The University of Chicago – Assistant Tennis Coach


Job Summary

The job provides instructional support to teachers in one or more subjects while expanding individual knowledge and acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills. Assists the teachers by providing individual instruction, counseling, and other academic services with a moderate level of guidance and direction. Assesses and documents student progress. Prepares lesson plans, course outlines and assignments.


  • Teaches relevant skills to student-athletes during team practices, games and individual/small group training sessions.
  • Evaluates the performance of the team and individual student-athletes in order to instruct and advise on technical, strategic, and mental development.
  • Analyzes data and evaluates tapes in order to develop, implement and teach game strategies.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of an overall recruiting plan.
  • Ensures student-athletes and athletic representatives are informed of and comply with NCAA and University rules and regulations.
  • Assists with the development and monitoring of budget.
  • Assists in developing and implement travel plans.
  • Works independently and guides work of groups of students throughout the academic year.  Interprets issues faced by students and provides academic and professional advising.
  • Performs initial and ongoing assessments of students’ academic abilities and rates achievements. Monitors and documents students’ progress, participation, and attendance in class.
  • Provides extra support for students outside normal classroom hours, including tutorials and academic counseling.
  • Must be able to string racquets as needed.
  • Has a moderate/high level of authority to participate in staff meetings, individual planning meetings, and parent student staffing.
  • Helps staff to plan and execute events.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Work Experience:
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree


  • Minimum of two years of significant and relevant playing or teaching/coaching experience in tennis.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Driver’s License
  • CPR/First Aid certification (may be fulfilled upon employment)

Technical Knowledge and Skills:

  • Proficient in computer skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite, etc.

Preferred Competencies

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the sport and its rules.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments concurrently.
  • Familiarity with NCAA rules and Division III philosophy.
  • Embracing and understanding the importance of diversity and inclusion on teams and at the University.

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • References (required)

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