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Assistant Women's and Men's Tennis Coach

August 08, 2017


Earlham College is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Women's and Men's Tennis Coach in the Department of Athletics. This is a full-time, 11-month administrative faculty appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a full benefits package.

The Assistant Women's and Men's Tennis Coach reports to the Head Coach. The successful candidate will assist in the administration and supervision of the programs during their respective seasons, performing all duties in compliance with all NCAA, Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and Earlham College rules and regulations.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities


The major impetus for the development of this position is the potential for its positive impact in the recruitment of capable tennis athletes to Earlham. The assistant will serve athletic recruitment at the direction of the head coaches by:

  • Increasing the pool of interested student-athletes.
  • Furthering the development of the prospective student-athlete's relationship with Earlham and these programs via contact by phone, email and text messaging.
  • Continuing that relationship by face-to-face contacts during the prospective student-athlete's visit to campus and by attending high school competitions.
  • Being central to the positive athletic experience of Earlham athletes with the expectation that their experience is relayed to visiting prospective student-athletes.


  • Demonstrate mature leadership and sportsmanship for all aspects of the program.
  • Be on site to assist in the implementation of daily practice regimens. 
  • Assist in the consistent and successful preparation of athletes for competitions.
  • Assist in the promotion of a healthy, rewarding and enjoyable approach to the discipline and demands of training and competition for tennis.
  • Attend all athletic competitions.
  • Assist the head coach in the implementation of all coaching-related activities.
  • Assist the head coach in all aspects of home competitions.
  • Attend HCAC meetings.
  • Support the academic and co-curricular life of tennis student-athletes.
  • Promote sportsmanship and character development among student-athletes.
  • Assist in the planning and administration of team-building activities.
  • Become certified to drive an Earlham van.
  • Assist in all on-campus tennis-related activities, including camps, clinics, tournaments and prospect days.
  • Perform other duties to be assigned by the head coach or director of athletics.


  • Support other Earlham athletics programs and coaches.
  • Be responsive to the needs of support staff.

Experience & Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Previous collegiate coaching or competitive experience, or success as a coach at the high school level.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional leadership and a commitment to, and understanding and appreciation of, NCAA Division III athletics and wellness in a private liberal arts college.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working on a campus with a diverse student body.
  • A current and valid driver's license is required.

Application Instructions

Please send a resume; and the name, position title, email address and phone number of three professional references to:

Human Resources Office
Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374-4095

Phone:  765-983-1393

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

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