Emporia State University Intercollegiate Athletics - Director of Tennis

Job Description

Emporia State University is seeking a Director of Tennis for its men’s and women’s tennis programs.  Our Division II intercollegiate athletic program is engaged in a tremendous transformation and all programs are very competitive within the traditionally strong Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA).

The Director of Tennis is responsible for administering all aspects of the sport program with emphasis on coaching of the men’s tennis team and oversight of the women’s head coach and team. This includes: coaching, recruiting, match/tournament scheduling, student development, budget management, compliance with NCAA DII, and conference rules/regulations and community building.

The head coach is also responsible for participating as a member of the college community and with all collaborative departmental functions as needed.

This is a full-time position with excellent benefits, vacation, retirement and continuing education support.  EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Essential Job Duties

The Director of Tennis will:

  • Demonstrate excellent teaching and coaching competencies with regard to:(a) sport skill instruction (b) motivation (c) tactical strategies (d) physical training and fitness in practices and matches.
  • Design and execute a competitive schedule for intercollegiate contests (including practice planning) that maximizes individual and collective student-athlete development and performance; prioritizing conference play within an academically rigorous educational experience. Create team results that are competitive within the MIAA.
  • Successful recruitment, matriculation, retention and graduation of student-athletes capable of attaining the baccalaureate degree in sufficient quantity to maintain a team roster appropriate for competitive success.
  • Provide student-athletes with opportunities that allow for social, emotional, and academic development, in addition to athletic success through close interpersonal guidance, mentoring and counseling.
  • Manage a cost-effective and administratively efficient sport program working at or within operational budget on an annual basis, includes purchasing, inventory and control of sports equipment and uniforms, management of team travel and effective national and international recruitment program.
  • Participate in whole department and sport specific marketing, public relations, civic and community outreach and fundraising/friend raising activities.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with all constituents including department colleagues, administration, faculty and other college personnel in the spirit of integration and community with a common mission. Includes collaboration with service/support functions such as SID, equipment, athletic business office and ATC.
  • Exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, Institute, and Department of Athletics rules, policies and expectations including commitment to lifelong learning, sportsmanship on and off the field of play, positive leadership and the desire and ability to act as a positive role model and representative of the Institute at all times. 
  • Compliance with all department, college, conference and NCAA regulations
  • Assume additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Other sport management/administrative opportunities within the department as assigned by the department.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, with Master’s degree preferred
  • NCAA Division I and/or II head or assistant coaching experience
  • Collegiate sports playing experience preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, judgement and integrity
  • Strong computing skills including database manipulation, email and calendar savvy, technological teaching tools, video analysis and manipulation
  • Passion and ability for personal growth and learning

Required Documents

  • Complete Professional Resume
  • Cover Letter that addresses the responsibilities listed
  • One Page Coaching Philosophy

How to Apply

Collegiate Consulting is assisting in the Director of Tennis search. To apply for the Director of Tennis position, please send all required documents above (resume, cover letter and one-page coaching philosophy) to bconcatto@collegiateconsulting.com.