To run highly competitive men’s and women’s tennis programs, recognized nationally both athletically and academically, consistent with the student-athlete philosophy of NCAA Division III athletics, which generates College and community enthusiasm and support.1. Develop, and administer highly competitive men’s and women’s tennis programs, consistent with the student-athlete philosophy of NCAA Division III athletics, which generates College and community enthusiasm and support. Become competitive at the conference, regional and national levels. Oversee all administrative and coaching activities within the two tennis programs.2. Meet or exceed established recruiting targets. Coordinate recruiting efforts with the admission office; develop a successful team recruiting strategy; visit high schools to meet with coaches and recruits; call, e-mail, and write prospects and coaches; record recruiting action. Maintain active communication with the admission staff through phone, in-person and electronic means (e-mail, text, etc.). Organize and participate in all on-campus recruiting activities including admissions recruiting days, official campus visits, and overnight programs. Fully embrace and utilize athletic recruiting software.3. Create and foster a positive team culture that emphasizes individual and group leadership development. Ensure the team atmosphere and environment grows proportionally as each team develops.4. Investigate and develop training, competition and travel schedules. Organize and purchase equipment, develop team traditions, hire coaching staff and develop marketing materials related to the tennis programs.5. Schedule all home and away competitions and set appropriate practice days and times for the men’s and women’s tennis in accordance with CCIW and NCAA rules and regulations.6. Assist the athletic director in the hiring of graduate assistants (GA’s) and any part-time assistant tennis coaches. Act as immediate supervisor for the part-time assistant men’s and women’s tennis coaches, GA’s, student-workers, and volunteer coaches. Create job descriptions, train, assign and evaluate their effectiveness on a regular basis.7. Develop a retention program in conjunction with other departments on campus to ensure appropriate persistence from year-to-year. Meet individually with members of both the men’s and women’s tennis teams to ensure team and individual goals are being understood and met.8. Develop and implement an on-going fund-raising plan in collaboration with director of alumni engagement and/or the executive director of development.9. Operate fiscally sound programs with an annually balanced budget. Review all budget activities and expenditures on a regular basis. Submit purchase order requests and clear credit card bills in an appropriate and timely fashion.10. Actively encourage leadership and scholarship among student-athletes. Monitor the academic progress of all the athletes on the teams, in collaboration with the director of academic support services, assistant athletic director, and the athletic director. Adhere to all compliance and eligibility rules and regulations. Participate in the department’s leadership and scholarship programs.11. Other related duties as appropriately assigned.MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:1. Perform routine office functions such as typing, filing, copying and some light lifting.2. Participate in logistical activities such as delivering materials to and picking up materials from the campus print shop and mailroom, storage areas, vendor facilities and other locations.
The head men’s and women’s tennis coach must be able to independently organize training, competition, recruiting, events, travel, personnel, and budget for maximum efficiency of the programs.
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred.
One to three years of experience as a collegiate tennis coach; collegiate playing experience is desired. A successful record of recruiting, developing and retaining college student-athletes is essential.
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Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience
Founded in 1861, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in six areas. North Central College is committed to academic excellence; a climate that emphasizes leadership, ethics, values and service; a curriculum that balances job-related knowledge with a liberal arts foundati...on; and a caring environment with small classes. North Central College student-athletes compete in 25 intercollegiate sports (13 for men and 12 for women) in NCAA Division III and the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin. North Central College has won 31 team national championships and 123 individual national championships. A total of 389 student-athletes have earned 1,007 All-America selections and 228 student-athletes have earned 369 national academic awards. Varsity athletic teams include: Baseball (M) Basketball (M,W) Cross Country (M,W) Football (M) Golf (M,W) Lacrosse (M*,W) Soccer (M,W) Softball (W) Swimming (M,W) Tennis (M,W) Track and Field - indoor and outdoor (M,W) Triathlon (W*) Volleyball (M,W) Wrestling (M)*Men’s Lacrosse and Women’s Triathlon begin competition in the 2016-2017 academic year.To learn more about Cardinal athletics, visit northcentralcardinals.com.