Dickinson College – Head Tennis Coach


This position is responsible for the administration of a designated Dickinson sport program. The Head Coach is responsible for managing a sufficient roster of student-athletes while making both academic and athletic success a priority and embracing the Division III liberal arts experience. The position is responsible for recruiting and developing student athletes, organizational and fiscal management of the program, scheduling and conducting games/practices and the implementation of game strategies.

Essential Functions:

Educate and develop student-athletes to prepare them for success within the athletic program, classroom, and community. Plan and implement valuable learning experiences where student-athletes are challenged to excel both in the classroom and within their respective sport. Focusing on supporting academic and leadership expectations through mentoring and individual check-ins. Prepare individual student- athletes to have success in competition through physical conditioning, instruction of competitive strategies, and demonstration of proper technique. Provide coaching during practice sessions as well as during competition. Conducting team building activities to create a cohesive environment.

Recruit qualified student-athletes to Dickinson through attending camps, showcases, games, practices, etc. Initiate and maintain communication with prospective recruits through letters, email, telephone calls, social media, home visits and hosting/coordinating on-campus visits based on NCAA compliance standards and regulations.

Management of operational/administrative functions. Oversees the fiscal/budgetary components for assigned intercollegiate program. Schedule all practices and competitive events.

Organizes team travel, meals, and overnight accommodations. Participate in live scouting, utilization of video, and develops winning traditions within respective sport. In collaboration with the Athletic Director, hires and supervises assistant coaching staff.

Maintain relationships and engages with alumni athletes and parents through telephone calls, social media, letters, emails, and creating/attending alumni events. Assists in raising funds for the athletic department. Plan and implement community programming such as clinics, camps, and service opportunities, etc.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Serve on various committees within Athletics Department. Orientation of students to the department/facilities. Representing Dickinson College at various speaking engagements, as requested. Participate on the student conduct resolution process, as requested. Attend monthly department meetings. Maintain accurate program records including credit card receipts. Participate in game administration for department events. Work cooperatively with department offices, including marketing and communications, athletic training and equipment staffs in promotion and operation of intercollegiate program. Work with the College’s maintenance and housekeeping staff to ensure proper and efficient operation of facilities.

Other duties as determined or assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises work of others, including planning, assigning and scheduling work, reviewing work and ensuring quality standards, training staff and overseeing their productivity. May offer recommendations for hiring, termination and pay adjustments, but does not have responsibility for making these decisions

To Apply, contact houserd@dickinson.edu

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