The Springfield-Greene County Park Board is seeking a dedicated individual to manage the Community Tennis section. The Community Tennis Coordinator will supervise and direct a team in carrying out programs, activities and facility management for the community tennis section. The position will office from the Cooper Tennis Complex. There are 16 other local parks hosting over 45 public courts across the community.
The Search Committee will consider all applications received by November 2, 2018; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Named the 2016 USTA Outstanding Tennis Facility, Cooper Tennis Complex offers tennis lessons and leagues for all ages. The complex includes 12 indoor courts, 17 outdoor lighted courts and a 2,500-seat Mediacom Stadium Court, home of the Springfield Lasers Pro Tennis Team. The facility also includes a full-service pro shop with racquet stringing and grip services, locker rooms with showers, a fitness room with exercise equipment and free weights, a conference room and a large meeting area. Cooper Tennis Complex is home to high school tennis, collegiate teams, and the Greater Springfield Community Olympic Development Program Tennis Program. The Springfield Lasers World Team Tennis franchise has called the Cooper Tennis Complex home since the team's founding in 1996. The complex hosts a wide range of annual USTA events, including 10 and Under events and USTA sanctioned tournaments, as well as numerous other state and regional tournaments. Cooper Tennis Complex opened in 1994 and had a major expansion in 2006. It was named the 2000 USTA Outstanding Tennis Facility and the 2006 USTA Missouri Valley Section Facility of the Year.
About the Springfield-Greene County Park Board The Springfield-Greene County Park Board strives to provide the very best in parks and recreation facilities, programs, events, and services to our community. In doing so, we will make a positive impact on the overall quality of life, health, environmental, social, and economic aspects for our resident families and visitors alike. Our Park Board and has been the recipient of the National Recreation and Park Association's Gold Medal Award and is proud to be accredited. Most recently, our Park Board was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
Typically requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Business Management, Environmental/Conservation Education, Agriculture or a related field depending on assignment;
Two years of experience in developing and supervising recreational community center programs, community parks and naturalist programs, tennis centers, school-park programs, sports programs, skateparks or related experience depending upon assignment.
Directly related experience in developing and supervising in related program areas may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Certified Park & Recreation Professional (CPRP) is desirable.
If operating a motor vehicle for the purpose of completing job duties, must possess a valid Missouri Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
If assigned to Tennis, United States Professional Tennis Registry (USPTR) and/or United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is desirable.
About Springfield-Greene County Park Board
The Springfield-Greene County Park strives to provide the very best in parks and recreation facilities, programs, events, and services to our community. In doing so, we will make a positive impact on the overall quality of life, health, environmental, social, and economic aspects for our resident families and visitors alike.
The Park Board includes 3,200 acres and 103 sites, ranging from neighborhood playgrounds to multi-use recreational facilities to natural resource areas. The system includes four golf courses, three family centers, a zoo, a farm park, botanical gardens, several sports and athletic complexes, two indoor aquatics centers, six outdoor swimming pools, multiple School-Park sites and more than 100 miles of recreational trails -- including 70 miles of Greenways.
Learn more about our award-winning, accredited Parks department at: http://www.parkboard.org.