Rockhurst University – Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach


Rockhurst University is seeking applications for a Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach. Founded by the Jesuits in 1910, Rockhurst is a comprehensive university of 3000 students that offers more than fifty undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs taught by nationally recognized faculty. Rockhurst emphasizes learning, leadership, and service. Our mission is to transform lives by creating a learning community centered on excellence in undergraduate liberal and graduate education. Rockhurst is Catholic and Jesuit, involved in the life and growth of the city and the region, and committed to the service of the contemporary world. We employ approximately 500 faculty and staff.

Rockhurst University is an NCAA Division II member institution and member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

REPORTS TO: Gary Burns

Full time

The Head Men’s & Women’s Tennis coach will be responsible for all aspects of planning, developing, and coaching the Tennis program within the rules of NCAA Division II rules and regulations. The head coach will be responsible for the recruitment and development of student-athletes while also supporting a culture that offers a positive NCAA Division II student-athlete experience.

Plan, organize, direct, and lead the operations for the tennis program including budgeting, scheduling, teaching, and coaching.
Recruit academically and athletically qualified student-athletes
Plan and implement instructional practices that maximize the talent and potential of student-athletes, while instilling values such as, sportsmanship, leadership, and personal wellness.
Demonstrate the ability to relate to, and motivate, student-athletes and to work with a variety of University staff, alumni, and the outside community.
Commitment to compliance and knowledge of NCAA rules

Promote the mission of the Athletic Department and Rockhurst University
Must have excellent leadership and communication skills
Bachelor’s Degree

The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor is it to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

Full-time Rockhurst employees enjoy an excellent benefits package including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • A 37.5-hour work week
  • Tax-deferred retirement plan with a generous company match
  • Free undergraduate and graduate classes for employees – 6 credit hour limit per semester
  • Free undergraduate classes for spouses and dependent children
  • Vacation and sick time along with 14 paid holidays
  • Positive work environment
  • Leadership and development opportunities

The application process requires a cover letter, salary requirements, and contact information for three references. Rockhurst cannot accept any application materials (resumes, cover letters, etc.) by email, mail, or walk-in. All applications and application materials must be submitted through our online application system:

Applicants who would enhance the diversity of the University, such as individuals from historically underrepresented groups, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

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