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Native American Community Academy Elementary School (July 24, 2019)

Athletic & Personal Wellness Director

Athletic Director & Personal Wellness Job Description


The Native American Community Academy (NACA) is a free, public charter school within Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) that integrates culture, wellness, language, community, family, and preparation for college into each childs education. Our philosophy is grounded in both Native American traditions and a rigorous, modern approach to academics. We require excellence from our students, dedication from our teachers, and commitment from our parents. Employment at NACA is an amazing opportunity for educators who want to make a difference in an innovative setting. Working at NACA means becoming part of a larger community and moving beyond the traditional field of education in a diverse and welcoming setting. Our school aims to develop students who not only excel academically, but who have the opportunity to integrate the schools core values. NACA currently serves students in grades Kinder-4th and 6th-12th. NACAs student body is diverse with many cultural and ethnic backgrounds represented, including students from more than 37 different tribes. Students of all backgrounds are welcome at NACA.


Athletic Director (½ Time)

  •  Develop a strategic plan that strengthens and supports the NACA mission and vision
  •  Schedule athletic contests (including transportation) for all middle school and high school athletic teams
  •  Oversee the implementation of all NMAA policies and procedures including eligibility, transfer petitions, and Fall, Winter, and Spring sports parent meetings
  •  Manage and keep adequate records including student-athlete physicals, sports fees, participation, athletic department budget, and fundraising
  •  Organize parent boosters clubs to support athlete celebrations like senior nights, playoff dinners, fundraising, and end of year banquets
  •  Organize and oversee gameday logistics including setup, volunteer workers, and security for all home contests
  •  Oversee the professional development of coaching staffs for all programs
  •  Resolve potential conflicts between students, coaches, and parents
Personal Wellness Duties (½ Time)
  •  Teach 3, morning personal wellness sections to 9th and 10th graders
  •  Advise 10-15 advisees
  •  Develop and refine Indigenous personal wellness curriculum for K-12 grade-levels to include health education, health prevention, land-based, experiential, and holistic wellness that integrates the NACA Core Values and Wellness Wheel.
  •  Work with Prevention team to integrate and implement Prevention Education (ex: Second Step social emotional learning curriculum, American Indian Life Skills, etc)
  •  Participate in weekly, collaborative professional development with NACA teachers and staff
  •  Provide a safe and effective learning environment for students, staff and overall school community
  •  Interact effectively with students, staff, parents and the overall school community
  •  Support ongoing instructional leadership among teachers and other staff to address curriculum development and overall program development in the classroom and school various setting
  •  Conduct on-going self-paced professional development and self-guided classroom assessment of instructional and curricular design
  •  Collaborate with parents and communicate students progress and classroom expectations
  •  Work collaboratively with colleagues on quarterly, interdisciplinary performance tasks
  •  Contribute to the overall school community by supporting student clubs, activities and special programs related to schools vision, mission and goals including but not limited to volunteering for at least 2 community events during the school year
  •  Implement Individualized Education Plan (IEP), monitor and report on students progress toward their academic and career readiness goals, as noted in their IEP as aligned with the instructors content area
  •  Develop and report on students Present Levels of Performance (PLP) for areas of need as aligned with the instructors content area
  •  Attend IEP/BIP/EDT Manifestation meetings as invited and notified
  •  Provide campus supervision 20 minutes before or after school


  •  Bachelors or higher in education or related field.
  •  Knowledge of PED Standards for Health and Physical Education Standards K-12.
  • Experience implementing culturally relevant education in physical education.
  •  3 or more years experience handling discipline using a restorative justice framework.
  •  Commitment to a high level of collaboration and problem solving on a daily basis.
  •  Commitment to build high levels of respectful communication in relationships with students, peers, and school administrators.


Required New Mexico teaching license in health or physical education or willingness to obtain one.


Is under the direction of the NACA Head of School at the relevant campus and the Executive Director of NACA.


Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience and certification. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.


NACA seeks individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position, particularly those with a demonstrable and deep commitment to Native American communities and students. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.


For more information, please contact Zell Humetewa at

To apply, please download an application here , complete and send the application, along with your resume/CV and a short letter of interest to