High School Football Position Coach Job at KIPP Columbus, Columbus, OH

  • KIPP Columbus
  • Columbus, OH

Job Description

KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national network of free, open enrollment, college preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and life. There are 285 KIPP schools across the nation and the District of Columbia, serving more than 175,000 students and alumni with more than 15,000 educators. 

Founded in 2008 with 50 students in 5th grade, KIPP Columbus currently educates 2,000 students in grades Kindergarten through twelfth. With a mission to, together with families and the community, create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose -- college, career, and beyond -- KIPP has maintained excellence in its growth, and will improve upon that standard – proving what is possible in public education.

KIPP Columbus continues to rank as one of the top schools for academic growth of any school in the state of Ohio, and is a top performing urban school in the state for academic growth. In our first three graduating classes (in spring 2020, 2021, and 2022) 100% of students were accepted to college and/or military service with nearly $40 million in merit scholarships from colleges and universities awarded.

In addition to academic excellence, KIPP Columbus also partners with nearly 100 community organizations to provide extracurricular activities, programming, health and wellness services, meals, and more to KIPP students, families, and the broader community. KIPP is also a member of the Ohio High School Athletic Association, offering more than 10 varsity sports. 

The KIPP Columbus learning campus will continue to advance student learning, expand partnerships, enable superior programming, and serve as a teaching and leadership lab for schools nationwide, reimagining education through a deeper lens of antiracism, excellence, and joy as we expand to educate nearly 4,000 students on our learning campus in the coming years. 

Interested in learning more about our school? Please check out our website:


The Opportunity

The High School Football Position Coach is responsible for supporting and also leading (at the direction of the Head Coach) various aspects of the sports program such as providing supervision of students during all aspects of the program, serving as a positive role model to the student-athletes, and represents KIPP Columbus in an excellent and equitable manner, upgrading his/her knowledge and skills through coaching clinics, observations consultation, and performing all duties as specified by the Head Coach. 

The High School Football Position Coach is required to abide by all OHSAA rules and regulations as well as the character and learning environment standards of KIPP Columbus. 

Job Description

Key responsibilities include the following:


  • Preparing and maintaining training equipment and facilities.
  • Assisting with the recruitment of students for the program.
  • Monitoring and evaluating team performance.
  • Maintaining records of students, training sessions, games, performance statistics, and equipment.
  • Facilitating and supervising training sessions and individual workouts.
  • Fulfilling other duties as assigned by the head coach.
  • Building a positive team environment

Student Development

  • Work with other members of school staff to plan and put in place instructional goals and objectives to ensure the overall educational development of student-athletes. 
  • Monitor and enforce student eligibility criteria for extracurricular participation 
  • Instruct and advise students on regulations with regard to academic requirements for scholarships and recruiting practices. 
  • Align with and maintain KIPP’s learning environment standards for behavior and conduct during athletic contests, practice sessions, and while on trips off school property

Student Safety and Operations

  • Take all necessary precautions to protect student-athletes, equipment, materials, and facilities
  • Accompany and supervise student-athletes during competitions on out-of-town trips. 
  • Encourage sportsmanlike conduct in all phases of athletic participation 


  • Doing whatever it takes for our students and team to be successful
  • Participating in staff meetings, professional development, as appropriate
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Athletics and Wellness Coordinator or Head Coach


The ideal candidate will possess a strong set of leadership and character strengths, including: 

  • Integrity—Does not take shortcuts. Earns trust and confidence. Speaks plainly and truthfully.
  • Follow through—Lives up to verbal and written agreements, regardless of personal cost.
  • Listening—Lets others speak and seeks to understand their viewpoints. 
  • Proactivity—Acts without being told what to do. Brings new ideas to problems. 
  • Efficiency—Able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort.

The following are required of all applicants:

  • Minimum of one year of coaching experience with middle and/or high school students
  • Possess a valid Ohio Department of Education Pupil Activity Permit
  • Complete all required Health and Safety training and certifications to be eligible to coach in Ohio

Additional Information


KIPP Columbus offers a paid stipend at the successful conclusion of the season.

Statement of Non-Disclosure  

KIPP Columbus is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying to the school for consideration of any position (admission, employment, etc.). KIPP Columbus does not discriminate on the basis of disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set forth in Section 4112.02 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Job Tags

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