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Head Womens Tennis Coach

Job Details

Earlham College - Richmond, IN
Full Time
4 Year Degree


Earlham College is a Top 100 National Liberal Arts College located in Richmond, IN, a small city that's just a short drive away from several major metropolitan areas including Dayton, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Chicago.


Richmond and Earlham have a symbiotic relationship. Through research, studies, internships and volunteering, Earlhamites offer Richmond expertise and service as Richmond offers our students the chance to gain valuable, real-world experience. Our community assumes no religious affiliation but follows Quaker principles and practices, which include respect for persons, integrity, a commitment to peace and justice, simplicity, and consensus-based community decision-making. Earlham is committed to and proud of being a diverse and inclusive place most clearly visible in our student body: 20% of our student body are international, coming from 60+ nations in 2022, and 24% are domestic students of color. Faculty and staff also bring tremendous diversity to the College; many have lived and worked outside the United States, and they make a point of drawing on those experiences in their interactions with students. Additionally, Earlham makes it a priority to serve as a safe and welcoming place for LGBTQ+ communities and has a four-star rating on the Campus Pride Index. Our community is characterized by respect for every person and a commitment to social justice. Equity and inclusion are central to Earlham's institutional priorities and our leadership is committed to widening the path to an Earlham education.


Earlham College is seeking a Head Women’s Tennis Coach to join our team!




Position Summary:

The Head Women’s Tennis Coach will be responsible for the conduct and overall supervision of the Women’s Tennis program. The position’s main responsibility will be to recruit; develop and retain student-athletes; coach and develop a highly competitive NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis program in compliance with NCAA, Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and Earlham College rules and regulations.



Primary Duties & Responsibilities:





  • Meet or exceed annual recruitment goals established in collaboration with the Director of Athletics annually
  • Maintain or exceed optimal roster size annually
  • Develop annual overall recruitment strategy and generate monthly recruiting reports.
  • Build relationships with prospective student-athletes and their families
  • Work closely with Admissions and other campus offices to recruit outstanding student-athletes
  • Plan and coordinate prospective student-athlete visits to campus and off campus contacts with prospective student-athletes
  • Attend tournaments, showcases, observe team camps, visit high schools, attend practices and/or meets of recruits on a regular basis
  • Establish and maintain recruiting data base utilizing athletic department recruiting software
  • Maintain regular communication with prospective student-athletes and their families utilizing various communication tools (e.g. phone calls, text, emails, etc.) on a regular basis to maintain interest
  • Utilize social media platforms in recruitment efforts consistent with NCAA DIII rules


Student-Athlete Development, Practice & Meet Responsibilities


  • Serve as a mentor to the student-athletes
  • Develop competitive programs consistent with the athletic department vision
  • Effectively teach individual skills, team concepts, and competitive values
  • Prepare and execute practice and match plans
  • Breakdown drills providing individual student-athlete attention and training
  • Assist in overseeing weight training and individual work outs in season
  • Assist in designing off-season workouts for student-athlete improvement
  • Perform post meet duties including, but not limited to, arranging team meal(s), securing statistics and contacting the Athletic Communication’s office
  • Demonstrate a commitment to fostering an inclusive and courageous team environment
  • Create and/or seek opportunities for your program and individual student athletes that will enhance their experience, improve their person, and advance their career—academically/athletically


Office Responsibilities


  • Support, monitor and track academic success and personal growth of each student-athlete for the purposes that include retention and completion
  • Help orient student-athletes to the policies and regulations of the College, the HCAC and the NCAA
  • Oversee the conduct and discipline of student-athletes
  • Prepare team competition and practice schedules guided by the athletic department Scheduling and Principles document that meet NCAA, conference, and Earlham regulations
  • Prepare and operate a fiscally sound program with an annual balanced budget.
  • Inventory, purchase, and maintain equipment and uniforms
  • Work with the Athletic Communications office to aid in the promotion of the programs and Earlham College
  • Utilize social media platforms to promote and generate interest in the Women’s Tennis program, athletic department and Earlham College
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports
  • Coordinate bus and van schedules, pre and post-game meals, lodging and overnight accommodations.
  • Be a presence in the office and available to assist with student-athlete needs




  • Demonstrate leadership, sportsmanship, and mature conduct as the head coach of the program
  • Positively represent Earlham to all on and off campus constituency groups, as well as in conference, regional, and national coaching associations
  • Develop annual fundraising and alumni outreach plan collaborating with the Director of Athletics and Institutional Advancement
  • Be an active member of the athletic department and administrative faculty member of Earlham College by attending staff meetings, other athletic department activities, including supporting other athletic programs and being responsive to the needs of departmental support staff (administrative leadership, support staff, athletic trainer(s), etc.); and the institution (i.e. institutional committees, admissions events, faculty meetings)
  • Assist athletic department as needed, including but not limited to, game management duties and supervision
  • Attain van certification through Earlham’s Public Safety Office to assist with van transportation of student-athletes
  • Understand and support the basic mission of the College
  • Teach courses (4 half-semester courses per year) in the Athletics, Wellness, and Physical Education (AWPE) curriculum
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics








  • Bachelor’s Degree is required, Master’s preferred.
  • Previous collegiate coaching experience (3-5 years) is preferred.
  • Collegiate playing experience is desired.
  • A successful record of recruiting, developing and retaining student-athletes is essential.
  • 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.
  • Current and valid driver’s license required.


Benefits Working at Earlham:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance*
  • Company paid Long-Term Disability after 1 year of full-time service*
  • Basic and Voluntary Life insurance*
  • Employee Assistance Program*
  • Campus Store Discount
  • Free ticket vouchers for Richmond Symphony Orchestra
  • Wellness Center Free Membership or Discount for eligible employees
  • Athletic Games-Free entry to all home games
  • Free entry into most Theatre/Music shows
  • Tuition Benefits for Immediate Family for eligible employees*
  • 403(b) Retirement* – For eligible employees, Earlham will contribute a non-elective contribution equal to 5% of gross pay after 2 years of service. After 3 years of service, this non-elective contribution increases to 8%. Vesting credit is available for new employees with previous service in the education sector with required documentation.
  • Many Wayne County Chamber of Commerce member businesses offer discounts to anyone with an Earlham ID

*All employee benefit offerings are subject to employee eligibility per plan documents.


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


To Apply

  • Please submit the following application materials through our  Earlham Careers Portal
  • Cover letter - Please address your thinking and experience with matters of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as it relates and specifically pertains to this position.
  • Resume
  • List of Three References with Contact Information


Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).


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