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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.

SUMMER CAMP TENNIS COACH/MENTOR

Are you looking for a fun, fulfilling, active summer position? Join the  Seattle Tennis and Education Foundation for our 10 week summer program. STEF inspires under-resourced kids to be active in mind and body so they gain the confidence and skills to achieve their dreams. Spend your summer playing tennis, exploring Magnuson Park, and acting as a coach and mentor to our amazing scholar-athletes!

Essential Job Functions:

  • Teach tennis to elementary aged children with patience, positivity, and encouragement.

  • Work with lead coaches to plan and implement fun and educational lesson plans

  • Monitor kids on field trips around Magnuson Park

  • Attend weekly virtual check in meetings

  • Assist with snack distribution

  • Supervise campers and ensure their safety, development, growth, skill achievement, enjoyment, and general well-being.

  • Problem-solve unexpected changes in activity plans, camper behavior,, and participation as a team

  • Retrieve and put away needed equipment from our shed before and after each session

  • Be on time and prepared for each camp activity

  • Participate fully as a member of the STEF summer seasonal staff team

  • Other duties as identified

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum high school diploma. 

  • Passion for tennis, knowledge of the game; must enjoy playing and teaching tennis.

  • Previous experience working or volunteering with children.

  • Positive and patient attitude. 

  • Must complete NetGeneration Coaching training prior to start (about 2 hours)

  • First Aid and CPR Certified

 

Dates:

  • June 27-August 31 (no camp on July 4th)

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays

  • 12:30-5:30 pm

 

Pay:

  • $18-22 per hour depending on experience. 

 

Location:

  • Programming conducted throughout Magnuson Park

 

Contact:

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Seattle Tennis & Education Foundation (STEF) is a 501(c)(3) that provides tennis, mentoring and life skills to underserved youth in Seattle living in the low-income housing in Magnuson Park. 

 

STEF is seeking new board members who can dedicate themselves to our mission of inspiring under-resourced kids to be active in mind and body so they gain the confidence and skills to achieve their dreams.

 

STEF is partially-funded by the United States Tennis Association Foundation to carry on tennis legend Arthur Ashe’s goal of building character and leadership skills in children with tennis and educational enrichment. Our board members are active advocates and ambassadors who identify and secure the financial resources and partnerships necessary for STEF to achieve our goals and mission.

 

As an active board member, you will work with the STEF Board of Directors to support the Executive Director to further our outreach, impact and fundraising. Ideal candidates will have strong community and business relationships; a finance or accounting background is helpful. A love of tennis is welcome but not required. Board members meet virtually once a month and serve a two-year term with a minimum annual financial commitment.

 

Currently, we provide educational enrichment to 16 elementary-age kids in Magnuson Park and teach tennis skills at Tennis Center Sand Point. We are also serving a new cohort of 12 elementary-age kids at Sand Point Elementary throughout the school year.

 

If interested, please contact: colin@stef4youth.org

VOLUNTEER

We are excited that you are interested in volunteering with STEF as a Coach or Mentor! As a volunteer, you will assist with our enrichment program (life skills, academic content) and/or our tennis practices. We are looking for individuals who have experience working with children and are positive role models for our student athletes. As a volunteer, you are expected to model appropriate behavior in the classroom or on the court and will be asked to support our student-athletes in different tasks. Our volunteers will not need to plan any of the content of our programming, as this is done by our staff.

 

Each day our enrichment and tennis programming might look slightly different, so we ask that you try to arrive a little early so the agenda can be explained to you and you feel prepared. A staff member will let you know what they would like you to do, such as working one on one with a student on a math worksheet or supporting a small group during a tennis drill.

 

As a volunteer, you are greatly helping our student athletes receive more individualized attention and support. You will also learn valuable skills and information about how a non-profit operates. If you are only interested in the enrichment or the tennis portion of programming, that is great, too! Please let us know what works with your schedule, if you are looking to help out once a week, twice a month, or if you have something else in mind!

 

Please complete the Volunteer Agreement and send it to rylee@stef4youth.org. She will reach out with next steps once the form is completed.