Director of Neighborhood-Based Programs, Legacy Youth Tennis and Education

Posted by on October 29, 2012

Director of Neighborhood-Based Programs, Legacy Youth Tennis and Education

Reports to:         President

Job Category:     Full-Time, Exempt

The Director of Neighborhood-Based Programs manages a significant collection of youth tennis and education programs in communities throughout Philadelphia that serve over 3,000 young people each year. The Director of Neighborhood-Based Programs provides holistic management for the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) summer program; the After-School Tennis, Tutoring and Youth Leadership program; our place-based work in Mantua; and other emerging neighborhood-based programs and partnerships. This position reports directly to the President and is an active member of the staff’s senior leadership team.

Specific Responsibilities:
•    Design, implement, and continuously improve neighborhood-based (NB) programs including but not limited to NJTL at 35+ sites and After-School at 15+ sites
•    Manage up to 150 part-time NB employees:
o    Recruit, hire, supervise and (when necessary) terminate staff
o    Provide ongoing professional development and feedback
o    Manage scheduling and process bi-weekly payroll
o    Complete end-of-year evaluations
•    Form and nurture strategic partnerships with K-12 schools, universities, community- and faith-based organizations, recreation centers, the School District of Philadelphia, and relevant City of Philadelphia departments and agencies
•    Establish MOUs, budgets, schedules and staffing plans for program sites
•    Create and manage program budgets
•    Provide exceptional customer service to participants, families and partners
•    Drive marketing, outreach and recruitment efforts for NJTL summer program
•    Improve the coaching quality and ensure proper implementation of Ten and Under Tennis at NJTL and After-School sites
•    Collaborate with Coordinator of Youth Leadership and Volunteer Engagement and Director of Education and Camden Initiatives on educational and youth leadership program elements
•    Manage inventory and upkeep of tennis equipment
•    Co-develop and implement with VP of Tennis and National Partnerships a talent identification system to connect neighborhood-based participants with the Center
•    Oversee data collection for NB programs; work with Director of Capacity Building to generate data for the purpose of program evaluation and continuous improvement
•    Actively participate in conceptualizing and implementing new neighborhood-based initiatives
•    Participate as an active member of the senior leadership team
•    Present at and participate in various board/committee meetings and serve as liaison to the Tennis Committee
•    Actively participate with senior colleagues in work regarding proposals and reports for donor cultivation and fund development to sustain and grow various NB program initiatives

Required Skills and Experience:
•    Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
•    Successful track record in managing multi-dimensional programs, ideally programs dealing with youth, education, or sports
•    Tennis background preferred but not required
•    High level of initiative, energy and entrepreneurial instincts; ability to set priorities and work on multiple projects simultaneously
•    Comfort and experience in working in diverse communities, ideally in multiple neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia
•    Proven experience in managing budgets and personnel, ideally in a multi-site inner-city program
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office
•    Understanding of the fields of positive youth development, urban education/out of school education, youth sports, and/or community development
•    Proven ability to communicate, both in writing and verbally, clearly and persuasively
•    Ability to conceptualize and implement new program initiatives
•    Entrepreneurial flair to combine program development with marketing and cultivation of funders to sustain and expand programs
•    Well-developed capacity to work effectively in a dynamic team setting with a diverse group of passionate people
•    Impeccable integrity

Hours, Compensation and Benefits:
This is a regular full-time, exempt position requiring a minimum of 35 hours per week. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Full-time benefits include medical and dental insurance and paid leave.

How to Apply:
Send your resume and a cover letter to Christine Matulewicz at  The deadline to apply is Friday, November 9, 2012. Applicants should be prepared to start employment December 10, 2012.

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