Prospective Athletics Coach Applicants Job at Menlo School, Atherton, CA

  • Menlo School
  • Atherton, CA

Job Description


Our Athletics program complements Menlo School’s rigorous college preparatory program with an extensive offering of highly competitive team sports, providing girl and boy students the opportunity to develop mind, body and character for themselves, their teams and their school. 

We continuously look for excellent part-time (and sometimes full-time) coaches for the following sports:

Baseball • Basketball • Cross Country • Football • Golf • Lacrosse • Soccer • Swimming • Tennis Track and Field • Volleyball • Water Polo

In our Upper School: We look for coaches who encourage our student athletes to practice graciousness, respect and honesty for their teammates, competitors, coaches and officials. Our coaches help students learn the importance of “sound body, sound mind,” with physical conditioning and nutrition. Nearly 80 percent of our Upper School students participate in at least one sport. Daily practice times after 3:15 p.m.

In our Middle School: Our Middle School provides all students with the opportunity to participate, build their skills, learn sportsmanship and learn to be productive team members. We look for coaches who will teach student athletes the importance of team/individual sports and build a foundation of skills and knowledge for participating in that particular sport. Daily practice times from 1:00 to 3:15 p.m.



● Serve as a positive role model to the student athletes and parents

● Teach skills through effectively planned practices at a level appropriate for each member of the team

● Condition athletes appropriately for activities requiring endurance, strength and agility

● Responsible for all aspects of directing the team’s practice and play in matches

● Teach sportsmanship, cooperation, work ethic and responsibility to one’s team

● Monitor players’ attendance and conduct during practice and matches

● Maintain an open line of communication with students, parents, peers and Athletics management.

● Ensure schedules are communicated, rosters are kept up-to-date, and students are accounted for (e.g. coordinate with team parents and parent drivers, students ready for bus departure, remain with students until picked up)

● Prioritize an environment of safety for our student athletes

● Manage equipment

● Monitor study halls on rainy days, days there is no practice, and before games.

● Performs other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications

● A high school diploma or equivalent

● Ability to work well with children of various ages

● Knowledge of one or more of the sports provided at Menlo

● Coaching and/or playing experience in one or more of the sports provided at Menlo


We offer:

● Competitive pay

● An exceptional work environment and caring community

● A beautiful campus with exceptional athletic facilities


To be considered for future opportunities:

Please submit your resume and cover letter indicating the sport or sports you are interested in coaching, and if an opening becomes available we think may be a good match for your skills and experience, we will reach out to you.


Current job openings:

We post positions on our website as they open. Please check our Careers page regularly for positions that may be of interest to you:

We look forward to hearing from you!

About us:

Menlo School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for students in grades six through twelve. Located in Atherton, California, and established in 1915, the School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National and California Associations of Independent Schools.

Menlo is dedicated to providing a challenging academic curriculum complemented by outstanding creative arts and athletic programs. The School helps students develop positive values and nurtures character development in a supportive environment that upholds the highest moral and ethical standards. Our program encourages students to reach their fullest potential and to develop the skills necessary to respond intelligently and humanely to the complexities of a diverse and increasingly interconnected world.

At Menlo School, equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging are at the core of our organizational identity. Through our daily efforts, the School demonstrates a shared commitment to the development of all stakeholders by supporting a campus ethos where equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging reflect the major cornerstones of our community.

Our equal opportunity employment policy:

Menlo School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants. We administer all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or domestic partnership status, disability, protected veteran status or military status, genetic information, or any other category protected under applicable law.

Pay range:

In the spirit of pay transparency we share the base salary range for this position for the 2024-2025 pay range will be $22.00 - $40.00 per hour. Base salary is exclusive of fringe benefits, retirement plan employer contributions or potential stipends (for eligible employees). Pay ranges at Menlo are reasonable estimates of what the School anticipates paying for a role but are not guaranteed. If hired at Menlo School, your final base salary will be determined by factors such as skills, education, experience, job level, part-time status and number of months of work per academic year. In addition to those factors, we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity with our current employees as a part of any final offer. Please keep in mind that the generous range mentioned above is the full base salary range for the role. Hiring at the maximum of the range is not typical for Menlo School in order to allow for future and continued salary growth.

Job ID: 100

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Full time, Part time,

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