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Head Women's Tennis Coach

20 June 2022

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Location: Tennis Jobs in Massachusetts

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Head Women’s Tennis Coach
College in Worcester, Massachusetts is looking for a Head Women’s Tennis Coach.

Position Overview:
Lead NCAA Division I women’s tennis program by recruiting and developing qualified student-athletes and organizing schedules.
The head coach must conduct the program in a manner that recognizes the primacy of academics by recruiting, supporting, and retaining student-athletes who will uphold College’ high academic tradition.
The head coach must ensure that the women’s tennis program operates in compliance with all College, Patriot League and NCAA rules and regulations.

Major Areas of Responsibility:
• Provides leadership that allows for consistent academic and athletic success for the women’s tennis program; develop training plans that account for the specific needs across all tennis disciplines; monitors academic progress; schedules and meets and training sessions in accordance with College policies; coordinates travel arrangements; oversees selection of team equipment and apparel; coordinates video analysis; develops training and competition strategies; completes reports; and maintains records as required.
• Actively engaging with team members to develop and reinforce a positive culture based upon proactive communication and mutual respect.
• Coordinates recruitment of student-athletes. Head coach identifies talented, academically qualified prospective student-athletes; effectively communicates with high school/club coaches, prospects and parents; and supports key applicants within admissions and financial aid offices.
• Maintains an environment that reflects the department’s commitment to excellence, integrity, urgency and core values. Collaborates with sport administrator and/or Director of Athletics to develop annual goals for program. Communicates program’s needs and concerns responsibly and in timely manner. Attends workshops, training sessions and meetings required for head coaches by the College and the Conference.
• Develops training programs that are safe and effective for student-athletes; Communicates with athletic training staff as well as strength and conditioning staff members regarding best practices, training methods as well as injury recovery. Must have a commitment to mental health, wellness and active engagement with the coordinator of student-athlete counseling services and programming.
• Responsible for administration of all phases of the program, including monitoring team budget, completing expense reports, and conducting sports camps and/or clinics.
• Participates in marketing and fundraising initiatives. Effectively participates in special events to generate interest within the College community, including alumni, as well as the local and regional community. Candidates must provide examples of their commitment to the Jesuit mission of engaging people of all cultures, values systems, faiths and traditions.
• Oversees operational activities of any volunteer assistant coach(es). Promotes and provides professional development opportunities and remains open to implementing evolving strategies and training methods into workouts/practices.
• Understands emerging technologies and shows ability to use science and data to inform decisions when appropriate.
• Maintains strong working relationship and clear channels of communication with sport supervisor and Head Coach of Men’s Tennis.
• Performs other duties as assigned by sport supervisor and/or Director of Athletics.

Secondary Responsibilities:
• Participates in marketing and fundraising initiatives. Engages in special events to generate interest within the College community, alumni, and region.
• Performs other duties as assigned by sport supervisor and/or Director of Athletics.

• Bachelor’s degree required.
• 3-5 years of college coaching experience required, preferably at the Division I level. (head coaching at the high school level or certified professional instructors will also be considered)
• Knowledge of NCAA Division I rules and regulations required.
NCAA playing experience preferred.
• Management or team building experience preferred.
• A network of relationships with regional tennis contacts preferred.
• Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required.
• A valid driver’s license is required.

Core Competencies:
• Understands student-athlete work-life balance and commitment to supporting academic success and student-athlete well-being.
• Understands unique strengths and weaknesses of individual student-athletes and can provide focused, constructive goals and expectations.
• Understands, values, and respects diversity within the team and fosters an inclusive and supportive environment.
• Understands risk management and works in conjunction with Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning personnel to uphold health and safety standards in the conduct of all activities.
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
• Flexibility and reliability – position requires travel work on nights and weekends.
• Strong teamwork and team facilitation.
• The requisite charisma, enthusiasm and empathy to effectively recruit, develop and lead student-athletes/coaches and supporters of the program.
• Ability to build and maintain a program around a strong, positive, team culture.
• Active participation and collaboration within all departmental initiatives.
• Pro-active approach to meeting and supporting the emotional needs of team members while promoting healthy choices that reinforce a commitment to overall health and wellness.
• Ability to develop daily practice plans that address the needs of individual’s strengths and weaknesses and allows them to progress toward their full potential.
• Establishing aggressive individual and team goals with an ability to build and communicate strategies that allow for successful completion.
• Demonstrates strong problem solving abilities and innovative and creative solutions

How to apply:
Please apply via the URL provided.

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