Hood College – Men’s & Women’s Tennis Head Coach

0

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Director of Athletics, the head tennis coach will recruit qualified student-athletes for the tennis programs, instruct and develop the student-athletes in the sport of tennis, prepare for matches and assist in community involvement. Instruction should include, but not be limited to, the rules, strategies and techniques relating to practice and competition in this sport. The head coach provides administrative support to the College’s NCAA Division III program. The head coach will also support the mission and goals of the athletic department.

Essential Duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned.  

  • Coaching, Instruction, and Team Administration (50%)
    • Model and instruct student-athletes in departmental, College, Conference, and NCAA policies and procedures including Hood Honor Code, Alcohol Policy, Code of Conduct, Travel Policy, Conference bylaws and proceedings and NCAA guidelines;
    • Organize and conduct practices during the traditional season (as defined by the National Collegiate Athletic Association) for the sport. Non-traditional (or out-of-season) season practices may be required with the assistance of GAs and assistant coaches;
    • Develop team travel and security plans in compliance with departmental and College guidelines for safety and other requirements;
    • Serve as the representative of the department and the College during team travel for in- and out-of-season competition. Supervise team during all travel, lead team during the event;
    • Manage and account for budget. Submit required forms and reports to Director of Athletics and Accounting Department;
    • Develop and implement fundraising strategies for team;
    • Assure currency with NCAA regulations, Conference bylaws and proceedings, and departmental policies. Participate in NCAA and Conference meetings and voting procedures as appropriate;
    • Refer student-athletes to College resources as necessary to assist with academic, medical, and/or personal issues that may arise throughout the year;
    • Work with Director of Athletics on yearly recruiting goals for the program;
    • Other duties as assigned by Director of Athletics;
  • Recruiting (40%)
    • Work with Director of Athletics and Department of Admission to develop annual recruiting plan for identifying prospective student-athletes;
    • Work with Director of Athletics and Department of Admission to recruit qualified student-athletes, both incoming freshmen and transfers, to Hood College; included are off-campus contacts and evaluations, as well as serving as College representative during on-campus prospect visits;
    • Respond to prospective student inquiries and maintain record of contacts;
  • Sports Information Assistant (10%)
    • Assist Sports Information Office with promotion of Hood’s 26 varsity sports;
    • May include some office and game day responsibilities;

Qualifications 

We seek a candidate who values diversity, equity and inclusion in all that they do. Candidates must have strong organizational skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively with partners across campus in support of Hood College’s mission as a student-centered, liberal arts institution.

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Proven integrity, leadership, and a thorough knowledge of men’s and women’s tennis are required. 
  • Candidate should possess a strong commitment and ability to motivate, teach, counsel and recruit academically qualified student-athletes.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.

Education and/or Experience

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and proven successful coaching, with 2-3 years’ experience preferred, preferably at the collegiate level or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience are required.
  • Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required.

Technology Skills

Proficient in MS Office tools (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), e-mail and Internet.  Ability to learn new applications quickly including organization-wide information systems and department-specific software applications.  

Language Skills

Strong oral and written communication skills.  Ability to effectively provide information and positively respond to questions from both external and internal customers both in person and by phone.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Mathematical Skills 

Proficient with statistical and financial concepts.  Must have the ability to apply those concepts to tracking, projections, goal setting and interpreting reports.  Must be able to draw conclusions from reports and make cost effective decisions regarding programs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a number of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  Ability to work independently and as a member of a group in developing and executing project plans. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use fingers, hands, reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear.  The employee is required to sit. The employee may occasionally be required to stand and lift and move up to twenty-five pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, and could include interaction with other staff, students, and the public, telephones, and other office equipment.

To Apply 

We invite qualified candidates to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a résumé and three professional references. 

If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email humanresources@hood.edu or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States.  EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer 

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592.  For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit http://www.hood.edu/non-discrimination/

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here