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Varsity Boys and Girls Cross Country Coach (Head & Assistant Positions)

Company: One City Schools
Location: Madison
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Varsity Head Coach, Boys and Girls Cross Country (1 open position)

Varsity Assistant Coach, Boys and Girls Cross Country (1 open position)

One City Schools - Madison, WI


Location Madison, WI

Post Date August 1, 2022

Application Deadline Open until filled

Start Date September 8, 2022

Reports To Athletic Director

One City Preparatory Academy (OCPA) seeks thoughtful, visionary, and relentless Athletic Coaches to lead our scholar-athletes and develop our inaugural athletic programs during the 2 school year.

Specifically, we seek coaches passionate about their sports who understand the importance of their role in molding the lives and experiences of our scholar-athletes. The successful applicant must be committed to the mission of OCPA while helping our scholar-athletes develop and find levels of success in their field of play. In addition, candidates will be expected to engage in professional development and meet all of the annual requirements of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association. Previous varsity coaching experience and/or experience working with high school-age students is highly desirable.


One City Preparatory Academy (OCPA) is a unique 6th-12th grade school that combines the features of an EL Education Network School and an Early College and Career Model. OCPA will offer the highly regarded Expeditionary Learning curriculum in sixth through eighth grades and a blended high school, college, and career experience in high school. It is also a unique, two-generation public school, authorized by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, that provides a tuition-free education to children, and works directly with families to ensure children are inspired, learning, growing, and achieving to their full potential. OCPA begins its first year of operation in September of 2022 with sixth grade, ninth grade, and tenth grade while One City Elementary School (Grades 4K-5) will enter its fifth year with the addition of fifth grade. One City Schools is the only public school in Wisconsin that offers both a longer school day (8:15 am to 4:45 pm for the middle school) and longer school year (219 days vs 180 days in traditional public schools).

In Fall of 2021, we moved into our permanent home, a $12 million facility located at 1707 W. Broadway in Monona, Wisconsin, a small city located on the South Side of our capital city. This 13.5 acre campus includes a 157,000 school facility that will serve 888 K-12 scholars by 2024. The campus is situated just 5 blocks from Lake Monona, just north of Lake Waubesa, and 10 minutes from downtown Madison.

One City Preparatory Academy is seeking its founding teachers and coaches for the 2022-23 school year. Beginning with grades 6, 9, and 10, the school will grow in 2023-24 to grades 6-7 and 9-11, then in 2024-25 to 6-12. The middle school program at One City Preparatory Academy is an interdisciplinary, student-centered, project-based learning experience in a school organized around the principles of community and equity. In high school, the program is focused on preparation for college or career through a blended high school, college, and career program. Emphasis for both middle and high school is placed not just on academic skill development, but also on individual and community character skills such as empathy, flexibility, curiosity, and grit. Our scholars are taught how to be lifelong learners and thinkers, equipped to approach unpredictable challenges ahead.

The Pleasant T. Rowland Leadership Campus, our new home at 1707 W Broadway, borders Madison and Monona and includes large outdoor space that will be developed into usable exploration space. Inside the building we are developing innovative spaces including everything from a beauty/barber salon, to a student-run DJ booth, coffee shop, school store, and Summit Credit Union branch, to teacher training suites where new teachers can learn from seasoned professionals through one-way glass.

In our longer school day and longer school year model, we have the ability to be flexible and innovative with schedule and program. We are seeking educators eager to build a school and a program designed to meet the needs of historically underrepresented communities.


Our mission is to seed a new model of public education that ensures young children are on track to succeed in a college or career preparatory program from birth through high school graduation.

One City Schools achieves its mission by:

Attracting dedicated families committed to the mission of the school
Sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural community that affirms and values each individual
Focusing on wellness, including providing healthy prepared breakfast, lunch, and snack on a daily basis
Providing a longer school day and longer school year, ensuring our scholars and their families are continually supported
Ensuring transparency and accountability, including a 20-year longitudinal study in partnership with University of Wisconsin-Madison
Providing financial, physical, and educational support for scholars from age 2 through HS graduation
Focusing on professional development and support
Cultivating resilience, agency, compassion, and community-mindedness
Embracing the whole child, from athletics to social-emotional development to content knowledge
Embedding a community-minded approach t o education, including a focus on collaboration amongst teachers, parents, and scholars

Our short-term vision is of a Greater Madison where all children are prepared to contribute and succeed as adults.

Our long-term vision is of a Wisconsin and United States of America where all children are prepared to achieve the same. Solving the achievement gap crisis won t matter if a gap still exists between children in the USA and children in other developed countries around the world.


Habits of Character

We are honest, fair, and fulfill the commitments we make, building a culture of respect and mutual trust.
We give our best effort, take intellectual risks and learn to persevere.
We reflect and live with purpose, working toward goals that embody our genuine interests.
We are a school that values educational excellence, community, and integrity. We are dedicated to lifelong learning.
We have high expectations for all scholars, staff, and families.


We embrace the village concept - that it truly takes an entire village to raise a child.
We support and celebrate one another and take responsibility for our words and actions, acknowledging that we shape the lives of others in our community.
We work hand-in-hand with parents and the broader community to ensure our students have the fundamental capacity to succeed in school and life.
We utilize a robust network of community partnerships, routinely evaluate our success, and stay current on the latest research to ensure we are doing our very best to cultivate happy, healthy, and successful children.


We embrace and celebrate diversity within our school, knowing that it deepens our learning and enhances our empathy.
We recognize that each person has different circumstances and we allocate the necessary resources and opportunities needed to provide an equal playing field for our scholars and their families.


We promote the health and wellbeing of our students and employees.
We provide two nutritious meals and a snack for our scholars and staff on a daily basis.

One City Scholars will graduate from our school but always be a part of our community. They will emerge from our program as thinkers, learners, and problem-solvers, ready to tackle life s challenges and provide effective leadership in our state and globally.

Our graduates will be prepared to lead in the local and global community and serve as role models, mentors and problem solvers. They will understand the importance of reflection, perseverance, compassion and risk-taking. One City scholars, to put it simply, will make the world a better place.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are more than just words for One City Schools. We strive to create a team that reflects the scholars and families we serve, and empowers all to bring their full, authentic selves to school each day. Currently, 60% of our staff and 87% of our scholars identify as Black, Brown, Asian, Hispanic, Latino, and/or multi-racial. One City Schools is designed to prepare ALL students for success in school, career, and life, particularly the Black, Brown, Hispanic, Latino, and low-income scholars in the Madison community and beyond, who have been historically underserved in traditional school environments.

In September of 2022, One City Preparatory Academy will welcome as many as 72 scholars in Grade 6 and 96 in each of Grades 9 and 10, while One City Elementary School will expand through Grade 5 with 48 scholars/grade. In the following two years (School Years 23-24 and 24-25), expansion will continue until One City Schools serves children from as young a s age 2 (One City Preschool) through high school graduation. The first graduating class will be in June of 25.

Our new facility at 1707 W Broadway is currently under renovation while we simultaneously use it for instruction. OCPA has plans drawn to build a state of the art Athletics Facility in the near future to help support all of our athletic programs. Programs will expand as OCPA grows and will always center on our mission and vision.
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