The head men's and women's tennis coach is responsible for the direction and organization of the Washington & Jefferson College tennis programs. The coach is responsible for the recruitment and retention of academically and athletically qualified student athletes, practice planning, player skill/leadership development, fiscal responsibility, tennis facility overnight and alumni cultivation. The coach is expected to demonstrate leadership, sportsmanship and conduct becoming of the coaching profession. In addition, the coach should maintain a professional and cooperative relationship with the College's faculty, working together for the benefit of the student-athlete. The coach is expected to annually review any rule changes relative to the sport and to always adhere to all rules, regulations and policies of NCAA Division III and the Presidents' Athletic Conference.
Duties and Responsibilities
Plan coaching and practice sessions in accordance with NCAA Division III rules and regulations. Organize and conduct an appropriate number of practice sessions and direct all activities during meets. Coach team members, individually and in groups, and demonstrate proper techniques. Oversee the strength and conditioning programs for student athletes. Monitor and maintain the discipline and conduct of student athletes to support the image and reputation of the athletics program. Provide an environment that supports the achievement of the academic goals of the student athlete. Recruit quality prospective student-athletes and ensure timely submission of their academic records for admissions. Includes identifying prospective student-athletes, evaluating high school prospects, and maintaining accurate records and a database in Front Rush. Responsible for meeting the college-identified annual recruiting goal for the program (6 total recruits, 3 per gender) Administrative
Prepare a schedule of matches and team activities in conjunction with the director of athletics that complies with departmental policies, goals and objectives Administer the sport budget in a fiscally responsible manner and develop program's fundraising strategies. Coordinate team travel, housing and meals and submit a travel itinerary prior to the start of each season. Communicate and cooperate with the equipment manager regarding the distribution, collection and purchasing of athletic equipment and supplies. Manage the development and coordination of community service projects for team members and cultivate alumni groups associated with the program Qualifications
Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations Knowledge of computers and athletic-related software programs Knowledge of effective strategies which focus on helping an individual improve their skills and performance Knowledge of recruitment to a NCAA Division III athletic department Skill with the setting of learning goals and action planning Skill in instruction of student athletes with fundamentals and principles of the sport Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions Skill in developing leadership skills within a team and athletic department Skill in oral and written communication. Supervisory duties Supervisory Duties
This position is responsible for supervision of 2 volunteer assistant coaches.
The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the position.
Job Description Status
The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Washington & Jefferson College reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.
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Washington & Jefferson College offers a comprehensive benefit package for benefit eligible employees; including health, vision, and dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D and LTD coverage, retirement plan, generous leave time, and the tuition benefit programs. These benefits add significantly to the employee's total compensation package.
Getting to Know W&J
Washington & Jefferson College is the best of both worlds: a small-town college setting in historic Washington, Pa., with easy access to the bustling business and cultural districts of nearby Pittsburgh, Pa. just 30 miles to the north. Founded in 1781, W&J College is a private, residential liberal arts college that is focused on student success. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. For more than 200 years, our alumni have influenced change in business, politics, medicine, and the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, doctors, researchers, writers, teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.
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