Division of Enrollment

Job Description


Position Title:  Director of Tennis

Department:    Athletic Department        

FLSA Category:  Exempt             


Working Relationships:

  • Reports to:  Director of Athletics
  • Works Closely with:  Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information and Athletic Communication, Athletic staff, Director of Admission, local park district, the campus and local community
  • Directly Supervises:  N/A


Job Summary:  The Director of Tennis is a twelve-month salaried position, reporting to the Director of Athletics. The Director is responsible for coaching and the direct management and oversight of the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Tennis Program.  The Director should provide leadership as well as serve as a role model to student athletes.  This includes training, development, and recruiting of student-athletes.


Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Ability to scout, recruit and retain quality student athletes.
  2. Conduct camps and clinics to promote the University and the men’s and women’s tennis program
  3. Coaching/teaching skills and tactics necessary for a successful tennis program.
  4. Ability to positively interact with media, alumni and friends of the University.
  5. Successfully create a positive team environment where student-athletes can learn vital life skills through sport.
  6. Follow all Millikin University, CCIW and NCAA rules and policies.


Other Duties:

  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Serve as Athletic Facility Monitor.
  • Serve as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Instructor for the Athletic Department as assigned.


Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred)
  • Experience as a player and/or coach in the sport(s) of Men’s and/or Women’s Tennis


Work Environment:

Manual Dexterity:

  • Dexterity to operate a keyboard

Physical Effort: 

  • Occasionally sitting at a desk or table;
  • Occasional lifting 25 lbs. or less;
  • Intermittently sitting/standing;
  • Hearing and visual acuity within normal range.

Working Conditions:

  • Typical working conditions found in most administrative work areas
  • Possible outdoor exposure to weather
  • Alternative or flexible work schedules (evening and weekend hours are required)