Upper School Boys Tennis Coaches
Job Details
Experienced
University Prep - Seattle, WA
Part-Time Temporary Salaried Exempt
High School
Some Local Travel May Be Required
Education

Title: Upper School Boys Tennis Coaches

Report To: Director of Athletics

When Needed: Fall 2022

 

University Prep is seeking talented, engaging and compassionate Upper School Tennis Coaches to help us advance our vision of being an inclusive community of learners that provides an outstanding education for each individual in a diverse student population. We are looking for individuals committed to the academic, social, and emotional needs and fluctuations of Upper School students; people who can work effectively independently as well as part of a team. We need leaders who understand best practices in teaching tennis and who are passionate about teaching to Upper School students and enhancing student life. We are looking for staff and faculty who share our belief that a culturally rich and inclusive school community provides students with the best possible environment for a quality education. If that sounds like you, we'd like to hear from you.

 

Who We Are:

University Prep is an independent 6-12 school located in an urban residential section of Seattle, WA, one of the country's most diverse and dynamic cities. We are a strong and vibrant community of students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni who collaboratively create an exceptional educational experience for every student. The School is a place of great teaching and joyful learning; a community that joins together to raise up our children to be caring and productive adults; a place where all students and families have equitable access to all the school has to offer, and a place where we aspire for every family and student to feel equally enfranchised and at home. To us, diversity and inclusivity are not addenda, they are embodied in all facets of our school culture. University Prep believes that our shared values of integrity, respect, and responsibility are essential to accomplish our mission of developing each student's potential to become an intellectually courageous, socially responsible citizen of the world.

 

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, is responsible for cooperating with the tennis coaching team to lead or assist with one of our boys tennis teams. Season begins on August 22nd and concludes in mid -October. Practices are held off campus Monday-Friday 3:00-5:30.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Teaches appropriate fundamentals, techniques and skills
  • Is responsible for the health and safety of the athletes
  • In cooperation with Varsity Tennis Head Coach, articulates a well-defined and understandable coaching philosophy
  • Applies developmentally appropriate and age appropriate methods to coaching student-athletes
  • Prepares detailed practice and match plans with the Head Coach
  • Emphasizes sportsmanship and leadership among athletes
  • Clearly communicates to players, parents, administrators and staff
  • Positively motivates athletes and promotes teamwork
  • Attends all meetings and trainings as required by the league and/or Athletic Director
  • Is familiar with and complies with all policies and regulations as put forth in the schools documents
  • Since safety and security are everyone's responsibility, takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials and facilities
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Salary:

  • Salary Stipend is based on experience and ranges from $3,800-$5,000
  • Stipend paid in three installments (paid on last working day of September, October and November)

Required Education & Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor's degree in physical education or related field from a four-year college or university preferred
  • Teaching certification from USTPA or USTA required
  • Demonstrated competence and experience in coaching tennis required
  • Recent successful coaching experience in an Upper School environment preferred
  • Must possess or be willing to obtain valid First Aid/CPR card

 

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be a strong, successful tennis player
  • Deep knowledge of the intricacies of the game of tennis
  • Understanding of the developmental needs of upper school- aged students
  • Efficient, well organized, and able to handle a variety of duties simultaneously
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of the students and program
  • Professional manner, discretion, and appearance
  • Sense of humor, energy and enthusiasm and ability to hold students and oneself to high expectations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills and strong work ethic
  • Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work and communicate well with all levels of faculty and staff
  • Ability to work and communicate well with students and their parents
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity 
  • Proficient in appropriate computer skills and office equipment
  • Ability to stand for long periods
  • Awareness of proper body mechanics to prevent injury
  • Ability to stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, walk, and talk
  • Ability to use hands and fingers, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work outside in any weather
  • Some local travel may be required

 

If this sounds like you, please click on Apply Now and complete our online employment application.

 

Thank you for your interest in this position and in University Prep.

 

Position open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

 

University Prep does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, creed, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran's status, disability, use of a trained service animal, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to admissions and administration of all its programs, as well as to all areas of employment.

 

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This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position.

It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

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