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Head Men's & Women's Tennis Coach

Juniata College
Huntingdon, PA

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Job Title:

Head Men's & Women's Tennis Coach

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Pay Rate:

Starting at $53,400

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Key Responsibilities :

Juniata College invites applications for a full-time Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach. Juniata is a co-educational, liberal arts college, highly regarded for its academic excellence, with an enrollment of 1,400 students. The Tennis programs compete at home on the Raffensperger Tennis Courts, a premier facility constructed in 2016 as a part of the Winton Hill Athletic Complex. Juniata is a founding member of the highly regarded Landmark Conference, which is committed to conducting intercollegiate athletics programs in a way that recognizes, as paramount, the centrality of the academic mission at each member institution.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to; recruiting, scheduling, budget management, practice and instruction, hiring and management of assistant coaches. Appropriate collateral administrative or coaching responsibilities will be assigned. The ideal candidate will have previous college coaching and/or playing experience and an understanding of the Division III philosophy and its role at a private liberal arts institution. This is a full-time position over twelve months. Candidates must have experience recruiting on the collegiate level, possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills, communicate effectively, and demonstrate a willingness to work in a team-oriented environment that values community.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide vision and build a positive team culture committed to the welfare of our student-athletes, a positive representation of the college, academic excellence, citizenship, and competitive success.
  • Practice organization, planning, scheduling, preparation, and execution.
  • Develop and implement specific training and skill development programs.
  • Prepare the team for competitions including; scouting reports, meetings, and instruction.
  • Develop and implement appropriate in-competition coaching techniques and strategies.
  • Recruit and retain qualified student-athletes.
  • Develop and meet recruiting goals in consultation with the Athletics Director and Enrollment.
  • Maintain roster sizes in accordance with agreed upon maximum and minimum roster ranges.
  • Provide support, oversight, assistance, to student-athletes with regards to academic performance, planning, and success.
  • Meet department standards for academic success.
  • Effectively manage all aspects of the program’s budget including the purchase of all athletic equipment and supplies, and the management of the programs travel and recruiting budgets.
  • Hire, train, mentor, assistant coaches, student-assistants, and student managers.
  • Schedule all non-traditional and traditional competitions and practices.
  • Develop, recommend, and enforce appropriate levels of discipline, behavior, rules, regulations, and conduct.
  • Serve as team spokesperson and appropriately represent the program and the college on campus and in the community.
  • Ensure adherence to the rules, regulations, and policies of all governing bodies— Juniata College Athletics, Juniata College, Landmark Conference, and National Collegiate Athletic Association.
  • Participate in overall administration of the Athletics Department by representing the office as requested and cooperatively assisting colleagues. This includes attending all mandatory department activities and functions, membership on department and campus committees, and participation upon request in enrollment, fundraising, and/or promotional events.
  • Serve as game/event manager as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Juniata College is committed to cultivating an equity-minded and equity-engaged campus culture, one that is inclusive and supportive of its students, faculty, and staff. We believe that all members of the College community share the responsibility to value diversity, seek equity, promote a sense of belonging. We seek candidates who are sensitive to the needs of an academic community that is diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or identity, disability status, and protected veteran status..…AA/EOE

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of NCAA rules, regulations, and the Division III philosophy.
  • Three to five years of collegiate coaching &/or playing experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, strategize, recruit, lead, manage, represent, and oversee a nationally competitive athletic program.
  • Valid driver’s license required, clear of major violations. Juniata College reserves the right to review driving records to determine suitability for position.

Supervision Required/Given:

Receives direct supervision from the Athletics Director. Works collaboratively with other individuals and groups. Hires, trains, and supervises assistant coaches, and student coaches, student managers, providing specific direction and oversight of assignments and responsibilities.

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Working at Juniata College 

Juniata College's mission is to provide an engaging personalized educational experience empowering our students to develop the skills, knowledge and values that lead to a fulfilling life of service and ethical leadership in the global community.

Founded in 1876, Juniata is a national liberal arts college located in the scenic Allegheny Mountain region of central Pennsylvania and is the intellectual home for 1,600 students and nearly 14,000 alumni. The College ranks highly in the percentage of graduates that eventually earn doctoral degrees. Juniata integrates international, intercultural and global dimensions into its curriculum and experiential learning opportunities and was awarded the 2012 Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. Juniata is known for the personal attention it gives to students and flexible areas of study (its Program of Emphasis resembles a major but is more flexible, encouraging students to design a program of study and justify their choices. About a third of Juniata students self-design their entire POE.) Each student is assigned two faculty advisers, and the average student-faculty ratio is 13:1.

Juniata is a very strong community where student involvement is paramount. There are no fraternities or sororities. The student clubs and organizations (over 90 currently) have a positive impact on the Juniata community and on the larger community of Huntingdon and the surrounding area.

Juniata College takes positive steps to enhance diversity in both its community and its curriculum. The College commits to this policy not because of legal obligations but because it fully believes that such practices are basic to human dignity. AA/EEO

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