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Head Men's & Women's Tennis Coach

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Department: General Athletics
Work Type: Staff - Full Time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Athletics/Recreation

Department: Athletics

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or humanresources@mtu.edu.

Job Description Summary

Oversee the direction of the Men’s and Women’s Varsity Tennis programs at the NCAA Division II level. Responsible for recruitment, scheduling, practice/event preparation, budget management, fundraising and promotion. Assist the VP for Athletics and Recreation in a leadership role to enhance the internal and external visibility and recognition of the Michigan Tech Tennis Programs. Work with the Senior Associate Athletic Director to maintain and operate the Gates Tennis Center. Work with the Director of Recreation on programming and membership at Gates Tennis Center

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

  1. • Plan, organize and administer the university's Varsity Tennis programs
    • Direct the recruitment of tennis student-athletes on a regional, national and international basis
    • Develop and implement tennis practice sessions, coordinating tennis staff to
    • determine needs for individual and team improvement
    • Evaluate Michigan Tech and opposing team capabilities to determine game strategy and manage/prepare team for competition; determine strategy during games in consultation with coaching staff
    • Enhance and promote the internal and external visibility and recognition of the University and team to a variety of alumni, campus and off-campus groups
    • Actively participate in fundraising and alumni activities
    • Provide necessary resources to monitor and promote the academic success of student-athletes
    • Plan, develop and administer budgets
    • Represent and act on behalf of the University as directed by the Athletic
    • Director
    • Work with Senior Associate Athletic Director to maintain and operate Gates Tennis Center
    • Work with the Director of Recreation to develop community tennis programs and promote membership. Opportunities to teach lessons will be available.
    • Teach activity classes in the Department of KIP
    • Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.
    • Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.
  2. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives. **
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Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

  • • Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

  • • Experience playing and/or coaching tennis at the collegiate level
    • Experience planning, developing, and administering budgets
    • Experience using personal computers and basic software packages
    • Significant tennis recruiting experience

Desirable Education and/or Experience

  • • Head coaching experience
    • Fundraising experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

  • • Demonstrated commitment to holistic development of student-athletes at the youth or collegiate level ensuring a positive experience where student-athlete welfare is paramount
    • Demonstrated ability to foster a positive and enthusiastic team attitude
    • Superior written and oral communication and public relations skills
    • Mental agility and dedication to ingenuity
    • Exceptional organizational and administrative skills
    • Demonstrated strong work ethic
    • Demonstrated commitment to comply with all NCAA rules and regulations
    • Demonstrated excellent decision making capabilities
    • A passion for the success of student-athletes
    • Demonstrated commitment to contribute to a safe work environment.
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Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

  • • Commitment to continued personal and professional development
    • Experience being a goal-oriented, charismatic, self-disciplined, willing risk­
    • taker with a genuine interest in the success of all students
    • A positive attitude towards innovation and creativity
  • Demonstrated success in, or potential future contributions to, working with persons from diverse backgrounds, creating a sense of belonging, and fostering a fair, objective, welcoming place to work for persons with a wide variety of personal characteristics and viewpoints. **

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Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

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Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

  • Annual Title IX Training

Required Departmental Training: 

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Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Other Conditions of Employment:

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of an employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of your appointment, and maintain eligibility without sponsorship throughout your appointment.

 

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)

1.00

FLSA Status

Exempt

Appointment Term

 

Shift

 

Pay Rate/Salary

Negotiable, Based on Experience

Title of Position Supervisor

Vice President for Athletics and Recreation

Posting Type

Internal & External

Dependent on Funding

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Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

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Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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