US SQUASH

Employment Opportunities

Ganek Family US Squash Head National Coach

US Squash is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which serves as the only national governing body and membership organization for the sport in the United States. The organization is a member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the World Squash and Pan American Squash Federations. It is seeking a person motivated by the organization’s mission to serve in the role of Ganek Family US Squash Head National Coach.

The Role

US Squash seeks an individual interested in being part of the US Squash leadership team and organization that pushes the sport and U.S. athletes to new heights.

This is a full time position reporting to the US Squash President & CEO in collaboration with the Director of National Teams, and is based at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center. The National Coach is responsible for designing and implementing year-round, multi-year plans for training and coaching high- performance athletes in order to achieve the best results possible at the international level. The National Coach will oversee and be responsible for all initiatives associated with Team USA Squash in line with the values of US Squash.

The Location

US Squash is building the world’s finest squash center to be a home for the sport in the U.S. Opening in Philadelphia this fall on the campus of Drexel University, the Specter Center will feature eighteen singles courts—including two all-glass exhibition courts—and two doubles courts, and offer athletes state-of- the-art development resources including a High Performance Center with the most advanced training and analytics tools available. The facility will house a community-engagement-focused Learning & Innovation Center, the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame, and serve as US Squash’s national headquarters.

Athlete development at the Specter Center will work in close concert with Drexel’s award-winning Division I athletic facilities, where the Dragons athletic department has been an innovator in training methods and sports science. The Specter Center will also play host to the most significant events on the U.S. championship calendar and deliver an unequalled experience to participants.

The Center will also serve as the global base for the sport and be the home for the top U.S. athletes. International collaboration in pursuing excellence will be a focus of the Center, inviting top international coaches and players to work in-residence to elevate the sport.

The Organization

US Squash is pursuing a bold vision: To be the best national sports governing body in the United States. US Squash is rooted in its core values of integrity, inclusion and innovation, has a clear mission, and a proven track record of success. We are leaders at a global level, and we are driving the future of the sport. This is a unique moment in time with the opening of the Specter Center and a critical inflection point for sport. We will now leverage the increased profile the Specter Center to grow squash dramatically, make squash accessible to all who wish to participate, while further developing our world- leading high performance program to field the best athletes and earn World Championship titles.

Unlike any coaching role in the world, the confluence of a re-defined National Coach role and the finest squash facility in the world, backed by the largest and leading national squash federation, provides an unparalleled opportunity to establish a program of sustained excellence.

The Goals

Goals for the National Coach and the high performance program will be established collaboratively and will be in sync with goals for US Squash and the Specter Center overall, which will offer expansive community access programs to expose the game to a broad cross-section of new players and build on current momentum in US Squash’s high-performance programming by providing world-class training resources for in-residence professionals and squads of Team USA’s top junior, college, and adult players.

Details of the Principal Responsibilities

  • Design, implement and manage programs supporting high performance pathways for athletes;
  • Supervise the training and technical development of US Squash Elite Athlete Program members and coaching staff for all US Squash high performance programs such as US Squash Academy, Squads, International ties;
  • Direct the national and regional coaching staff in collaboration with the Director of National Teams, and coordinate the integration of other experts, including strength and conditioning, nutrition and sports science professionals;
  • Serve in a leadership role in coach education and development programs;
  • Coach Team USA and assigned athletes during major individual and team competitions globally;
  • Gather, develop and share knowledge regarding the technical aspects of squash in a collaborative way with local, regional and international coaches and athletes, both at the Specter Center and in locally based engagements across the country;
  • Engage and support all Specter Center programming and staff team members, building natural links between and among the array of activities and audiences the Center engages on a year- round basis;
  • Represent Team USA and US Squash nationally and internationally as a leader in the sport to promote the interests of the organization.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience desired in the Candidates

Successful candidates will have the ability to work within a leadership team, will share the values of US Squash and will be committed to the long term vision and mission of the organization, and :

  • Proven experience as a technical expert in squash at a world-class level;
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to successfully create and lead high performance programs;
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and public speaking skills;
  • Ability to work in and manage teams successfully to achieve goals;
  • Competence in planning and general administration;
  • An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

General Information

Salary offered to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Health, dental, vision and retirement benefits included, and relocation support in housing, schools, and other family circumstances to be taken into consideration.

Interested candidates are kindly asked to send cover letter and resume via email to development@ussquash.com by February 7th, 2020.

