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

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PART-TIME TENNIS INSTRUCTORS (Middle School Academy)

Job Title : Tennis Instructor

Type : Part Time

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

OVERVIEW OF TENACITY:
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

Experience/skills:
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.

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