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Summer Tennis and Reading Program - Tennis Coordinator

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Tenacity, Inc.
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Published 15 days ago

Summer Tennis and Reading Program (STRP) 

Position: Tennis Coordinator

Founded in 1999, Tenacity is a Boston-based organization that offers a free tennis and reading program throughout the city.  

Tenacity’s Summer Tennis and Reading Program (STRP) is open to any Boston resident between the ages of 6 and 16 years old and generally serves more than 4,000 students per summer. Tenacity operates Monday through Friday, at 23 sites, in most neighborhoods in Boston. Most sites have both morning (9am-noon) and afternoon (1pm-4pm) sessions. The tennis component of the program is games based and is designed to develop participants into functioning tennis players while emphasizing fun. Tenacity also offers a Team Tennis League for interested players. The academic piece of the program is designed to keep kids reading over their summer vacation so they maintain important literacy skills. 

Tenacity partners with the City of Boston to provide this free program to Boston residents. This is a seasonal position (30 hours per week) from early July until mid-August. Boston residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

Responsible for organizing the delivery of all program elements to youth ages 6-15

With Reading Coordinator, responsible for supervising junior staff

Key Tasks:

·      Lead site team in planning activities, staff assignments, and maintaining a safe and fun environment for students

·      Plan and implement age appropriate, engaging tennis-based activities in an outdoor park setting

·      Constantly encourage students to participate in all daily activities. This means leading by example and sharing your enthusiasm with others

·      Manage and provide leadership for site staff (Age 15+), volunteers (Age 15+) and youth, making sure they are on task.

·      Adhere to and enforce all COVID protocols that the city and Tenacity implement for summer programming

Qualifications: Strong candidates for this position will have the following characteristics:

·      Experience working with youth

·      Strong organizational and management skills.

·      Passion for sports and working with children. Tennis experience a plus.

·      Excellent judgment and problem solving skills

·      Able to communicate effectively with parents

·      Able to listen to students needs and questions

·      Able to maintain calm in all situations.

Summer Tennis and Reading Program (STRP) 

Position: Tennis Coordinator

Founded in 1999, Tenacity is a Boston-based organization that offers a free tennis and reading program throughout the city.  

Tenacity’s Summer Tennis and Reading Program…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary

Location

On-site
38 Everett St, Lower Level, Boston, MA 02134

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Matthew Johnstone at matthewjohnstone@tenacity.org

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Matthew Johnstone at matthewjohnstone@tenacity.org

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