Middle States Opportunities:
USTA Middle States Sport Management Intern: Tournaments & Special Events
OVERVIEW: The United States Tennis Association (USTA) Middle States section, based in Valley Forge, Pa., is looking for a sport management intern for summer 2024. Interns in this position will report to the Marketing and Communications Manager and work closely with USTA staff to execute projects involving USTA League and the USTA Pro Circuit event in Landisville, Pa. The majority of the work will be done virtually and at events. An interest in public relations, marketing, communications, or event management is required.
Content Development - Assist in the processes of creating original content, including writing, photography and graphic design
Marketing – Assist in promoting events and programs.
Media and publications - Assist in growing media and contributing to online and print publications.
Event Management - Assist with event planning of Middle States-sponsored events.
This includes heavy involvement with media assistance for the Koser Jewelers Tennis Challenge, a week-long USTA Pro Circuit event. The intern will also contribute to all other USTA Pro Circuit events that take place during the summer months.
Current enrollment in a college or university (and ability to take the internship for credits)
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong interpersonal communications skills
Experience or interest in photography
Computer experience in Microsoft Office platform; interest in the Adobe Creative Suite
Strong editing skills
Ability to keep deadlines, handle tasks responsibly and work independently
Interest in, and knowledge of, one or more of the following fields: journalism, marketing, public relations, sports management
May through September – with a flexible start date.
Candidate must be available for at least 12 hours per week, for a 10-week period.*
Candidate must be available to work weekend events when needed (willing to work extra hours. during the Koser Jewelers Tennis Challenge event at Hempfield recCenter in Landisville, Pa.).
Koser Jeweler Tennis Challenge (August 5-11)
USTA League Section Tournaments (May 31 - June 2, June 7-9)
USTA League District Tournaments (July 26-28, August 2-4, 23-25)
Candidate must have a valid driving license and reliable transportation.
USTA Middle States will work with the college or university to provide course credit. This internship is unpaid.
*Hours per week and duration of internship are negotiable, for the right candidate, based on the student's needs.
How to apply: Please send resume and cover letter to USTA Middle States Marketing and Communications (firstname.lastname@example.org). Include “Intern Application” in the subject line. Application deadline is February 29, 2024.
Middle States District Opportunities:
After School Tennis Program Coordinator for EPD (Part-Time, Temporary)
Greater Lehigh Valley Area (PA)
OVERVIEW: The USTA Middle States Eastern Pennsylvania District (EPD) is searching for a part-time, temporary tennis instructor to lead after school programming. This individual will be responsible for teaching tennis in after-school programs up to four days per week (~two hours per session) for up to eight weeks. This individual will collaborate with USTA Middle States staff and volunteers to ensure the proper planning, implementation and execution of this new program.
Tennis Instruction: Provide engaging and effective tennis instruction to participants in after-school programs, following USTA guidelines, curriculum and utilizing USTA software. Must be able to implement Red Ball instruction, drills and activities in non-traditional spaces (for example, inside a gym, or on a blacktop area).
Program Development: Collaborate with USTA Middle States staff and key volunteers to contribute ideas and strategies for the development and improvement of the tennis program.
Program Execution: Run tennis programming 2-4 days per week, ensuring a safe and positive learning environment for participants. Be able to engage, and instruct upwards of 20 participants at a time.
Communication: Maintain clear and effective communication with USTA Middle States staff, volunteers, and participants.
Tennis Expertise: Strong knowledge and skills in tennis instruction, with a passion for sharing the sport with others. Must be able to work effectively with large groups of beginner players in a non-traditional area (i.e. gym, hallway, blacktop). Professional certification is preferred.
Communication Skills: Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with participants, staff, and volunteers.
Flexibility: Flexibility to adapt to the needs of the program and participants.
Availability: Able to commit to a 2-4 day per week schedule for the 8-week duration.
Safe Play: Must be USTA Safe Play approved prior to the beginning of employment.
TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com by February 29, 2024. Please include relevant experience, a brief statement of your coaching philosophy with this age group, and why you are interested in working in this role.
USTA Middle States is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of all backgrounds to apply.
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About Our Team
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) Middle States Section, a not-for-profit organization located in Valley Forge, Pa., is part of the national governing body of the sport of tennis in the United States.
USTA Middle States is a vibrant, collaborative work environment that draws people who are passionate about their jobs. A diverse, dynamic organization, USTA Middle States is dedicated to growing the game of tennis for all people throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Northwest West Virginia.