Wittenberg University – Graduate Assistant Men’s & Women’s Tennis Coach

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About Wittenberg University:

In surveying the grounds of what is now Wittenberg University, the Rev. Ezra Keller, the college’s first president and founder, remarked: “This is a lovely spot for a literary institution,” one that will attract hundreds of students “to drink at the pure fountains of knowledge, and then go forth into the world to do good.” Today, that lovely spot now encompasses more than 100 acres of rolling hills and lush hollows across southwestern Ohio with architecturally distinct structures that embrace Wittenberg’s past and provide a beautiful backdrop to the teaching excellence and faith-based learning environment that has defined the liberal arts University since its founding in 1845. Nationally recognized for accessible professors, best classroom experience, service excellence, and a superior athletics tradition, Wittenberg is home to 1,700 students, 60 majors, minors and special programs, a Graduate School for Professional Studies, and 25 varsity sports.

Wittenberg is a NCAA Division III institution participating in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) and offers a broad-based intercollegiate athletics program with 25 varsity teams – 12 for men and 13 for women – and numerous club and intramural opportunities. Annually, Wittenberg places among the top four in the North Coast Athletic Conference All-sports standings.

Job Description:

Wittenberg University is searching for a Graduate Assistant (GA) Coach for Men’s and Women’s Tennis beginning in the 2020 fall semester (8/1/20). The university offers a Master’s in Athletic Coaching program that focuses on all aspects of coaching and leadership. The GA coaching position and enrollment in the master’s program will afford the successful candidate the ability to directly apply knowledge learned in the classroom to the athletes they coach. The GA Assistant Coach will assist the head coach in leading all aspects of an NCAA Division III athletic program. 

Essential functions include, but not limited to:

  • Assist the Head Coach with practice and game-day preparation and execution.
  • Evaluate, recruit, and graduate student-athletes.
  • Maintain and ensure student-athlete academic integrity.
  • Interact effectively and appropriately with student-athletes, parents, alumni, faculty, peers, community members, and administrators.
  • Provide service to the Institution as assigned by the Director of Athletics & Recreation or the Head Coach.
  • Adhere to NCAA, conference, departmental, and university policies, procedures, and expectations.

Requirements:

For this position, we require that candidates have a bachelor’s degree and acceptance into Wittenberg’s Master’s in Athletic Coaching program.  Candidates must possess excellent organizational and communication skills, and be able to effectively and appropriately interact with student-athletes, parents, alumni, faculty, peers, community members, and administrators.

Knowledge in the following areas is preferred:  Microsoft Office, athletic video and performance review software (i.e. Hudl, Synergy), social media, recruiting software (Frontrush).  A valid driver’s license is also required.

Travel is required as well as some evening, night, and weekend work.

Being authorized to work in the United States is a pre-condition of employment.

Additional Information:

Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website.

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

We ask candidates to set-up an account and make application through our online system. To apply, please upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format.

1. Resume
2. Cover letter
3. Name, address, and phone number of three professional references.

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg’s Human Resources Department at 937.327.7517.

Job Posting: http://wittenberg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=122985

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