Position Summary: Under the general supervision of the assigned athletic administrator, the head coach is accountable for the administration, financial management and development of the tennis program and responsible for the leadership of the program. The head coach will manage the resources provided by the university which support the essential components of the program and is actively involved in fundraising for program enhancements. This individual must abide by the rules and regulations established by Concordia University, Nebraska (CUNE), the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), and the NAIA by performing the following duties.
This position also supports the Athletic Department with additional duties and may be called to teach activity courses relevant to his/her program.
General Duties: •Provides leadership in the development of the program to achieve the objectives consistent with the strategic direction of the Athletic Department. •Adheres to the policies, procedures and processes set forth by CUNE officials. •Responsible for the administrative, financial and coaching requirements of the team. •Responsible for creating an environment which is consistent with the values of the University and Athletic Department and for fostering student-athlete development. •Responsible for recruiting student-athletes who adhere to a Champions of Character athletic program which strives for academic achievement, competitive greatness and spiritual development. •Accountable for the program’s annual operating budget as approved by Cabinet. •In consultation with the Marketing Department, the head coach is responsible for promoting his/her program. •Responsible for the promotion of the program through interaction and communication with internal and external groups. •Responsible for development and implementation of an annual retention plan. •May be responsible for teaching activity courses relevant to his/her program as assigned by the Department Chair in consultation with the Director of Athletics. •Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in sports related field preferred.
3-5 years of experience directly related to the essential functions.
2-3 years of experience as an assistant coach in Higher Ed or high school coach preferred.
Demonstrated ability to provide winning results.
Valid driver’s license.
National Coaches License preferred.
Knowledge of NAIA rules in area of specialty.
Knowledge of athletic recruitment and techniques, including NAIA and GPAC regulations and guidelines governing recruitment and retention of student-athletes.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and the ability to learn and utilize other software applications as necessary; experience in SCT Banner software preferred.
Proficient in the sport of tennis.
Proficient in use of software applications including Microsoft applications, databases, spreadsheets and word processing required. Ability to learn and utilize other software applications as necessary. Experience with SCT Banner software preferred.
Ability to lead and guide NAIA student-athletes in area of specialty.
Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
Ability to drive a 12 passenger van.
Ability to travel, rent vehicles, drive in large cities and fly in commercial aircrafts.
Ability to supervise assistant coaches and student workers.
Member of an LCMS congregation preferred.
About Concordia University
Founded in 1894, Concordia University, Nebraska is a Christ-centered learning community for students preparing to be servant leaders in the church and world. A member of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS), Concordia is a private, coeducational institution of higher learning located in Seward, Nebraska (population 7,000), and committed to the Christian growth of its students through rigorous academic, spiritual, emotional and physical pursuits