Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Previous experience playing tennis at the collegiate and/or professional level.
An understanding of, and commitment to, the NCAA Division III philosophy.
Experience teaching the game of tennis, as either a coach or a teaching professional.
Ability to recruit, coach and teach highly talented student-athletes.
Effective communicative and public relation skills.
Strong organizational and administrative skills.
Competent knowledge of sport specific techniques, skill development and game/meet planning.
An understanding of how to build and manage a team.
The ability to understand and articulate program needs.
Demonstrated competency in helping to meet program objectives, working independently, supervising others, and helping to establish program priorities.
An ability to communicate with and interact positively with students, faculty, staff and the broader University community.
Knowledge in the operational use of computer and video technology.
The ability to develop a safe, functional, and inclusive working environment.
An appreciation of and a willingness to adhere to the NCAA Division III philosophy, rules, and regulations.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience. Employees can choose to be paid over 10 or 12 months. Opportunities for additional assignments in the summer months may arise, for which the employee would be compensated accordingly.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is offered in the department of Intercollegiate Athletics which is housed on the Danforth Campus.
The Head Coach, Women’s Tennis will hold a full-time, 10-month appointment in the Department of Athletics and will report directly to the Sr. Associate Director of Athletics, with regular and unlimited access to the Director of Athletics.� The coach will manage the daily operations of an NCAA Division III intercollegiate women’s tennis program competing in the University Athletic Association (“UAA”), with responsibilities including, but not limited to, the supervision of any assistant coaches and the planning, recruiting, coaching, developing, implementing, and administering of the women’s tennis program to meet university and department objectives.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Administer all elements of a Division III sports program, including developing team policies and procedures; scheduling contests and planning for home and away competition; demonstrating fiscal responsibility and budget oversight; promoting a team culture conducive to academic and athletic excellence; assisting, as needed, with fundraising strategies and events; outreaching to alumni and other members of the Washington University community; encouraging team members to participate in community service; and attending department, university, conference, and NCAA meetings.
Coach the team, including developing in team members the skills necessary for successful competition in the sport; recruiting, hiring, developing, and overseeing a staff of assistant coaches; devising and implementing strategy for practice and competition; defining team and individual goals; and demonstrating positive sportsmanship and leadership.
Coordinate the recruitment of prospective students to Washington University, requiring the identification of academically qualified prospective student athletes, ongoing communication with prospects, initiation of applications and matriculation of prospects.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director and Sr. Associate Director of Athletics.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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