Your Time, Talent or Treasure


What's your passion?​

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. 

Get in touch -- we'd love to talk about all of the ways you can follow your passion by working with STEF as a team member. To learn more about STEF, our mission and how you can help, contact our Director of Tennis and Programs, Avery West at To learn more about our mission, values and goals, click here.


We look forward to hearing from you.

The STEF Team

Position Title
Executive Director

Job Summary
Seattle Tennis & Education Foundation (STEF) seeks to change the lives of underresourced youth with tennis, mentorship, and educational enrichment programs for 12 students.  STEF has partnered with the United States Tennis Association Foundation to bring the first National Junior Tennis and Learning program to Magnuson Park in Seattle.  STEF needs a dynamic and energetic candidate with a passion for youth development and education to be our part-time Executive Director (ED). The ED will lead the capacity building, strategic planning and fundraising efforts to build the foundation into an impactful community organization. The ED will also oversee programming, operation and community-development efforts in concert with the Director of Tennis and Programs.


Part-Time salaried contractor, 15-20 hours per week

Reports to
Board of Directors


Major Duties

The ED will work closely with the Board President, Board of Directors and United States Tennis Association Foundation Account Managers to carry out the following responsibilities, including, but not limited to:




  • Work closely with Board President and Director of Tennis and Programs to develop and implement short and long-term strategic plan and goals

  • Manage staff, including job descriptions, performance, annual reviews, compensation, recruiting and hiring

  • Assist with monthly Board and Executive Committee meetings, including meeting minutes

  • Prepare and monitor annual and seasonal STEF budget

  • Manage daily fiscal operations, tracking all expenses and time sheets to ensure ongoing financial stability

  • Submit bills and expenditures to the treasurer for reimbursement and for the accountant’s use in preparing monthly financial statements to the Board

  • File paperwork for Business, State and Federal Government to maintain 501(c)(3) status




  • Work with Director of Tennis and Programs on development, planning and execution of all tennis and education programs

  • Lead and implement off-court educational enrichment programs and delivery and partner with Director of Tennis and Programs with on-court tennis program delivery

  • We currently use the USTA’s ACE curriculum, along with elements of the STEAM curriculum and outside education partners who bring acting, music, and other skills to improve self-confidence and self-esteem

  • Recommend programming improvements to Board and staff and assist Director of Tennis with implementation

  • Maintain relationships with the USTA, USTA Foundation and USTA Pacific Northwest Section



Community Outreach


  • Serve as public spokesperson for the organization

  • Develop strong relationships with community partners and forge new partnerships

  • Drive marketing plan to inform public and engage potential donors, including social media rollout and plan

  • Maintain web site content and updates, as needed




  • Develop and execute STEF’s annual fundraising campaign

  • Develop, write and track grant proposals and reports for all individual, foundation and corporate fundraising

  • Identify and secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations

  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors

  • Develop and execute a strategy to secure a large and sustainable base of annual individual donors



  • Bachelor’s degree; Quickbooks; MS Office; Google G-Suite

  • Experience working as a youth educator

  • Experience or familiarity with STEAM curriculum

  • Create a culture of excellence and best practices in non-profit management

  • Experience writing and securing grants and funding from foundations, government agencies and private donors

  • Proven organizational and managerial skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills

  • Knowledge of local non-profit sector and community preferred

  • Knowledge of tennis and/or youth sports preferred


Compensation and Benefits:

Salary range $30-$35 per hour, DOE
10 days paid time off
Prorated cell phone stipend
Paid federal holidays; paid sick leave
Paid attendance at USTA Foundation/USTA sectional and national conferences


Application Instructions:

Please email a resume and cover letter explaining how your skills and energy can help STEF become a great organization.

Web Site:


Position available now 


Do you love working with kids and helping to bring life to innovative tennis programming? Seattle Tennis and Education Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, is looking for rock star coach/mentors. Our team members have a passion for serving under-resourced youth and for helping kids to get active, develop a love of tennis and gain the confidence and life skills they need to succeed and follow their dreams. Plus, our kids (and coach/mentors) have a blast! 


This is an important dual role as our coaches also provide mentorship to our student-athletes off the tennis court during program hours. 


We are seeking seasonal coach/mentors for our fall (October - December), winter (January - March) and spring (April - June) programs. Our program serves kids in grades 3-5.  


This role is seasonal.




  • Strong desire to work with children and be a positive role model

  • Ability to execute and facilitate on-court programming for children

  • Enthusiastic attitude

  • Tennis playing experience and familiarity with the game is preferred

  • We'll train you!

  • Teaching and/or coaching experience is a plus

  • Collaborate with fellow instructors and volunteers

  • Strong communications and collaborative skills

  • Must pass background check and complete 30 minute online coaching course





  • Build and maintain a fun, inclusive, safe and welcoming environment for all participants, on court and off

  • Provide program session instruction

  • Execute STEF Coach Core curriculum and facilitate tennis play for participants as directed by program director

  • Lead by example and bring energy and enthusiasm to all on-court session activities

  • Ensure program equipment is properly maintained, set up before each session and put away

  • Be a team player

  • Assist with feedback and program assessments with students, team members and STEF leadership



Position:                     STEF Tennis Coach/Mentor


Location:                    Magnuson Park - Tennis Center Sand Point (delivery point)


Compensation:        Competitive hourly


Employment type:  Seasonal, at will



To apply:


Send resumé and cover letter explaining why you’d be a perfect fit as a STEF team member to To learn more about STEF and our mission, please visit


We look forward to hearing from you.

Seattle Tennis and Education Foundation
1817 Queen Anne Avenue N.
Suite 403
Seattle, WA 98109
Tel: 206.466.1163
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