University of Illinois Springfield – Assistant Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach

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University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) is a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference and NCAA Division II sponsoring 17 intercollegiate sports. UIS Athletics operates out of the 16.2 million dollar Recreation and Athletic Center. UIS is located in Springfield, Illinois, which is the capital city of the State of Illinois and has a population of approximately 115,000. Springfield is located in central Illinois approximately 3 hours south of Chicago and 2 hours northeast of St. Louis, Missouri. UIS is a campus of the world-class University of Illinois, offering innovative, high-quality liberal arts & sciences education, professional programs at undergraduate and gradua​te levels, and an extensive array of internships and opportunities to engage in the local community and in state government. The learning environment is intellectually rich, with an emphasis on undergraduate research, and class sizes that foster student-faculty collaboration. UIS provides students in government and public service majors with extraordinary opportunities to develop leadership skills through study and work in the living laboratory that is Illinois state government. UIS is also a national leader in the delivery of online education, and its College of Business & Management is accredited by AACSB.  UIS ranked the fourth best public university in the Midwest Regional category and the top public regional university in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report in 2020.

The University of Illinois Springfield is searching for a part-time Visiting Assistant Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach.  The primary function of this position is to be the assistant coach of the UIS men’s and women’s tennis teams.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Assist with the development of competitive intercollegiate men’s and women’s tennis programs within the guidelines of the NCAA Division II, the Great Lakes Valley Conference and UIS. 

2. Assist with player development during practices and on court coaching during matches. 

3. Assist in the coordination of all practice activities and team travel including providing transportation. 

4. Assist in recruiting highly successful student/athletes who are both physically and academically talented and who strive to graduate from UIS. 

5. Assist with the fundraising, marketing and promoting intercollegiate athletics at UIS 

6. Attend Athletic Department meetings and rules education as scheduled during the year. 

7. All intercollegiate staff members are required to follow NCAA Division II, GLVC, and institutional rules policies and procedures. This will be part of the yearly evaluation process and coaches will be held accountable for all NCAA Division II rules compliance.  Repeated secondary violations and/or a major violation will be considered grounds for immediate termination of employment within the Intercollegiate Athletic Department at the University of Illinois at Springfield. 

8. Performs other related duties as assigned by the athletic administration and/or the head men’s and women’s tennis coach. 

Qualifications/minimum education and work experience:

This position is a paid, part-time position eligible for a tuition and service fee waiver.  Additionally there may be the possibility of housing.

If interested, please send cover letter, resume, and professional references to Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach, Raul Quevedo at rquev2@uis.edu by June 19, 2020.

Bachelor’s degree required; demonstrated experience in coaching or individual skill instruction of the sport of tennis is highly preferred. Collegiate or professional playing experience preferred. Must be able to obtain an Illinois driver’s license. Must pass a comprehensive background check. Ability to work successfully with a diverse campus community.  Evening and weekend work required as necessary.

UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Persons with disabilities, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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