The position, which is currently held on a part time basis by Paul Assaiante, is expected to transition by Summer 2020.

US Squash is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to candidates and employees without regard to race, religion, creed, age, sex, marital status, disability, national origin, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Arlen Specter US Squash Center Membership & Marketing Manager

US Squash is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which serves as the only national governing body and membership organization for the sport in the United States. It is seeking a person motivated by the organization’s mission to serve in the role of Membership & Marketing Manager for the Arlen Specter US Squash Center.

JOB OVERVIEW:
Responsible for the development and implementation of the Specter Center sales and marketing objectives, promotions and public relations related to the enrollment process for new members-partners. Further, this appointment is responsible for keeping member-partners, stakeholders and the community informed of news, updates and introduction of services and programs by utilizing multiple platforms including newsletters, website, social media, monitors and other collateral.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Collaborates with the General Manager and other Specter Center and US Squash leadership to develop the Specter Center sales and marketing plan and establishes goals to ensure growth in net member-partners and monthly/annual fees.
2. Generates and maintains a prospect inventory to support sales plans by acquiring referrals from existing member-partners and via external marketing campaigns.
3. Forecasts and manages departmental expenses.
4. Recommends and develops collateral in collaboration with the General Manager and US Squash Senior VP of Operations & Communications for general updates and program news.
5. Responsible for the formation and function of a Member-Partnership Committee that strives to generate prospective new member-partners.
6. Represents the Specter Center in the community to provide awareness and develop a source for prospective new member-partners.
7. Collaborates with the General Manager, Program Director and other leadership to ensure new programs are introduced in a timely, effective and creative way to maximize participation.
8. Coordinates all aspects of promotions and the enrollment process:
a. Prepares and updates all marketing materials.
b. Prepares member-partnership information packets (electronically).
c. Meets with prospective member-partners to gather initial information, answer questions and provide tours.
d. Extends invitations to candidates following referrals.
e. Audits new member-partner files to ensure accurate completion of all necessary forms (ie. member profile, application, waivers, etc.)
f. Prepares membership and issues cards.
g. Ensures new member-partners receive a proper orientation and sign-off on Specter Center policies.
9. Develops all necessary communications for Member-Partner announcements as deemed necessary by the management team.
10. Helps ‘tell the story’ of the Specter Center’s community outreach programs and shares successes to the member-partners and key stakeholders.
11. Provides special event support for member-partnership related functions.
12. Provides member-partner services including updating records/profiles, email addresses, processes resignations and category changes, issues guest passes, minor accounting issues, tracks membership growth and sales program results.
13. Develop communications, up to and including newsletter and weekly email updates.
14. Provide administrative support for other Specter Center departments upon approval
of the General Manager.
15. Contribute to overall Specter Center and US Squash team effort by completing additional duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential:
1. Degree in Business, Marketing, Public Relations or Communications or equivalent experience.
2. At least three years’ experience in membership sales in a club or membership driven business.
3. Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills.
4. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
5. Previous experience managing a departmental budget.
6. Expertise with Microsoft Office applications and various forms of social media platforms. Experience with Desktop Publishing is preferred.
7. Ability to work a flexible schedule when necessary including some evenings and weekends when required.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor.

Salary offered to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Health, dental, vision and retirement benefits included, and relocation support in housing, schools, and other family circumstances to be taken into consideration.

Interested candidates are kindly asked to send cover letter and resume via email to sccareers@ussquash.com by March 23, 2020.

LOCATION AND BACKGROUND:
US Squash is building the world’s finest squash center to be a home for the sport in the U.S. Opening in Philadelphia this fall on the campus of Drexel University, the Specter Center will feature eighteen singles courts—including two all-glass exhibition courts—and two doubles courts, and offer athletes state-of- the-art development resources including a High Performance Center with the most advanced training and analytics tools available. The facility will house a community engagement-focused Learning & Innovation Center, the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame, and serve as US Squash’s national headquarters.

US Squash is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to candidates and employees without regard to race, religion, creed, age, sex, marital status, disability, national origin, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Arlen Specter US Squash Center Seeks Program Director

US Squash is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which serves as the only national governing body and membership organization for the sport in the United States. It is seeking a person motivated by the organization’s mission to serve in the role of Program Director for the Arlen Specter US Squash Center.

DETAILS OF PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

In collaboration with the General Manager, the Program Director is responsible for planning, organizing and executing all activities and recreational services associated with the Arlen Specter US Squash Center for its member-partners, private groups and other users.

