2017 Diversity & Inclusion Section Internship
Position will be an 8-week, paid summer internship for an undergraduate college student currently enrolled in a 4-year accredited college/university.
Candidate must be multicultural (African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American).
Experience will include professional development opportunities for the intern such as mentoring opportunities with a staff person, lunch with the Executive Director to discuss career growth or participation in staff development workshops.
At end of internship, intern will complete a USTA National evaluation survey, review position with on-site supervisors, and make final presentation to staff about experience.
Intern Project Plan:
Section: Southern Section Staff: Cee Jai Jones and Andrew Feldman
Intern Supervisor Titles: Director of Diversity and Director of Community Development
Location of Position: Atlanta, Georgia (Peachtree Corners office)
Overall Summary of Intern Responsibilities:
The intern will work with the two directors on at least three projects in the community tennis realm, including diversity and inclusion and NJTL initiatives. The intern will have primary responsibility for community outreach programs and grants designed to engage diverse populations, as well as help coordinate large-scale events within the time frame of the internship.
USTA Southern commits to the following opportunities to provide professional development enhancement for our summer intern:
Learning about Sports Business – intern will have opportunity to informally interview with internal employees and external partners to learn about sports business and gain insight about how to prepare for career in sports industry
Training Opportunities – Southern will host three workshops over the course of the internship available to all Southern staff and the intern. Topics to be presented are:
Writing Effective Emails – How to Get People to Read and Respond to Your Email
Cross-Cultural Competency – Learning and Working in Diverse Environments
Building Partnerships – How to Engage Partner Organizations to Further Your Work (with guests from Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, Welcoming America, Posse Foundation, and Georgia Diversity Council)
Resume Construction and Critique – intern will create (or update with summer internship opportunity) resume and cover letter for review and critique by multiple staff who hire employees for constructive feedback and improvement
The primary internship projects are:
NJTL Summer Tennis Leadership Camp – intern will coordinate student applications, communication and logistics to ensure a positive and impactful experience for up to 40 youth participants from the Southern section on the Georgia Tech campus in July 2017.
BB&T Atlanta Open – intern will have opportunity to plan, implement and be part of community engagement events at Atlanta’s ATP men’s tournament (July 22-July 30) including the High School Clinic, NJTL Kids Day, Family Zone, and Pride Reception.
The secondary and ongoing projects include:
Arthur Ashe Essay Contest – intern will organize essays and categories, as well as oversee judging process to ensure selection and implementation (June-July)
Grants Review- intern will manage application process and mid-year review of all state grants to fund community coordinators and produce report detailing successes, challenges and recommendations for improvement
We feel that these projects will provide the intern with the opportunity to grow their skills in:
- Administration (Microsoft Office, computer proficiency)
- Communication (written, verbal, presentation, and social media)
What percentage of the above responsibilities is concentrated in administrative support? (This would be considered copying, filing, packing/shipping boxes, etc.): 10-15%
If you have questions, or to apply, please share a resume and cover letter with Cee Jai Jones no later than April 13, 2017.
USTA Southern Manager of Finance, Accounting and Compliance
The purpose of this position is to provide expert accounting, financial reporting, and compliance to a non-profit encompassing multiple organizations under its umbrella.
Essential Position Responsibilities
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Monitor, insure and enforce financial and compliance policies and procedures throughout USTA family of organizations.
- Protect assets by recommending, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls.
- Monitor and confirm financial condition by preparing and providing timely reports and information to Executive Director, Treasurer, Department Heads and External Auditors.
- Assist in preparing budgets and forecasts by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data; and recommending plans.
- Monitor budget objectives by scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; and initiating corrective actions.
- Provide status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data.
- Prepare special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
- Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing financial reports; and advising management on needed actions.
- Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing professional publications.
- Protect operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential.
- Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned by Executive Director.
- Ability to read, analyze, report on and forecast on all Accounting- and Finance-related information
- Audit Preparation and Performance Management. Develop budgets
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Ability to multi-task as position will manage several projects concurrently
Required Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- Proficient with QuickBooks Enterprise Financial Software
- Strong Accounting background and/or experience
- Computer experience in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point
- Must be able to travel, work weekends, and work out of the USTA Southern office
This position currently has no direct supervisory responsibilities.
This position operates in an office setting. The position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. At times, this position will be offsite at state offices, meetings and events.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk while offsite; use hands to finger and reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally lift up to 10-20 pounds.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Typical days and core hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5 PM but will require hours outside of the core business hours. One hour unpaid lunch break is provided.
The position requires travel including but not limited to meetings and other USTA-related events.
USTA Southern is an equal opportunity employer.
This position will report directly to the Executive Director & COO.
Please note this position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
To apply for the position, please submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations to Chris Walling, Director of Adult Competition & Human Resources, at HR@southerntennis.com. Only qualified applicants will be contacted. Please no phone calls. The position will remain open until filled.