Part-Time Assistant Women's Tennis Coach Whitman College
WHITMAN COLLEGE Located in the historic community of Walla Walla, Whitman's beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually dynamic, diverse, and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty and 1,500 students. With an endowment exceeding $700 million, fiercely loyal alumni, exceptional students, and accomplished faculty and staff, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence ranking as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.
Whitman College is building a diverse academic community and especially encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's learning environment. Whitman College is an EEO employer.
POSITION PURPOSE To assist the head coach in all aspects of a nationally competitive NCAA Division III program with areas of focus to be determined by the head coach based on both present abilities and opportunity for professional growth. This position works up to 1,000 hours across 9 months.
Practice and team meetings - Assist the head coach in the organization and preparation of practices and in conducting safe and strategic individual and team training sessions.
Player development - Serve as a mentor, teacher, leader and role model to student-athletes. Assist in video analysis and be available to players for individual lessons and meetings.
Recruiting - Support the head coach in the development and incorporation of a comprehensive recruiting plan that demonstrates successful results for the recruitment, yield and retention of academically and athletically qualified student-athletes.
Travel - Be cleared to drive both rental vehicles and Whitman vehicles. Be ready to assume all duties of head coach when the team are playing in different tournament or dual match locations.
Community outreach and fundraising - Assist the head coach in the organization and implementation of community outreach at local schools and fundraising camps and clinics with the opportunity for extra income through this work.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Individuals must be able to explain and/or demonstrate that they possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to safely perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Commitment to recruiting, on court coaching and player development
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work independently and in team settings
Ability to positively and actively contribute to the College's core values of diversity, equity and inclusion
Demonstrated sound judgment and mature decision-making
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Demonstrated proficiency with social media is preferred
Bachelor's degree is preferred.
Valid drivers' license
APPLICATION REVIEW Application review will begin July 26 and will continue until the position is filled.