Job Opening – District League Coordinator/Assistant Executive Director

Job Opening – DISTRICT LEAGUE COORDINATOR/ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

USTA-MT (MONTANA TENNIS ASSOCIATION)

District League Coordinator

The District League Coordinator will coordinate and supervise all USTA League Tennis Activities in the Montana District.  The Assistant Executive Director will work collaboratively with the Executive Director to accomplish the strategic plan of the USTA-MT (Montana Tennis Association)

The DLC will prepare, run and coordinate Leagues in Montana.  Travel is required. These Leagues include:

  • Adult 18 & Over League
  • Adult 40 & Over League
  • Adult 55 & Over League
  • Adult 65 & Over League
  • Adult 18 & Over Mixed League
  • Adult 40 & Over Mixed League
  • ITA Fall Mixed League
  • Young Adult Social League

Responsibilities:

  • Increase player participation in Leagues to meet USTA-MT goals
  • Recruit and lead Local League Coordinators
  • Assist in the preparation of a program and operating League budget (consider a budget for travel, player parties, and expenses)
  • Prepare orders for balls and other League supplies from ITA and coordinate the order with the USTA-MT Executive Director
  • Maintain timely and accurate League records, including those of all players who are appealing self-ratings online or filing a grievance
  • District, Sectional, and National Championships

Review all paperwork necessary for and verify eligibility in the USTA League Tennis Program.

Responsible for the proper creating and recording of League information in TennisLink

Schedule the team play for all District League Championships and distribute to Captains

Prepare and lead Team Captain Meetings

Lead the training of on-site tournament volunteers

Responsible for the proper recording of all team scores in TennisLink

Determine District Championship Winners.  Create and forward all pertinent paperwork to the Section League Coordinator in the required time frame.

Identify and resolve local league issues with the District League Committee while keeping the District Executive Director and Section League Coordinator apprised of decisions, problems, and issues

Attend appropriate USTA  meetings – one Montana District Meeting and one Sectional Meeting

Assist in running the USTA Adult League Sectional Championships

 

Assistant Executive Director

The Assistant Executive Director will work directly with the Executive Director to accomplish goals such as fundraising, marketing, accountability and to help manage USTA-MT programs such as Tennis is Elementary.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Executive Director in the development, organization and implementation of USTA-MT’s Tennis is Elementary After-School Program and other programs.    
  • Assist with the registration process for participants and fiduciary tasks such as payments and associated paperwork
  • Conduct invoicing for all schools participating in the after-school program
  • Track and update the District’s dashboard for the USTA Schools Registry and CoachYouthTennis.com site
  • Prepare orders for 10 and Under Equipment and other supplies, and coordinate the order with the USTA-MT Executive Director
  • Track and report 10 and Under Memberships to the USTA
  • Assist in recruiting and scheduling instructors. Serve as substitute instructor when needed
  • Assist with the monthly e-Newsletter, update the website, Facebook and other Social Media platforms
  • Help recruit sponsors and send donor letters
  • Administrative reporting, copying, mailing, data entry, phone calls, conference calls, webinars, and trainings as assigned

Qualifications Required: Strong organization and communication skills, both oral and written. Computer skills, administrative and organization skills. Working knowledge of Word and Excel. Ability to work well with and motivate individuals and groups. Able to meet travel demands and work weekends as needed. Experience with and a passion for the game of tennis. Must be a member of the USTA.

Desired: College degree. Working knowledge of TennisLink. Familiarity with USTA Leagues and tennis in Montana.

Pay:

This position is being offered full time at $21,000-$25,000 per year.

Application:

Interested persons please send a cover letter and resume to Lauren Olson at lolson.mta@gmail.com

There is no deadline for this position.  Potential candidates will begin to be reviewed on the 27th of June and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Meet Your New ED!

The USTA-MT Board is excited to announce that Lauren Olson has been hired as the new Executive Director for USTA-MT.  Lauren has been with the company for over four years in roles requiring continuing responsibility and involvement.  She was previously the District League Coordinator, responsible for League programs in the state of Montana, and the Schools Program Coordinator, responsible for junior and after-school programs throughout the state.  Lauren will take over for the previous Executive Director in mid-June.

Lauren Photo

Executive Director of USTA-MT to Resign

The board of directors of USTA-Montana (MTA) regretfully announces that Jesse Peach, executive director of the Montana Tennis Association, will be leaving his position this summer to pursue a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Montana State University. Jesse’s roots are deeply planted in both tennis and science. He has maintained his interest in biochemical research while running the MTA, and has now been given an opportunity that is too good to pass up.

 

The MTA board is grateful to Jesse for his help in making our organization more professional for staff, board, volunteers, and players. MTA now has two full-time staff, and significant programs across Montana. The mission of USTA-Montana is to grow the game of tennis in Montana. Jesse has done more than his share to contribute to that growth.

 

We wish you well, Jesse, and look forward to seeing what amazing discoveries you will be making in your lab. Now you can play league!

 

See you out on the courts!

USTA-MT Mailings

Our mailings should be out for the 2016 tennis season here in Montana!  If you did not receive yours and would like one, please email Jesse at jpeach.mta@gmail.com.  The mailing consists of our 2016 Adult League Schedule, the 2016 Tournament Schedule and a 2016 Junior Schedule.  There are links to all of these schedules in the previous post!

Adult 40 & Over

Quick shot out to the winners last weekend here in Bozeman.  Winners included the Netwits in the Women’s 3.5, the Oakey’s in the Women’s 4.0, Bozeman Loose in Men’s 3.5 and Vraalag in Men’s 4.0.  Great to see you all in Bozeman and to have such a great weekend!

Spring Mixed League

The 2014 Spring Mixed League was held in Bozeman last weekend.  The weekend included some great tennis and some great weather(most of the time)!  In the Combined 7.0 Flight, the Travel for Tennis team went undefeated and won.  Team members include Sheila Clyatt, Eric Carrizales, Gordon Terpe, Josh Munro, Jane Makepeace, Diane Larsen, Andrea Johnson, and Jeffrey Brown.  The 8.0 Combined League was also won by an undefeated team.  Team Vraalag won the 8.0 with team members Jimmy Vroman, Stephen Gruener, Brad Knutson, Mary Ritchie, Terry Perkins, Sarah Bach, Ned Tranel, Peter Teal, Becky King and Kelly Smith.  To complete the sweeps, the 9.0 Combined was won by another undefeated team!  Team Billings Smash won with Brad Knutson, Sherrie Fuller-Benge, Nelson Miller, Brett Becker, Becky King, Mary Ritchie and Brooke Kuhl.  Congratulations to all the winner and good luck in Boise!

2014 Spring Mixed 9.0

 

 

 

Adult 18 & Over League Deadline Approaching!

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!  Just a quick reminder that the USTA-MT Adult 18 & Over District Championship Tournament is July 8th!  This tournament will be held in Missoula on July 25-28.  We only have one registration deadline this year so you only have a few weeks left to register your team or register for a team.  Please go to our website at www.montanatennis.org  and click on “Leagues” to register.
If you are new to tennis and do not know a team captain, we can help you find a team.  Contact Niki at nfroines.mta@gmail.com or 406-529-1425 if you have any questions or if you need help creating or finding a team!  Also, try our new “Forums” link on the top right of the USTA-MT homepage to use our message board to try and find teams or players!