Advertised Employing Department: Athletics Department
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Iowa State University Athletics Department is accepting applications for a Head Women’s Tennis Coach. Position is responsible for administering all aspects of the tennis program with a commitment to University, Big 12 Conference and NCAA policies, procedures, and regulations. Will identify and successfully recruit academically qualified and athletically talented student-athletes; provide solid teaching, mentoring and coaching; develop well-rounded student-athletes ensuring academic progress and graduation; direct practice sessions, evaluations of opponents and competitive coaching situations; and maintain a competitive and successful women’s tennis program. Must establish and maintain an environment conducive to the welfare and academic success of the student-athletes. Must effectively manage the program’s budget and staff; coordinate support services and appropriate public relations and promotional activities necessary for program success; other administrative duties. Must establish and maintain effective interactions with the university community and administrators, alumni, donors, media and the public.
Requires an excellent work ethic along with exceptional motivational, coaching/teaching, leadership, communication and recruiting skills. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body. Requires the ability to travel extensively including overnight stays for recruiting and competitions.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree. Experience coaching or competing in tennis at the collegiate or professional level.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Proven head coaching experience at collegiate, professional, or elite club level.
Successful NCAA Division I tennis coaching experience.
Experience coaching female tennis athletes.
Demonstrated ability to recruit and develop highly skilled student-athletes.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com). Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.