Haverford College – Head Women’s Tennis Coach


Haverford College seeks a full time, exempt, benefit eligible Head Women’s Tennis Coach. This position reports to the Director of Athletics and carries responsibility for all aspects of a competitive Division III women’s tennis program including but not limited to: planning and executing all practices, game day coaching, recruitment of qualified student-athletes, scheduling, budget management, fundraising activities and adhering to all NCAA, Conference and College rules.  Additional administrative duties will be assigned.

Essential Functions and Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct practices and games.  Responsible for communication/coordination with the Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Enforce departmental policies and team rules as to travel and conduct both on and off the field
  • Supervise and Evaluate Assistant Coach
  • Maintain liaison with college and athletic administrators, trainers and SID as appropriate for a head coach.  Maintain communication with faculty liaison
  • All Full Time athletic personnel must attend monthly College Administrative Professional Staff meetings, athletic staff meetings as scheduled, weekly athletic logistics meetings, other special college meetings as announced, and Conference meetings
  • Adherence to all regulations of the College, Centennial Conference, and NCAA
  • Demonstrate success in the recruiting of student athletes who meet both the academic and athletic standards of Haverford College and its Women’s Tennis Program
  • Operate within a budget that covers all operational costs of the program. Additional team fundraising activities, as approved by the Athletic Director, may be overseen to supplement special team gear and/or trips
  • Represent Haverford at all times in a professional manner including dealings with officials and opposing coaches
  • Continued and consistent communication with alumnae
  • Scheduling of all non-conference opponents in a manner that meets both budgetary and competitive goals
  • Support of community service programs for student athletes
  •  First Aid, CPR, AED Certified
  • Other assignments will be made by and discussed with the Director of Athletics.

Education, Training & Experience:

Required:  Bachelor’s degree, 1st Aid/CPR/AED certification, Experience playing or coaching tennis at the College level, Strong recruiting skills.

Strongly Desired:  Master’s degree.

Special Requirements: Include extensive travel, weekends, evenings, and transportation of students. A clear background check and Motor Vehicle Record check are required.

Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required of this Position

  • Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one place to another):
    • Sedentary Lifting: (0-10 pounds) Three to six hours
    • Light Lifting (10-20 pounds): Three to six hours
    • Moderate Lifting (20-50 pounds): Up to three hours
    • Heavy Lifting (50 to 100 pounds): Up to three hours
  • Pulling (to exert force upon an abject to move or change its direction: Three to six hours
  • Pushing (to draw an object toward oneself to move or change its direction): Three to six hours
  • Carrying (to hold objects while moving entire body): Three to six hours
  • Reaching or working above shoulder (to extend arms upward or outward away from body): Up to three hours
  • Walking (to move entire body in erect position): Three to six hours
  • Standing (to maintain body in erect posture in stationary position): Three to six hours
  • Sitting (to rest weight on buttocks and back of thighs with legs bent at knees): Three to six hours
  • Crouching/Stooping (to bend upper body forward while fully flexing knees): Up to three hours
  • Kneeling (to maintain upper body in erect position while resting knees on ground): Up to three hours
  • Climbing (to ascend or descent heights using ladders, scaffolding, stairs, poles, inclined surfaces): Up to three hours
  • Twisting (to rotate upper body while feet remain stationary): Up to three hours
  • Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor, forklift, etc.): Up to three hours
  • Exposure Limitation (i.e., cold water, dust, gas, fumes, extreme temperatures): Three to six hours

To Apply: Interested candidates should complete an application, to include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) references by visiting https://haverford.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Haverford-Campus/Head-Women-s-Tennis-Coach_R262. The application deadline is Friday, July 10, 2020. Failure to provide the required documents may result in lack of consideration. Haverford College does not sponsor work visas.

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status. Haverford has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition of the College. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster their contribution to the College’s mission.

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