DePaul University – Assistant Women’s Tennis Coach / Women’s Tennis Graduate Assistant


Date Job Description Written: 05/16/23
Supervisor: Head Coach, Women’s Tennis

General Summary:

Founded in 1898, DePaul University is the largest Catholic University in the nation. DePaul University competes at the NCAA Division I level and is a member of the BIG EAST Conference, sponsoring 15 sports. As a member of the DePaul Athletics Department, this role will serve as Assistant Coach for the Women’s Tennis team.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the evaluation, recruitment, preparation, and development of all student-athletes. Assist the Head Coach with NCAA Compliance documentation, Teamworks data entry and logs, and ensuring adherence to NCAA rules. (50%)
  • Assist with budget, travel, equipment purchases, and expense reports in conjunction with the business office. (20%)
  • Assist with monitoring and encouraging the academic success of student-athletes in conjunction with academic advising (10%)
  • Assist with team scheduling. Organize and run special events. (10%)
  • Assist with Alumni relations and support organizations of DePaul University.  (5%)
  • Knowledge of and adherence to DePaul University, BIG EAST Conference, and NCAA compliance policies and procedures. Attend and participate in monthly NCAA rules compliance meetings. (5%)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled full-time in a graduate program at DePaul University.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Encompass the ability to work independently and/or remotely, with limited supervision, and make professional decisions.
    • Must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • Supervise 8-12 student-athletes and volunteer coaches, when applicable.
  • In order to avoid potential conflicts of interest, applicants may not work (paid or unpaid) for national, local, or University media outlets or entities.

Preferred Requirements:

  • A prior working knowledge of NCAA, BIG EAST Conference, and University rules and regulations as they apply to intercollegiate athletics are preferred.
  • Playing and/or coaching experience at the NCAA Division I level.

Hour Requirements / Schedule:

  • Approximately 20 hours per week, including evenings, weekends, and university holiday breaks. Work is unable to be conducted fully remotely and will have essential in-person responsibilities.

If interested in applying, applicants should reach out to Head Coach Marisa Arce ([email protected]) with a cover letter and references.

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