This is a fulltime; ten (10) month salaried position charged with coaching and managing both the men’s and women’s tennis programs, as well as serving the department in an administrative capacity, role TBD. As the Head Coach of the tennis programs, this position accepts the responsibility of assisting the Director of Athletics in the leadership, vision and supervision of both the men’s and women’s tennis programs. This position will also assist with contest administrative coverage.
Administration Coach/Train/Teach the sport of tennis to members of the varsity tennis teams at Nichols College. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, all aspects of coaching, planning, directing, developing and managing a successful program – conditioning, recruiting, scouting, scheduling, travel, equipment, budget management, fundraising, community service, monitoring academic progress of student-athletes, etc. Ensure compliance with NCAA, conference and institutional policies and procedures Meet recruiting goals as established by the Director of Athletics and Vice President of Enrollment. Know and adhere to all sport rules, regulations and code of ethics Maintain certification for CPR/ AED and First Aid Monitor operations budget as well as club accounts Submit/ approve appropriate payroll for coaching staff (biweekly) Submit travel expense reports within 7 days of travel expense Attend department staff meetings and institutional functions Represent institution at conference meetings Develop alumni relations for the promotion of the program Promote the Bison Club to all constituents Accept all duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary by the A.D., administrative staff and athletics department Report any misconduct occurrences to AD immediately
Personnel Management Hire, supervise, mentor, evaluate and document performance review of assistant coaches Coordinate and communicate all responsibilities with coaching staff Coordinate all recruiting efforts: visitation to high schools, phone calls, emails, text messages, arrange campus visits, meetings with prospects, etc. Evaluate the season, student-athletes, player recognition and nomination, etc. Monitor student-athletes’ academic progress
Team Support functions Make arrangements to prepare players for season Daily planning and implementing of practice Daily evaluation of practice, players, tactical information, etc. Coordination of all coaching aspects, motivation of team, practice and game preparation etc. Home game organization: i.e. game balls, game film set up, game management/ workers, etc. Evaluate officials following each contest Communicate game information and results to SID Coordination of away game preparation: directions, meal arrangements, travel, itineraries, etc. Assist in scheduling, i.e. non-conference opponents, game changes, etc. Coordinate and assist in return of equipment by players and coaching staff to the equipment room (throughout and at the conclusion of the season)/ assist with inventory Begin preparation for next season: schedule, budget, equipment, adjustments, etc.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: This is a full-time salaried position.
Nichols College is an equal opportunity employer and educator and encourages women and minorities to apply.
Bachelor’s degree with experience in collegiate athletics and coaching
Genuine understanding and commitment to NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics philosophy
Solid knowledge and technical skills for the sport of tennis
Must have strong leadership and interpersonal skills plus an ability to work with all constituencies of the campus
The ability to identify and attract outstanding student-athletes to Nichols College
CPR/AED and First Aid certification
Demonstrated supervisory, fiscal, and management skills
Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail and able to handle a multi-task work environment
Valid driver’s license
Physical Job Components:
Light to moderate lifting
Able to communicate orally, in writing and use office and telecommunication equipment
Ability to work business and extended hours including evenings and weekends