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Assistant Coach - Men's and Women's Tennis

Colgate University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 21, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
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Department Statement
Colgate Athletics seeks to be a welcoming and diverse association of students, coaches, staff, alumni and fans in which all people are treated equitably and respectfully, and can contribute fully to our success; we share common goals, we affirm open communication and civility, we honor the sacredness of each person, we accept responsibility to act for the common good, we care for and serve one another, and we honor our history while celebrating our evolution; and, we strive to consistently perform at the upper range of our potential, to get better every day with a goal to win – to win in competition, in the classroom, in the community and in the lives of every member of the Colgate Community.

This is a 10-month position, with a continuation of University provided benefits during the off months. Accountabilities
Responsible for execution of specific strategic activities and outcomes within assigned sport or area. These will include sustained performance and execution in the following areas:
  • adherence to Head Coach’s philosophy
  • athletic instruction/coaching
  • program operations and administration as designated by the head coach
Responsible for oversight of all administrative operations regarding student-athlete development. These will include:
  • Monitoring of student-athlete academic progress and well-being
  • Ensure student-athlete participation in all assigned community service activities
Responsible for execution of all scouting, film preparation, and competition preparation. These will include:
  • video breakdown
  • use of appropriate video-editing software
  • coordination and oversight over film exchange program per conference policies
  • coordination of team film sessions
  • development of scouting reports
Responsible for overall team recruitment strategy.
  • Exercises independent judgment regarding recruitment of prospective student-athletes.
  • Decision-making authority to determine which individuals to recruit
  • attracting and evaluating prospective student-athletes
  • monitoring prospective student-athlete academic progress and well being
  • developing and maintaining relationships with prospective student-athletes and other recruiting constituents
Accountable for maintaining personal compliance with all relevant governing bodies to include:
  • NCAA
  • specific conference
  • athletic department
  • university policies
  • attendance at all required compliance educational meetings
  • successful on-time completion of all recruiting logs
Accountable for maintaining professional relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. To include:
  • Responsible for all newsletters and communication with alumni
  • Responsible for team promotion and marketing to all constituents
  • Responsible for determining communication strategy within the university and local community
Independent and unchallengeable decision-making regarding all student-athlete participation in assigned sport activities when the head coach is not present. Accountable for student-athlete welfare while coaching.

Responsible for maintaining a budget. Exercises discretion on all purchases for program.

Responsible for hiring, oversight, and management of student managers and part-time casual wage staff. Assistant Coach has independent discretion on all hiring and termination of student employees.

Responsible for role modeling behaviors and leadership for student-athletes.

Colgate Athletics Mission:
To be an inclusive community of competitive excellence

Athletics Department Values:
Thoughtful – Careful, reasoned, inclusive thinking
Driven – Relentless, energetic, focused pursuit of courageous goal
Enthusiastic – Passionate, positive, fun presence
Cohesive – Close—knit, collaborative, consistent teamwork
Bold – Creative, resourceful, fearless winners

This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority ( CSA ), in accordance with the federal statutory requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act. CSAs are required to and responsible for reporting allegations of crimes they receive from students and employees to the Campus Safety Department. Professional Experience/ Qualifications
  • Collegiate or professional tennis playing experience required
Candidates should also demonstrate:
  • significant knowledge of tennis,
  • strong commitment to the academic success of student-athletes,
  • good communication and technology skills,
  • and strong leadership qualities.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience coaching tennis is preferred, experience coaching or playing at the Division I level is desired.
  • Proven success in recruiting and in coaching at the college or an equivalently high level.
  • Willingness to gain knowledge of and maintain a commitment to University, Conference, and NCAA regulations.
Bachelor’s degree is required.
Master’s degree is preferred. Job Open Date 07/21/2022 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Summary EEO Statement
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. For more information, click the "How to Apply" button.
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