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USTA Southern NJTL and Foundation Coordinator

Through more than 350 nonprofit youth development organizations, the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network provides free or low-cost tennis and education programming to more than 225,000 under-resourced youth. The primary goal of this position is to implement the USTA Foundation capacity building strategy for NJTL chapters within the Southern section. The position will also focus on program development, grants management, and the evaluation of NJTLs’ star level status in order to identify the most critical areas for improvement and to advance their current star level.  This position will also assist administering section-wide events and overseeing fundraising efforts for the Southern Tennis Foundation.  

Essential Position Responsibilities  

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL)

Create meaningful relationships with NJTL Chapters and determine how USTA Southern can best assist them with annual goals and initiatives through technical support. 
Identify current status of selected Capacity Building NJTL Chapters’ programming, operations, infrastructure, organizational challenges, and star level based on USTA Foundation criteria.
Evaluate individual NJTL Chapters’ existing communication strategies and channels and make recommendations for more impactful marketing and branding.
Assess NJTL chapters’ capacity, tennis and educational development, along with volunteer tracking and reporting systems in order to assist with creating a plan for enhancements.
Assist NJTLs with grant management and completion of capacity building deliverables such as SWOT analysis, master calendars and business models.
Support activities related to the geographic expansion of NJTLs within the section and develop working relationships with state Community Tennis Directors and other USTA section/district staff
Assist with efforts to promote special events including, but not limited to, NJTL Kids Days, Regional Tennis Leadership Camp, USTA Foundation NJTL Essay Contest, and NJTL Chapter of the Year Award
Represent USTA Southern at selected workshops, trainings and meetings as needed.
Regularly communicate with NJTL leaders and state Community Tennis Directors and make quarterly visits with assigned Chapters.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor and/or Executive Director.

Tennis Foundation Fundraising

Coordinate fundraising opportunities and campaigns at USTA Southern-related events at but not limited to the USTA Southern Annual Meeting, USTA Southern Board of Directors’ Meeting and other related meetings where the various levels of USTA Southern are together.
Create a strategic plan for donor solicitation in order to raise money for the Foundation.

Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor and/or Executive Director.

Competencies

Strong customer service, administrative and organizational skills
Computer skills and presentation skills, particularly to community groups
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Ability to multi-task as position will manage several projects concurrently
Highly motivated self-starter, enthusiastic personality with desire to promote and grow tennis

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or related field
1-2 years of experience in grant writing, organizational development and/or fundraising  
1-2 years of experience in program coordination and/or management  
Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint

Preferred Education and Experience

Tennis background and USPTA / PTR Certification desired

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position currently has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

In office, the position operates in a clerical, office setting. The position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Frequently, this position will be offsite at facility meetings, conferences, tournaments, events and workshops.  

Physical Demands

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 move around while offsite; use hands to finger and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

USTA Southern is open to pursuing both full-time and part-time candidates. For part-time employment, typical days and core hours will be determined when an offer of employment is made and will be approximately 20-25 hours per week. For full-time employment, typical days and core hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM but will require hours outside of the core business hours. One-hour unpaid lunch break is provided.

Travel

The position requires frequent travel including but not limited to facility meetings, conferences, tournaments, events and workshops and will include a travel budget.

AAP/EEO Statement

USTA Southern is an equal opportunity employer.

Classification

Non-exempt

Supervisor

This position will report directly to the Director of Diversity, Grants & NJTL.  

Other Duties

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, activities and/or hours 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.  Applicants should note on cover letter whether seeking part- or full-time employment. Only qualified applicants will be contacted. Please no phone calls. The position will remain open until filled.


USTA Southern Tennis Service Representative, Hispanic Outreach & Net Generation

The primary goal of this position is to concentrate on the marketing of and growing of Hispanic participation within the Southern section by promoting, developing, and servicing tennis programs in USTA Southern through establishment of strong relationships with the local delivery system including tennis and non-tennis facilities and organizations.
Essential Position Responsibilities
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Contact and meet with tennis facility personnel to assess their needs. Provide information, marketing materials and support for increasing Hispanic participation in tennis.
• Provide knowledge to facility operators of key national, section and state specific programs in designated geographic areas.
• Coordinate and/ or assist state and local personnel with area wide promotions designed to increase the number of new Hispanic players.
• Coordinate Hispanic tennis carnivals and events with follow-up programs.
• Work as liaison between the USTA Southern and State Associations, local CTAs, Hispanic organizations, Hispanic Media Outlets, and Parks and Recreation Departments.
• Seek out bilingual tennis professionals and volunteers with community events and follow-up programs.
• Organize mentoring program in communities that are targeted for Hispanic events/carnivals.
• Identify Hispanic High School and Collegiate players to act as mentors.
• Develop an event/follow-up toolkit that communities can use to reach out to Hispanic populations.
• Create a database of professionals and/or volunteers targeted for future Hispanic events/programs.
• Work as a liaison between USTA Southern and culturally diverse populations within USTA Southern.
• Actively promote tennis opportunities for Hispanic participants, instructors and volunteers.
• Submit updated goals and activity reports to the USTA Southern Coordinator of Tennis Service
Representatives and Director of Programs as required.
• Collaborate and work in conjunction with the USTA Southern State Staffs, USPTA, PTR, TIA, NIRSA, community leaders, local volunteers, local tennis facility owners and managers, Park and Recreation leaders, USTA School Tennis and After School Tennis Administrators, USTA Team Tennis Youth and Collegiate Administrators, CTA Administrators, and other organizations who share similar interests.
• Net Generation responsibilities as determined by USTA Southern.
• Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor and/or Executive Director.
Competencies
• Fluency in English and Spanish
• Presentation skills, particularly to community groups and tennis facilities
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Highly motivated self-starter, enthusiastic personality with desire to promote and grow tennis
Required Education and Experience
• Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience
• Strong administrative and organizational skills
• Advanced computer experience in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
• Ability to work well with others
Preferred Education and Experience
• Tennis background and USPTA / PTR Certification desired
Supervisory Responsibilities
This position currently has no direct supervisory responsibilities.
Work Environment
In office, the position operates in a clerical, office setting. The position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Frequently, this position will be offsite at facility meetings, conferences, tournaments, events and workshops.
Physical Demands
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 move around while offsite; use hands to finger and reach with hands and arms.
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.
Travel
The position requires frequent travel including but not limited to facility meetings, conferences, tournaments, events and workshops and will include a travel budget.
AAP/EEO Statement
USTA Southern is an equal opportunity employer.
Classification
Exempt
Supervisor
This position will report directly to the Director of Programs and Player Development and Tennis Service Representative Manager.
Other Duties
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.

