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Athletic Director - Bangkok

BASIS International Schools
Bangkok, Thailand
US 3500 - 4000 a month
Furnished housing is provided
Full airfare for employee and accompanying immediate family at beginning and end of assignment
Start date
Start July 2023
3 years
  • All Levels
  • University Graduate
  • Bachelor
  • 3 years of teaching experience
  • Physical Education, Exercise Science, Kinesiology

Job Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience with school-based sports programs.
  • 2+ years of experience in full leadership oversight of such programs.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, or related field, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Sound understanding of the characteristics of a quality sports program and how to arrive at the intended outcomes.
  • Complete knowledge of health and safety requirements and practices for schools


  • Salary for this position is competitive and based on education and experience.
  • BASIS International Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package including health coverage, housing allowance, travel allowance, and more.

BASIS International School Bangkok is seeking qualified candidates for an Athletic Director to start in August 2023!

The Athletic Director at BASIS International School Bangkok plays a key role in creating and managing the physical education and extra-curricular sports programs for the school. Primary outcomes include the effective application of physical education within the broader curriculum, instilling a wellness mindset within students, and creating a meaningful and effective sports program across disciplines and divisions of the school to provide experiences for students to participate in quality competition and character development. Sports may include football (soccer), basketball, volleyball, swimming, badminton, and other competitive sports.

Main Job Responsibilities:

  • Establish Sports Programs and Participation in Competitions
  • Determine a suitable range of school teams that represent the school in sufficient sports. This may be in partnership with third-party sports affiliations or ECA providers.
  • Establish participation in appropriate sports leagues.
  • Liaise with and arrange sports meetings with other schools, either directly or through participation in broader leagues.
  • Ensure all arrangements made are agreed upon by senior leadership, and appropriately communicated with all necessary staff for logistics, supervision, and safety.
  • Monitor after-school sports-related activities in terms of quality of provision.
  • Offer constructive training, development, and support to fellow coaches.
  • Work closely with the Head of Operations on all aspects of operating a successful sports program.
  • Work closely with the Head of Operations in planning Summer, Holiday, and weekend Sports programs.
  • Oversee the safety of sports participation
  • Liaise with the Head of Operations to ensure there is suitable supervision of and transport for the children participating in sports programs on campus or at other facilities.
  • Implement robust health and safety plans and expectations for programs.
  • Direct sports facilities and maintain equipment to fulfill the purpose of sports programs
  • Coordinate the purchase, reconditioning, and storage of athletic equipment.
  • Confirm the availability of sports equipment that is needed for an extramural game.
  • Verify the eligibility of all athletes.
  • Performs other related duties as needed including teaching physical education classes, coaching after-school sports teams, run after- school and weekend sports events, etc.

Characteristics and Traits

  • Results oriented – takes ownership of driving specific outcomes
  • Planning and execution – proactive in formulating plans with detailed arrangements and ensuring plans are fulfilled.
  • Relationship-focused – able to form positive relationships within and outside the school.
  • Professionalism – treats students, faculty, and operations staff with professionalism and fairness, always being mindful of the school’s reputation and representing it accordingly.
  • Flexibility – ability to adjust to situations to arrive at the most optimal outcomes aligned with school and program purposes.
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Our eight BASIS International School campuses in China and Thailand continue the BASIS Curriculum Schools vision of delivering the gold standard of education by combining the BASIS Curriculum with highly qualified teachers who are sought after, and hired for, their deep subject matter knowledge. Our first international school, BASIS International School Shenzhen, opened in 2015 and is the flagship of a network that has seen quick expansion with its second school, BASIS International School Guangzhou, launched in 2017, and campuses in Hangzhou and Park Lane Harbour launched in 2018. In 2019, new BASIS International Schools opened in Nanjing, China, and Bangkok, Thailand. Our first bilingual school, BASIS Bilingual School Shenzhen, opened in September 2020. In fall of 2022, BASIS International & Bilingual School Chengdu will open--becoming the first school in our network to house both international and bilingual programs. Future locations planned include Beijing, Tianjin, and Shanghai, China.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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