Supervise and manage the day to day operations of the men's and women's tennis programs, including providing tactical and skill instruction, organization of practice and competition, team selections, and handle administrative duties as necessary for the operations of the program to meet the mission and vision of the University and department.
Coaching / Teaching
Provide skill and tactical instruction on an individual and team basis during training and competition and prepare team and individuals for competition (both on the court instruction and use of video technology)
Prepare, plan, conduct and evaluate training sessions
Conduct team tryouts and make selections. Make coaching decisions in terms of player personnel.
Work with strength coach to develop and organize strength training and conditioning program for student-athletes to utilize during the season and out of season
Serve as mentor to student-athletes for purposes of improving athletic ability and team dynamics, providing guidance for academic and social issues
Establish and monitor team rules
Teach and grade varsity sport class for academic credit
Plan, organize, execute, and supervise team travel including hotel accommodations, ground and air transportation, meals, etc.
Schedule contests and practices and coordinate season schedules with conference affiliation, non-conference opponents, and university officials
Supervise and manage assistant coach(es) and team manager
Order and maintain equipment inventory (included supervision of laundry and storage needs)
Adhere to university and department accounting practices and effectively manage sport budget
Participate in the department planning process and develop long and short term objectives of program
Collaborate with the Athletics Communication office in the collection and dissemination of information pertaining the team and student-athletes
Collaborate with Sports Medicine staff, as well as the Office of Counseling, Health and Wellness to ensure the health and welfare of the student-athletes
Collaborate, organize and assist with the facilities management specific to sport
Assist in monitoring the eligibility of student-athletes and complying with all NCAA and NWC regulations
Administrative oversight of community tennis tournaments as a fundraising mechanism for the program
Recruitment of Prospective Student-Athletes
Coordinate and oversee the recruitment of student-athletes
Prepare and distribute recruiting material to prospective student-athletes
Initiate contact and respond to inquiries of prospective student-athletes (e.g., phone calls, in person contact, home visits, electronic mail, etc.)
Evaluate and assess the athletic and academic abilities of prospects to meet University and program academic and competitive objectives
Collaborate with the Office of Admissions
Coordinate on campus visits of prospects (official and unofficial visits)
Serve as a resource to prospects in providing accurate Admissions, Financial Aid, and NCAA regulations information
Campus / Community Communications
Interact with various campus offices, departments, as well as individual faculty and staff members
Maintain effective and open communication with university faculty including providing information on potential class absences due to team travel
Assist with the promotion of Logger Athletics with the Office of University Relations, community clubs and organizations, local high schools, etc. (including fundraising activities)
Assist with community service projects including summer camps
Organize and direct team fundraising duties if necessary for budget management
Bachelor's degree and at least two years of coaching tennis with high school or college age students. Equivalent combination of experience and education considered;
Possess a strong understanding and knowledge of the tennis to develop a competitive programs well as a solid understanding of strength and conditioning elements and health and safety standards;
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with student-athletes, prospective students, coaches, and alumni
Effective verbal and written communication skills;
Excellent leadership, management, and problem solving skills;
Demonstrated level of high ethical conduct; understanding and adherence to institutional, conference, and NCAA rules and policies;
Knowledge and commitment to the role of intercollegiate athletics in an academically-oriented liberal arts institution;
Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community.
CPR/First Aid/AED certification required (and may be obtained upon initial employment
Valid Driver's License required
We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than July 17, 2017 to ensure consideration.
When prompted to upload required documents, please upload resume. All additional documents can be uploaded within the application before submission. Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.
Letter of Interest
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.
The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.
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