Part Time Tennis Instructor
Tenacity, Inc. - Boston, MA

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Job Title : Tennis Instructor

Type : Part Time

Reports To: Middle School Academy Site Leader, Dotted Line to Tennis Director

Founded in 1999, Tenacity's mission is to improve the scholastic, character, and physical development of urban youth through a combination of academic instruction and tennis instruction/competition with a focus on life skills. Over the last ten years Tenacity has evolved from its original after-school model to become an active participant in school reform. Tenacity's programs offer a Pathway to Excellence and together serve 5500 youth annually. Tenacity offers 4 programs. Our core program, The Middle School Academy (MSA)is an intensive three year program consisting of academic enrichment, homework help, study/life skills development and tennis programming. The MSA currently serves over 200 at-risk middle school students approximately 4 days/week for 3 hours/day, with program time equally split between academics and tennis.The other two school year programs are an Elementary School Program which starts with 4 th graders. This program will help identify "right fit" youth as we extend our reach into the city's middle and K-8 schools for Tenacity's pathway programs. After completing the MSA program, students continue in the College Prep/Alumni Program which serves 280 high school students, graduates of the MSA providing academic support and mentorship, including a "Right-Fit" High School selection process, comprehensive college prep programming, to ensure success in high school and in post secondary education. Our 4 th program, The Summer Reading & Tennis Program serves 5000 youth ages 6-16, providing literacy, tennis and wellness programming in July and August.

The need:
We are looking for part-time tennis instructors to work with our Middle School Academy Site Leaders to help deliver Tenacity's Tennis Curricula. We want individuals who:

Have a passion for children and the mission of Tenacity

Have high energy and creativity

Time Commitment:
We would prefer that instructors commit to at least 3 hours a week, or one tennis block session per week for the duration of the semester. We operate programs M -F at five different sites in Boston. Times for tennis blocks vary from location to location. Generally, hours that are needed are: 3:30 to 6:00pm

Professional Expectation:
Deliver tennis instruction to Tenacity Students adhering to the Tenacity Tennis Curriculum and instruction as assigned by the site tennis leader

Act as a mentor and role model for our Tenacity Students. You set the example for acceptable behavior

Assist in providing behavior management, behavioral interventions and support if students are injured

Played High School varsity tennis a plus

Experience working with middle school age urban kids (not necessarily teaching tennis)

Strong oral communication skills

Hourly rate commensurate with skill and experience.