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Executive Director

3 May 2018

Country: USA
State: Illinois

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Executive Director
Tennis Association in Chicago, IL is looking for a full-time Executive Director.

Position Overview:
The Executive Director manages the day-to-day operations, staff, and financials of the Tennis Association to focus on promoting and growing the game of tennis. The Executive Director works closely with the Tennis Association Board of Directors and its Executive Committee, independent entities including the Chicago Tennis Patrons, community tennis associations, tennis professionals and numerous providers to develop and enhance tennis programs.


1. Monitor volunteer-staff interaction for maximum customer service
2. Recruit, hire, train and evaluate Tennis Association staff
3. Provide support and leadership for the Tennis Service Representative (TSR) (field personnel)
4. Lead the Tennis Association staff in annual goal setting and review
5. Manage the financial, accounting, and investment affairs of the district
6. Maintain the business, financial and employment records of the district
7. Apply for grants for additional Tennis Association funding
8. Act as the primary staff liaison to the Tennis Association Board of Directors, various USTA/Midwest Section committees, community tennis associations, and other tennis organizations.
9. Organize four to six Tennis Association Board Meetings each year to inform, educate and communicate the Tennis Association Board on conditions and operations of the district and section
10. Communicate regularly with the Tennis Association Executive Committee to ensure smooth operation of the district
11. Uphold policies and procedures as established by the USTA, USTA Midwest Section and the district
12. Face to face interactions with all customers within the tennis community
13. Assist Chicago Tennis Patrons with efforts surrounding fundraising events and financial management and meetings
14. Work in coordination with the Tennis Association Board of Directors to develop and implement the district’s strategic plan
15. Coordinate marketing strategies for increasing tennis participation throughout the Chicago District, including diverse and multicultural participation
16. Coordinate marketing efforts with the TSR and the USTA/Midwest Section
17. Implement a promotional campaign to increase the awareness of the health benefits and healthy lifestyle associated with tennis
18. Promote and market benefits of USTA membership, create and enhance programs that will increase individual and organization membership
19. Coordinate and supervise district-wide marketing and sponsorship efforts to meet goals determined by the Board of Directors
20. Oversee the development of all Tennis Association publications
21. Oversee the content management of the Tennis Association website and social media platforms
22. Manage daily office operations in the Tennis Association office
23. Oversee the administration of all USTA, USTA/Midwest Section, and Tennis Association programs
24. Prepare meeting space, documents, provide refreshments and attend any Board or committee meetings
24. Travel throughout the district and not limited to the Midwest Section office and other Midwest Section meetings and events
24. Various other job duties as required

Lifting Requirements
Lifting – Up to 25 pounds
Environmental Conditions – Amount of Time
General office environment – Moderate Noise
Outdoor weather conditions – 1/3

Travel required: 20% of time, with overnight stays 5%
Travel destinations: Facilities, member clubs in Chicago District, and regional travel.

• Four-year college degree with specialization in association or not-for-profit management, finance, and/or marketing – Preferred
• Four or more years of experience in management and direct supervision of employees – Preferred
• Excellent organizational customer service and critical thinking skills – Preferred
• Ability to bring energetic leadership and management skills to multiple projects and programs – Preferred
• Excellent oral, written and electronic communication skills, including the ability to utilize social media and the ability to effectively present information to, and respond to questions from individuals, committees, and organizations – Preferred
• Experience with computer and information technology, basic business software, and the operation of electronic business equipment – Preferred
• Ability to work with volunteers, committees, and organizations on the district, regional and national level in a proactive and collaborative manner – Preferred
• High standard of personal integrity and character, including the ability to maintain necessary and appropriate confidences and discretion in dealing with the public -Required
• Involvement with a local tennis community and/or the USTA and its entities – Preferred
• Travel throughout the district and not limited to the section and national offices, including some weekends, evenings and holidays – Required
USTA member – Required

• Salary to commensurate with experience
• Benefits include insurance, vacation, sick time
• Reimbursement for travel

How to apply:
Please apply via the URL provided.

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