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 Golf Instructor position is a full-time opportunity responsible for leading all player and youth development (herein referred PYD) programming in the San Fernando Valley communities, particularly at Woodley Lakes Golf Course and Hansen Dam Golf Course. Golf Instructors are considered leaders in teaching golf to juniors, as well as junior golf development. Instructors are passionate about helping kids achieve their potential, on and off the course. The Golf Instructor serves as the lead on-site coach while conducting all golf activities. The Golf Instructor works closely with the management team in the overall development, improvement, and expansion of the program. The PYD team is dedicated to expanding junior golf and developing lifelong golfers throughout the community. Golf instructors are key stakeholders in upholding the standards of the Junior Golf Foundation, while making positive impressions and great experiences for all.
The incumbent of this position must be available to work a flexible schedule, to include evening and weekend hours at Woodley Lakes Golf Course and Hansen Dam Golf Course. The rate of pay for this position is $21.00 - $30.00 per hour, and is eligible for a comprehensive benefits package.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Be a positive ambassador for the sport of golf and the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation.
- Accountable for the oversight and implementation of all programming and safety policies at assigned community facilities.
- Develops relationships with golf facilities, parents, juniors, and community partners to expand the PYD program.
- Provide oversight and feedback on a regular basis to team of part-time youth coaches.
- Serves as a positive role model and influence to assigned youth players.
- Sets a standard for development by using positive reinforcement when instructing and coaching in an organized and safe manner.
- Serves as a lead golf coach at beginner, intermediate, and advanced practices, leagues, and other events as necessary.
- Capable of providing strong verbal and written communications and notifications to communities regarding programming, initiatives, etc.,
- Assist in identifying and determining outreach organization partners to better promote the Foundation’s community engagement initiatives and develops programming partnerships to serve the community.
- Trains coaches in player & youth development coaching best practices, positive youth development, and organizational policies and procedures.
- Provides one-on-one instruction to juniors on an as-need basis.
- Other duties and tasks as necessary and relevant.
Minimum Skills & Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in related field of study and/or combination of acceptable education and relative work experience.
- Minimum of two (2) years of experience working as a Golf Instructor or in a golf coaching or supportive role, with additional preferred experience working in youth development or community outreach position.
- Demonstrated high playing ability or golf credentials (collegiate, professional or elevated playing ability or experience).
- Customer service approach with excellent communication and interpersonal skills; outgoing and comfortable in administering small group presentations.
- Ability to work independently while also effectively interacting and collaborating with other departments and team members to achieve various organizational goals.
- Able to troubleshoot, pivot, and adapt to changing situations and environments.
- Eagerness to work within the community with youth groups and children of all ages.
- Conveys a positive demeanor that is professional and approachable at all times.
- Proficient use with Microsoft applications; ease in completing computer-related tasks as assigned.
- Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time, to include bending/stooping; able to lift and move up to 25 lbs., and occasionally lift and move up to 50 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.
- Access to reliable transportation and able to travel with timely arrival to assigned working locations 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.