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Executive Director - SCGA (Los Angeles · CA)

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Administration/General Management: General Management/Profit & Loss
Job Title: Executive Director (full-time)
Organizational Unit: SCGA
Reports To: SCGA President (in conjunction with SCGA Executive Committee and Board of Directors)  

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The SCGA is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and encourages candidates from  diverse backgrounds to apply. 
Responsible for all activities of the SCGA, including the development, promotion, and operation of the organization and the achievement of its mission and objectives in accordance with the current Strategic Plan.  Provides leadership and counsel to the SCGA Executive Committee and Board of Directors in setting the vision for the future of the organization.  Oversees seven departments and directs a staff of approximately 30 employees and a budget of over $8,000,000, in carrying out the strategic objectives, policies and plans set by the Board by performing the following duties: Responsible for all financial oversight for the organization including budgeting, investment portfolio, revenue generation, expenditures and association audit. Works directly with SCGA Junior Golf Foundation (JGF) team to promote the advancement of the JGF, which has approximately 70 employees and an additional $2,000,000 budget. Has direct interaction with greater golf community and allied partners in ensuring the health and well-being of the association, industry and game at-large.  

  • Facilitate and articulate a vision for the organization and implement that vision in coordination with key stakeholders.
  • Counsels the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors on all activities of the SCGA and the SCGA JGF.  Implements all programs approved by the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Provides leadership in developing programs, organizational systems, and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff; and carries out plans and policies authorized by the Board.  
  • With Board, staff and key stakeholders, oversees the creation of the latest version of the Association’s strategic plan and is responsible for driving – and updating as necessary - the associated operational plan. 
  • Plans and directs all policies, objectives and initiatives of the Association ensuring that all activities support the focus of the organizational vision, mission and values.
  • Oversees the hiring, retaining, evaluating, and terminating of employees.
  • Ensures and fosters a work environment that features high morale, productivity, efficient conflict resolution,  safety and up-to-date compliance with specifics required to operate a non-profit corporation. Emphasizes a workplace that is collaborative and with a focus on professional development of staff. 
  • Actively directs all aspects of the operation to promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). 
  • Supervises the directors of SCGA departments (Member Services, Membership Development, Championships & Golf Operations, Communications & Marketing, Public Affairs, Finance and Technology).
  • Works directly with SCGA JGF leadership ensuring the SCGA is aiding in driving the success of the organization’s initiatives. Maintains a close relationship with JGF Executive Director to keep apprised of the Foundation direction and lend support as appropriate. 
  • Works with the Audit and Finance Committee as well as the Controller in preparing, administering, and monitoring the annual budget for the Association. Communicates with portfolio managers ensuring the investment funds are properly aligned. 
  • Promotes active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the Association’s work.
  • Works with the President in planning and administering all meetings of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and the Association annual meeting.
  • Responsible as staff leader, for multiple elements of board experience. Works with Nominating and Board Development Committees in recruitment and retention of board members. Ensures communications to board are timely and effective. 
  • Represents the SCGA as a leader in items that relate to the golf industry. 
  • Handles and performs special projects and other duties as may be assigned by the President, Executive Committee or the Board of Directors.

To perform the job successfully, the Executive Director must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the skills, abilities and characteristics required to effectively perform this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • Performs multi-tasks under pressure
  • Adheres to time deadlines
  • Analyzes and processes complex and diverse information
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner
  • Listens to others and assists in resolving conflicts
  • Develops and maintains strong professional relationships with others
  • Integrates diverse viewpoints and opinions working with staff, Board of Directors and industry stakeholders
  • Speaks clearly and persuasively and demonstrates group presentation skills
  • Conveys a demeanor that is professional yet approachable
  • Builds morale and teamwork
  • Adapts well to changes in the work environment and implements effective changes to improve results
  • Looks for ways to improve and promote quality and increase productivity
  • Encourages creative and innovative thinking; manages and develops employees’ skills and work habits
  • Works within approved budget
  • Develops strategies to achieve SCGA’s business objectives
  • Prioritizes and plans work activities
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
  • Demonstrated ability to interact well with both employees and volunteer directors
  • Knowledgable in the game of golf
  • Must have strong management expertise and budgeting skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be detail oriented, well-organized and have strong analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of basic computer skills and programs like Excel, Word, Outlook and other Windows software 
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 10 or more years of relevant experience in corporate, non-profit association or government is required
  • Prior executive/management level experience in the non-profit sector is desirable 
Requires ability to operate a car safely, and must have a valid driver’s license and provide proof of insurability.  The job requires travel as necessary as well as work on weekends and evenings. This will include work from the SCGA office in Studio City and travel to any and all locations covered by the Association. The job requires travel for extended periods of time as necessary (both by car and airplane) with overnight stays.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to work in an office environment or outside for certain events, and the noise level is usually quiet to moderate.  
SCGA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition, the organization will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.