Intercollegiate Tennis Association – Director or Senior Director of Coach Education & New Initiatives

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DIRECTOR or SENIOR DIRECTOR OF COACH EDUCATION & NEW INITIATIVES

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), the official governing body of college tennis, is actively seeking to fill a new role focusing on coach education, integrating ITA programs with High School Tennis, and other possible initiatives the ITA is currently considering.

The talented individual will have a background in tennis, preferably has served as a college tennis coach at some point in their career, and possesses a strong passion for coach education initiatives. 

This is an exciting and critically important time for college tennis and the ITA in the fast-paced and ever-changing worlds of higher education and intercollegiate athletics.

Director or Senior Director of Coach Education & High School Tennis responsibilities include:

  • Reporting directly to the ITA COO
  • Building upon recent coach education initiatives, working in consultation with the COO to conceive, design, and execute new coach education initiatives and a possible college coach credential program.
  • Leading the ITA’s efforts to provide a high school coach membership category that offers real value to high schools coaches and their teams to help elevate high school tennis.
  • Collating the best information available for junior players looking for opportunities to play college tennis.
  • Collaborate ITA allied partners to develop these new ITA initiatives – including, but not limited to, NCAA, the USTA and ITA sponsors.
  • Assisting with the ITA’s year of service program, Tennis For America.
  • Other leadership duties as assigned.

Scope of Work to include, but not be limited to:

(1)  Assisting in the development of a college coach credential curriculum

(2)  Leading the administration of a college coach credential program

(3)  Continue to expand the ITA coach education archive (ITA Coach Masterclass, ITA College Coach Podcast, Webinars)

(4)  Assist with developing programming for the annual ITA Coaches Convention 

(5)  Develop an ITA High School Coach Membership category and associated benefits, and possible High School Coach certification

(6) Work with allied partners, including the USTA, to  build educational resources for junior players, parents and coaches on how they can navigate the college scholarship pathway

Additional Information

● Competitive salary

● Position reports to the COO

● The ITA is headquartered in Tempe, AZ

● Employees will be eligible for medical, dental, retirement, and life insurance benefits

Qualifications & Desired Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • College tennis coaching experience
  • Experience in curriculum development
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Familiarity with Google applications
  • Ability to initiate and complete projects independently and with specific deadlines

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to the Director of Special Projects and Executive Administrator, Rachel Dagen at rdagen@itatennis.com 

Posting Date: TBD

Application Deadline: Open until filled

ITA: As the governing body of college tennis, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association is a 501(c)(3) that promotes both the athletic and academic achievements of the collegiate tennis community. The ITA, which was founded in 1956, is comprised of nearly 3,000 men’s and women’s coaches representing over 1,200 institutions, administers numerous regional and national championships and the ITA College Tennis Rankings for over 20,000 collegiate student-athletes at NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior College levels. The ITA also has a comprehensive awards program for players and coaches to honor excellence in academics, leadership and sportsmanship. EOE. The official ITA web site is ITAtennis.com.

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