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Davenport Community Schools 8TH GRADE BOYS’ BASKETBALL in Davenport, Iowa


  • Position Type:

    Athletics/ Coach

  • Date Posted:


  • Location:

    Smart Jr High

       The Davenport Community School District is an EEO/AA employer. Duties & Responsibilities: Essential Functions of Position, Major Responsibilities, Summary of Key Duties, Special Assignments, Relationships)

  • Assist with supervision of all phases of the basketball program--planning, strategy, instruction in fundamentals, and so forth.

  • Responsible for care and issuance of all basketball equipment used by the team.

  • Communicate with high school coaching staff(s) and attend meetings or mini clinics at high school(s) to ensure continuity in the DCSD 7-12 grade boys’ basketball program.

  • Understand, monitor and enforce district academic standards, policies and eligibility requirements.

  • Develop players to their fullest potential, starting with the basic fundamentals of the game of basketball and progressing to skills beyond what is considered average.

  • Understand and promote good sportsmanship among student-athletes.

  • Complete required reports and record accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Has a thorough knowledge of and responsible for the athletic policy approved by the Board of Education.

  • Supervise players at all practices and games, as well as in the locker room and on the bus.

  • Must possess an enthusiastic attitude and ability to understand intermediate-aged youth in an athletic setting.

  • Work in cooperation with the building Activity Director and with the Director of Athletics for the Davenport Community Schools

  • Other duties as assigned by administration.

  • Must be willing to support and implement Davenport's multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) for both behavior and academics.

  • Successful Candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills with a proven record of building rapport with culturally diverse students to ensure each child reaches his/her full potential

  • Good attendance and punctuality are a must to ensure that the duties and responsibilities of the job are performed successfully

    Physical Requirements of Position:(HBV ?Yes ?No)(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.) While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to -

  • Sit, stand, speak, hear, see, and walk to carry out routine duties.

  • Must be able to occasionally lift, move, or push items of 50 lbs. such as assisting children or moving/rearranging furniture.

  • Must be able to supervise students in all types of weather.

  • Meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.

  • Must be able to implement Crisis Prevention Intervention strategies, including appropriate physical restraint procedures and escorting.

    Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Noise level is quiet to loud.

  • Work may be indoors and/or outdoors.

  • Work may be in non-air-conditioned rooms.

  • Substance-free environment.

  • Fast-paced atmosphere with constant contact with students, staff, or the public.

  • Direct responsibility for the safety, well-being, and work output of student.

    Special Qualification Desired:(Personal Qualities, Education, Skills Needed, Experience, Etc.)

  • Must possess valid Iowa coaching authorization and submit completed NFHS Online Concussion Course

  • Ability to communicate effectively with players, coaches, parents, and others who work with the program.

  • Recognition of the need for confidentiality with respect to student and parental rights to privacy, as well as confidentiality of all conversation and hard copy information

  • Ability to create enthusiastic, positive environment that promotes future student participation in the program.