The person in this position will assist the head coach in developing and coordinating a tennis program that is highly competitive in Division III while following the standards and guidelines established by Central College, the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) and NCAA Division III.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Assist the head coach in:
teaching student-athlete skill development and mental/motivating techniques
supervision and development of practice and game sessions
Assist the head coach in recruiting and retention of academically qualified student-athletes within the guidelines of Central College, the IIAC and NCAA Division III.
Collaborate with admission office staff and counselors for contacts, campus visits, and other recruiting activities
Support the program by assisting in the organization and supervision of:
Camps and clinics
Attend staff development opportunities and coach’s meetings
Perform other related duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree, with one to three years of experience coaching preferred.
Strong communication skills required
First Aid/CPR/AED certified or ability to obtain certification within six months required
Ability to travel; night and week-end work required
Valid driver’s license and the ability to be insured to drive college vehicles required
About Central College
Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, four-year liberal arts college. Central is known for its academic rigor, leadership and character formation, global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and sustainability education, athletics and service. The Central experience is rooted in exploration and self-discovery and enhanced by life in a residential community of 1,100 students. Founded in 1853, Central values its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the American Rivers Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just minutes from Lake Red Rock, Iowa's largest lake.