Develop programs that will attract participants, increase participation, and generate revenue to ensure goals and objectives for each are reached.

Develop goals, timeline, communications and budget for each program/activity.

Establish benchmarks in order to measure and track retention.

Program Director will assemble and manage a staff that is commensurate with program needs – ensuring quality and efficiency.

Manage instructional staff and all aspects of Specter Center Junior Programs, which includes sound communication with schools, partners and parents regarding lesson, clinic offerings and camps. Support the SquashSmarts initiatives, as requested.

Liaise with National Team program leaders, as directed. Through synergies and cooperation, identify opportunities to pool resources and expertise among National Team leadership to further Specter Center community and partnership programs; and, ensure smooth operations exists among respective programs.

Develop of programs to attract Community play. Liaise with community partners.

Coordinate Center-competitions, ladders and inter- and intra-league play.

Contribute to events and operations as directed by the General Manager.

Practice proficiency with Specter Center operating systems.

JOB OVERVIEW:

Responsible for developing of a suite of squash programs, events and activities that foster the growth in Community Squash and Member-Partner participation at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center. Maximizes court utilization and revenue generation while meeting the needs of various constituent groups. Programs for member-partners and community players may include, but not limit to, introductory clinics, instructional programs, round robins, leagues, ladders, camps and academies, and junior programs. Collaborate with National Team program leaders to ensure coordination of all programs is sound. Promote squash among the community and act as an ambassador to enhance the value of Specter Center and US Squash partnerships.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Design programs that attract players, maximize court utilization and drives revenue and/or participation.
  2. In collaboration with a Head Squash Professional, develop a team of squash professionals that provides high quality instruction. Squash professionals must exercise exceptional sportsmanship and strive to engage and proactively meet the needs of member-partners and Specter Center guests.
  3. Develop and promote an instructional squash program that includes private lessons, clinics and competitive playing strategies for players at all levels.
  4. Coordinate and manage a comprehensive junior program – from an introductory level through high performance, to include individual lessons, clinics, competitive play, and camps.
  5. Work with the General Manager and Membership & Marketing Manager to formulate promotional material around Specter Center programs that will generate new partnerships (memberships) and community awareness.
  6. Manage leagues and ladders for member-partners, inter-club competition and corporate groups.
  7. Develop programs that enhance a sense of community within the Specter Center member-partner contingent, which may include social squash evenings, member-partner/guest tournaments, Men’s/Ladies’ Night, Squash Mixer, and exhibitions.
  8. Develop educational programs in squash, fitness and other related topics in collaboration with industry experts to enhance the value of Specter Center partnerships.
  9. With all programs, plan, organize and promote events in a timely manner, providing appropriate lead times and administration, as well as develop profit/expense scenarios.
  10. Facilitate new member-partners and guest orientations – providing direction that will help integrate players into programs and identify opportunities to play with others.
  11. Establish benchmarks and metrics to gauge the success of a program as well as the opportunity to make modification and/or value decisions.
  12. Supervise all service delivery employees associated with the squash program and work in conjunction with Specter Center and US Squash leaderships to ensure proper operations and facility management.
  13. Exercise proficiency in property management software for check-in system, reservations, membership database, and billing.
  14. Assist in the development of ‘squash packages’ and programs to attract players and groups from around the country.
  15. Solicit, receive, and respond to member-partner feedback.
  16. Work closely with Controller on budgeting, billing, and payroll and commission reports, ensuring proper and efficient expense control.
  17. Coordinate staff, activities and court availability among stakeholders, including SquashSmarts, Programs and Events and National Teams, as appropriate.
  18. Remain on the leading edge of progress and teaching methods, equipment and programs in order to set standards that can be adopted by squash clubs/centers throughout the country.
  19. Solve problems quickly and efficiently in the interests of both the Specter Center and its guests.
  20. Enforce Specter Center policies.
  21. Attend all staff meetings, other meetings and trainings requested by the General Manager.
  22. Motivate staff to exhibit professionalism and cooperation and promote safety and all times.
  23. Contribute to broader Specter Center and US Squash efforts by completing additional duties as assigned.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. US Squash coaching certification (strong understanding of certification criteria); dependent on coaching and competitive playing experience.
  2. Minimum of three years development or managing squash programs in a sports club, college intermural recreation center, or community center.
  3. Minimum of two years’ experience coaching and/or providing instruction either in a club or through coaching a team at the high school or collegiate level.
  4. Management, operations or administrative experience in a sports complex, private club, collegiate, or hospitality environment preferred.
  5. First Aid, AED and CPR certified and ability to maintain credentials.
  6. Bachelor’s degree or relevant applicable experience

Salary offered to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Health, dental, vision and retirement benefits included, and relocation support in housing, schools, and other family circumstances to be taken into consideration.

