Georgetown University – Assistant Tennis Coach

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Assistant Tennis Coach, Department of Athletics – Georgetown University

The Assistant Tennis Coach recruits, retains, supervises, and coaches NCAA Division I student-athletes, under the guidelines of Georgetown, the BIG EAST Conference and NCAA; carries out duties within the stated philosophy of Georgetown athletics and its educational mission; follows all institutional, conference and NCAA rules and regulations to insure compliance; and makes decisions to successfully achieve department goals and objectives. Reporting to the Head Tennis Coach, the Assistant Tennis Coach has duties that include but are not limited to:

Create, teach and implement effective game, practice and conditioning plans for the student-athletes

  • Organize, prepare and conduct individual and team practices and training.
  • Develop effective drills and strategies for player improvement.
  • Monitor strength, conditioning, and speed workout programs.
  • Create and administer the off-season training program.
  • Collect tactical and statistical data of opponent’s teams, watch game tapes, make phone calls to other coaches for scouting reports.  Review, digest and analyze data and evaluations to determine strengths and weaknesses of opposing teams and players.
  • Design game plans and strategies, as well as workout programs, drills, and training routines to improve athletic performance.
  • Participate in coaches’ preparatory meetings and implement strategies resulting from these meetings.
  • Evaluate individual student-athlete performance in both practice and competition; provide instruction in areas of deficiency, as required.
  • Provide leadership and problem-solving assistance.
  • Monitor the conduct of student-athletes and assist in creating and monitoring team rules and policies.
  • Communicate and cooperate with the athletics training staff regarding the medical clearance, injury prevention, rehabilitation and the status of injured student-athletes.
  • Assist in risk management for all team events.

Program promotion, public relations/community outreach appearances and media-related activities

  • Represent the sports program to various institutional and external entities such as media, students, parents, prospective student-athletes, alumni, and the general public.
  • Perform approved public relations activities, to include interviews with newspaper, radio and television media, attending press conferences and making public appearances at camps or clinics.
  • Organize and work camps, clinics and special events.
  • Organize many aspects of the annual team banquet for student-athletes, coaches, parents and administrators.
  • Participate in the creation of team media guides and newsletters.
  • Planning and coordinating approved fund raising activities, as assigned.
  • Maintain an updated alumni list; organize alumni activities; create alumni newsletters; cultivate and maintain community contact with alumni.

Recruitment of the best student-athlete within the admissions, financial and regulatory standards and policies established by the University, BIG EAST Conference, and NCAA

  • Identify and evaluate prospective student-athletes who meet appropriate academic as well as athletic profiles as set by Georgetown Admissions and the Department of Athletics.  Identify talent by watching various games, combines, videos, and by other means at the initiative of the Assistant Coach.
  • Analyze and determine abilities and potential (both athletically and academically) of prospective student-athletes; recommend or determine which prospective student-athletes should be the focus of the team’s resources and time to recruit.
  • Communicate with prospects (draft letters and emails and make phone calls), and coordinate on-campus and home visits of student-athletes, including administration of travel arrangements for official and unofficial visits.
  • Make recommendations with supporting documentation for athletics scholarships to the head coach.
  • Conduct recruitment of student-athletes in accordance with NCAA rules.
  • Develop and continually update a comprehensive recruiting database system with prospect information (including Assistant Coach’s judgment of prospective student-athletes’ abilities and potential).

Conduct administrative responsibilities of the program in an efficient and responsible manner

  • Work with different areas within the Athletics Department (e.g., equipment room, facilities, sports medicine, sports information) to ensure proper communication of schedules, court preparation and other needs.
  • Coordinate with equipment managers to ensure that the necessary athletic equipment has been ordered and is available for scheduled practices and competitive events, repairs or replacements are handled appropriately, and that practice apparel and contest uniforms are collected, laundered and issued at appropriate times.
  • Ensure fiscal responsibility by administering the programs’ budget within University and department guidelines, including preparing – or assisting in preparation of – team budgets, expense reports, and mileage reports.
  • Organize and monitor expenses and revenues for fundraisers, special events and summer programs.
  • Participate in planning and arranging team travel, including coordination of transportation, lodging, and meals. 
  • Schedule and arrange home and away practice times.

Compliance with all conference, department and NCAA regulations and assist to ensure departmental compliance

  • Successfully pass NCAA recruiting test.
  • Attend all compliance seminars and reviews.
  • Be accountable for BIG EAST Conference and NCAA rules and regulations and submit documentation as required by the University to the Athletics Department’s compliance office.
  • Attend Coaches Association meetings.

Commitment to the academic success and personal development of student-athletes

  • Work to ensure the academic success of student-athletes through monitoring academic progress and class attendance.
  • Counsel student-athletes regarding scheduling of classes, monitor study halls, and advise student-athletes on appropriate contracts and counseling through University Academic Resource Center.
  • Advise and counsel student-athletes regarding their compliance with all rules and regulations related to financial aid and eligibility, as well as, personal conduct and life skills (e.g., decision making skills, social skills and general maturation).
  • Provide support and advice for student-athletes on personal and emotional issues (e.g., issues with roommate, sick parent, eating disorders).
  • Work to develop leadership skills, sportsmanship and ethical conduct among student-athletes.
  • Work to create a team atmosphere of tolerance, teamwork, integrity and commitment.
  • Attend regularly scheduled departmental staff meetings and meetings concerning student welfare.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1 to 3 years of experience directly related to duties and responsibilities specified, preferably at college or university, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
  • Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the game of tennis
  • Knowledge of NCAA regulations and guidelines governing the recruitment, academic eligibility requirements, and retention of student-athletes
  • Knowledge of athletics recruitment methods and techniques. 
  • Ability to create a database for all prospects
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills that demonstrate an ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment
  • General knowledge of budget preparation and fiscal management
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record and insurability
  • Proficient in computer use and relevant Microsoft applications
  • Willingness and availability to work weekends and evenings

Preferred qualification

Current First Aid/CPR certification

Work Mode: On Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume  for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or ideaa@georgetown.edu.

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown’s commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Benefits:

Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: 

The Georgetown University community is committed to our public health approach and the important role that vaccines play in contributing to the safety of our University and our broader communities. Georgetown University requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when eligible, or to have an approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement applies to all faculty and staff, including teleworking employees. Complete details and updates can be found in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

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