The College of Wooster – Head Coach, Men’s Tennis

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Summary:
The Head Men’s Tennis Coach, oversees all aspects of the NCAA D-III Men’s Tennis program, ensuring compliance with NCAA, NCAC, and College policies. Responsibilities include coaching, recruiting, managing budgets, and fostering alumni connections. This 10-month position includes morning, evening, and weekend duties and may involve teaching in the Physical Education minor. Additional assignments in committee work and administration may be assigned.

Essential Departmental Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, develops, and directs all team training and conditioning activities (with the support of strength and conditioning staff) and contest schedule at a level that will maintain the Men’s Tennis program’s position of competitive leadership in the North Coast Athletic Conference and the NCAA Division III.
  • Recruits academically and athletically strong applicants for the selective and competitive applicant pool at The College of Wooster in partnership with the Office of Advancement.
  • Manages administrative tasks like budgeting, purchasing, and travel arrangements.
  • Develops and maintains a strong alumnus and parent support system and work with the Office of Advancement in the area of fundraising.
  • Maintains team statistical records and establishes a strong social media platform in partnership with the Office of Athletic Communications,
  • Stays updated on coaching best practices.
  • Supports student-athlete welfare with athletic trainers.
  • Coordinates with Aspen Racquet Club for scheduling of indoor practice and competition space.
  • Collaborates with College of Wooster Women’s Tennis program.
  • Participates in the NCAC governance for Tennis at coaches meetings.
  • All coaches may be assigned additional duties in the area of teaching, committee work and administrative duties. These responsibilities are determined annually by the Chair of Physical Education and Director (Associate Director) of Athletics and Physical Education.
  • Serves as an active member of the athletic department’s team, which provides leadership, goals, and program implementation to our nearly 2,000 undergraduate students.
  • Cultivates collaborative relationships across campus.
  • Participates in committees and initiatives.
  • Develops meaningful connections with students, staff and faculty by being available and visible on campus.
  • Engages team members in community service activities.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to and compliance with the College’s and Department of Athletics and Physical Education policies and procedures as well as the NCAC and NCAA constitutions, bylaws, legislation, and regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Three to five years related experience highlighting a successful record of coaching and recruiting at the intercollegiate level. 
  • Knowledge of NCAA regulations and guidelines governing the recruitment and retention of student-athletes.  
  • CPR, First Aid, and AED Certification is required (and can be completed after hire).
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.
  • The ability to obtain College driver certification is desirable.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to speak effectively and professionally with students, faculty and staff, and the public.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety regulations.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
  • Ability to handle several projects simultaneously and work well under pressure. 
  • Flexibility to respond to changing priorities. 
  • Maintain composure in high-pressure situations. 

Knowledge:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments. 
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Basic Word/Excel and ability to learn and operate recruiting software.

Abilities:

  • Must have the ability to interact in a sensitive, courteous, and understanding way with members of a diverse academic community, including students, faculty, staff, and the general public.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive matters confidentially.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the priorities and ideals of The College of Wooster and the Department of Athletics and Physical Education.

Work Environment: 

  • The Head Coach is required to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, or holidays.
  • Some heavy lifting / moving equipment is required.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Travel for athletic contests, recruiting, coaches meetings and convention/caucus attendance is required.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the Head Coach regularly travels in outside weather conditions and is exposed to wet or humid conditions, extreme temperatures, dirt, and dust.

Physical Demands: 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
  • The individual must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The College of Wooster does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, political affiliation, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, disability, age, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy, or by state, local, or federal law. All offers of employment are subject to verification of the legal right to work in the United States as required by federal law. The College of Wooster is committed by policy and practice to diversity, equity and inclusion. For more information see our nondiscrimination policy.

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