Job Duties & Responsibilities: •Plan and develop the Tennis program to ensure compliance with established guidelines and regulations for college/university accredited events; develop and implement schedules including practice, home and away competitions to provide participating students-athletes appropriate training and academic time for continued program eligibility and personal growth. •Have the ability to recruit local, regional, national and international student/athletes. Recruit prospective athletes through personal visits, telephone interviews, and mail solicitation in accordance with established NCAA requirements and standards. •Discuss personal scholastic and athletic goals/objectives with available opportunities at the University; identify and recommend potential recruits for available financial assistance through scholarships; coordinate and schedule site visits for prospective recruits, parents, and other interested parties. •Monitor academic performance levels of participating student athletes to ensure compliance with established university and accrediting standards for class attendance and graduation performance; counsel and assist students regarding study habits and class performance to promote and encourage continued program eligibility and attainment of degree status; plan, develop, and implement a variety of fund raising events for financial/equipment contributions. •Work cooperatively with other conference schools for development of intercollegiate events; arrange travel requirements including meals, lodging, and transportation for athletes in accordance with available funding/budget constraints; coach students throughout all games, review strategies, strengths, and weaknesses of previous, current, and future performance to promote and encourage personal and/or team improvement. •Complete/maintain a variety of records and reports of achievements and activities; provide information and/or statistics to the University’s media as well as other local/regional media i.e.: radio, print, and television to promote awareness of Western New Mexico University’s athletic programs, students, and environment; •Monitor inventory levels of all uniforms and equipment, prepare purchase requisitions and bid requests; prepare/monitor operating budget. Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: •Knowledge of all applicable NCAA and conference rules, standards, regulations, and requirements; •Knowledge of all rules and techniques of Tennis; •Knowledge of available athletic scholarships and their individual requirements and regulations; •Knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques, and methods of coaching student athletes; •Knowledge of budget management and development principles and techniques; •Skill in applying NCAA and conference rules, standards, regulations, and requirements; •Skill in applying rules and techniques of Tennis; •Skill in applying a recognizing appropriate coaching methods for optimum student progress, success, and performance; •Skill in developing safe and effective training and practice programs for student athletes; •Skill in selecting and encouraging students in athletic and academic success; •Skill in performing all necessary movements, drills, and exercises of Tennis; •Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; •Skill in working in an environment subject to frequent travel, exposure to varying climatic and road conditions, and frequent physical exertion.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Bachelor's degree in Athletics, Physical Education and or closely related field. Experience equivalent to two years coaching at a high school, junior college, college level or Director of a tennis program.
PREFERRED: Master's degree in Leadership, Education, or closely related field preferred; proficiency in Spanish and professional experience with diverse groups.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Valid New Mexico driver's license or the ability to obtain upon completion, CDL passenger endorsement. Obtain CPR/AED certification required within one year of hire.
Internal Number: 1700173
About Western New Mexico University
Established on February 11, 1893
More than 3,500 students attend our five campuses and online
50% of our undergrads are Hispanic and we are designated as an Hispanic Serving Institution
Classes on average are about 18 students in size
500 degrees are awarded each year
18 countries are represented in our student body
Our mascot is Rawhide. Our colors are Royal Purple and Golden Yellow.