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Tennis Coaching Staff, Athletics and Recreation (Pooled Position)

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Start date
Dec 8, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Job Details

Company Description:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), part of the State University of New York and an internationally renowned college of art, design, business and technology with a strong emphasis on liberal arts, invites applications for the Tennis Coaching Staff in the following positions: Head Tennis Coach, Assistant Tennis Coach and Tennis Team Manager.

FIT Athletics & Recreation, an NJCAA DIII member institution, aims to support Fashion Institute of Technology in its mission to produce self-reliant graduates who are poised for a lifetime of success, and who will be a credit to the institution, their communities and the world.  The department mission is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for student involvement, learning and school spirit opportunities enriching both body and mind as a way of promoting holistic health and wellbeing.   

Job Description:

The Department of Athletics and Recreation is recruiting a pool of applicants for possible Tennis Coaching Staff positions including Head Tennis Coach, Assistant Tennis Coach and Tennis Team Manager. Tennis Coaching Staff members will be responsible for managing all facets of the Women's and Men's Tennis Teams in accordance with NJCAA, NE District, Region XV, and FIT Athletics rules and regulations. 

Responsibilities & Essential Functions

  • Assuming full responsibility for student-athlete welfare and team operations during all team-related proceedings.
  • Upholding all applicable NJCAA, NE District, Region XV and FIT Athletics rules and regulations.
  • Recommending appointment/retention of assistant coach and team manager; providing supervision for these staff members.
  • Recruiting quality student-athletes based on academic goals as well as athletic ability.
  • Attending all practices and matches; providing team and individual supervision, feedback and development.
  • Scheduling, planning and organizing practice sessions.
  • Scheduling all regular season matches; completing team registration for all post-season tournaments.
  • Planning and coordinating of team travel arrangements.
  • Managing team budget and keeping strict records of all expenditures and receipts.
  • Recording and reporting results; providing a synopsis of matches for promotion on website and social media.
  • Reviewing equipment / apparel inventory and preparing orders after each season.
  • Promoting the team by participating in various events / activities on and off campus.
  • Overseeing team academic success and personal growth in team members.
  • Attending required coaches meetings and completing trainings as assigned.
  • Some driving may be required. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position; other duties may be assigned consistent with the classification of the position.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Particular academic credentials relevant to the position level are required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of tennis coaching experience in an academic setting at the corresponding position level

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Adult CPR / AED and basic first aid certification.
  • Valid driver's license in good standing.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Outstanding managerial, organizational, technological and verbal/written communication skills.
  • History of success in the areas of recruiting, player development and fostering holistic success in team members.
  • Availability for weekday practices and weekend matches.
  • Availability for occasional weekday / overnight trips, especially postseason tournaments.

Additional Information:

Days/Hours: Varies, in person; occasional overnight trips and weekends.


Head Tennis Coach: $12,500-$13,658 
Assistant Tennis Coach: $6,000 - $7,956
Tennis Team Manager: $3,000-$4,500 

Terms: FIT coaching positions consist of at-will appointments that last for one fiscal year, and do not carry any medical, annual leave, sick leave, or other fringe benefit entitlement.

Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this position once an offer has been made.

Pay Equity by State Employers

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Visa Sponsorship 

Fashion Institute of Technology is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals. Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360,   

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements

This position will be required to constantly read and comprehend, occasionally perform calculations, constantly verbally communicate, frequently analyze, and constantly write. The working conditions for this position will be any combination of the classroom, office space and/or outdoors.The physical requirement for this position will require occasional sitting, constant standing, frequent bending, constant walking, and occasionally lifting up to 50 lbs.

Application Instructions:

In order to considered for this position, please submit the following documents online:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial transcript 
  • A list of three references with telephone numbers and email addresses

Returning Applicants - Login  to your FITNYC Careers Account to check your submitted application materials.

Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled or as needed.

Please note that due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to contact each applicant individually.

Additional information about the Fashion Institute of Technology can be found at:

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The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), State University of New York, is a premier institution for fashion, art, communications, business and technology. With name recognition around the world, FIT is an innovative center uniting more than 1,000 instructors and over 10,000 students to ensure academic and creative excellence on its Chelsea campus in Manhattan.. Providing an uncommon blend of practical experience and theory on a foundation of arts and sciences, FIT offers a wide range of affordable programs that foster innovation, collaboration, and a global perspective. FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative environment for learning, exploration, and research. The college offers nearly 50 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the new creative economy.

Occupying an entire city block in Chelsea, our vibrant campus presents the best of college life. Go just a little farther, and explore the best New York City has to offer. FIT/NYC—synergy!

At FIT, we live and breathe urban energy. We’re woven into the fabric of New York City. It’s not about the concrete (our campus has a lot!); it’s about the life, the passion, the vibe. You can see and feel it everywhere on campus.


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