Tennis Instructor

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 16, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Mission or Goal of Unit:
At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

The Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success (IES) advances VCU’s commitment to the success and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, students, team members, patients and surrounding communities. From its work in the areas of equal opportunity and outreach to collective urban and regional impact, IES translates philosophy into practice to achieve education and health equity for all.

About the Mary and Frances Youth Center:
The Mary and Frances Youth Center (MFYC) on the VCU campus, opened its doors in 2007 and
offers two private tennis courts and classrooms designed for youth programming and youth
centered training. Lobs & Lessons, operating out of the MFYC, is an afterschool and summer
enrichment program for elementary and middle school age youth that focuses on character
development, future orientation and the sport of tennis.

Job Responsibilities:
- Work with assistant director to develop on court tennis instruction and physical activities
for participants, which includes youth and adult lessons.
- Provide tennis lessons for small group, private or semi-private.
- Maintain tennis equipment; set-up and break down equipment for programming
- Support assistant director in recruiting tennis volunteers and work with them on the court.
- Support volunteer and staff trainings related to tennis.
- Lead all tennis activities and work with tennis volunteers.
- Act as a mentor and work directly with the children one-on-one and in small and large
group settings.
- Assist staff with planning and implementing the life skill curriculum on and off the court,
integrating the life skills on the court.
- Conduct pre- and post tennis skill assessments for all programs.

Required Qualifications:

- Must be 18 or older

Preferred Qualifications:

- Played tennis in high school; college experience preferred.
- Previous experience and desire to work with children; afterschool and summer
programming a plus.
- PTR or USPTA certification a plus

Required Documents:
Cover Letter
Diversity Statement

Salary Range: $11-$20, to commensurate with experience.

Position Details:

Department: Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success
Employment Type: H1 - Hourly
Restricted Status: Yes
FTE: 25-70
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

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