If serving and mentoring under-resourced youth is something you feel passionate about, we want to hear from you. STEF helps kids unleash their full potential through tennis play, mentorship and guided learning.


Seattle Tennis and Education Foundation (STEF) is a non-profit that delivers no-cost tennis, mentorship and enrichment programming to elementary and middle school aged youth living in affordable housing in Magnuson Park in Seattle, WA.


General description:  


As a STEF Tennis Coach Assistant, you will be an enthusiastic, caring and a positive role model for the youth in our program.  You and other Tennis Coach Assistants will be working with an experienced coach whether it be a STEF coach or a Tennis Center Sand Point coach. It is important to be comfortable communicating with families, educators, and partner organizations to coordinate a network of support for each STEF student-athlete.  As an integral part of the STEF team, you must be motivated by the desire to nurture program success and the furthering of our mission to use the sport of tennis and mentorship to help under-resourced youth gain the confidence and skills to achieve their dreams.  

This position is estimated to max out at 10 hours a week depending on availability and scheduling. During the school year programming occurs out of school therefore hours are after typical school day.  Additionally, hours anticipated to increase with the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. Hours should expand in summer, contingent on Covid restrictions.

 Essential Duties

  • Foster in participants skills inherit to tennis: sportsmanship, teamwork, honesty, perseverance, and resilience.

  • Ensure proper setup, maintenance, storage, and inventory of materials and equipment.

  • Maintain a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for program participants, their families, and other staff.

  • Produce the highest level of service in addressing the needs of under-resourced student-athletes.

  • Maintain organizational standards of satisfaction, quality and performance. 

  • Maintain and assist in monitoring adherence to all COVID-19 safety protocol as directed by STEF and STEF Partners as mandated by local authorities.

  • Potentially assist the program in events and activities that will be beneficial to the Scholar Athletes. These opportunities could include fundraisers, one-day youth programs, family events, and field trips.

  • Other duties and growth opportunities depending on availability and desire.


Job Requirements:  

  • At least one year of coaching experience

  • NTRP Rating 3.0 or higher

  • Excellent verbal and communication skills 

  • Able to multi-task, prioritize and manage time efficiently 

  • Experience working with youth, preferable with those from marginalized communities

  • Diplomatic team player

  • Ability and willingness to works with youth and families from diverse cultural, academic, and economic backgrounds

  • Strong organizational skills, able to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time efficiently

  • Growth mindset

  • Ability to analyze and problem solve in a timely and efficient manner


Position:      STEF Tennis Coach Assistant 

Location:      Seattle, Washington 

Compensation:     Rate starts at $15 per hour

Employment type:    Part-time employee

To apply:


Download and complete the application here, then email to Also, feel free to send along a cover letter explaining why you’d be a perfect fit as a STEF team member.


We look forward to hearing from you.