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USTA Southern California is a not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting and developing the growth of tennis in Southern California. With offices located in Los Angeles (on the UCLA Campus), USTA Southern California is one of the 17 sections of the United States Tennis Association, the national governing body of tennis. USTA Southern California features a number of tennis programs for juniors, adults and seniors at the beginning, recreational, and competitive levels.

As an employer, the USTA Southern California offers a vibrant work environment and an inclusive workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes full health, dental, life and disability insurance as well as voluntary benefits, and 401K contributions.

USTA Southern California is committed to developing an inclusive work environment made up of individuals of diverse backgrounds and cultures. USTA Southern California is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants without regard to age, race, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity and/or expression. The organization is especially interested in applications from qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of all programs.

USTA National Home Page: www.usta.com
USTA Southern California: www.ustasocal.com

USTA Southern California is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. SafePlay background check and completion of SafeSport training required.

CURRENT OPENINGS (Click a job title to view description)

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

At USTA Southern California, one of 17 regional sections of the United States Tennis Association, we provide opportunities for players of every age and skill level to engage in the sport and experience the benefits of tennis from community practice courts to the bright lights of the US Open Championships. Throughout the year, USTA SoCal produces various ongoing tournaments and special events that serve as highlights of our annual calendar.

The Manager of Event Production and Activation will be a seasoned event development professional with a clear vision for planning and implementation. As a member of the Marketing & Communications team working regularly with all departments within the organization, the Manager will conceive action plans, conduct site surveys and craft site layouts, coordinate vendors and contract workers, facilitate RFPs and broker agreements as necessary, and oversee on-site implementation and activation. The Manager will oversee an inventory of event materials and collateral, nurture relationships with professional service vendors to ensure product consistency and competitive pricing, and provide skilled guidance in the enhancement of existing and future events on the Southern California schedule.

The Manager may often be responsible for implementing small scale buildouts of event space, including signage and equipment load-in, set-up, and load-out as necessary. For larger and more complex events, the Manager has the ability to augment his crew with contracted help to fulfill these projects. Due to the nature of the position, regional travel (primarily Orange County, San Diego, and Palm Desert) is required and reimbursed accordingly.

The Manager will prioritize the experiential aspects of key annual events that comprise the USTA Southern California Signature Series tournaments, which are some of the largest in the nation. Additional responsibilities include: coordinating with Adult, Junior, and Community departments to oversee the success of brand promotional events including “Sip n Serve” and the section’s colorful Social Tennis Series; seasonal Junior Team Tennis banquets and the organization’s annual Service Awards; Section presence at select collegiate and professional tennis events; as well as various singular activations throughout the year that touch all demographics and regions across Southern California.
Qualifications

The qualified candidate will be an advanced manager highly adept at multitasking with creative vision and the ability to take ownership of assignments with minimal supervision. A measurable background of success in event planning, preparation, and execution is required.

Experience in photography and social media platforms is highly desirable.

Additional Information
This is a full-time position that requires occasional weekend and/or extended hours. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, 401k plan, paid vacation, paid parking and laptop. The company offers a generous monthly stipend for personal cell phone and home internet service fees. SafePlay background check and completion of SafeSport training is required of all employees.

A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle is a must. Our offices are currently located on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, with office hours limited to “as needed” during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are currently working remotely until further notice. This position requires regular travel throughout Los Angeles and Southern California, particularly within Orange County and periodically in San Diego County. Mileage is compensated on a monthly basis.

USTA Southern California is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to dnash@scta.usta.com. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls, please. 

USTA Southern California is seeking a Coordinator of Community Tennis to help bring tennis programming to schools, public parks, non-profit partners, and under-resourced communities throughout Southern California.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Promote, develop and ensure implementation of all Community Tennis programs.
  • Engage with community leaders, including leaders of parks departments, schools, recreational organizations, tennis organizations, and other community-based groups to promote and develop the growth of tennis, especially in under-served regions within the section.
  • Represent USTA Southern California by attending, coordinating and/or assisting in tennis events or meetings designed to strengthen the tennis delivery system
  • Identify, conduct, and/or develop educational and training opportunities for tennis coaches and providers
  • Carry out administrative work that includes preparing reports and presentations
  • Assist in the planning and development of Community Department goals/objectives and support department managers in all Community Tennis program activities

