Job Opening: Director of Junior Golf
Job Title: Director of Junior Golf
Status: Full-time, Exempt position
Reports To: Chief Executive Officer, OGA Junior Golf Chair and OJGF, Inc. Board of Directors
Overall Job Summary: To administer all aspects of the OGA Junior Golf Program and the Jacobsen Youth Initiative including the conduct of tournaments, education on Rules and etiquette, as well as implementation and development of new initiatives that enhance youth golf activities in the region.
Primary Responsibilities: Scheduling of all OGA Junior Golf Championships including site procurement and dates of 40-plus events annually. Oversee and administer all “major” events with on-site presence. Responsibilities include but not limited to:
- Creating and distributing pairings for eleven junior divisions
- Preparation of score sheets
- Golf course marking and set-up including hole locations and tee positions
- Preparation of local Rules sheet
- Arranging food service and awards
- Solicit, schedule, train and supervise volunteers
- Maintain OGA Junior Performance Points standings
- Appoint and work closely with local club committees
- Manage parents and spectators / create and update policies
- Secure housing for Hogan Cup participants
- Maintain Junior Golf website, Junior Golf Roadmap and manage social media
- Publish and distribute newsletter and provide regular communications with junior members through alternate digital sources.
- Oversee Jacobsen Youth Initiative, including the scheduling and administering of the 15 Erling Jacobsen Tour events and the Youth on Course Program partnering with NCGA
- Oversee Operations Coordinator who assists with departmental administration
- Hire and supervise a summer junior golf intern and seasonal assistant for EJ Tour
- Solicit and oversee 200 plus junior volunteers for the LPGA Cambia Portland Classic
- Schedule and conduct bi-annual meeting with Junior Golf Committee; meet periodically with Junior Golf Chair
- Preparation and monitoring of Junior Golf Budget
- Oversee all junior golf fundraising activities and grant proposals
- Represent Oregon Junior Golf at all meetings and functions where appropriate, including help coordinate biannual Youth Golf Summit
- Coordinate captains and players for Boys and Girls Junior Americas Cup Teams, the Pacific Ladies Junior Team and the Hogan Cup Teams, and facilitate the selection of Junior Teams representing the OGA in other regional competitions.
- Order team uniforms for players and captains.
- Oversee handicapping for junior players and ensure all scores get posted.
- Serve as liaison to other golf associations or organizations that support junior golf such as AJGA, elementary or high schools, the local First Tee chapter, Oregon PGA junior golf and other various area youth programs or initiatives.
- Participate in OGA staff projects and initiatives that may be outside of junior golf.
- Perform other duties as requested by Chief Executive Officer.
Qualifications / Skill Sets Required:
- Self-motivated individual with a background in golf, strong work ethic and is an enthusiastic team player.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and has sound judgment and decision-making capabilities.
- Strong leadership and organizational skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Computer literacy with working knowledge of USGA Tournament Management powered by Golf Genius, Microsoft Office, Excel and CRM system.
- Extensive working knowledge of the Rules of Golf, with attendance at a PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshop a plus.
- Previous experience conducting golf competitions.
- Previous experience working with juniors/youth a plus.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Ability to multi-task.
- Diplomacy and negotiating skills.
- Heavy lifting when setting up and dismantling at tournament sites.
- Long periods of time standing/walking both indoors and outdoors.
- Use of hands with computer data entry, collating materials, etc.
- Ability to hear and to see both short and long distances.
- Must be able to drive.
- Weekend work required.
- Overnight travel required, on average 30-35 nights/season
Compensation /Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. The OGA offers a complete benefits package including paid health insurance, Simple IRA Retirement Plan, paid vacation and holidays, company smart phone and golf privileges.
Interested Candidates should send resume and cover letter with salary expectations via email (no phone calls please) to:
Barb Trammell, Chief Executive Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Application deadline is February 18, 2018; candidates selected to interview will then be contacted