Fresno Pacific University, a member of the NCAA Division II and the Pacific West Conference, seeks a head coach to oversee the successful launch of its women's tennis program, set to begin play during the 2018-19 academic year.
The Head Women’s Tennis Coach reports to the Director of Athletics and is responsible for all phases of a highly competitive NCAA Division II women’s tennis program including, but not limited to, practice and match preparation, recruiting, hiring and supervision of assistant coaches, budget management, alumni and public relations, and adherence to the rules of the NCAA, the Pacific West Conference and Fresno Pacific University. The Head Coach must be committed to student-athletes’ academic, personal, and athletic growth and development, and demonstrate the ability to successfully recruit and motivate NCAA Division II student-athletes.
Culture • Be in agreement with the university's Confession of Faith, have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, be active in the life of the church, and live a life consistent with a commitment to the Lordship of Christ. • Embrace the mission, vision, and values of Fresno Pacific University. • Be Christ-centered in all areas while working with staff, faculty, students, and guests.
Service • Facilitate successful launch of the FPU women’s tennis program and oversee recruitment of student-athletes for the 2018-19 season. • Develop and maintain a women’s tennis program that is athletically competitive within the Pacific West Conference and NCAA Division II. • Work to maintain an atmosphere within the FPU Department of Athletics that is consistent with the mission of Fresno Pacific University, including the active demonstration and modeling of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. • Operate the program within the mission, policies, bylaws, regulations, and interpretations of Fresno Pacific University, the Department of Athletics, the Pacific West Conference, and the NCAA Division II. • Actively engage the members of the program in meaningful and verifiable community service and community engagement. • Actively guide and mentor student-athletes into successful life patterns and choices including those represented by the faith and life commitments of the University. • Actively support and monitor the academic progress of student-athletes, including a commitment to a graduation rate of at least 15% greater than the general student body or up to 90% and a team GPA of approximately 3.0. • Is responsible for all administrative aspects of the program including scheduling, off-season conditioning, program equipment, program budget, and the direction of FPU-identified athletic summer camps. • Oversee, organize, and conduct effective practice sessions including sessions involving individual work. • Oversee, organize, and conduct an effective recruitment strategy that, in good faith, focuses on student-athletes who are eligible under the NCAA Division II and the Pacific West Conference and who understand and agree to abide by the faith and life commitments of the University. • Actively support and engage in FPU fundraising efforts for the program, the Sunbird Club, plus other FPU fundraising efforts as appropriate, needed, or required. • Engage in the promotion of the University, the Department of Athletics, and the program as requested by the Athletics Communications Office, the Director of Athletics, or the University President. • Work in support of FPU staff, faculty, and administration in all areas including facilities, athletics administration, athletics communications, sports medicine, student life, and academic efforts. • Attend department meetings and major events (e.g. department meetings, workdays, athletics professional development sessions, Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet, Sunbird Golf Classic, and End-of-Year Athletic Awards Celebration). • Provide an annual, approved academic plan and professional development plan for the program. • Demonstrate a professional commitment to involvement in local, regional, and national program-related organizations as needed or possible. • Review NCAA rules with student-athletes when necessary and reinforce the importance of compliance. • Facilitate the provision of all information necessary to determine prospective student-athlete eligibility. • Provide complete off-campus contact and evaluation request logs and forms. • Monitor the permissible number of contacts and evaluations per NCAA bylaws. • Provide complete and accurate expense reports, and follow all University and Department of Athletics financial procedures. • Declare playing and practice seasons and submit to the Director of Athletics for review and approval. • Ensure team's compliance with NCAA rules related to playing and practice seasons including monthly athletically-related activity logs. • In cooperation with the Associate Athletics Director, monitor the scheduling process, verifying that the schedule meets NCAA and conference scheduling requirements. • Develop a competition schedule with the impact of athletic-related activity on class time and the overall student-athlete experience with Life in the Balance as a major focus. • Educate student-athletes regarding NCAA regulations governing employment. • Annually pass the NCAA Coach’s Certification Exam. • Follow the established process for renewal and non-renewal of athletically-related financial aid. • Ensure that student-athletes and assistants abide by the University’s ethical conduct and sportsmanship requirements. • Respond to requests for information from Athletics Administration in a timely manner, especially when deadlines are indicated. • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics or Associate Athletics Director.
Required • Commitment to the Christian mission of the University. • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. • Previous successful coaching experience within the sport of tennis. • Strong organizational and administrative skills • Demonstrated commitment to following NCAA, conference and institution legislation and rules. • Proven commitment to athletic and academic success. • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Preferred • Previous successful NCAA Division II coaching experience. • Master’s degree from an accredited institution. • Demonstrated success in recruiting at the collegiate level. • Previous fundraising experience.
Compensation: Pay is based upon qualifications and experience. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, section 125 options, tuition waiver, life and disability insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan.
Download and complete an application form on the FPU Careers Website. Candidates must complete and submit an application in order to be considered for the position. Send completed applications to:
Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, sex, age, or disability. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.
Human Resources Office Phone: 559-453-2245 Fax: 559-453-5514 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please direct any additional questions to Associate Athletics Director, Jeremiah Wood, at email@example.com
Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 3,700 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through... professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 35 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea.
Department of Athletics Description:
Fresno Pacific University is currently a full, championship-eligible member of the NCAA Division II, as well as the Pacific West Conference. The FPU athletics program currently sponsors 14 intercollegiate sports involving nearly 300 student-athletes and has consistently been recognized at the national level, winning 52 conference titles and 15 national titles. FPU is committed to the NCAA Division II “Life in the Balance” philosophy and the NCAA Division II Strategic Positioning Platform with intercollegiate athletics playing an integral role in the total development of the student-athlete. For more information about Sunbird Athletics, visit www.fpuathletics.com.