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Tennis Instructor (PT)

Los Angeles, CaliforniaPart-time
About the Job
Job Title: Tennis Instructor 
Job Type: Part-Time 22.5hrs per week, must be available from 1 pm-6 pm M-F(Teledoc benefits available)
Salary: $21 - $23 per hour
Other: $300 signing bonus, paid at the 30-day anniversary & Annual Scholarship Opportunity
Our Mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Challengers Clubhouse - 5029 South Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90037
The position of Tennis Instructor is responsible for planning, instructing, implementing, and evaluating program outcomes for the Challengers Tennis Academy program.
In addition, the position also provides supervision and promotes engagement of club members, and ensures a safe and supportive environment for club members by promoting positive relationships.

  • Creates an environment that facilitates the achievement of Youth Development Outcomes. Promotes and stimulates program participation. 
  • Orients new members programs, special events, and opportunities as well as club safety, program, and disciplinary rules. 
  • Provides guidance and role modeling to members. 
  • Provides beginning through advanced instruction and performs racquet stringing. 
  • Participates as part of a team to run quality programs by helping out where needed or directed, which may include driving the club vans, etc. 
  • Participates in training / educational opportunities to expand knowledge and skills. 
  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • Instructs, implements, monitors and evaluates programs, services, and activities for members. 
  • Develops and posts weekly and monthly program plans. 
  • Monitors and evaluates programs, services, and activities to ensure the safety of members and quality in programs. 
  • Recognizes club members for program participation and achievement. 
  • Maintains records to track attendance and participation. 
  • Recommends development of new programs/enhancement of existing programming.  

Supervision and Administrative Management 
  • Maintains order and, as required and as per BGCMLA policy, the discipline of club members. Ensures a productive work environment by participating in programmatic / club staff meetings.
  • Monitors supply needs and orders required supplies through approved vendors and within budget. 
  • Keep supply areas neat and orderly.     
  • Completes and submits all required paperwork on time.
  • Insures program area is attractive, neat, and clean and bulletin boards and notices are current. Recommends needed repairs to facility and/or equipment. 

  • This position reports to the club Tennis Coordinator. This position does not include specific supervisory or fiscal accountabilities. 
  • Internal:  The position will be expected to develop positive and supportive professional relationships with members, serving as a positive role model for young people through communication, dress, and attitude. The position will also engage in extensive interaction with club staff in program management and club operations. 
  • External:  As needed the position will be involved in collaborative, or engage in leading, community outreach, program extension, and club-related event activities.

  • Knowledge of subject matter within core areas and youth development in general.  Understanding of the fundamentals and development of gross motor skills.
  • Skilled in creative planning, instructing and implementing quality youth programs, organizational /and project management, and working toward positive outcomes.
  • Ability to deal effectively with members, including disciplinary issues. Demonstrated ability in relationship building and working with young people and parents. Ability to demonstrate a professional manner in all interactions, able to facilitate a diverse group of youth effectively, organize time well and focus on completing assigned tasks with minimal supervision.

BENEFITS: What can we offer you for all your hard work?
  • Personal Fulfillment by making a difference in the lives of the youth in the community.
  • Satisfaction in helping someone mature, progress, and achieve goals.
  • Annual Scholarship Opportunities.
  • Access to Teledoc. Teledoc provides free general and mental health assistance.
  • $300 sign-on bonus.
  • Free Club membership and registration for staff members’ children (6-18 years old).
  • Ongoing support from management.
  • Participation in community & recognition events.
  • Learn about yourself, personal growth.
  • Training include but is not limited to: Communication Skills, Promoting Positive Behavior, Problem Solving, Listening Skills, Boundary Setting, Building Self-Esteem. Relationship Building, Cultural Diversity, and Positive Youth Development.
  • Career Development.
  • Have fun!
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • A combined experience and/or formal training equivalent to a minimum of two years where:
    • There is experience working with youth and knowledge of tennis instruction.
    • Formal training, and/or experience teaching tennis to youth while creating engaging learning experiences.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to navigate technology: iPad/laptop.
  • Hold a valid drivers’ license and pass motor vehicle driving record check.
  • Pass criminal background check.
  • Pass (negative result) a TB test.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled in a course of higher education or have received a degree from an accredited post-secondary educational institution.
  • College tennis experience is strongly preferred.
  • 1-2 years or more of tennis teaching experience.
  • CPR and First Aid Certifications.
  • Commitment to be USPTA and/or PTR certified.
  • Prior experience working in a Boys & Girls Club.

The physical demands and characteristics of the work environment described here are representative of those occurring in the performance of the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Additionally, reaching with hands and arms; climbing or balancing; stooping, kneeling, running, bending, crouching, or crawling; frequent interruptions via in-person contact, phone calls, and email are expected. Occasional travel may be required to support club transportation needs within BGCMLA provided vehicles. Physical exertion may be required to lift supplies and equipment.  
Frequently works in outdoor weather conditions, but occasionally indoors in the clubhouse or other club facilities.
Work is performed mainly during club hours; however, the incumbent may be required to attend meetings or agency events outside regular office hours.  

BGCMLA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal 
    About Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro LA

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles was founded in December 2015 as a scalable and sustainable solution to reversing the opportunity crises facing some of the most vulnerable children in the neediest neighborhoods of Los Angeles. BGCMLA is designed to increase programmatic offerings and serve a greater number of youth in the areas of Los Angeles most in need of its services. The mission of BGCMLA is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.Our mission is fulfilled by offering nationally recognized, research-based programs and activities in three core areas: Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles. We believe in empowering youth to explore a future with endless possibilities by offering creative programming, such as new approaches to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) created in collaboration with our community partners. Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles is safe, stable place that ensures physical and emotional safety while discouraging crime in our local communities. Click here for more information regarding Club safety. The individual Clubs which presently make up BGCMLA have a deep history of impact in the neediest areas of Los Angeles County. This new collaboration of Clubs and community partners currently includes the following Boys & Girls Clubs: Challengers, since 1968; Watts/Willowbrook, since 1968; Bell Gardens, since 1960; Jordan Downs and Nickerson Gardens were opened in collaboration with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles. At BGCMLA, we are wholly committed to maximizing our Clubs’ potential to serve more kids, more often, and to build strong, sustainable organizations.