Assistant Coach, Tennis

Company Name:
Lehigh University
Summary:
The Assistant Coach provides leadership and direction to all facets of the program in advancing the mission of the University and Department of Athletics. Specific areas of responsibility include but are not limited to; sport specific coaching, recruitment, student-athlete development, academic support, program administration and program advancement yielding agreed upon results. All activities shall be conducted within the policies and resource framework of the University, the Athletics Department, The Patriot League and the NCAA.
Accountabilities:
1. Student-athlete development
Develop student-athletes with counseling, advising, education, and motivating
Develop student-athletes through inspiration, discipline, and rewards
Monitor, evaluate, and retain student-athletes
Assist in team building and character development of student-athletes
2. Coaching
Assist in planning (practices, training sessions, team and individual conditioning, line-ups, and competitive strategies)
Assist in instruction and demonstration of techniques and skills
Assist in evaluating/assessing effectiveness and results
Assists in adapting/refining strategies
Communicate with athletes and team on a regular basis
3. Recruiting
Assist in identifying and attracting prospects
Assist in evaluating prospects (athletically, commitment, character, etc.) through high school visits, at competitions and/or home visits
Promote Lehigh through communicating with prospects and families
Assist in coordinating recruitment strategies, calendar and procedures
Assist in yielding student prospects
4. Program administration
Assist in planning and evaluating program results, status, and priorities
Assist in preparing and managing annual program budgets
Assist in supervising, managing, and evaluating personnel and prospective members of the coaching staff
Assist in scheduling competitions and/or planning tournaments in coordination with appropriate administrator
Comply with NCAA, league and institutional rules
Utilize technology to achieve efficiencies and productivity
5. Advancement
Assist in promoting strong public and media relations
Assist in promoting strong Alumni relations
Assist in promoting strong parent relations, community relations, and professional relations
Assist in fulfilling a commitment to service
6. Results
Assist in achieving competitive success within the Conference
Assist in achieving academic success across the team
Assist in graduating student-athletes at a rate equal to or above the University rate
Assist in realizing personal growth and development in every student-athlete
Assist in promoting recognition of student-athletes
Qualifications:
1. Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
2. One to three years related work experience
3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
4. Excellent organizational skills
5. Solid presentation skills
6. Valid Pennsylvania Driver's License required and good driving record
7. Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, as well as motor vehicle driving record and credit history depending on the specific requirements of the position
Special Considerations:
This position requires occasional overtime during peak periods or for events - August through May
Required to be On Call
Regular Evening, Holiday or Weekend
Extensive travel is required
Title: Assistant Coach, Tennis
Department: Athletics
Category: Professional/Managerial
Job Family: Athletics
Website: /
FTE: 100%
Grade and Hiring Minimum: 5-40 Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary adjustments for internal candidates comply with University policy. For more information contact Human Resources.
Required Documents Message: Cover Letter, Resume

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