Vassar College – Head Women’s Tennis Coach


Position Title Head Women’s Tennis Coach 

Department Athletics & Physical Education Department 

Duration of Position Academic year/Full time 

Employee Type Faculty 

Posting Number F021P 

About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is deeply committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, diversity and inclusiveness. Vassar seeks to create a pluralistic community for all staff, faculty and students. Vassar College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer, and applications from women, individuals with disabilities and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus. 

Position Introduction

Vassar College invites applications for the position of Head Women’s Tennis Coach. This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty, benefit-eligible ten-month position. Weekend, holiday, early morning and/or late evening hours are required 

AA Statement Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Position Description Job Summary 

The successful candidate will serve as the head coach in all aspects of a highly competitive and inclusive NCAA Division III women’s tennis program including, but not limited to: 

  • The recruitment and retention of qualified student-athletes 
  • Budget management 
  • Game strategies and competitive coaching 
  • On-court instruction for practices and matches 
  • Player and team development 
  • Fundraising and community service 
  • Equipment management 
  • Travel 
  • Competitive scheduling 
  • Academic monitoring 
  • Alumni engagement 
  • Hiring and supervision of a part-time assistant coach 
  • Additional duties in the department to be determined (i.e.: teaching, facilities, game management, student-athlete leadership development, etc.) 
  • The head coach is also expected to adhere to all NCAA, Liberty League and Vassar rules and regulations.

How to Apply Required Qualifications 

Bachelor’s degree; coaching experience at the collegiate level. Certification in CPR, AED and First Aid is mandatory and can be obtained through Vassar College as needed. A valid driver’s license, official academic transcript(s) and the successful result of a background check are mandatory. 

Preferred Qualifications 

Master’s degree in a related field; minimum of 3-5 years coaching experience at the collegiate level; demonstrated ability to recruit and retain student-athletes who are committed to academic and athletic excellence; experience with fundraising and/or alumni relations. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills as well as demonstrated success as an assistant or head coach at the collegiate level. 

Application Instructions 

Qualified applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, résumé, three references (with phone numbers and email addresses) and a diversity statement highlighting contributions to and/or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through coaching to: No applications by email will be accepted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those applications received by July 12, 2021. For additional information please visit Vassar at 

Open Until Filled Yes 

For full consideration applicants should apply by 07/12/2021 

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Applicant Documents 

Required Documents 

  • 1. Cover Letter 
  • 2. Resume 
  • 3. Contact Information for 3 References 
  • 4. Diversity Statement 

Optional Documents 

  • 1. Transcripts 1 
  • 2. Personal Statement 
  • 3. Transcripts 2 
  • 4. Transcripts 3 
  • 5. Other 1 
  • 6. Other 2 
  • 7. Other 3 
  • 8. Teaching Statement 
  • 9. Student Evaluations
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