Job Details

Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Position Number: 1998710
  • Location: Rochester, NY
  • Position Type: Athletics/Coaching

Head Coach Men & Women's Tennis
Student Affairs
Intercollegiate Athletics

Professional Area:
Employment Category: Parttime
Staff Job Function: Wage Band:

Department/College Description
The Center for Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to providing an outstanding student-centered athletic experience through the relentless pursuit of academic and athletic excellence. We do so within the context of integrity and respect. Our exceptional staff strives to create an unrivaled experience that fosters the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional growth of our student-athletes in order to prepare them for success beyond RIT and to be leaders in the global community.

The Center of Intercollegiate at RIT sponsors 22 NCAA Division III sports for men and women. The University also offers Division I programs in the sports of men's and women's ice hockey. RIT is a member of the NCAA, Liberty League, the Atlantic Hockey Association and College Hockey America.

Detailed Job Description
Reporting to the Associate Director in the Center for Intercollegiate Athletics the Head Coach for Mens & Women Tennis will provide leadership for RIT's Intercollegiate Division III Mens & Women Tennis program. The incumbent must have outstanding technical, tactical and strategic knowledge of the sport of Mens & Women Tennis . Responsibilities include the planning, development and implementation of all activities related to the program, including, but not limited to, the recruitment, supervision, mentoring, and coaching of student athletes and staff, as well as planning, scheduling, and instruction for individual and team development, practices, training sessions and contests. Effectively recruit highly qualified student athletes by working in partnership with the Office of Enrollment Management and the leadership team in Intercollegiate Athletics. This role also requires the effective management of resources including, budget and supplies in respect to recruitment, team travel, hospitality, equipment, etc. The head coach is required to develop and maintain positive relations with alumni and friends of the program and the university.

The incumbent will demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulation. The duties of the position are to be performed in compliance with all NCAA, League and division rules and regulations; and any rules violations on behalf of themselves or any knowledge of violations within the department are to be reported to the appropriate parties. The ideal candidate has a demonstrated track record of success. S/he should also have strong organizational skills and an ability to work independently.

  • Provide program leadership in the development of all on/off field activities including game day coordination, practice planning, strategic game planning and execution, supervision of the assistant coaching staff, and scheduling of contests/practices. Collaborate with head strength & conditioning coach to develop effective strength and conditioning programs throughout the year.
  • Effectively recruit qualified and talented student-athletes on a global perspective. Provide leadership with the contact and follow-up of all potential student-athletes. Cultivate a good rapport with high school coaches and area club organizations. Organize, plan and direct recruits with their campus visits. Possess an understanding and working knowledge of current NCAA recruiting rules and regulations.
  • Advisement/mentorship of student-athletes in all aspects of their student-athlete experience at RIT. Serve as a positive role model for the student-athletes at all times. Maintain effective communication with team members and utilize effective motivational techniques. Attend professional development opportunities when available.
  • Manage and administer program resources in collaboration with the athletic support team. Areas include: team travel, hospitality, equipment acquisition, athletic communication requests and athletic training.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree from an accredited institution is required.
A minimum of 3-5 years of coaching experience in Head Coach Mens & Women Tennis

Specialized Skills Required
  • Impeccable integrity and demonstrated capacity to teach, coach, and communicate broadly with student athletes, families, colleagues; cultivate and sustain collegial relationships; build unity around difficult issues; be an active listener, facilitator, convener, and mediator.
    • Recognized as an effective advocate for the student athlete experience and personally exhibit high ethical standards of conduct.
  • Ability to attract, recruit, retain, inspire and motivate highly qualified student-athletes.
  • Possess a deep understanding of a diverse student body and a demonstrated commitment to an inclusive environment that promotes and values diversity and cross-cultural experiences of its members.
  • Administratively self-sufficient and be proficient using software and enterprise systems appropriate for the complexities of the role and its functions.
  • Basic knowledge of video filming, editing and analytics.
PLEASE NOTE: The individual hired for this position will be required to have a pre-employment Motor Vehicle check, and the Motor Vehicle Report must clear RIT's Safe Driving Policy (please refer to page 4)

Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters Degree.
  • Prior experience as a student athlete at the collegiate level.
  • Coaching experience at the collegiate level.
  • Knowledge of Deaf culture, American Sign Language (ASL), or willingness to learn.

Preferred Qualifications

Required Application Documents

How to Apply
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Additional Details

Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit and

As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at:

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov

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