Open Squash is a non-profit organization with the primary mission of growing the game of squash by making it more affordable and accessible to the general public. We are building community squash centers in a range of locations, opening our first squash center in 2020, with our second and third centers opening in 2023 and 2024 (located in FiDi and Brooklyn Heights respectively).
We are a revenue-driven non-profit with our operating costs largely covered by membership and programming fees. While we are a non-profit, we have an ambitious, high-growth, entrepreneurial approach to our goals.
Our first community center opened in January 2020 in midtown Manhattan, just blocks from Grand Central. Open Squash : Bryant Park is a state-of-the-art facility with five ASB courts, automated video recording, fitness area, pro shop, locker/laundry availability, and a café bar.
In the two years we’ve been open, we’ve built a thriving, diverse community of over 500 members: adults and juniors, recreational and competitive players, families and friends, who just hit for fun or who train seriously through our world-class programming. Over 25% of our membership receives economic subsidies, and we’ve partnered with the local social services organization Hudson Guild to introduce squash to underserved children in the Chelsea neighborhood. In short, Open Squash : Bryant Park exemplifies the model of community squash that we aim to promote worldwide.
The Director of Finance and Administration will report to the Executive Director and will handle all elements of finance and administration for Open Squash and its multiple centers. As with any start up, the scope of responsibility is broad; it includes among other areas finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, administration, and physical plant.
The successful candidate will be hands-on, doing all the work that needs to be done (of whatever kind) and who thrives in a startup culture as a “department of one.” Over time, as Open Squash grows, we hope this position will eventually have reports of its own and that managing an internal team – while also continuing to be hands-on – will then be a critical part of the job as well.
The Director of Finance and Administration will also play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as Open Squash continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a high growth, well-respected, high-impact organization.