Intercollegiate Athletics at West Virginia University is seeking an Assistant Women's Tennis Coach. This position will assist with the recruitment, guidance, education and development of student-athletes to achieve their fullest potential with the fundamental characteristics and requirements that are necessary to conduct and produce a successful university intercollegiate women's tennis program while instilling the importance of academic achievements at the Division I level.
In order to be successful, the ideal candidate will:
Assist the Head Women's Tennis Coach with expense control compliance and administration of the sport budget.
Coordinate personal recruiting and team travel with the Athletic Travel Coordinator as deemed appropriate by the Head Women's Tennis Coach.
Demonstrate an active involvement in the academic progress of student-athletes. Work closely with the student services staff to prevent academic eligibility problems.
Provide individual counseling to student-athletes, and when necessary, direct student athlete to seek professional guidance.
Ensure communication and enforcement of rules and regulations regarding student conduct, appearance and behavior.
Assist in enforcement of mandatory study programs for student-athletes and enforces requirement for class attendance and make up course work.
Perform radio, television and Internet duties as assigned for the Mountaineer Sports Network or licensed partner. Perform interviews with the news media as needed by the sports information staff.
Participate in development activities on behalf of the Mountaineer Athletic Club, if requested.
Manage professional and personal time to handle time sensitive issues, tight deadlines, extended hours beyond the normal workday, weekend work, extensive travel and on-call availability.
Participate in the marketing and promotion of the women's tennis program, including, but not limited to ticket sales, corporate sponsorships and public relations appearances.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Head Women's Tennis Coach.
Report directly to the Head Women's Tennis Coach; must also work closely with all others involved with carrying out the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletic program.
Two (2) years of coaching experience, preferably at NCAA Division I level and/or elite competitive.
Maintain knowledge of and comply with all rules, regulations, policies and guidelines of West Virginia University, the Big 12 Conference and the NCAA; must be certified per NCAA Bylaw 220.127.116.11 each year; must adhere to NCAA Bylaw 11.1 Conduct of Athletic Personnel. Failure to adhere to these policies will result in appropriate disciplinary action including possible suspension and termination.
Exhibit a level of expertise in their professional fields; must also treat the academic requirements necessary for progress toward a degree as a matter of the highest priority for the student-athletes in their charge and must actively encourage them to succeed academically and graduate.
Represent the University on the highest professional level with dignity, integrity, and strength of character and will exhibit ethical behavior; must respect the rights and dignity of individuals with sensitivity to problems that may arise from racial and ethnical differences.
Demonstrate a cooperative attitude towards the news media and external consistencies in order to promote the women's tennis program.
Demonstrate a cooperative attitude towards all sports within the intercollegiate athletic program.
Possess the ability to adapt to any situation, make decisions and work independently.
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://talentandculture.wvu.edu/ .
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: May 3, 2019
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 173442
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.