The Agnes Irwin School Seeks Director of Squash

The Agnes Irwin School, an all-girls’ Pre-K through 12 independent school in the Philadelphia suburbs, is committed to fostering the intellectual and personal growth of girls and young women. Providing its students with a rigorous academic education, AIS is dedicated to developing each student’s highest potential in intellect, character and physical well-being.

Join our community of educators as the Director of Squash for the 2020-2021 academic year. This full-time, 12 month position will be responsible for the continuing development of the highly competitive squash program. The Director of Squash will be responsible for building and delivering squash program offerings in the School’s Pierce Squash Center and leading the continued excellence of the School’s team-based squash program for middle and upper school student-athletes.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Manage The Agnes Irwin School’s Pierce Squash Center
  • Coach Upper School and Middle School Varsity teams; oversee the Upper School and Middle School Junior Varsity teams
  • Hire and manager Junior Varsity Coaches
  • Coach Middle School “Instructional Squash” programs in the fall and spring; run one developmental squash clinic for each division per season
  • Develop and teach squash curriculum as part of Physical Education program to Middle and Lower School students
  • Develop and implement summer and holiday camps/clinics
  • Offer private lessons and other training opportunities
  • Attend all practices and matches
  • Promote a positive attitude, academic achievement, and personal growth
  • Assist student-athletes in the college recruiting process

Successful candidates will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of two years experience coaching/instructing squash or an equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • Previous experience building a squash program by establishing consistent philosophies and teaching methods for all teams and coaches is highly preferred
  • Mastery of tactical concepts appropriate for competitive high school play is required
  • Previous experience organizing and directing out-of-season training programs, camps and clinics highly preferred
  • Outstanding organizational, motivational, and communication skills highly preferred
  • Ability to effectively work with students, staff, administration, and parents
  • Ability to work in conjunction with Athletic Trainer to ensure that student-athletes receive proper medical and physical training services
  • Ability to maintain and consistently exemplify the highest standards of professionalism, leadership, sportsmanship and respect
  • CPR/First Aid Certification

Interested candidates should apply here.

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