Upper School Cross-Country and Track & Field Head Coach
The Nueva School
February 20, 2018
San Mateo, California
Full-time - Experienced
High School Sports
4 Year Degree
The Position: The Nueva School seeks an experienced cross-country and track & field head coach. Well-qualified candidates will be motivated, energetic, positive, and passionate people with experience coaching athletes from beginner level to college recruited. Candidates will be interested in designing a comprehensive running program, including summer training and off-season workout opportunities. They will be team-oriented and open to collaborating with coaches across divisions. Prior collegiate running experience is highly valued, though not required. In addition to coaching, this full-time position will include additional administrative and/or teaching duties.
Centrally located on the Peninsula, Nueva is a PK-12 school that draws from six different counties around the bay area. Its runs an athletic program for grades 4-12, with over 100 athletes participating in cross-country and track programs in the Middle and Upper School. This position provides the opportunity to develop talent and bolster participation across grade levels. The Upper School cross-country program has experienced great success in its short four-year history, capturing 2 PSAL league titles (boys and girls), a CCS Championship (girls), and a third place finish in CIF Division V (girls). Nueva competes in the following bay area high school athletic leagues: PSAL (cross-country) and WBAL (track & field), and is a Positive Coaching Alliance partner school.
Position Qualifications: • University undergraduate (or higher) degree • Successful athletic and/or coaching experience in secondary school and/or university • Positive, entrepreneurial, can do results orientation
Nueva’s Upper School True to Nueva’s founding principles, our Upper School offers opportunities for deep, rigorous learning that includes inquiry-based, interdisciplinary studies as well as mastery of traditional disciplines. We offer accelerated and extended experiences where gifted learners design, discover, reflect, and apply their ideas in practical, real-world contexts. The physical proximity and institutional connections to world-renowned universities, cultural organizations, high-tech companies, healthcare institutions, and the can-do spirit of Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area offer a dynamic entrepreneurial community for collaborative partnerships.
We prepare our graduates to be leaders in their chosen fields, certain of what drives them, and ready to pioneer new paths to success. We have designed a high school that responds to the pressing social, emotional, and learning needs of today’s teens, preparing them to direct their college educations and live well as responsible human beings and global citizens. Nueva students learn to address difficult challenges with optimism and resiliency. Our community is a personal and curricular partnership, where students encourage each other as they, alongside their teachers, continually think, construct, create, and rethink the best ideas and opportunities to explore their own passions and connect deeply with themselves and others. Nueva’s Upper School opened in August 2013 after many years of discussion and comprehensive study, demographic analysis, feedback from alumni, consultation with educational and industry thought-leaders, and visits to more than 50 model high schools across the country and around the world. A seminal point of validation came from Nueva's 2011 Presidents' Roundtable, during which university presidents and college deans from some of the country's most respected institutions convened at our Hillsborough campus to discuss the future of education and affirmed the need for a new high school model like ours to better prepare students for this new century. The opportunity of a lifetime, to reimagine high school, is now a reality. We welcomed our inaugural ninth-grade class of seventy-seven students in 2013. This year, we have a total of 318 students in ninth through twelfth grades. Our extraordinary faculty models a spirit of deep inquiry and inspires students to be active and passionate learners. Teachers serve as mentors, guides, and partners in the learning process, crafting and facilitating experiences through which students deepen their understanding and build transferable skills.
About The Nueva School
Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, The Nueva School, an internationally recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted and talented students since 1967. Today, Nueva serves more than 800 students PK–12 and expects to grow to over 950 students PK–12 over the next few years. The school occupies two campuses in the adjacent towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series, hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.”