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Instructional Specialist, High School Athletics

OFFICIAL TITLE: Instructional Spec CODE: 0833 SQ/OQ: Not Applicable
WORKING TITLE: Instructional Specialist, High School Athletics GRADE: BD MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under direction, assists the director of systemwide athletics in the planning, implementation, monitoring and administration of the interscholastic high and middle school athletics program.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations governing athletics. Knowledge of current research and trends in athletics. Current working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Works, Excel, File Maker Pro and other athletic related software for account management, schedule making, etc. Ability to work effectively with principals, athletic directors, coaches, community members and organizations. Ability to conduct effective meetings for a wide variety of groups. Ability to manage multiple tasks on short notice with ever changing priorities. Excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills. This position requires the knowledge and application of the six performance standards that have been established for the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Teacher Professional Growth System (TPGS).
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Master's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university (preference for Master's degree); a strong background and experience in athletics. Three years successful experience as an athletic director (AD), assistant AD, coach, or similar athletic leadership position.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Meets Maryland state certification for an advanced professional certificate in secondary education.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) Must be able to move meeting materials, trophies, sports equipment, etc. to and from different sites on a regular basis.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Evening and weekend work required especially during tournament time. Restricted use of leave during month of July and part of August.


Administers all aspects of the Care and Prevention of Athletic Injury Course (P.E. 22).
Visits identified school sites to meet with athletic directors and staff.
Directly administers selected sports, open tournament accounts and roster collection and reporting.
Responds to local school staff, community members and administrative staff.
Attends identified local, regional and state athletic contests.
Serves on a variety of MCPS and MPSSAA committees. Assists with local, regional and state tournaments.
Assists the coordinator of physical education with the supply and equipment bid lists.
Works with the procurement unit to develop detailed specifications for the uniform bid list.
On an annual basis serves as co-leader of the High School Athletic Workshop.
Assists the director of systemwide athletics with conducting county wide meetings for high school athletic directors, high school principals, and coaches.
Conducts county wide meetings with middle school athletics coordinators and middle school coaches.
Assists in monitoring overall program to ensure compliance with Title IX, ADA, IDEA, etc., state compliance with MPSSAA regulations, MCPS policies and regulations, and the High School Athletic Handbook.
Staying current in technological advances and research in the field; coordinating training of athletic directors and the procurement of available hardware and software.
Assisting in the planning for construction, renovation and modernization of high school athletic facilities.
Ensuring that detailed specifications and the needs of athletics are met.
Working with MCPS offices, departments, divisions and units including Global Access, Facilities Management, Construction, Safety and Environmental Health, Accounting, Risk Management, Transportation, Security and Management, Budget and Planning, and Procurement. Performs related work and other duties as required.

Class Established: 5/98
Date(s) Revised: 8/99, 1/2010
Last Reviewed:

This description may be changed at any time.

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