Assistant Men's and Women's Tennis Coach (PTTEN-23)
Company: Oakton Community College
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: January 21, 2023
Des Plaines and Skokie, IL
Oct 18, 2022
Open Until Filled
About Oakton College :
Oakton Community College, a caring community of educators dedicated
to excellence in teaching and learning, seeks a Assistant Men's and
Women's Tennis Coach to join our College. Applicants must be strong
communicators and effective classroom facilitators who enjoy
teaching in a student-centered environment.
Candidates with a commitment to working in a culturally competent
environment are especially valued at Oakton.
We encourage applications from candidates who reflect the
increasing diversity of Oakton's student body and community, who
will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures, and have a
demonstrated commitment to working with and as part of a
multicultural faculty and diverse student body and community.
Located seventeen miles from downtown Chicago, Oakton serves
northern Cook County with campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie,
Basic Function and Responsibility:
Under direct supervision, provide support to the Head Men's and
Women's Tennis Coach and the Tennis program through game coaching,
player and team skill development and recruitment and retention of
academically and athletically prepared students. Support activities
of the Tennis program within the rules and guidelines of the NJCAA,
the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference and the college.
Demonstrate a sound and committed educational philosophy for
holistic student development including academic, athletic and
personal. Support the mission and philosophy of the college.
Characteristics Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assist the Head Coach planning and conducting in season and off
season team practice and conditioning programs.
2. Assist the Head Coach and players during game play.
3. Assist individual players in tennis skill development through
skills training and weight and conditioning training.
4. Assist in the identification and recruitment of new players to
the program. This may include traveling to regional high school and
club tennis events and showcases.
5. Assist in the scheduling of tennis practices and matches,
including arranging transportation, driving a team vehicle,
securing funds for travel, making travel arrangements, etc.
6. Represent the Athletic Department and the Men's and Women's
Tennis program on college committees or task forces and at college
events and/or other public meetings.
7. Communicate as necessary with the other Illinois Skyway
Collegiate Conference and NJCAA Region IV tennis coaches.
8. Participate in Athletic Coaches professional development
including annual training in NJCAA regulations, CPR, AED usage,
Blood Born Pathogen, Exercise Induced Asthma and use of
9. Secure and maintain certification in First Aid and CPR/AED
10. Assist the Athletic Department in the academic support of
student athletes as well as the facilitation of academic support
activities including the collection of academic progress
11. Perform other job duties as assigned.
Administrative supervision is received from the Senior Manager of
Athletics and direct supervision is received from the Head Men's
and Women's Tennis Coach.
Functional supervision exercised of the Men's and Women's Tennis
team members, managers and student employees.
Qualifications and Working Conditions:
1. An associate's degree or an equivalent combination of education
and experience from which comparable skills and abilities can be
obtained is required. A bachelor's degree is preferred.
2. One year of tennis coaching experience as a head or assistant
coach at the college, high school, club or travel team levels is
required. Collegiate coaching experience preferred.
3. Collegiate level playing experience preferred.
4. Knowledge of NJCAA/NCAA/NAIA rules and regulations is
6. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning and leadership
skills and positive role model for young adults is expected.
7. Ability to work independently in an unstable and chaotic
8. Valid Class "D" driver's license required.
9. Work performed in different environments including
interior/office work areas, gymnasiums and outdoor areas.
10. Work will required significant physical effort associated with
coaching and teaching skills and techniques. The work will also
require the lifting and movement of equipment up to 50 pounds
11. Limited exposure to physical risk
12. Regional travel required with occasional extended out of state
travel for post season competition.
Two tennis related references required.
Part-time faculty are paid on a lecture hour equivalents (LHE)
basis. For most courses, the LHE is the same as a credit hour. For
others, the LHE represents additional work for teaching the class,
such as grading papers for Composition classes or teaching a class
with a laboratory section (computers, languages, and the sciences);
in those cases, the LHE represents a figure higher than the credit
hour. All part-time faculty start at the beginning pay rates,
regardless of the level and type of experience obtained elsewhere.
Those rates for the 2022-23 academic year are $1173/LHE for faculty
without doctorates and $1243/LHE for faculty with doctorates
Part-time faculty advance one step within the salary schedule with
the successful completion of 2 fall & spring semesters where 3+
LHEs are taught in each semester.
Applicants must be strong communicators and effective classroom
facilitators who enjoy teaching in a student-centered
Oakton especially values candidates committed to working in a
culturally competent environment. Cultural competence integrates
and transforms knowledge about individuals and groups of people
into specific standards, policies, practices, and attitudes used in
appropriate cultural settings to increase the quality of
Applicants should be current and skilled in their use of evolving
technologies, active in promoting critical thinking, and committed
to challenging our students to be knowledgeable, ethical, and
capable global citizens. Oakton seeks enthusiastic faculty who are
committed to innovation in college-level teaching and learning, and
interested in non-traditional delivery of instruction. The College
expects faculty to be professionally competent, have strong
leadership qualities, participate in professional development
activities, and engage in institutional and departmental
Required documents for a complete application file include a
completed applicant questionnaire, cover letter, resume/cv,
official transcripts for the hiring credential, and 2 original,
signed recommendation letters or college placement/credential
Interested applicants must submit their application, cover letter
and resume/cv on the Oakton website. Please indicate the position
code (PTTEN-23) on the cover letter.
Recommendation letters may either be submitted with original
signature or e-mailed directly from the reference to
Transcripts may either be submitted on official paper or as pdf
copies of official transcripts e-mailed directly from the
Registrar's Office to firstname.lastname@example.org
Transcripts and recommendation letters are required prior to
Official transcripts and original letters of recommendation or
college placement/credential file should be mailed to: Faculty
Search PTTEN-23, c/o Department of Human Resources, Oakton
Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016.
Oakton is accessible by public transportation.
Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified
individuals. Oakton Community College does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability,
age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or
gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and
participation in its educational programs, college activities and
services, or in its employment practices.
Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without
notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are
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