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Junior Varsity Girls Tennis Coach

  • Part Time
  • Temporary
  • Seattle
  • This position has been filled

Website University Prep

Reports to:  Director of Athletics

FT/PT/R/T:  Part-Time Temporary

University Prep (UPrep) is seeking a talented, engaging, and compassionate Junior Varsity Girls Tennis Coach. We look 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. We need a leader who understands best practices in coaching tennis and thrives on working independently as well as part of a team. If that sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you.

Who We Are:
UPrep is a 6–12 independent school in northeast Seattle, WA, one of the country’s most dynamic cities. We offer an intellectually rich education that fosters deep inquiry and critical thinking that is powered by student engagement. Our students graduate prepared for college and life. UPrep is a strong and vibrant community of students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni that joins together to support our students in becoming caring and productive adults. UPrep is a place where all students and families have equitable access to all the school has to offer, and we aspire for all community members to feel like they belong. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are embodied in all facets of our school culture. We believe that our shared values of integrity, respect, and responsibility are essential to accomplish our mission to develop 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 Varsity Head Coach to lead the junior varsity girls tennis team.  Season begins on February 26th and concludes in mid-May.  Practices are held off campus Monday-Friday 3:00-5:30. There are some Saturday matches.

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 school’s 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

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
  • 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

Pay & Benefits:

  • Salary stipend is based on experience and ranges from $3,500-$4,500
  • Stipend paid in three installments (paid on last working day of March, April and May)
  • This position is eligible for statutory benefits only

Please apply directly to via our website. 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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