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Head Varsity Water Polo Coach $10,000 – $15,000

Crespi Carmelite High School (Encino)






Crespi Carmelite High School, established in Encino, California in 1959, serves male high school age students who wish to pursue a Carmelite college preparatory, Christian education in a Catholic environment. Dedicated to excellence and responding to the challenges of education in our time, we offer a holistic model of education emphasizing the spiritual, intellectual, moral, physical, and social development of our students.
In the spirit of the Gospel and the Carmelite tradition, the Crespi Community engages the student in three interlocking dimensions: Community, Prayer, and Justice. We seek to build a community that listens and bears witness to the divine plan through the promotion of justice in the service of the whole person.

The Head Water Polo Coach will work under the supervision of the Director of Athletics in accordance with Crespi Carmelite High School’s mission statement. The position objective is individual character and adult staff development. The Head Water Polo Coach must realize and appreciate the need for the water polo program to work with other sports as a complement to the entire athletic department and overall school community.

The Head Water Polo Coach will provide instruction and coach students to develop skills and the ability to excel in water polo. The Head Water Polo Coach will also contribute to the school’s education program as a whole and to the growth of students involved in athletics so that they are successfully competitive.



● Bachelor’s degree in a related field
● All applicants must submit a current resume with a cover letter and references

● A minimum of three years of experience as a head varsity water polo coach is preferred



● Must have experience or a desire to work in a Catholic school
● Comprehensive knowledge of the game is paramount including an extensive knowledge of current coaching techniques and procedures

● Knowledge of CIF rules and regulations
● Demonstrated ability to instruct and supervise student-athletes
● Utilization of technology is required

● The applicant must possess the ability to communicate in spoken and written word to all stakeholders.
● Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
● Establish a strong rapport with all stakeholders, the community, and colleges/universities through positive representation and communication
● The applicant must possess the ability to relate to students and to teach them in and out of the pool
● The applicant must possess a high level of organizational skills evidenced in planning
● The applicant must embrace a high level of accountability
● The applicant must posses the ability to assess players and coaches effectively

● The applicant should be professionally calm and motivationally intense
● The applicant should be a progressive thinker but a believer in planning and preparation
● The applicant should be a person who cares about his character, team, and staff
● The applicant should reflect a balanced quality lifestyle evidenced by personal habits: spiritually, physically, emotionally, and mentally
● The applicant should be able to function at a high capacity in a fast-paced environment
● The applicant should have the ability to be consistent in decision making

● Use a variety of instructional techniques and media to meet the needs and improve the abilities of student-athletes in water polo
● Manage and supervise athletic activities, contests, and practice sessions to promote individual growth in athletic skills, teamwork, discipline, respect, and good sportsmanship
● Work with other members of the Crespi Carmelite community to plan and put in place instructional goals and objectives to ensure the overall educational development of
● Ensures that all water polo coaches work together toward a common goal within the water polo program and provide unity with a structured lower-level system
● Establish performance criteria for competition and evaluate students’ athletic abilities initially and on a regular basis
● Take all necessary precautions to protect student-athletes, equipment, materials, and facilities
● Enforce student eligibility criteria for extracurricular participation
● Work with the Director of Athletics to schedule competitions and coordinate arrangements
● Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of coaching program and make changes based on findings and the ongoing needs of the program
● Accompany and supervise student-athletes during athletic competitions
● Instruct and advise students on NCAA regulations with regard to academic requirements for scholarships and recruiting practices
● Maintains, files, and copies all pertinent CIF materials and ensures that CIF guidelines are followed
● Apply and enforce student discipline during athletic contests, practice sessions, and while on trips off school property in accordance with Crespi Carmelite High School’s

Parent/Student Handbook
● Annually prepare an itemized operational budget for the water polo program to be submitted to the Director of Finance
● Encourage sportsmanlike conduct in all phases of athletic participation at all times
● Establish and maintain open communication by conducting regular conferences with student-athletes, parents, and the Director of Athletics and, when necessary, with other members of the Crespi Carmelite community, including but not limited to, the faculty, Principal, and President
● Maintain a current inventory of all fixed assets within the water polo program
● Annually establish and meet performance goals
● Understands and can articulate role in admissions, development and advancement
● The President or his/her designee may assign other duties, including teaching responsibilities, and accountabilities limited to those consistent with the applicable job function and pay grade.

● Directly supervises assigned personnel

● Team Discipline
● Athlete and Personal Development
● Program Competitiveness
● Strength and Speed Development (Year-Round in conjunction with the Director of Health and Wellness) Coach Development (Staff and Self)
● Operational Integrity and Supervision
● Community (internal and external) Perception (Communication and Reputation)
● Functionality within the Mission of Crespi Carmelite High School

WORKING CONDITIONS (Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental
● Maintain emotional control under stress
● Frequent section-wide travel and potential statewide travel
● Frequent prolonged and irregular hours
● May be exposed to a wide range of weather conditions

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

Apply by emailing your cover letter, resume, and references to Brian Bilek, Director of Athletics, or mail to:
Crespi Carmelite High School
Attn: Brian Bilek
5031 Alonzo Ave.
Encino, CA 91316-3611

Wage Range
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.

Information/Application Contact

Crespi Carmelite High School (Encino)

5031 Alonzo Avenue

Encino, California 91316