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2020 Spring - Girls JV Tennis Assistant Coach


Position Type Coach
Start 03/02/2020
School Name Bush School, The
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 01/30/2020

The Bush School is dedicated to valuing different perspectives and backgrounds, inspiring curiosity, motivating employees to take risks, and encouraging compassion and kindness. Our employees enjoy an environment that inspires creativity while being part of a collaborative community.

Spring 2020 - Girls JV Tennis Assistant Coach Seattle, WA

Stipend Position

The Bush School is in search of an individual to join our Athletics Department as the Girls Varsity Tennis Assistant Coach. We are seeking a candidate who is able to support the school’s mission of diversity and inclusion and who has a background that demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of intercultural fluency.

Under guidance of the Varsity & JV Head Coaches, the Girls JV Assistant Coach helps oversee all aspects of the Girls JV Tennis team at The Bush School, a member of the competitive Emerald City League. Working in collaboration with the JV Head Coach and the Athletic Department staff, the Assistant Coach will help with planning and executing team practices, coaching all regular season games and post-season play, overseeing inventory of sports equipment and uniforms, and driving the team to away games via a school vehicle. This position reports directly to the Athletic Director.

The season begins on Monday, March 2 and runs until mid-May. Practices take place Monday-Friday at local indoor or outdoor tennis courts (Amy Yee, Madrona, Madison Park, etc.) between the hours of 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm (no longer than two hours on a given day). Matches typically take place Monday-Friday in the afternoons, and occasionally on Saturdays. Coaches meet the players at Bush, travel to the practice/match site together, and drop off them off back at school at the end of each day.

Qualified candidates must have prior coaching experience and a positive coaching style, possess excellent interpersonal skills, value teamwork and sportsmanship, and have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of the sport.

While other duties may be assigned, qualified candidates will be able to manage the following key responsibilities and tasks:

  • Provide a positive, safe, healthy, challenging and supportive environment for participating students and their families
  • Assist Head Coach with:
  • Identifying, developing, and applying age and developmentally appropriate coaching methods
  • Developing and executing daily practice plans and routines
  • Communicate with Athletic Department staff effectively and in timely manner
  • Attend meetings and trainings scheduled by the Athletic Director
  • Comply with all school, state association, and league policies and regulations

Successful candidates will have:

  • Expert knowledge of the given sport
  • Experience in interscholastic, club and/or collegiate coaching – coaching certification preferred
  • Capacity and desire to seek out and participate in ongoing professional development
  • Ability and willingness to be a team player
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Clean criminal background check
  • Clean driving record
  • Ability to work and connect with people
  • Enthusiasm to contribute, grow, and develop as a member of the Blazers Athletic Department Team
  • Outstanding communication, organizational, and problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google applications

Compensation:

  • Competitive coaching stipends are paid in monthly installments during each season.
  • Coaches who drive their teams to and from off-campus practices and/or contests receive additional compensation.
  • Additional benefits include access to professional development funds and Bush Blazers athletic apparel.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants interested in applying for this opportunity should visit our website at www.bush.edu and navigate to the employment section of the website (found under the “About Bush” tab) for additional information/instructions.

If you are interested in working at The Bush School, but this position does not fit your talents, please visit the employment section of our website noted above.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

The Bush School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information. In addition, The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment based on the basis of age or marital status.

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