PGA WORKS Fellowship - North Florida PGA - North Florida PGA (Winter Garden · FL)

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Event Management: Event Operations/Management
Orlando, FL | The North Florida Section of The PGA (NFPGA) is one of 41 Sections of America’s PGA. Formed in 1979, the North Florida PGA is the 3rd largest of the 41 geographic Sections that comprise the PGA of America. Approximately 1,500 PGA Members and Associates strive to promote the golf game’s enjoyment and growth in the North Florida Section. With its executive offices at Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge in Orlando, the NFPGA is dedicated to serving its members and growing the game. North Florida PGA Professionals are the experts in the business of golf. They are responsible for conducting various golf-related functions, including general management, coaching, player engagement, tournament operations, merchandising, and more.

Our Territory
The NFPGA encompasses the forty-two counties east of the Apalachicola River (west of Tallahassee) to the Atlantic Ocean along the Florida / Georgia border. The southern boundary is the counties of Brevard, Osceola, Highlands, and Charlotte.

Mission & Vision
The North Florida PGA exists to serve the Members and grow the game in North Florida. Success occurs with the elevation of the North Florida PGA brand, enhancement of our Members’ economic well-being, and long-term vitality of the game. The MEMBER is what is truly important to us as a Section. The MEMBER is the acronym for what we do, not just who we serve. 

Our Shared Values
Our Shared Values are intended to drive peak performance for a culturally rich Team that
showcases a deep commitment to embracing and practicing inclusion. These Shared Values and behavioral statements outline how we show up for each other daily in pursuit of our Purpose, Vision, and North Stars. We have each other’s backs, practice gratitude, strive to get better every day, and start with clarity.

Inclusion Statement
The North Florida PGA celebrates our love for golf and commitment to an inclusive culture. Everything we do -- from how we grow the game to how we enrich careers is intentional, so everyone feels authentically invited and welcome.

The North Florida PGA seeks an individual with a positive mindset and proactive approach to all situations to be a key member of the Section’s diverse professional team. The North Florida PGA offers an opportunity for individuals to gain valuable insight into the administrative aspect of the golf business by hiring a candidate from a historically underrepresented group to work on our team for a 1-year term. 100% of former PGA REACH Fellows with the North Florida PGA have been hired to permanent positions within the golf industry.   The ideal candidate is expected to be self-motivated, have strong attention to detail, have effective interpersonal skills, and have a working knowledge of sports and preferably golf IQ. The PGA WORKS Fellow will work from the North Florida PGA’s Executive Offices.   

What You Can Expect:
The primary focus of this position will be to assist the North Florida PGA in executing PGA REACH programs in the Youth, Military, and Diversity and inclusion pillars. National PGA REACH program examples include:

MILITARY Pillar | PGA HOPE Program - PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program of PGA REACH and is designed to introduce golf to veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being. 

YOUTH Pillar | PGA Jr League - PGA Jr League (PGAJL) is a fun, social, and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls ages 17 and under to learn and enjoy the game of golf. Like other recreational league sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with friends. The kids learn the game among their peers with professional instruction and direction from PGA/LPGA Professionals who serve as team captains. Parents also play an active role, making the program a family activity and creating another generation of players to enjoy the game.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION Pillar | PGA WORKS - PGA WORKS is a workforce diversification strategic initiative designed to evolve the demographic composition of the golf industry workforce and develop a robust pool of talent from historically underrepresented backgrounds who are prepared to ascend to key employment positions in the business of golf.

Primary Job Responsibilities
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all programs, services, policies, and procedures 
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Section’s Local and Subregional Drive Chip & Putt qualifiers
  • Manage operational aspects of the Section’s PGA Junior League Post Season
  • Recruit and manage volunteers
  • Assist with management of PGA HOPE and Youth on Course. This includes but is not limited to, communications, promotions, scheduling, sponsor activation, budgeting, billing, event execution, and member services. 
  • Develop proficiency with event management software (DCP and Golf Genius)
  • Manage designated special projects

Additional Job Responsibilities
  • Attend designated board and committee meetings
  • Assist with the development of reports and documentation of PGA REACH and Yours & One Other activities   
  • Assist with recruitment events that promote careers in the golf industry
  • Assist with social/digital/traditional media that includes but is not limited to press releases, website updates, posts, creative, photography, and broadcast emails
  • Assist with charitable fundraising events
  • Promote awareness of the PGA WORKS Fellowship to help attract future diverse candidates

  • Dynamic personality with a positive attitude
  • Strong Golf IQ
  • Team player with strong organizational, planning, and communication (both verbal/written) skills 
  • Willingness to be flexible
  • Proven ability to work with diverse backgrounds and skill sets
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks conforming to shifting priorities and timelines 
  • Strong computer skills, especially Google Suites (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms) and web-savvy
  • Functional knowledge of Golf Genius tournament management software
  • Functional knowledge of The Rules of Golf
  • Proven knowledge of diverse communication strategies and platforms
  • Willingness to adapt and learn new technologies
  • Ability to work weekends and overnight travel

  • Undergraduate degree or higher
  • Ability to interact with youth, parents, and veterans
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Recent interns with experience in the golf industry are strongly considered

The physical demands described here represent those that a Team Member must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Ability to frequently travel for multiple days in a row
  • Lifting and carrying equipment up to 50 pounds
  • Stand and walk for extended periods
  • Work outside in extreme weather and temperatures with direct sun exposure. 
  • Use of hands with computer data entry, phone assignments, collating materials, etc.
  • Ability to hear and see both short and long distances
  • Must be able to operate a golf cart 
  • Must be able to drive a high-profile van

The compensation/benefits package includes the following:
  • $40,000 salary
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401(K) retirement program with company-provided matching
  • Access to Section vehicle for Section travel
  • Mobile phone stipend
  • Travel expenses when traveling on behalf of the organization

Job Questions:

  1. Do you actively play golf?