Assistant Junior Tennis Director
DC Recreation - Washington, DC

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Rock Creek Park Tennis Center surrounds William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Stadium, home of the Citi Open, an ATP Tour Event. The facility has a total of 25 outdoor tennis courts: 15 hard courts and 10 clay courts. Five indoor courts are heated and available during the winter season. We are now looking for an Assistant Junior Tennis Director JOB SUMMARYThe Assistant Junior Tennis Director will work alongside the Director of Junior Tennis/Head Pro to create and oversee all aspects of RCTC's junior programs. Large amounts of the Assistant Junior Tennis Director's focus will be placed on running and developing the programs including the supervision of tennis pro staff. The Assistant Junior Tennis Director is also responsible for overseeing other RCTC programs, conducting a variety of daily lessons and other social activity. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSI. Junior Programming Responsibility A large portion of the successful candidate's time will be devoted to developing a variety of junior programs and ensuring maximum participation from new and existing customers. Specifically, successful candidates will be required to complete the following: Schedule and Execute Junior Programs: Develop a calendar/schedule of at least 10 junior programs and events per year. Events should be applicable to children ages 5 to 18 and focus on various instructional, social, and competitive tennis aspects for different genders and skill levels. Such programs may include junior camps, lessons, leagues, inter- and intra-club events, charity functions, and community-based events. Candidates must be able to plan, promote, and execute these events at a level that exceeds customer expectations.Create Marketing Materials: Develop marketing materials including newsletters, flyers, emails, and website announcements to promote all junior activities. Program Management: Develop, hire, and train other tennis pros for junior programs and events, as needed. The Assistant Junior Tennis Director also will be required to develop budgets in conjunction with RCTC management, and oversee daily, weekly, monthly, and annual income and expense reports.Feedback and Evaluation: Develop a feedback/evaluation system for students (and/or parents, as appropriate) to provide input into the programs/classes at the mid-point and conclusion of each session. Assistant Junior Tennis Director must provide and develop a reporting system of program results to keep RCTC management and corporate executives informed of progress/revenue. II. General Teaching and Other Programming Responsibilities Required to conduct at least 24 hours per week of on-court instruction for patrons of all ages. As part of the 24 hours, at least one weekend day per week, including holidays, may be required. (Due to the visibility and importance of this position to RCTC's success, prime-time court hours and priority scheduling will be granted.) The Assistant Junior Tennis Director/Tennis Pro also will be required to run the adult "Early Bird" program on a weekly basis, and assist with other events, tournaments, and programs, as needed.The Assistant Junior Director will also be required to go out into the Washington DC Metropolitan Area tennis community in order to promote RCTC Junior programming. Travel to DMV area schools, municipalities, and public parks may be required as well as teaching on-site at those locations.At the discretion of the Director of Junior Tennis, the Assistant Junior Director will be required to attend various USTA training seminars and events in order to promote RCTC junior programs. At the discretion of the General Manager may be required to work a minimum of two 8-hour shifts in the RCTC pro shop.III Exceptional Customer Relations and Service As with any service-industry position, RCTC employees are required to provide exceptional customer service to patrons at all times. In particular, lessons and programs should start and end on time and changes in schedules should be communicated promptly (via email and/or phone) to impacted customers. V Reports General Manager and Director of Junior Tennis/Head ProVI Supervise Tennis ProfessionalSKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE At a minimum, successful candidates should possess the following experience, skills, and attributes: Solid tennis background-5.0 or above level player.At least 3 years coaching knowledge and experience, including experience developing and implementing junior tennis programs.Certification from USPTA and/or USPTR.Ability to analyze and solve problems in a timely and efficient manner.Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, including use of email and Microsoft Office software (Word and Excel).Ability to work well with high energy and enthusiasm about the game of tennis.High ethical standardsStrong customer service skillsExperience with Tournament Data Manager (TDM) and TennisLink is a plus, but not required. Bilingual speaking abilities a plus.PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTSMoving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly frequent movements from place to place within the unit. Bend, lift,carry, reach/extend arms and hands above shoulder height frequently, or otherwise moves in a constantly changing environment.Lifting, carrying, and pushing up to 15 lbs. regularly, 20-25 lbs. frequently, and 30 lbs. occasionally.Ability to stand for the entire work day and to climb steps regularly.Ability to withstand temperatures in indoor and outdoor environments.Reading and writing work-related documents in English.Speech recognition and clarity, including the ability to understand the speech of customers and co-workers and the ability to speak clearly so that you can be understood by customers and co-workers in English.Constantly communicates and receives verbal communication with other employees in fast-paced environment.Physical presence at the job site is essential to perform job duties.EQUIPMENT USEDTypical office equipment (computers, phone system, fax, copiers, scanners, among others).Tennis court and equipment.EOE

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