Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Head Women’s Tennis Coach


Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Time type: Full time (12 month position)
Posted on: 5/22/23

Job Description: 

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona. The University’s Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2021-22, there were over 11,100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University’s residential campuses and approximately 20,195 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity:

The Embry-Riddle Athletics department is seeking a Head Women’s Tennis Coach to join their growing team! This individual will be responsible for all aspects of directing the Embry-Riddle women’s tennis program, such as designing and implementing a strategy to recruit qualified student-athletes, designing practice plans and conducting practice sessions, and preparing strategies for competition. The Head Women’s Tennis Coach will provide support for the academic progress of student-athletes and develop and maintain effective interactions with students and faculty/staff. This person must comply with all NCAA Division II, Sunshine State Conference and ERAU rules and regulations, and provide leadership in community service and fundraising events for the program.

Essential Job Functions and Duties:

  • Actively recruit qualified student-athletes who have an interest in one of the University’s academic programs.
  • Provide fundamental and advanced instruction of women’s tennis techniques and philosophy to student-athletes.
  • Administer all facets of the women’s tennis program.   
  • Promote the women’s tennis program and pursue opportunities to fundraise resources outside of the University budget.
  • Develop relationships within the University to promote the women’s tennis program and the student-athlete concept; develop relationships within the community to promote the women’s tennis program; conduct activities (workshops, summer camps, clinics, etc.) to promote the women’s tennis program; work with the Sports Information staff to help generate ideas for media feature stories. Actively support and promote the NCAA’s Life in the Balance strategic positioning platform, embracing the six ideals of learning, balance, resourcefulness, sportsmanship, passion, and service.


Required Education and Professional Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1-3 years collegiate coaching experience.

Required skills, knowledge, abilities:

  • Requires previous participation in and expert knowledge of sport specialty.
  • Ability to motivate student-athletes and the capability to teach sport-appropriate skills and strategy.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and organizational ability required.
  • Public relations and fundraising skills.
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