About the University of Illinois Chicago
UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.
UIC Flames Athletics is a NCAA Division I athletic program, sponsoring 300 student-athletes across 18 varsity sports. UIC will become the 12th member of the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) beginning with the 2022-23 academic year.
The Head Coach Women’s Tennis is responsible for the development, implementation and promotion of a successful sport program.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Coach and train the members of the team during practices and competitions. Assess skills and instruct athletes on technique.Oversee the recruitment of prospective student-athletes. Identify, evaluate, contact and meet student-athletes and parents. Set up campus visits and attend competitions to observe prospects.Organize, plan and schedule daily practices and drills. Implement plan for game preparation; determine game strategy.Collaborate with athletic staff and university faculty to monitor academic progress of student- athletes to ensure that athletic eligibility and academic standards are maintained.Schedule competitions and develop travel plans. Manage budget.Develop and promote summer camps.Participate in fund raising and alumni relations activities.Adhere to all University, League and NCAA rules and regulations.Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met. Hire, train, develop and manage staff to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet group objectives.Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in sports management, education or in a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Direct knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations required.
CPR and safety certifications
A minimum of five years of athletic coaching experience.
Strong interpersonal, management and communication skills.
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