Job Opening: Assistant Squash Director, Squash Haven

Posted April 20, 2017

Assistant Squash Director: Squash Haven seeks a talented, organized, and versatile candidate with strong squash playing and/or coaching experience to join Squash Haven’s strong staff community as Assistant Squash Director.  This is an exciting opportunity for a talented individual to develop a wide range of skills while making a tremendous difference in the lives of New Haven youth. The Assistant Director will be trained and mentored by
Current Squash Directors and former collegiate standouts John DeWitt and Owen Butler to plan and administer daily squash practices and weekend competitions.  S/he will also work closely with Yale coaches Dave Talbott and Pam Saunders and all of Yale’s varsity players. The Assistant Director will also hold significant responsibilities
related to the squash and overall program that could include: equipment ordering and purchase, scheduling, managing the Squash Haven calendar of events, overseeing Squash Haven’s internal and external data, and interfacing with schools and families.  The ideal candidate is someone who will grow quickly in the role, develop into a successful Squash Director, and contribute to the staff and program in a variety of ways.

Program Description: Founded in 2006, Squash Haven () empowers New Haven youth to strive for and maintain school success, physical wellness, and engaged citizenship, and to forge a path through higher education to the workforce. The key to Squash Haven’s success is our multi-faceted and intensive approach to youth development. 100 Fifth through twelfth grade team members participate in tuition-free year-round programming that includes differentiated individual tutoring, group academic enrichment, squash instruction, community service, values-based character development, exposure to a broad range of enrichment opportunities, and college readiness. 100% of 25 program alumni have been accepted to four year colleges are currently attending Connecticut College, Haverford, Middlebury, and Yale, among others. Squash Haven has developed one of the strongest squash programs in urban squash, with 42 urban national championships in our ten year history and players ranked as high as 12th in the country by US Squash. Access to Yale’s facility as well as volunteer coaching by the Yale teams make this a very desirable professional opportunity. Squash Haven is a 501c3 not-for-profit charitable organization and is an equal opportunity employer. 

School Year Schedule (Sept – mid-June): During the school year, the work day typically begins at 10am and ends at 7pm Monday through Friday. The Assistant Director should plan to be on court weekdays from 2:30 until 7pm throughout the school year. During peak periods of the year, the Director of Squash will work on average, two weekends a month, and will do a considerable amount of driving and travel to matches and tournaments.
Summer Schedule (mid-June – Aug): The summer work day begins at approximately 9am and ends at 5pm. There is little to no weekend work when school is out from end of June through August.

Vacation: The position includes 6 weeks of vacation annually: 1 in November, 1 in December, 1 in March,and 3 in the summer. Some but not all national holidays are off.

Commitment: Expectation of a multi-year commitment, contingent on successful assumption of responsibilities and positive performance reviews
Compensation: Commensurate with experience.  Health, dental insurance, and retirement match contributions provided.

Start Date: September, 2017

Preferred Professional and Personal Qualifications:
College varsity squash experience, BA/BS from a competitive college or university
Outstanding speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills; adaptability, creativity, and initiative-taking
Proficiency with Excel and comfort with data
Experience working with children

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references as soon as possible and not later than May 15th to Julie Greenwood, Squash Haven Executive Director,