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Under the general direction of the Athletic Director, the head tennis coach will recruit qualified student-athletes for the tennis programs, instruct and develop student-athletes in the sport of tennis, prepare for matches, and assist in the participation of community. Instruction must include, but not be limited to, the rules, strategies, and techniques related to practice and competition in this sport. The head coach provides administrative support to the university’s NCAA Division III program. The head coach will also support the mission and goals of the athletic department.
essential duties Please include the following. Other functions can be assigned.
- Coaching, Instruction and Team Management (50%)
- Model and instruct student-athletes in departmental, college, conference, and NCAA policies and procedures, including Hood’s Honor Code, Alcohol Policy, Code of Conduct, Travel Policy, conference bylaws and procedures and NCAA guidelines;
- Organize and conduct practices during the traditional season (as defined by the National Collegiate Athletic Association) for the sport. Non-traditional seasonal (or off-season) practices may be required with the help of GAs and assistant coaches;
- Develop team safety and travel plans in accordance with departmental and university guidelines for safety and other requirements;
- Serve as department and College representative during team trips for in-season and off-season competitions. Supervise the team during all trips, lead the team during the event;
- Manage and account for the budget. Submit the required forms and reports to the Director of the Athletics and Accounting Department;
- Develop and implement fundraising strategies for the team;
- Ensure adherence to NCAA regulations, conference bylaws and procedures, and departmental policies. Participate in NCAA and Conference meetings and voting procedures, as appropriate;
- Refer student-athletes to College resources as needed to help them with academic, medical, and/or personal issues that may arise during the year;
- Work with the Athletic Director on annual recruitment goals for the program;
- Other functions assigned by the Director of Athletics;
- Recruitment (40%)
- Work with the Director of Athletics and the Admissions Department to develop an annual recruitment plan to identify potential student-athletes;
- Work with the Director of Athletics and the Admissions Department to recruit qualified student-athletes, both incoming freshmen and transfer students, to Hood College; including off-campus contacts and assessments, as well as serving as a college representative during on-campus prospect visits;
- Respond to inquiries from prospective students and maintain a contact log;
- Sports Information Assistant (10%)
- Assist the Sports Information Office with the promotion of Hood’s 26 varsity sports;
- May include some office and game day responsibilities;
We are looking for a candidate who values diversity, equity and inclusion in everything they do. Candidates must have strong organizational skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively with partners across campus in support of Hood College’s mission as a student-centered liberal arts institution.
To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to successfully perform each essential task. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- Proven integrity, leadership and a thorough understanding of men’s and women’s tennis are required.
- The candidate must possess a strong commitment and ability to motivate, teach, mentor, and recruit academically qualified student-athletes.
- You must have a valid driver’s license.
Education and/or Experience
- A bachelor’s degree and proven successful training is required, with 2-3 years of experience preferred, preferably at the college level or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
- Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations preferred.
- Strong oral and written communication skills required.
Mastery of MS Office tools (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint), email and the Internet. Ability to learn new applications quickly, including organization-wide information systems and department-specific software applications.
Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively provide information and respond positively to questions from internal and external customers, both in person and over the phone. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Domain of statistical and financial concepts. You must have the ability to apply those concepts to monitoring, forecasting, goal setting, and reporting interpretation. You must be able to draw conclusions from reports and make profitable decisions regarding programs.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a number of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions provided in written, oral, diagram, or program form. Ability to work independently and as a member of a group in developing and executing project plans. Ability to work in the theoretical field and apply logic as appropriate.
The physical demands described here are representative 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 people with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to stand; to walk; use fingers, hands, reach and arms; and talk and listen. The employee is required to sit down. Occasionally, the employee may be required to stand and lift and move up to twenty-five pounds. Specific vision skills required by this job include close vision. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and could include interaction with other staff members, students and the public, telephones and other office equipment.
We invite qualified candidates to apply online through our electronic application, which requires the submission of a resume and three professional references.
If you need help with the online application process, please email [email protected] or call (301) 696-3592.
Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals who are legally eligible to work in the United States. Employer EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability
Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission, and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable law, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodations for applicants and disabled students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be directed to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (312 AD), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, visit http://www.hood.edu/non-discrimination/.