Seattle University is deeply committed to fostering a community of excellence, diversity and inclusion. We welcome all applicants who are willing and devoted to our mission of educating the whole person, to professional formation, and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world. Candidates must be committed to a philosophy that emphasizes academic priorities for student-athletes, our core values (Care, Academic Excellence, Diversity, Faith, Justice and Leadership) as well as the importance of good citizenship both on and off the playing field. We are seeking a Part-time Assistant Tennis Coach to assist in the development and management of our Men’s and Women’s Tennis Program. STATUS: Part-time, 8 months temporary WORK HOURS: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with frequent evening and weekend hours as required by head coach
To assist the Head Coach and Tennis Staff in the management of the men’s and women’s tennis program. Responsibilities will include but not limited to:
•Assist with on and off court coaching individual and team practices sessions •Hitting Partner during practices as assigned and requested - The ability to play competitively with our players is a priority •Assist with the preparation, administration, management and Coaching/Instructing of all tennis fundamentals •Assist with home and away matches as assigned •Travel to away matches, tournaments, and events as assigned •Schedules and manages team travel, including lodging, transportation and meal arrangements in accordance with budgetary restrictions •Assist with administrative requirements as well as perform other off court duties including social media, fundraising functions, team meetings, and other duties assigned by the Head Coach •Assist with recruiting material and process to include recruiting quality prospective student-athletes and ensures timely submission of their academic records for admissions •Assistant Coach will work closely with the Head Coach as well as help to direct the Volunteer Assistant Coaches and any other assigned staff member. The Assistant Coach will be an active team member of the Head Coach’s Staff. •Video set-up and analysis •Demonstrates compliance with all Association (NCAA), Conference (WAC), and University rules and regulations by athletes and supporting staff. •Communicates consistently with head-coaches, administration, and peers about program goals, status, and needs.
Bachelor’s degree; master's degree is preferred.
Tennis Teaching Certification by the USPTR, PTR, or ITF is requested
Prior experience coaching tennis at the professional, collegiate or high school levels
Competitive personal playing experience, high-level playing Skills (collegiate and/or professional playing experience and/or college coaching and/or high performance coaching experience
Knowledge of NCAA Division I rules and regulations
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent work ethic, attention to detail, reliability and willingness to learn
Ability and willingness to work well with others and get along with a diverse population of students
Positive attitude and enthusiasm
Must be willing to travel and be available to work flexible hours including weekends as required
Valid Driver’s license and an acceptable driving record in accordance with the university’s transportation policy
Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States
All interested individuals should include cover letter, resume and three (3) references.
About Seattle University Athletics
Seattle University is a highly selective, independent, Catholic, Jesuit institution adjacent to downtown Seattle. Located on Capitol Hill, one of Seattle’s most vibrant neighborhoods, Seattle University is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and currently enrolls more than 7,400 graduate and undergraduate students within nine schools and colleges. Seattle University is among the most diverse independent universities in the West: 40 percent of its students are from ethnically diverse backgrounds and students come from 77 nations and all 50 states. Seattle University employs approximately 1,500 faculty and staff and has an annual operating budget of over $210M.The university’s athletic program fields 20 Division I intercollegiate teams (9 men’s and 11 women’s) and is comprised of more than 350 student athletes. The Redhawks, Seattle University’s athletic teams, compete in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in all sports and have an excellent track record of achievement both on the field and court and in the classroom. In the five years with the WAC, the Redhawk teams have a combined 31 WAC conference titles, including both team and individual championships.