Healthy Body Implementation Specialist
- Company: Athlos Academies
- Location: Grapevine, TX
- Reports to: Chief of Schools
- Classification: Full-time, salary, exempt
- Benefits: Yes
- Compensation: DOE
Athlos Academies is passionate about helping students develop healthy bodies and schools develop a culture of health and wellness. In Athlos schools, the Healthy Body pillar isn’t just an add-on to the curriculum. Increased physical activity, health and nutrition education, and healthy lifestyle habits are central to the pillar program and interwoven into the overall school experience. The Healthy Body Implementation Specialist (HBIS) at Athlos Academies is responsible for developing and maintaining expertise in the Healthy Body program and providing implementation coaching, feedback and support for fully implementing Athlos campuses.
At each Athlos school site, physical education teachers are called athletic performance coaches and are responsible for helping develop physically literate students who are equipped with the skills and knowledge to become capable, confident movers. The HBIS for the Athlos network is responsible for supporting these coaches in their implementation of the Healthy Body pillar program on their respective campuses and helping them coordinate the three-pillar approach within athletic movement classes.
The position includes public presentations and trainings, both virtually and in person, community outreach, and regular travel to school sites. Additionally, the position will work closely with other pillar implementation experts to ensure cohesive programmatic support for all fully implementing Athlos schools.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Conduct presentations and professional development of the Athlos Healthy Body program to school leadership and other stakeholder groups, as necessary
- Collaborate with network leadership to contribute to school achievement action plans, strategic planning, and departmental budgeting
- Support school-based Athletic Performance Coaches (APC) with their delivery of the Athlos Athletic Curriculum (AAC)
- Support Lead APC observation and video observation coaching cycles
- Train APCs on the methodology and intention behind the AAC
- Provide leadership and guidance for the APCs to collect consistent and relevant data
- Support each campus with their full-school integration of the Healthy Body pillar, including: movement in the classroom, implementing free play, and ensuring philosophical alignment of after school extracurricular/intramural opportunities
- Offer consistent feedback to APCs and school leaders regarding the status of implementing the Healthy Body strategies
- Offer input into school schedules to ensure students have enough time on the turf to maximize the value of the curriculum
- Facilitate a culture of movement at the office (i.e. movement breaks, AAC experiences, other movement-based team building activities, as desired and space available)
- Support the equipment ordering and delivery process for Athlos campuses
- Participate in the screening and interviewing process for campus APCs; support onboarding for all new APC hires
- Train APCs on the use of Athlos Tools and Canvas
- Conduct campus visits to provide professional development and evaluate the implementation of the program; prepare site reports post visit and share with coaching staff, school leaders, and Athlos home court leadership
- Conduct virtual professional development sessions with APCs
- Assist APCs in integrating PC teaching into daily lessons and interactions
- Provide feedback for classroom teachers on instructional practices that promote movement
- Provide feedback to the Healthy Body product manager regarding the implementation of the Healthy Body program; implement iterations of or additions to the Healthy Body program as directed by the Healthy Body product manager; collaborate with the Healthy Body product manager for feedback on product implementation, future product improvements, etc.
- Other duties as assigned
- Qualifications & Experience
- Experience working with K-12th grade student-athletes in either a classroom or sports performance setting is required.
- Candidates should be knowledgeable about long-term athletic development and passionate about the potential impact of physical education and movement in the K-12 setting.
- Candidates should possess other reputable youth or pediatric certifications from leading fitness, health and wellness organizations
- Public speaking and large-group training experience a necessity
- This position requires the candidate to be physically able to execute the activities that make up the Athlos Athletic Curriculum for training purposes.
Education & Background
- Masters degree preferred in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Physical Education or related field
Skills & Intangibles
- A strong understanding of building and cultivating relationships
- Strong Presentation Skills
- Customer Service Skills
- Verbal and Written Communication Skills
- Leadership Skills
- Organizational and Multi-Tasking Skills