Division of Enrollment (Athletics)

Job Description



Position Title:        Tennis Graduate Assistant

Department:          Athletics

FLSA:                    Exempt


Working Relationships:

Reports to:            Head Tennis Coach and Athletic Director

Works Closely with:         Athletic Department Staff; Enrollment Staff, Tennis Team Members, and Athletic Director


Position Summary: This position will report to the Head Tennis Coach and Athletic Director.  This internship is designed as a 10-month experience from August 1, to May 31.  The appointment is for one year, with a possible one-year renewal.




All employees are expected to uphold the values of the University.  At Millikin University, we value:

  • Commitment to the discovery of knowledge
  • Civil debate
  • Passion and enthusiasm
  • Dignity and respect for individuals
  • A diverse and inclusive community
  • Integrity and responsibility
  • Advancement of the greater good


Primary Responsibilities - Intern Functions:              

Under the guidance of the Head Tennis Coach, the Intern will:


  • Assist with on-the-court coaching and individual player development.
  • Assist with coaching junior varsity and varsity during practice and competitions.
  • Assist with identification, recruitment, and retention of student-athletes.
  • Assist in all areas of team development, including in-season and out-of-season activities as allowed by Millikin, CCIW, and NCAA.
  • Assist in the day-to-day operation, including but not limited to, video editing, travel and equipment.
  • Assist in promoting the tennis program through social media and game-day events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Tennis Coach.


Under the guidance of the Athletic Director, the Intern will:

  • Have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the structure and organization of the NCAA, specifically Division III.
  • Have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the role of athletics in a relatively small comprehensive University.
  • Have an opportunity to gain exposure to athletic operations and event management beyond tennis.
  • Perform duties in the area of event management.
  • Perform duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics to assist with different sports programs at Millikin.


Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Tennis coaching and/or playing experience at the collegiate level
  • The successful candidate must demonstrate effective and excellent leadership, motivational, organizational, and interpersonal skills.


Work Environment:

 Manual Dexterity:

  • Dexterity to operate a keyboard

 Physical Effort:

  • Typically sitting/standing/bending/stooping
  • Occasionally lifting 25 lbs. or more
  • Hearing and visual acuity within normal range

 Working Conditions:

  • Outdoor exposure to weather
  • Alternative or flexible work schedule
  • Travel and/or periodic overnight travel