. Our faculty and staff guide students through a process of learning that focuses on knowledge enriched with the arts, technology, athletics, and is rooted in our Christian perspective on education.

Denver Christian School nurtures the individual student. Encouraging students to grow in their own strengths, uniqueness, and talents.

After conducting competitive market analysis, Denver Christian continues to be a clear leader in the Denver-area market for private education value and excellence. We believe that God is excellent and so therefore we strive for excellence in all that we do. From academics to faith formation, life skills, community, and communication, Denver Christian is committed to becoming the standard in educational excellence for Christian families.
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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