USTA Tennessee Marketing & Promotions Coordinator

Reports To Executive Director

Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

FLSA Status, Non-Exempt

Job Type: Full Time

Supervisor To: Marketing Intern

Overview:

The primary focus of this position is to coordinate the marketing and promotion of all USTA leagues, programs, and events for the state of Tennessee.

Objectives:

·Coordinate all aspects of marketing and promotion for USTA TN programs and events.
·Develop and execute an overall strategic marketing plan for the growth for membership and programming in the state of Tennessee.
·Become a liaison and resource for CTAs, facilities, tennis professionals, and communities statewide to promote and grow local programming and events.
·Oversee the USTA TN marketing budget.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Work with USTA TN staff to plan and develop cross-program promotions for both adults and juniors.
  • Oversee the website management and content creation for the organization.
  • Design and coordinate all digital marketing, social media, contact databases, and USTA TN promotional materials.
  • Track analytics for marketing platforms and ensure activity levels are aligned with state dashboard goals.
  • Create and coordinate public relations activities on behalf of the organization including news and press releases, media alerts, and newsletters.
  • Design and purchase all branding, signage and promotional materials used at various USTA TN events.
  • Facilitate and manage fundraising, sponsorship, and potential donor opportunities for the organization.
  • Serve as the staff liaison for the Marketing Committee.
  • Communicate with Marketing Committee chairperson and committee members to ensure committee agenda and goals are being achieved effectively.
  • Cultivate relationships with volunteers who can assist at USTA TN events, and maintain a database of volunteer contacts.
  • Timely prepare and submit grant accountability reports for marketing grant funds received by USTA TN.
  • Network with other sectional marketing staff regarding different marketing efforts which are successful in their respective areas.
  • Assist Executive Director in marketing research, analysis, reporting, and surveying.
  • Submit updated goals and activity reports to USTA TN Executive Director as requested.
  • Assist, support and attend selected USTA TN events and tournaments.
  • Assist in planning, organization, and execution of the USTA TN Annual Meeting.
  • Manage and oversee Marketing Intern and ensure s/he is aligned with department goals and is carrying out his/her job role effectively and efficiently.
  • Provide feedback on Marketing Intern’s performance to university sponsor/professor on an as-needed basis and as part of final internship reviews.
  • Maintain open and regular communication with USTA TN Executive Director.
  • Work in a cooperative manner with all community, state, sectional, and national staff as well as volunteers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Executive Director.
  • Competencies:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly-motivated, organized, enthusiastic, and passionate about growing tennis  
  • Exemplary customer service skills
  • Presentation skills, particularly to providers, facilities, and the press.
  • Ability to think creatively and innovate outside the box
  • Ability to balance day-to-day, operational tasks with long-term, big picture goals
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Advanced computer skills with MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, and Publisher
  • Team player mentality; ability to work well with others
     

Required Education and Experience:

·Bachelor degree in Marketing, PR, or relevant field of study
·Familiarity with website design and content management
·Experience with Adobe Creative Suite & InDesign
·Experience with various digital marketing & social platforms and content creation
 

Preferred Education and Experience:

·Facility with photography/videography and video editing software.
·Thorough understanding of USTA Programming highly recommended
·Event management experience (tournaments, leagues, play days)

Work Environment and Expected Hours of Work

·Typical schedule spans Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, but will require hours outside of the core business hours.
·This position operates in an office setting, but will also include off-site work assisting with tournaments & events and attending conferences & workshops.

Please note that this position description is not intended to contain a comprehensive listing of duties and responsibilities required of the employee for this job. USTA TN reserves the right to change or assign other duties to the position at any time

Please send a resume and cover letter to Kim Wilson at TNOffice@ustatn.com no later than Tuesday, May 15th.

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