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Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach

14 June 2017

Country: USA
State: Illinois

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Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach
College in Illinois is looking for a full-time Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach.

Position Overview:
To run highly competitive men’s and women’s tennis programs, recognized nationally both athletically and academically, consistent with the student-athlete philosophy of NCAA Division III athletics, which generates College and community enthusiasm and support.

Description of Key Responsibilities
1. Develop, and administer highly competitive men’s and women’s tennis programs, consistent with the student-athlete philosophy of NCAA Division III athletics, which generates College and community enthusiasm and support. Become competitive at the conference, regional and national levels. Oversee all administrative and coaching activities within the two tennis programs.

2. Meet or exceed established recruiting targets. Coordinate recruiting efforts with the admission office; develop a successful team recruiting strategy; visit high schools to meet with coaches and recruits; call, e-mail, and write prospects and coaches; record recruiting action. Maintain active communication with the admission staff through phone, in-person and electronic means (e-mail, text, etc.). Organize and participate in all on-campus recruiting activities including admissions recruiting days, official campus visits, and overnight programs. Fully embrace and utilize athletic recruiting software.

3. Create and foster a positive team culture that emphasizes individual and group leadership development. Ensure the team atmosphere and environment grows proportionally as each team develops.

4. Investigate and develop training, competition and travel schedules. Organize and purchase equipment, develop team traditions, hire coaching staff and develop marketing materials related to the tennis programs.

5. Schedule all home and away competitions and set appropriate practice days and times for the men’s and women’s tennis in accordance with CCIW and NCAA rules and regulations.

6. Assist the athletic director in the hiring of graduate assistants (GA’s) and any part-time assistant tennis coaches. Act as immediate supervisor for the part-time assistant men’s and women’s tennis coaches, GA’s, student-workers, and volunteer coaches. Create job descriptions, train, assign and evaluate their effectiveness on a regular basis.

7. Develop a retention program in conjunction with other departments on campus to ensure appropriate persistence from year-to-year. Meet individually with members of both the men’s and women’s tennis teams to ensure team and individual goals are being understood and met.

8. Develop and implement an on-going fund-raising plan in collaboration with director of alumni engagement and/or the executive director of development.

9. Operate fiscally sound programs with an annually balanced budget. Review all budget activities and expenditures on a regular basis. Submit purchase order requests and clear credit card bills in an appropriate and timely fashion.

10. Actively encourage leadership and scholarship among student-athletes. Monitor the academic progress of all the athletes on the teams, in collaboration with the director of academic support services, assistant athletic director, and the athletic director. Adhere to all compliance and eligibility rules and regulations. Participate in the department’s leadership and scholarship programs.

11. Other related duties as appropriately assigned.

1. Perform routine office functions such as typing, filing, copying and some light lifting.

2. Participate in logistical activities such as delivering materials to and picking up materials from the campus print shop and mailroom, storage areas, vendor facilities and other locations.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Knowledge of coaching and teaching theories. Advanced knowledge of coaching and teaching of specific tennis skills and techniques.

2. Ability to effectively recruit qualified student-athletes. Ability to effectively counsel and advise prospective first-year, transfers and their parents regarding numerous aspects of the College. Ability to exercise the proper balance of persistence and patience as individually appropriate to each contact.

3. Ability to understand and comply with CCIW and NCAA regulations.

4. Ability to attend all athletic practices and events. Travel is required.

5. Ability to relate well to, serve as a role model for and advise a wide variety of students.

6. Skill in communicating with college student-athletes, their parents, coaching professionals and community members. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills is essential.

7. Ability to communicate in the English language, both orally and in writing, in a manner consistent with professional standards, including direction of and participation in the development of high quality publications which reflect positively on College.

8. Ability to organize a community activity which positively reflects on College.

9. Strong commitment to a small college environment. Extensive knowledge of the organization and operation of the College, both administratively and academically, especially regarding admission-related activities. Ability to quickly grasp knowledge of College organization and operation, including community resources.

10. Ability to deal with multiple tasks and work with a large number of individuals concurrently, generally without direct supervision. The capacity to be well organized, detail oriented, and flexible.

11. Ability to supervise graduate assistants, support and student staff, writing job descriptions, setting expectations, evaluating, and directing day-to-day work.

12. Ability to work as an effective member of a team and manage events on a cooperative and high quality way. Commitment to an environment that nurtures cooperation and diversity.

13. Comprehensive knowledge of risk management and safety as it relates to tennis.

Distinguishing Characteristics
The head men’s and women’s tennis coach must be able to independently organize training, competition, recruiting, events, travel, personnel, and budget for maximum efficiency of the programs.

Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred.

One to three years of experience as a collegiate tennis coach; collegiate playing experience is desired. A successful record of recruiting, developing and retaining college student-athletes is essential.

Licenses or Certifications
Valid Illinois Drivers License

How to apply:
Please send your resume to the email provided.

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