The Springfield-Greene County Park Board is seeking a dedicated individual to manage the Community Tennis section. The Community Tennis Coordinator should have an approachable management style which includes supervising and managing a team of staff members to carry out programs and activities for the community tennis section. This position will include planning, assigning and directing projects, appraising performance, and creating individual and team goals.
To be successful, the Coordinator will develop and communicate a vision, management philosophy, sound business strategy; and deliver both operationally and fiscally. This position is charged with implementing procedures and strategic benchmarks which will help the organization make its short and long-term objectives a reality. The position will office from the Cooper Tennis Complex. There are 16 other local parks hosting over 70 public courts across the community.
The Search Committee will consider all applications received by August 21st, 2020; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Named the 2016 USTA Outstanding Tennis Facility, Cooper Tennis Complex offers tennis lessons and leagues for all ages. The complex includes 12 indoor courts (all resurfaced in 2019) and 17 outdoor lighted courts, including the 2,500-seat stadium court, home of the Springfield Lasers 2018 and 2019 World TeamTennis Champions. Cooper Tennis Complex also has a full-service pro shop with racquet stringing and grip services, locker rooms with showers, a fitness room with exercise equipment and free weights, a small conference room and a large, furnished meeting area. Cooper Tennis Complex is home to high school tennis, collegiate teams and the Greater Springfield Community Sports Development Tennis Program. The Springfield Lasers World TeamTennis franchise has call Cooper home since the team's founding in 1996. Cooper hosts a wide range of annual USTA events, including Play Days, 10 and Under events and USTA-sanctioned tournaments, as well as numerous other state and regional tournaments.
Experience, Education, and Training
Typically requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Business Management, Environmental/Conservation Education, Agriculture or a related field depending on assignment;
Two years of experience in developing and supervising recreational community center programs, community parks and naturalist programs, tennis centers, school-park programs, sports programs, skateparks or related experience depending upon assignment.
Directly related experience in developing and supervising in related program areas may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Certified Park & Recreation Professional (CPRP) is desirable.
If operating a motor vehicle for the purpose of completing job duties, must possess a valid Missouri Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
If assigned to Tennis, United States Professional Tennis Registry (USPTR) and/or United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is desirable.
Additional Salary Information: $41,870.40 - $61,942.40 Annually - based on experience
About Springfield-Greene County Park Board
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board strives to provide the very best in parks and recreation facilities, programs, events, and services to our community. In doing so, we will make a positive impact on the overall quality of life, health, environmental, social, and economic aspects for our resident families and visitors alike. Our Park Board and has been the recipient of the National Recreation and Park Association's Gold Medal Award and is proud to be accredited. Most recently, our Park Board was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
You may learn more about our department at http://www.parkboard.org.