Location: Worcester, MA Category: Other - Per Diem Posted On: Sun Jul 18 2021 Job Description:
The head coach is responsible for all aspects of the Women's Tennis program, including but not limited to: Recruiting, eligibility, game and practice plans, budget preparation and monitoring, scheduling, supervising and monitoring assistant coaches, public relations and promotion of the sport and department.
In addition, the Head Women's Tennis coach will be responsible for fundraising, supervision of student athletes and staff during practices, contests and trips to insure they represent Clark University in a positive manner; will work collaboratively and collegially with fellow staff members, others duties as assigned (including secondary responsibility).
Identify and recruit student athletes who are capable of competing successfully on the NCAA Division III level and who are capable of succeeding academically.
Develop practice and playing strategies.
Ensure that appropriate safety precautions are taken during practice, games and during team travel.
Work with administrators to stay within fiscal and budgetary guidelines.
Maintain effective working relationships to ensure institution-wide teamwork.
Organize and administer the recruiting of prospective student-athletes in accordance with the NCAA, NEWMAC, and Clark University policies and procedures; Organize recruiting materials and identify potential prospects; Develop recruiting strategy and maintain contact with recruits
Develop a conditioning program along with practices
Meet with players during the season and conduct post season interviews
Maintain accurate record keeping and transparency within the program
Knowledge NCAA Division III rules and regulations
Perform other functions as assigned by management
Discipline student-athletes for infractions of rules, regulations and policies.
All positions at Clark University share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging.
Bachelor's degree, Master's preferred
Coaching experience required.
Knowledge and passion for the sport of tennis
Possess valid driver's license.
CPR, AED and First Aid certifications are required and will be provided by Clark University.
Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and communicate with student athletes
Commitment and dedication to academic success
Strong organizational and developmental skills
Ability to work with a diverse population
Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than July 15. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed toscholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.