Interested candidates are kindly asked to send cover letter and resume via email to sccareers@ussquash.com by March 23, 2020.

LOCATION AND BACKGROUND:

US Squash is building the world’s finest squash center to be a home for the sport in the U.S. Opening in Philadelphia this fall on the campus of Drexel University, the Specter Center will feature eighteen singles courts—including two all-glass exhibition courts—and two doubles courts, and offer athletes state-of- the-art development resources including a High Performance Center with the most advanced training and analytics tools available. The facility will house a community-engagement-focused Learning & Innovation Center, the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame, and serve as US Squash’s national headquarters.

US Squash is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to candidates and employees without regard to race, religion, creed, age, sex, marital status, disability, national origin, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Senior Software Developer

US Squash is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which serves as the only national governing body and membership organization for the sport in the United States. The organization is a member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the World Squash and Pan American Squash Federations. It is seeking a senior software developer motivated to take US Squash software platforms to the next level.

The Role

This is a full-time position reporting to the Vice President of Technology, and is based in Philadelphia. The successful candidate for the senior software developer role will work on the Club Locker suite of software. Interested individuals should be able to quickly create elegant code, work with a team, run with minimal direction, and have an eye for design.

In the fall of 2020, US Squash will move its headquarters to its permanent home – the Arlen Specter US Squash Center. Located in the heart of University City, Philadelphia on the campus of Drexel University, the Specter Center will feature eighteen singles courts—including two all-glass exhibition courts—and two doubles courts, and offer athletes state-of- the-art development resources including a High Performance Center with the most advanced training and analytics tools available. The facility will house a community-engagement-focused Learning & Innovation Center and the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame. The Specter Center will bring US Squash’s core value of innovation to life, with accelerated development of Club Locker at the forefront.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Full stack development
  • Feature development and coding, including from the ground up with AWS
  • Ideation and implementation of new platform elements
  • Enhancing UX/UI
  • 80%+ new development

Working with US Squash

US Squash offers a competitive salary with attractive benefits and a casual work environment. The organization has prioritized building a talented, collaborative team that is driven by the organization’s mission and a desire to develop innovative tools to serve a passionate, diverse, and growing squash community.

US Squash offers:

  • Paid Vacation
  • Medical, Dental & Vision
  • 401(k): + Match
  • Part-time telecommuting opportunities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience Desired in the Candidates

Successful candidates will have the ability to work collaboratively within a team, will share the values of US Squash and will be committed to the long-term vision and mission of the organization, and:

  • A least 5 years of experience and knowledge of:
    • Angular 5+
    • Node.JS
    • Javascript
    • SQL
    • HTML / CSS / Express
    • Jira
    • UI/UX
  • Proven experience and demonstrated development ability
  • Ability to work with, prioritize and managed multiple concurrent projects
  • An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

General Information

Interested candidates are kindly asked to send a cover letter and resume via email to ryan.rayfield@ussquash.com by February 14th, 2020.

US Squash is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to candidates and employees without regard to race, religion, creed, age, sex, marital status, disability, national origin, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected by law.

On-Site Event Staff

US Squash is searching for candidates interested in working as on-site event staff for the 2018-2019 season. Each year, US Squash manages major championships throughout the country. Applicants will have the opportunity to work in a variety of roles alongside US Squash staff to foster a positive tournament experience for all attendees.

See below for a list of events with opportunities available. Please use this form to apply; applicants can indicate their interest to work at one or multiple events.

Tournament Operations

Tournament operations staff act in a variety of roles, including, but not limited to: match-flow management, technology, registration, and assisting players and fans with questions and other needs. Staff members must place a premium on customer service, and thrive in a fast-paced environment working within a team.

Match Supervisors

Match Supervisors work with players, coaches, parents and officials to ensure the smooth and fair operation of ongoing match play. Match supervisors uphold the standards of sportsmanship and conduct of players and spectators, ensure matches run in a timely manner, and liaise with the site director. Match supervisors do not act as referees, and therefore an in-depth knowledge of the rules of squash is not a requirement for candidates.

US Squash looks forward to working with interested applicants to make the 2018-2019 National Championship season a success.

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