Lake Forest College – Head Men’s & Women’s Tennis Coach

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Lake Forest College is accepting applications for the position of Head Men’s & Women’s Tennis Coach.  The position is a full-time, non-teaching faculty/administrative staff appointment with benefits.  The chosen candidate will work as a member of the Forester athletic department “team” and support the mission and goals of the department and the College.

Responsibilities:  This position, under the supervision of the Director of Athletics, provides opportunities and responsibilities that include, coaching and mentorship, recruitment and retention of qualified student-athletes, contest scheduling, budget & equipment management, and team trip planning/fundraising. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supporting academic success and health/wellbeing of student-athletes, leadership & career development, community & alumni engagement, and other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.  Evening and weekend hours are required.

Qualifications:   Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree and previous collegiate coaching, recruiting, and administrative preferred.  An ideal candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to working in intercollegiate athletics and to the principles that guide Division III athletics.  Successful candidates will demonstrate the potential for collaborative leadership, a high degree of personal initiative, and a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusiveness.  Candidates must have the ability to relate effectively to current and prospective student-athletes, exhibit strong time management and organizational skills, and demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as knowledge of NCAA and Midwest Conference rules and regulations. 

Salary and benefits:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, one letter of recommendation and at least three additional references to
athleticsearches@lakeforest.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until Friday, April 15.  

Lake Forest College is a highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore with a current enrollment of approximately 1,600 students from over 40 states and 70 countries.  The College sponsors 25 intercollegiate varsity sport programs with approximately 425 student-athletes competing annually. Lake Forest is a member of NCAA Division III, the Midwest Conference (MWC), the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA), the Midwest/Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference (MLC/MWLC) and the United States Handball Association (USHA).  The College is an affiliate member of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) for men’s and women’s golf.  Learn more about Forester Athletics. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. For more information about Lake Forest College, visit www.lakeforest.edu

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