Seasonal/Temporary | Assistant/JV Coach | Activities | Available: 08/12/2024


The Assistant/JV Coach is responsible for supporting Nova Classical’s students and teachers with dedication, enthusiasm, adaptability, kindness, passion, and energy. Much of the work of an Assistant/JV Coach consists of student supervision and behavior management in large and small group settings, during practices and at Nova Classical-sponsored athletic events both on and offsite. The Assistant/JV Coach is employed at-will and operates as a professional within the guidelines established by Nova Classical Academy. In cooperation with Nova Classical staff and volunteers, the Assistant/JV Coach works to fulfill the school’s mission in the following areas of responsibility: 

  • Comply with the rules and regulations of the school and the Minnesota State High School League
  • Assist with prepare reports, inventory, and equipment recommendations
  • Communicate to program participants all policies of the program and the Athletic Department, as described in the Athletic Department Handbook
  • Plan, organize, and implement the teaching fundamentals, strategies, rules, and proper conditioning in the assigned sport and/or program
  • Instruct participants in safety procedures and ensure immediate reporting to coach and/or trainer
  • Ensure implementation of appropriate injury handling procedures and the availability of a properly supplied First Aid kit and Emergency Care Card at all times
  • Attend and participate in meetings, as required
  • Provide and adhere to an atmosphere conducive to good sportsmanship
  • Participate in awards program(s) according to school procedure
  • Ensure adequate supervision for all students involved in the program
  • Inspect facilities, equipment, and environmental conditions, to ensure participant safety
  • Issue, collect, and store equipment consistent with departmental guidelines
  • Communicate effectively with all staff, students, and parents
  • Manage assistant coaching staff
  • Adherence to Nova Classical policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned


  • In-depth knowledge and experience in the sport
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with regard to student and other information as required by FERPA
  • Current Adult/Pediatric First Aid with CPR/AED certification or willingness to obtain


  • Complete all requirements for Certification as a Head Coach through the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) or alternatives to the above qualifications deemed appropriate by the administrator
  • Current or previous experience as a Head or Assistant Coach for the sport


  • Duties are generally performed in a classroom, gymnasium and/or athletic field setting, where some environmental hazards and/or risks may be present
  • Regular eye-hand, mind-eye coordination
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position and/or walk for periods of one hour or more
  • Frequent lifting up to 25 pounds and occasional lifting up to 40 pounds
  • Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects in the performance of the job
  • Must be able to exchange accurate information with students, teachers, parents, and staff
  • Regular operation of computer or other office machines
  • Regular stooping, squatting, kneeling, reaching, bending, walking, or a combination of these
  • Occasional or frequent standing for periods of four (4) hours or more
  • Seasonal work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Regular event and/or practice-related local and/or regional travel
  • Regular operation of computer or other office machines

The primary role of an Assistant/JV Coach is to coordinate, organize, and promote a comprehensive sporting program designed to meet the needs and interests of the school; to provide effective leadership that will enhance the learning environment for students by providing effective, personalized attention; engaging in appropriate instructional and behavioral support; and, modeling intellectual and principled living by demonstrating character and intellectual virtues in accordance with Nova Classical Academy’s classical education tradition. Nova Classical’s athletics programs are designed to offer our students the opportunity to participate in co-curricular activities that complement and integrate the school’s mission.

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