Menlo College – Assistant Tennis Coach

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The Athletics Department at Menlo College seeks applications for the position of Assistant Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach.  This position reports to the Director of Men’s and Women’s Tennis.  The description of responsibilities below is intended to be a descriptive but not necessarily all-inclusive list.  

The Assistant Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach is responsible for assisting with the recruitment/retention of student-athletes and program development to produce successful individual and team performance. The coach must be committed to a holistic approach to the development of student-athletes as leaders in the classroom, in the community, and on the track. 

The coach must be able to assist in providing leadership, management, and strategic planning for the cross country and track programs.  This includes budgeting, fundraising, staffing, and staff development, supervision of program implementation, facilities planning and management, and evaluation of program effectiveness.  

The incumbent must abide by all NAIA, Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC), and Menlo College Athletic Department rules and regulations.  Failure to follow NAIA, GSAC and/or Menlo College rules will result in immediate termination of employment. 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES  

  • Assist in providing leadership in responding to student needs and College issues related to Menlo’s athletic program.
  • Assist in effectively coordinating the recruitment of student-athletes within Menlo College admission standards and policies established by the College and the NAIA. 
  • Assist in establishing a written set of aims, goals, objectives, and values for the tennis programs.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities for the purpose of enhancing the program’s competitiveness and the development of student-athletes.
  • Assist in actively promoting, publicizing, and enhancing a positive image for Menlo College.
  • Assist in determining the budget requirements for maintaining and developing the tennis programs; control spending and monitor the budget.
  • Assist in assuring that all student-athletes comply with appropriate NAIA, GSAC, and Menlo policies and regulations.
  • Assist in evaluating and recommend revisions to policies regarding travel, schedules, and other issues related to the tennis programs.
  • Assist in developing a comprehensive plan to foster community service projects, academic success, campus engagement, and character development.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred in related field.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as written and oral communication skills.
  • A thorough knowledge of NAIA rules and regulations.
  • 3-5 years coaching experience at the intercollegiate level preferred
  • A dedication to the success of student-athletes in their academic and athletic endeavors
  • A commitment to integrity, general equity, and diversity.
  • Ability to work non-traditional schedules, including nights and weekends.

About Us:  Menlo College is a tight-knit community of exceptional, involved people. Faculty members teach and mentor from their perspectives as scholars, entrepreneurs, managers, and community leaders. Menlo College attracts students from all over the world, young adults who are committed to learning, play intercollegiate sports, start and lead organizations, and volunteer in the community. 

The campus is located 30 miles south of San Francisco, in Silicon Valley – one of the world’s most entrepreneurial and innovative locations. Silicon Valley is renowned as an innovation incubator overflowing with opportunities for experience-based learning. 

In support of experiential learning, all business majors at Menlo College are required to complete a 6-unit internship prior to graduation.  Psychology majors are also strongly encouraged to complete a for-credit internship. The Menlo College Internship Program is designed to help students apply the knowledge and skills they gain in the classroom to professional settings. 

In recognition of the quality of Menlo’s program, the College was included in the top tier of the list of “America’s Best Colleges” 2015 rankings by U.S. News & World Report.  This is the fifth consecutive year that Menlo College has received this honor.  Menlo was also named “Best in the West” by The Princeton Review for the seventh straight year.  AffordableCollegesOnline.org (AC Online) has brought additional recognition to the quality of the Menlo College experience: AC Online named Menlo as one of the 4-year colleges in California with the best lifetime return on investment (ROI).

For more about Menlo College, please visit www.menlo.edu.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 

Application InstructionsInterested and qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter in which they identify their interest in the position to:

Menlo College Director of Tennis, Ben Cabell
1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, CA 94027-4301
or via email to ben.cabell@menlo.edu

All prospective Menlo College employees are required to satisfy a criminal background check, as well as clearance annually for the operation of a motor vehicle on behalf of Menlo College.

Menlo College is committed to a firm policy of equal employment opportunity.

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