About the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation:
The SCGA Junior Golf Foundation’s mission is to develop an inclusive golf community that enables kids to thrive on and beyond the course. Through its programs, SCGA Junior Golf Foundation works to fulfill its mission by creating affordable access to golf for all youth, teaching smart decision-making skills, on and off the course, and developing a culture of healthy lifestyles. Founded in 1983, SCGA Junior Golf Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Southern California Golf Association. SCGA Junior Golf Foundation’s programs emphasize both player and youth development by providing a fun, safe, and engaging community for players, parents, and coaches.
The Communications and Marketing Manager is a full-time opportunity responsible for leading communications and marketing efforts and initiatives for the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation, with the support of the SCGA Communications and Marketing team.
The Manager will support the development and implementation of the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation’s strategic communications and marketing programs and implement project initiatives. By serving as a brand ambassador and spokesperson, the Manager will assist with the creation and development of Foundation specific messaging through various mediums including digital newsletters, emails, marketing collateral, Board reports, grass-roots media relations, social media postings, and articles in the SCGA’s FORE magazine, among a few.
This position reports directly to the Development Director of the Junior Golf Foundation, with indirect reporting to the Director of Communications & Marketing. The incumbent of this position must be available to work on-site from the SCGA/Junior Golf Foundation office, as well as necessary and required field assignments. The position requires a flexible schedule, to include some evening and weekend hours. The anticipated compensation for this position is $65,000 including eligibility for a comprehensive benefits package. This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Collaborate with SCGA Communications and Marketing team to help execute SCGA Junior Foundation’s communications and marketing initiatives
- Develop and manage content for all SCGA Junior Foundation electronic communications, including numerous newsletters, digital blasts and scgajunior.org
- Create content and manage design and creative approach with various newsletter and marketing projects
- Create annual Impact Report
- Manage all Foundation marketing collateral, including event-specific schedules
- Draft communications and marketing updates for SCGA Foundation Board reports
- Execute a grassroots-based media relations program
- Attend various SCGA Junior events, serving as the primary onsite Communications lead
- Research and manage the SCGA Junior content for the SCGA’s quarterly FORE magazine and support the overall production of the magazine
- Oversee content creation from various consultants and creators; manage vendors, including designers, printers and mailing services
- Research, recommend and advise management on new technologies, trends and web/interactive practices by participating in association events, membership initiatives and professional development opportunities
- Identify Foundation content to be highlighted in all SCGA communications
- Other tasks and duties as relevant and assigned
Minimum Skills and Qualification:
- Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university or an equivalent combination of education and experience working in a communications and marketing role. All majors are encouraged to apply, but strong communications skills – written and verbal – are a must.
- A minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience working in a communication and/or marketing role. Personal interest in golf and sports is preferred.
- A minimum of one (1) year of direct marketing project management and social media experience
- Ability to multi-task under pressure while meeting and adhering to deadlines
- Work independently; make good decisions
- Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
- Develop and maintain strong professional relationships with others
- Integrate diverse viewpoints and opinions
- Speak clearly and persuasively
- Constantly identify ways to improve, promote quality and increase productivity
- Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness
- Possess a strong work ethic and strong analytical skills
- Demonstrated computer skills, to include proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, Mailchimp, MS Office
- HTML/CSS experience is a plus
- Non-profit fundraising experience is a plus
- Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time, to include bending/stooping; able to lift and move up to 15 lbs. with minimal assistance.
- Able to work outdoors for extended periods of time and in various elements of weather.
- Flexible schedule; must be available to work evenings and weekends as required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The SCGA and SCGA Junior Golf Foundation strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.