Head Men’s & Women’s Tennis Coach

Job Summary

Millsaps College, a NCAA Division III institution located in Jackson, Mississippi and member of the Southern Athletic Association (SAA), is seeking applicants for a full-time, 12-month position as the Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach.

This position will report to the Athletic Director and has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021.

The Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach is directly responsible for the administration, supervision and development of a comprehensive men’s and women’s tennis program. The Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach reports directly to the Director of Athletics and supports the Department of Athletics mission and goals as well as the mission and goals of the larger campus community.

Job Duties

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • Successfully evaluate and recruit high school and college athletes within college admissions and NCAA Division III guidelines.
  • Embrace NCAA Division III philosophy emphasizing balance between academics and athletics.
  • Coordinate information exchanges with conference & non-conference opponents to include scheduling non-conference games.
  • Oversee on-court coaching and development of tennis skills and techniques.
  • Manage and oversee all assistant tennis coaches and volunteers.
  • Coordinate and plan practice sessions during both traditional and non-traditional segments.
  • Monitor academic progress of all tennis student-athletes.
  • Coordinate team and staff recruiting travel, including vehicles, lodging, and meals.
  • Oversee fund-raising programs that augment operations budget.
  • Maintain and cultivate parent and alumnae relationships.
  • Manage and maintain tennis equipment inventory.
  • Manage and balance yearly program budget.
  • Accept additional duties assigned by the Athletics Director.
  • Comply with all NCAA Division III, Southern Athletics Association (SAA), and Millsaps College guidelines;
  • Actively pursue community service activities for men’s and women’s tennis teams and staff.
  • Participate in various other areas of interest for the College and Department of Athletics.

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; Masters preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of successful college coaching experience; Division III experience preferred.
  • Proven recruiting experience at the non-scholarship level.
  • Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful completion of background screening.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and references in email format to:

Aaron Pelch, Director of Athletics

athletics@millsaps.edu

The review of applicants will begin immediately.

EEO Statement

Millsaps College values diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. Millsaps College does not discriminate in employment on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws.

A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check and establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Millsaps College provides a competitive benefits package.

It is the policy of Millsaps College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities for employment. If you require any accommodations to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact humanresources@millsaps.edu.

Compliance with Title IX

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Millsaps College does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of sex. Policies and procedures for addressing complaints of discrimination and harassment can be found at https://www.millsaps.edu/resources/title-ix. Reports can be made to the Title IX Team by filing a sexual misconduct or Title IX complaint at this link: https://www.millsaps.edu/resources/title-ix/#file-complaint. Inquiries related to the application of Title IX at Millsaps should be referred to the college’s Title IX team (contact information is found here: https://www.millsaps.edu/resources/title-ix/#coordinators) and external inquires can be made to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-1100 (800) 421-3481, http://www.ed.gov/ocr.

About Millsaps College

Millsaps is an accredited, privately supported, national liberal arts college founded by members of the Methodist Church in 1890. Consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education, Millsaps has been praised by Colleges That Change LivesThe Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, the John Templeton Foundation, The Fiske Guide to Colleges and Insight Magazine.

Millsaps College’s Vision

Building on its motto, Ad Excellentiam, its strong heritage of social justice, freedom of thought and reflection on life’s most important questions, and its central location in the capital city of Mississippi, Millsaps engages students in a transformative learning and leadership experience that results in personal and intellectual growth, commitment to good citizenship in our global society and a desire to succeed and make a difference in every community they touch.

Millsaps College’s Mission

Millsaps College is dedicated to academic excellence, open inquiry and free expression, the exploration of faith to inform vocation and the innovative shaping of the social, economic and cultural progress of our region.

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