FLSA Status: Exempt Months Per Year: 12 Hours Per Week: 37.5
Position Description The head men's and women's tennis coach position is responsible for planning and implementing a competitive and well-rounded intercollegiate men's and women's tennis program to include the holistic development of the individual student-athletes.
Major Function: Recruiting, Student-Athlete Instruction and Game Planning, Program development – friend and fundraising, Rules Compliance reporting, Budget management, Scheduling, Travel and Logistics
Essential Functions: • Provide oversight of all aspects relating to building, developing, and leading a highly competitive Division I men's and women's tennis program. Plan, schedule and conduct skill instruction, practices, try-outs and competitions. • Use teaching and coaching methods to help players improve their tennis skills. The head coach will also be responsible for all aspects of program budget management including the administration of athletic aid and recruiting expenses. • Foster and maintain a culture within the men's and women's tennis program that demonstrates a commitment to NCAA rules compliance. • Interface with the campus and community to promote the University and the men's and women's tennis program. In conjunction with the Athletic Development officer and other campus constituents, conduct and/or participate in fundraising activities for men's and women's tennis.
Marginal Functions: Represent the University, Athletics, and the men's and women's tennis program in public appearances, including alumni functions, radio, web cast, and/or media interviews, as assigned by the Athletic Director and/or per institutional contractual agreements.
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree and two years recruiting experience at the four-year level, preferably NCAA Division I OR an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
Preferred Qualifications: • Master's degree with three to five years' experience in recruiting and scheduling at the NCAA Division I. • Successful candidate will have a knowledge of, and commitment to, NCAA rules and guidelines, and will be required to pass the Coaches Certification Exam, annually.
Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the NCAA, any athletics conference Seattle University may join, and other established bodies that govern or oversee intercollegiate athletics. In the event Employee becomes aware, or has reasonable cause to believe, that violations of these organizations' constitutions, bylaws, rules or regulations may have taken place, Employee shall promptly report the same to the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Rules Education at the University. Employee shall cooperate fully and completely with any investigation of any alleged violation, whether such investigation is conducted by the University, NCAA or any other duly authorized agency or individual.
The successful candidate possesses the ability to recruit and retain high caliber student-athletes; demonstrates the ability to provide leadership for practice and game strategies; and have proven the ability to communicate constructively with student-athletes. Individual must also have the ability to communicate effectively with staff and faculty, must embody the highest of ethical standards and must demonstrate the willingness to respect the Catholic, Jesuit values of the University.
All candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university's mission, vision, and values.
This position requires a criminal history background check.
Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2017" ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.
In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.
Application Instructions Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying. Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified.