This position reports directly to the Director of Athletics. The position is responsible for the direct oversight of the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Tennis Programs.
Athletics plays an important role in the life of the campus, including but, not limited to the following: enhancing the learning experience for student-athletes, creating opportunities for uniting the campus community, publicly demonstrating the College’s values and mission, and contributing to the achievement of the College’s enrollment goals. The position will be responsible for short and long term Tennis Program planning that supports the College’s Mission and Vision, and strictly adherences to NCAA, Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference and institutional rules.
Assist each team member in reaching her/his athletic potential, in a manner consistent with the College’s Values.
Teach each team member proper techniques, strategies and, skills that foster growth, development of potential and, opportunities to achieve success.
Develop a strong sense of team within the Tennis Teams, the Department and the College.
Organize productive practice sessions
Prepare team members for high levels of collegiate competition
Support the academic and future occupational goals of each team member
Model and foster appropriate sportsmanship, competitiveness, and humility
Finish in the top three (3) of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Direct supervision of assistant coaches, student manager, student assistants, and team personnel for the Tennis Programs.
Allocate, oversee, and modify (as needed) teams’ budgets, including operating and booster budgets.
Fundraise yearly, a minimum of 10% equivalent of program operating budget.
Increase booster budget funds in conjunction with Development Office guidelines.
Maintain a current working knowledge of NCAA and conference regulations, educate all team members, coaching staff members, and boosters, alumni, parents on those rules and regulations, and oversee adherence to them.
Develop and foster community relationships that benefit the Tennis Programs, The Department and College
Facilitate Team involvement that is beneficial to community organizations and individuals
Expand the Teams’ supporters, boosters and “ownership” groups
Facilitate and encourage campus and community involvement by all Team members
Assist in developing, fostering and maintaining practice and competition venue relationships
Complete one (1) Community Service Project with Team
Participate in one (1) Athletic Department Community Service Project
Identify outstanding student-athlete candidates for Edgewood College and the Tennis Programs.
Develop relationships with recruited student-athletes and parents/guardians.
Develop relationships with high school/club coaches, teachers, alumni, and others that can aid in the recruitment of student-athletes.
Work closely with the Admissions Office on all recruiting activities.
Recruit and retain outstanding and unique student-athletes, every year.
Maintain complete and competitive rosters based on Athletic Department roster limitations.
Attend all Athletic Department staff meetings
Attend all Divisional meetings
Participate in Athletic Department’s annual Golf Outing
Serve as Event Manager for Athletic home contests outside your sport
Other duties as assigned
Necessary Education or Work Experience:
Bachelors degree in a related field required. Masters degree preferred.
At least 5 years experience as a high school head coach or 3 years experience as a collegiate coach.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills.
General understanding of NCAA III rules
Ability to relate to a diverse population
Understanding of and ability to support the Edgewood College Mission and Values
Valid Driver’s License and outstanding driving record
Specialized Technology Skills:
Comfortable with Office 365 platform
Demonstrated comfort with social media (Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, etc.)
Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.
To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:
Located in Madison, WI, Edgewood College is a liberal arts Catholic college in the Dominican tradition, with 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers more than 40 academic and professional programs, including master’s degrees in business, education, nursing, and other fields, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership. Edgewood is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Edg...ewood College has been named to the 2012 'Best National Universities' list by U.S. News & World Report and this honor is the most recent in a series of national recognitions for Edgewood College. Since August 2011, the College has been named as a "Best in the Midwest" college by Princeton Review and as one of America's best colleges by Forbes Magazine.
Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment and must be willing to contribute to the College’s strategic plan of inclusion