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Head Women’s Tennis Coach

Apply now Job no: 493090
Work type: Exempt Staff
Location: Gambier, OH

Kenyon College invites applications for the position of Head Women’s Tennis Coach. This is a full time, 10-month reporting position with benefits. The Head Women’s Tennis Coach is responsible for leading an NCAA D-III Head Women’s Tennis Program in accordance and compliance with NCAA, NCAC, and Kenyon College policies and regulations. The Head Women’s Tennis Coach will fulfill the following responsibilities: coaching student athletes, scouting opponents, and recruiting. Additional responsibilities will be assigned in game management, teaching, and/ or administration.

It is also expected that the Head Women’s Tennis Coach will embrace the department mission of fostering learning and developing community with a focus on the values of citizenship, competition, resiliency, sportsmanship, and teamwork within Kenyon’s unique campus culture. Successful candidates will be able to show a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their support for students from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, religious, and national backgrounds.

The Head Women’s Tennis Coach serves the Department of Athletics, Fitness and Recreation in the Division of Student Affairs. This position reports to the Director of Athletics (or a designee) and supports the mission of the College in its focus on student development, outcomes and success. This is a ten (10) month position with benefits that includes morning, evening and weekend responsibilities.

Essential Functions

  • Teach and instruct student-athletes in the rules and fundamentals of tennis.
  • Develop and implement in-season training and workouts, practice and game-day coaching.
  • Compile training results for all events and assist with statistics verification for official records and sports information.
  • Provide home match management for women’s tennis, including set-up and tear down of equipment.
  • Recruit academically and athletically strong applicants for admission in the selective, highly competitive application pool at Kenyon          College utilizing ARMS software, including preparing promotional materials.
  • Maintain excellent record keeping for all purchases and expenses for the program, to stay within the budget.
  • Work in conjunction with athletic trainers to maintain student-athlete welfare.
  • Stay up-to-date with sport and coaching best practices in order to provide opportunities for all involved in the program to become            students of the game by sharing knowledge of the sport.
  • Participate in the NCAC governance for women’s tennis at coaches meetings.
  • All coaches are assigned additional duties in the areas of facility and event /game management and teaching. These responsibilities are determined annually by Coordinator of Lifetime Fitness, Game / EventManager, Facility Manager(s) and Director of Athletics, Fitness and Recreation.

Other Expectations

  • Serve as a member of the Athletics, Fitness and Recreation team, responsible for providing leadership, goals, and program                      implementation at a fully residential campus housing 1800 undergraduate students
  • Develop and maintain mutually supportive and collaborative working relationships with student affairs colleagues, faculty, and other        campus partners to accomplish shared objectives and tasks.
  • Lead and assist with designated departmental, divisional, and/or College committees, initiatives and processes.
  • Develop meaningful connections with students, staff and faculty by being available and visible on campus.
  • Assist with special projects and duties, as needed.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and compliance with the College’s and Department of Athletics, Fitness and Recreation policies and          procedures as well as the North Coast Athletic Conference and NCAA constitutions, bylaws, legislation and regulations.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Department of Athletics’ student-athlete handbook, and the department’s, Student Affairs’ and            College's mission statements.

Success Factors

  • Collaborative mindset.
  • Extensive knowledge of teaching technical skills in tennis.
  • Demonstrated support for students from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Fundraising experience.
  • Community Relations experience.
  • Tennis Game Management experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to a Strength and Conditioning program as part of comprehensive Women’s Tennis program.
  • Demonstrated commitment to personal growth and learning.
  • Demonstrated commitment to athletes as students.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Directly supervise part-time assistant coach.

Working Conditions

  • Some heavy lifting / moving equipment is required.
  • The working schedule is not traditional nor regular: early morning, day, late evenings, weekends are required, as may be work during      college breaks and summers.
  • Travel for athletic contests, recruiting, coaches meetings and convention/caucus attendance is required.
  • The ability to obtain College driver certification is desirable.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience instructing the rules and fundamentals of tennis.
  • Collegiate women’s tennis playing and/or coaching experience is required.
  • Experience in recruitment of academically focused student-athletes is preferred.
  • CPR, First Aid and AED Certification is required (and can be completed after hire).

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 90% tuition waivers at eighteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health, dental and vision insurance, TIAA retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.

Kenyon is a unique place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.

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