USTA National Tennis Center Inc.

Director, Strategy

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(1/16/2024 9:25 AM)
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US-FL-Lake Nona

Who We Are

We are Tennis! The USTA (United States Tennis Association) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis and the leader in promoting and developing the sport’s growth on every level in the United States, from local communities to the crown jewel of the professional game, the US Open.

Why Work for the USTA?

We are a passionate team of staff and volunteers focused on growing the sport of tennis and making it accessible to all. We are committed to removing barriers and creating opportunities for ALL to participate. Don’t know tennis? Don't worry, you can still find yourself in the game!

The Role

  • Direct and run the Community Tennis annual and quarterly planning process ensuring effective strategic planning for the CT organization.
  • Lead the Community Tennis 5-year strategy and the 2035 goal trajectory and roadmap, ensuring alignment with Community Tennis objectives.
  • Lead and prepare quarterly reviews and results reporting for senior management, providing insights into the performance and progress of Community Tennis initiatives.
  • Supervise industry and market trends, report on new competitors, and identify emerging business opportunities, keeping collaborators advised about the external landscape.
  • Support evaluation of partnerships as motivators to achieve Community Tennis goals, assessing their potential impact and alignment with organizational objectives.
  • Handle consultants and vendors involved in strategic projects on behalf of USTA Community Tennis, ensuring effective collaboration and project execution.
  • Advise and lead all aspects of an assigned program/project/initiative from initiation to closure including the development of project plans, leading project budgets, building and supervising cross-functional project teams, and ensuring quality control throughout the initiative life cycle.
  • Identify and work with partners throughout the organization to resolve and document agreed-upon program goals and objectives, metrics, scope, and requirements.
  • Navigate, network, and partner with both internal and external partners to drive organizational priorities and ensure alignment on strategic direction across all Community Tennis functions.


Who Are You

  • 7+ years of management experience with a combination of strategic consulting experience in both large consulting firm and major corporate setting preferred.
  • A trusted partner to executive collaborators, with strong influencing skills at all levels of the organization with an ability to partner across teams.
  • Strong business & financial competence and strategic mentality, with an ability to think across a broad system, refine questions, and develop analytical frameworks.
  • Experience managing people to complete tasks identified in formal project plans.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills underpinned by elite presentation and storytelling abilities.
  • Experience managing large-scale and sophisticated projects.
  • Strong curiosity about the USTA’s mission, with the ability to serve as a strong, compelling ambassador for the USTA.
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple projects optimally.
  • Highly collaborative with a “team” mentality.
  • Comfortable navigating ambiguity and working through challenging priorities.

What We Offer

At the USTA, we know people are our most important asset. For this reason, we offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet the needs of a diverse workforce!

  • Flexibility: Our Hybrid with Flexibility approach combines a balance of remote working with in-office collaboration to spark teamwork and creativity.
  • Comprehensive benefits designed to meet your unique needs: Medical, dental, vision, access to doctors virtually, a flexible spending account to manage your health and dependent care expenses, and life and disability insurance are a small part of our offerings.
  • Time to recharge and energize: Generous paid time off policy - including vacation, sick, personal, and paid holidays, parental leave, and a paid winter recess.
  • Plan for your future financially and professionally: 401(k) with employer matching (up to 3%), promotional and growth opportunities, Learning and Development programs to learn on the job, and up to $5,000 for tuition reimbursement.
  • Mental and emotional wellness: Resources for overall well-being including mental health and meditation benefits.
  • Other cool perks: A personalized health management program, pet insurance, commuter benefits, identity theft protection, discounts with our network of partners, and fun events are just a few of the optional benefits available.


The expected range for the base salary for this position is $130,000 - $140,000. This role is bonus eligible.  This range does not include any additional pay or benefits for which a person may qualify. The actual base salary offered is determined by several variables, including, as appropriate, the applicant's qualifications for the position, the years of relevant experience, their unique skills, and the location from which they will be performing the job.

Come One, Come All

We strongly encourage you to apply if you’re interested; we'd love to learn how you can “serve” our team with your unique experience!

USTA is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities for all individuals, regardless of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, family status, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.



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