With an eye towards leading a championship caliber program, and with a commitment to student-athlete success both on the tennis court and in the classroom, you will direct and manage all aspects of a Division I men's intercollegiate tennis program. The successful candidate will understand and embrace the academic mission of Harvard College and the role that athletics plays to support it.
By using intercollegiate competition and all activities related to such competition, this position serves as a teacher and mentor to help build student character, prepare students for a constructive and effective life, and teach valuable life lessons including work ethic; discipline; resilience; persistence; teamwork and selflessness; goal-setting and goal achievement; overcoming adversity; and leadership. You will coach and develop student athletes; plan and direct the overall training strategy for the program; establish practice, training and competition schedules; oversee strength and conditioning of the athletes; develop and implement a student-athlete recruiting strategy; spearhead fundraising efforts and alumni engagement; and supervise Assistant Coaches.
Bachelor's degree required. At least 6 (six) seasons of experience coaching or playing tennis at the collegiate level. Coaching or playing tennis at the professional level may count towards this requirement.
Must have outstanding technical, tactical and strategic knowledge of tennis, including a proven ability to build strong tennis teams. Experience as a Head Tennis Coach at the college level preferred, particularly at the Division I level. Strong leadership, interpersonal and communications skills, including the ability to work with and relate well to a diverse group of athletes, administrators, and University constituents. Must be able to establish yourself as a respected and credible coach to students, faculty, alumni, media representatives, and the broader University community.
Must be administratively self-sufficient and be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and web applications. Should have basic video filming, editing and analytical ability.
The ideal candidate has a demonstrated track record of success. S/he should also have strong organizational skills and an ability to work independently. Must be able to respect and comply with guidelines set forth by Harvard, the Ivy League, and the NCAA.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: Req #45813BR
About Harvard University Department of Athletics
Harvard is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission is to educate citizens and citizen-leaders for our society. The College is a residential institution of nearly 7,000 undergraduates and is located in Cambridge, MA. Harvard is deeply committed to the intellectual, social and personal transformation of its undergraduates during their four years at Harvard. The Department of Athletics offers 42 varsity programs for men and women, more than any other Division I school in the United States.
Harvard employees have access to a wide range of educational offerings, including world-class museums, tuition assistance, and hundreds of web-based learning programs. Our benefits package is superior and provides multiple options for the health and well-being of our employees. Being located in Cambridge is a distinct advantage, since Cambridge is a lively, multi-cultural city adjacent to Boston, which is an undisputed hub of college and university life in the U.S.
We actively seek and welcome applications from diverse candidates and from those with a demonstrable commitment to a more inclusive society.