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PGA WORKS Fellowship- Orlando

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. The PGA WORKS Fellowship provides the opportunity for individuals from historically underrepresented groups with consideration to the following protected classes: Gender, Age, Race/Color, National Origin/Ancestry, Sexual Orientation, Disability, and Veteran Status- though anyone is welcome to apply. Ultimately, the North Florida PGA desires to establish a network of underrepresented talent who are prepared to ascend to key employment positions in the game and business of golf.

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 & 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. Much like other recreational league sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with their 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

  • “Can-Do” attitude with a dynamic personality
  • Team player with strong organizational, planning, and communication (both verbal/written) skills 
  • Willingness to be flexible
  • 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
  • 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 fellow 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.
  • Lifting and carrying equipment up to 50 pounds
  • Stand and walk for extended periods
  • Ability to endure long periods outdoors in extreme weather
  • Ability to hear and see both short and long distances

  • Able to operate a golf cart and drive a larger 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

The North Florida Section of The PGA (NFPGA) is one of 41 Sections of the PGA of America. Formed in 1979, the North Florida PGA is one of the PGA’s largest Sections. With over 1,500 men and women members, NFPGA Members North Florida PGA Professionals are the experts in the business of golf. With its executive offices at Orange County National Golf Center & Lodge, “Home of PGA Demo Day and the Nations Largest Driving Range” in Orlando, the NFPGA is dedicated to serving its members and growing the game.