University of Illinois, Chicago – Assistant Tennis Coach

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Assistant Coach Tennis – Athletics (Job ID #168155)

Department: Intercollegiate Athletics

Category: Academic Professional

Location: Chicago

Close Date: 07/06/2022

Description: Search Extended

The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) is a Top 25 public university nationally and a Top 10 ‘best value’ university.  A Carnegie R1 research institution, UIC features 16 top-ranked colleges, 100 degree programs, and an 18:1 faculty:student ratio.  UIC is home to more than 34,000 students and boasts 300,000 living alumni. One of the nation’s most diverse campuses and Chicago’s largest university, UIC is located just a mile from the famed Chicago Loop. UIC is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment for its students and fostering a sense of belonging. 

UIC Flames Athletics is a NCAA Division I athletic program, sponsoring 300 student-athletes across 18 varsity sports. UIC will become the 12th member of the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) beginning with the 2022-23 academic year.

Under minimal supervision, the Assistant Coach assists in conducting an athletic program including recruitment, scouting, practice and game planning, individual and team instruction, and student-athlete academic supervision.

Duties:

  • Give individual and team instruction and feedback. Guide and instruct athletes to improve skill development and performance. Assist in leading practices.
  • Assist in game planning and preparation.
  • Set up facility and equipment.
  • Collaborate with athletic staff and university faculty to monitor academic progress of student- athletes to ensure that athletic eligibility and academic standards are maintained.
  • Coordinate video and film activities.
  • Assist in the development, promotion and supervision of clinics and summer camps.
  • Assist in identifying, assessing and recruiting prospective student-athletes. Interact and correspond directly with parents and prospective student-athletes.
  • Set up visit arrangements with prospective student-athletes.
  • Attend competitions and observe and assess prospects.
  • Participate in fundraising and alumni relations activities.
  • Attend CPR and other safety classes arranged by Athletics and receive certificate
  • Adhere to all University, Conference and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred in field related to Physical Education, Recreation,
    Kinesiology, and/or Sports Management.
  • Direct knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations required.
  • A minimum of two years of athletic coaching experience required.
  • Strong interpersonal, management and communication skills.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks and other pre-employment assessments on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background Checks will be performed in compliance with state and federal law.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

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