St. Mary’s College of California – Men’s Tennis Assistant Coach


Primary Purpose: The Assistant Coach – Men’s Tennis assists the Head Coach in administrating the intercollegiate athletics program. This is a nine (9) month position with possible renewal based on performance and identified funding.

Essential Functions

  1. Develops a fundamental knowledge and maintains compliance of rules and regulations governing intercollegiate athletics while working within the department’s rules, regulations, and policies.
  2. Participates in the effective recruiting, instruction, and coaching of student-athletes, emphasizing fundamentals, conditioning, game preparation, and strategy.
  3. Supports an environment that emphasizes academics as a priority, making every effort to ensure that all student-athletes meet academic requirements, while working to integrate sports into the academic life of the University.
  4. Supports discipline in the program, promotes fairness, understanding, and protectiveness of student-athletes while motivating them.
  5. Helps to create an environment of cooperation and continuous improvement, maintaining positive communications supporting the athletic program, the University, and University staff.
  6. Participates in marketing and promotional activities with media, alumni, and civic groups consistent with the objectives of the athletic program.
  7. Assists with recruiting evaluations, official visits, and any travel-related activities of prospective student-athletes.
  8. Possibility of teaching and/or coordinating tennis club operations.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

St. Mary’s College of California recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty and staff.

This position serves as Campus Security Authority (CSA) as outlined by the Clery Act. CSAs have federally mandated responsibilities to report crimes that are reported them.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Two (2) years of tennis experience, either as a Division I Student-Athlete or Collegiate/Professional Coach.

Preferred Qualifications

Skills/Knowledge and Expertise:

  • Working knowledge of NCAA and Conference Rules and Regulations as they pertain to student-athletes.
  • Knowledge of effective coaching practices.
  • Recruiting skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires extended periods of sitting, standing and walking. Occasional climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Requires lengthy durations of time spent outdoors. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work is performed in a standard office environment and athletic venues during standard business hours, as well as during non-regular office hours to fulfill business needs. Occasional travel required for competition and recruiting.

Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

Hiring Range

$15.50 – $19.81 per hour. We consider factors such as, but not limited to, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s qualifications, internal equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Background Check Statement

All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

AA/EEO Policy Statement

St. Mary’s College of CA  is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

If interested in applying, please reach out to Greg Kennett at [email protected]

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