Illinois State University, Intercollegiate Athletics Graduate Assistant – Women’s Tennis


Illinois State University, a NCAA Division I institution, member of the Missouri Valley Conference invites applications for the position of Graduate Assistant for Women’s Tennis within the department of Athletics. This pre-professional, 12-month position includes a tuition waiver and a stipend of $1,395 per month. The successful applicant must meet the admission requirements for Illinois State’s Graduate School.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the head coach with player development
  • Plan and organize team travel
  • Actively recruit prospective players following all NCAA regulations and rules. Handle all aspects of personal recruiting trips.
  • Assisting with all other aspects of a nationally competitive Division I tennis program.

As a part of your responsibilities, you will follow the regulations and guidelines of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Missouri Valley Conference, the Missouri Valley Football conference or the Summit League, the Athletics Department and Illinois State University.

Required qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Eligibility for appointment per the requirements in the Graduate Assistant Handbook
  • Graduate student at Illinois State University majoring in Sports Management, Exercise Physiology, Psychology of Sport & Physical Activity, or Recreation Administration.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Previous tennis coaching experience.
  • Previous collegiate level playing experience.
  • Knowledge of racquet stringing
  • Computer skills; including Word, Excel, and Publisher
  • Good communication skills via phone and email for arranging travel

To assure full consideration, interested individuals MUST apply online at Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.

Illinois State University
Campus Box 7130 – Horton Fieldhouse – Normal, IL 61790

Contact: Maja Kovacek, Head Women’s Tennis Coach

Application Procedure: Applicants must apply online at

Apply-By Date: May 13th, 2020
Starting Date: No later than August 16th, 2020 Posting ID #: 0713262

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