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Love of tennis and tennis teaching or playing experience
  • Experience with Net Generation curriculum
  • Administrative and organizational skills with experience in computer programs, especially Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Familiarity serving as a community liaison and coordinating outreach efforts focused on areas and communities of color
  • Ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus
  • Understanding of the non-profit community a plus
  • 2-year College degree desired

Other Details:

  • This is a full-time position. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, 401k plan, paid vacation, paid parking and laptop
  • This position requires moderate travel throughout Southern California
  • SafePlay background check and completion of SafeSport training required
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle is a must
  • Offices are located on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles; however, we currently are working remotely until further notice.

The Community Tennis department is committed to building a diverse staff and creating a diverse environment throughout USTA Southern California. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Represent the USTA Southern California’s programming regionally, engaging with all tennis providers, including facilities, clubs and industry partners to grow section participation metrics. Meet virtually and in person with current and targeted providers, introducing them to a full slate of USTA tennis programming opportunities and digital platforms. Work cross functionally with Adult, Junior, Community and Marketing department teams to understand and promote programs and activations. Administer Customer Relationship Management (CRM) information and current databases from assigned areas as an up to date resource of providers and contracted vendors for all internal teams. Adept working knowledge of USTA’s digital platforms, TennisLink and Serve Tennis are required to deliver most programs and onboard Tournament Directors. Activate sponsor and partner programs at events, ensuring that promotional commitments are met. Engage field teams of volunteers in local areas to assist in activating and staffing section based events and sponsor activations.


Principal Accountabilities

  • Effectively build relationships with staff across departments.
  • Update detailed records in CRM.
  • Become adept with USTA digital platforms and train providers: Serve Tennis and TennisLink.
  • Attend in-person and virtual regional USPTA and PTR conferences as a section representative. Share pertinent details amongst departments.  May at times be required to present programming and Serve Tennis information.
  • Set personal goals and assists with departmental goals and benchmarks, adjusting as needed while following current data analytics.
  • Participate in achieving overall section KPI’s.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Sales experience.
  • Tennis industry knowledge, inclusive of playing experience at any level.
  • Excellent verbal and written business communication skills (provide samples).
  • Database and CRM management.
  • ​​Background with operation and/or implementing USTA Tennis programs.
  • Sponsorship engagement.
  • Experience working remote, attending and hosting virtual meetings and trainings.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. 
  • 3-5 years of previous experience in sales, corporate strategy, sponsorship partnerships and business operations in a sports based organization or affiliated organization in Southern California.
  • Knowledge of the Southern California market (including San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties; Inland Empire, Coachella Valley).
  • Thorough knowledge of tennis. 
  • A proven track record in database and CRM management.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with the USTA or a sports governing body.
  • Experience with a non-profit, volunteer based organization.
  • Experience working with vendors and companies from diverse, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Background with operation and/or implementing USTA Tennis programs via TennisLink and Serve Tennis.
  • Working knowledge of the Google Business platform.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to find creative solutions and possibilities in the face of obstacles.
  • Skilled at working in a cross-functional environment with varying stakeholders and decision-makers.
  • Ability to work and problem solve autonomously.
  • Interest in the sports and entertainment industry in a non-profit setting.
  • Committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion both internally and externally
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to learn additional technological skills, software as needed.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Task-oriented and problem solver.
  • Self-starter with a “team-first” mentality.
  • Willingness to grow and learn.
  • Ability to work remote and travel within Southern California for events, provider engagements and monthly staff meetings.
  • Ability to travel and work some weekends as needed (approximately 20% of time).

Physical Requirements

  • May require extended time outdoors with temperatures above 90 degrees
  • May require lifting boxes/equipment

Salary
Commensurate with education and experience

Benefits

  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick leave
  • 401(k) Plan 
  • Phone and internet allowance
  • Mileage reimbursement

The USTA Southern California is committed to building a diverse staff and environment. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Close Date

December 10, 2021

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and list of 3 references (including contact information) to the following:

Nancy Abrams | USTA Southern California
abrams@scta.usta.com