The Employment Consultant's mission is to be recognized as the regional employment resource by delivering employment and counseling services to PGA Professionals, employers and PGA Sections they are assigned to serve. Provide PGA Professionals with employment assistance and career counseling/development. Assist employers in the hiring of qualified PGA Professionals, and will deliver the highest level of customer service to all stakeholders.
RESPONSIBILITIES (Specific areas of responsibility include but are not limited to):
Service to PGA Professionals:
Provide insightful and meaningful career counseling and coaching to PGA Professionals, with primary pro-active focus on individual career development.
Identify new employment opportunities for PGA Professionals.
Identify PGA members who desire career growth, Provide information and resources to assist and counsel with: career planning, job search strategies, critique resumes and cover letters, interviewing, negotiating, exit and retirement strategies, excelling in their job, providing value to their employer, other skills that employers seek today.
Promote the benefits and utilization of PGA CareerLinks and PGA Job finder as well as, all employment tools located on PGA.org. Educate Section Professionals in all department Advanced Search Services.
Assist PGA Professionals with developing competitive compensation packages.
Assist PGA Professionals in gathering and utilizing information from PGA and industry data resources.
Engage with PGA Professionals in various career transition stages: Unemployed, Newly Hired Manager, Newly Elected Member, and Retiring Member.
Provide education programs to PGA Professionals through all available venues (national, sections and chapters).
Promote the benefits of the PGA Compensation Survey and other related Association surveys.
Promote and participate with PGA Player Development strategies and career success.
Service to Employers:
Provide exceptional hiring services and assistance to employers to achieve 100% customer satisfaction.
Promote and expedite PGA CareerLinks and CareerLinks Platinum and PGA Advanced Search services as applicable.
Offer facility site visits and meetings as appropriate to provide guidance to employers, negotiate
compensation, and facilitate the CareerLinks process.
Provide compensation reports with PGA Association Guidelines.
Make available the necessary hiring resources for: hiring process planning, resume review, interview planning, compensation and benefit packages, correspondence, PGA preferred background check provider.
Market the value of PGA Professionals to non-PGA facilities and the industry.
Assist in creating awareness of PGA Player Development strategies and programming.
Service to PGA Sections:
Develop successful relationships with Section leadership and staff and assist in developing Section employment strategies.
Develop and deliver employment presentations and education seminars at Section and Chapter meetings and to industry employers and organizations, liaise with Section Education and Employment Committees.
Attend and provide reports at Section and Chapter membership meetings; Board meetings and special events as invited. Provide personal appointment opportunities in conjunction with Section/Chapter meetings.
Communicate with Section Executive Directors monthly and leadership quarterly (at a minimum) and provide golf industry updates on Employment. Engage with and assist Section Employment Committees as applicable.
Maintain and report monthly statistics as determined by the Director.
Assist in the development and improvement of PGA Employment Services programs, projects, systems, publications and information.
Assist in the marketing and promotion of Association and PGA Employment Services programs and initiatives.
Attend and promote the Association at industry functions and trade shows as assigned.
Provide editorial content and articles for Section newsletters, PGA magazine, and other industry publications.
Adhere to the Association’s rules for travel and expenses and be cognizant of the Association’s budget as it relates to the department.
Contributions to the Game & Business of Golf:
Participate and educate marketplace about impact PGA Professional has on community, golf business, and local economy. Provide field support and collaborate with PGA of America Diversity and Inclusion efforts. Active participant in future PGA of America recruiting efforts.
Allied Associations & Partners
Establish effective working relationships with Amateur body, including state and local golf associations. Engage with local chapters of GCSAA, CMAA, and NGCOA. Assist Directors in improving working relationships with Golf Management Companies
Participate in player development programs hosted by PGA Professionals, working in conjunction with fellow field staff. Attend community / Section programs providing instruction or programming targeting new and existing golfers as available.
No supervisory responsibilities.
Assist with the development of the annual budget and monitor results.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree: (B.A.) or equivalent in Business Administration or related field.
Seven years of experience in a golf operations or golf industry management role.
Employment/club relations experience, career counseling and Human Resources management training preferred.
Current or past affiliation with the PGA sections being served preferred.
Previous experience in a PGA section leadership role preferred.
PGA Member preferred.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Job Knowledge/Technology: Must have knowledge of the golf industry and/or golf facility operations. Knowledge of the PGA of America and Section Office structure. Ability to speak in public effectively. Skilled in customer service and/or sales. Knowledge of MS Office suite.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Ability to travel.
This position is not eligible for immigration sponsorship.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.