PGA WORKS Fellowship- Milwaukee
OPPORTUNITY: PGA REACH Wisconsin and the WPGA Junior Foundation is offering an opportunity to gain valuable insight into the administrative aspect of the golf business by hiring an individual from a diverse background to work on our team for a 1-year term.
- The PGA WORKS Fellowship is intentionally focused on engaging a diverse demographic of participants 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.
- Through the PGA WORKS Fellowship, PGA REACH Wisconsin and the WPGA Junior Foundation ultimately desire to establish a network of historically underrepresented talent who are prepared to ascend to key employment positions in the game and business of golf.
The WPGA Section Office is the regional center of PGA of America activity. There are 41 PGA Section offices located across the United States. PGA Section staff work hard every day to serve 28,000 PGA Members and grow the game. There is no better way to learn about all facets of the golf industry and golf administration than to spend time working in a PGA Section office.
JOB TITLE: PGA WORKS Fellow
MANAGER’S TITLE: Executive Director, Wisconsin PGA, PGA REACH Wisconsin/WPGA Junior Foundation
JOB DESCRIPTION: The primary focus of this position will be to assist the PGA REACH Wisconsin/WPGA Junior Foundation’s staff in executing programs under its three pillars: Youth, Military, and Diversity & Inclusion. A secondary focus of this position will be to assist the Director of Player Development and the Director of Junior Golf at various junior golf tournaments and Drive, Chip & Putt qualifiers. There will also be opportunities to work WPGA Section tournaments throughout the season.
Program examples include:
- PGA Junior 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. They 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. This year, close to 1300 junior golfers participated across the WPGA.
- WPGA Junior Foundation – Founded in 1999, our mission is to promote the game of golf by providing positive opportunities, enjoyment, and education to Wisconsin junior golfers and their families. We accomplish this through our tournament series and player development programs whereby allowing us to provide scholarships and grants to deserving participants. The WPGA Junior Foundation conducted over 150 tournaments for players ages 6-21 with a membership of over 1,300 juniors.
- MILITARY – 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. We currently have PGA HOPE programs in Madison, Milwaukee and the greater Green Bay area with the plan of adding more programs throughout the state.
- DIVERSITY & INCLUSION –PGA WORKS is a strategic workforce diversification initiative designed to inspire and engage talent from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue key employment positions across the golf industry.
JOB DUTIES: PGA WORKS Fellowship duties include but are not limited to:
- Assist WPGA Junior Foundation with marketing, communications and PR including website updates, social media, creative marketing, and email communications.
- Assist with PGA HOPE programming and operations including: communications with PGA Professionals and military services centers, tracking and reporting, veteran volunteer program, working with the Section’s PGA HOPE Ambassador, and marketing/PR.
- Assist with Drive, Chip & Putt programming and operations including marketing/PR, event setup, execution, and management
- Assist with the recruitment of PGA Members for and promotion of PGA Junior League. Assist in the administration and execution of the Section Championship Qualifiers and Final Four Section Championship.
- Assisting the WPGA Junior Foundation with all aspects of programming including communications, member recruitment, promotions, scheduling and event execution.
- Assist with all WPGA Junior Foundation fundraisers throughout the year including marketing, managing aspects of the online auction, email communication, organizing the distribution of auction items, and assisting with tournament preparation.
- Assist with event preparation, management, promotion and execution of various WPGA Junior Foundation tournaments in the spring, summer and fall
- Assist with event preparation and execution of various WPGA Section events such as the State Open
- Assist with events related to the American Family Insurance Championship Charity Challenge including facility recruitment, email communication, creative marketing, and volunteer coordination
- Assisting the staff to ensure WPGA Junior Foundation activities are documented and reported to national PGA REACH social media and public relations resources.
- Assist with event preparation, management, promotion, committee support, communications
- Assist WPGA Junior Foundation and PGA WORKS (national) in the awareness of the PGA WORKS Fellowship to help attract new candidates for WPGA Junior Foundation Fellowship.
- Undergraduate/Graduate degree completed in May 2021 or later; or currently pursuing a Graduate degree
- Valid Driver’s License Required along with reliable vehicle for transportation to and from events
- Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills are required
- Excellent computer skills, particularly with Google Suite
- Skills in social media marketing and communications
- Well organized, punctual & energetic
- Ability to work well in both a team environment as well as independently
- Ability to work weekends
- Ability to be flexible
POSITION/PHYSICAL CONDITIONS: 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.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms to use equipment; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. An example would include setting up an outdoor registration tent at a junior event.
- An employee in this position must be able to travel for extended periods of time in various modes of transportation.
- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions including both excessive hot or cold temperatures. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- The employee must have his or her own reliable vehicle as a mode of transportation to and from various locations throughout the Section.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Hourly pay- equivalent to approximately $2,500 per month ( or approximately $30,000 per year). Medical insurance is available with premium paid 100% by WPGA. If candidate has insurance, hourly pay rate to increase. The WPGA will provide an assigned laptop, staff uniforms, and will cover event/competition-related travel expenditures (hotel, meals, etc.) while on assignment. Two-week paid vacation, holiday vacations, and sick leave are also provided.
DEADLINE FOR RESUMES:January 3, 2023
ANTICIPATED START DATE: March 1, 2023/Negotiable