Amherst College invites applications for the Assistant Coach of Women's Tennis position. The assistant coach is a full-time, casual position without benefits. The assistant coach assists the head coach in all aspects of a highly competitive NCAA Division III Tennis program. The assistant coach is responsible for recruiting correspondence and evaluations, daily operations, practice planning, coaching, scouting, player development and various other administrative tasks as assigned by the head coach. The position requires an understanding of the role of intercollegiate athletics in a highly competitive academic environment. Requires night and weekend work, and overnight travel to away games and recruiting tournaments. The assistant coach takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Assist with in-season coaching and teaching to develop student-athletes' skill, conceptual understanding and teamwork
Assist in practice planning and player development
Actively involved in video and live scouting of opponents
Assist in evaluation of opponents and develop game strategies for scouting reports
Assist in off-season individual/team meetings, leadership development, clinic organization
Primary coordinator of recruiting correspondence and database management
Primary organizer of recruiting tournaments for efficient evaluation of talent
Actively participates in phone calls and recruitment of potential student-athletes
Help coordinate and organize student-athlete on-campus visits
Compliance with College, NESCAC, and NCAA rules and regulations
Perform any and all other related duties as assigned or directed by the head coach
A valid driver's license and successful credentialing is required in order to operate College vehicles
Collegiate playing and/or coaching experience
Interestedcandidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (e-mail and/or telephone number) for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.
ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!