Principal Program & Internship Coordinator of PGA Golf Management

Job description

The Principal Program & Internship Coordinator of Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) Golf The Principal Program & Internship Coordinator of Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) Golf Management assists with the development and delivery of the College of Business (COB) PGA Golf Management Program to students and the business community. The primary duties of this position are to (1) assist the Program Director with day-to-day activities, (2) coordinate the internship process to include assisting students with obtaining internships at qualified facilities and ensuring that they receive the work experience required by PGA Education, and (3) teach classes. In the absence of the Program Director, the Principal Program & Internship Coordinator provides supervision and guidance to the program. Some evenings, weekends, and travel (both local and out-of-state) may be required. Other duties as assigned.

Job Duties:

Coordinates the PGA Golf Management Internship Program.

  • Acts as career counselor and placement officer to identify and match PGA students to internship and career opportunities in compliance with PGA Accreditation standards.
  • Manages, locates, and evaluates internship sites to include attending the annual PGA Merchandise Show for new site acquisition.
  • Maintains accurate records of the status of current interns, internships, career opportunities, and placements.
  • Manages database to track internship and career opportunities and placements.
  • Track student time on internships; work with employers on final grade assignments; and review PGA/PGM 2.0 and 3.0 portfolio activities.
  • Maintains communications and counsel students during internship agreements.
  • Evaluates each internship site before, during, and after an internship has been completed.
  • Evaluates site professionals to ensure interns are being assisted in the completion of specific PGA/PGM 2.0 and 3.0 Portfolio Activities.
  • Conducts post internship interviews with students.
  • Provides career counseling activities such as mock interviews and resume reviews.

Assists the Program Director with the application process and admission requirements for a PGA Golf Management program.

  • Assists with the application and admission process by working with prospective students from initial contact to program enrollment. Serves as a guide for the program specific required documents and answer program specific questions.
  • Assists with recruiting potential candidates to the program and grow student enrollments by hosting information sessions, coordinating student recruitment visits, using social media, and attending community events.

Teaches Students Academic, Social, and Other Formative Skills.
  • Develops and instructs up to four (4) PGA Golf Management classes per calendar year.
  • Instructor of the "Golf: For Business and Life" off-campus program (golf lessons for non-PGA students).
  • Organizes level 1-3 seminars on campus. Works with Program Specialist to reserve rooms and make travel arrangements for the speakers. Works with faculty to list seminars on syllabi and communicate required attendance to students.
  • Coordinates PGA Education exams, PGA Guest speakers, off-campus learning events, and national presentations.
  • Supports Program Director with the Player Development Program by providing golf lessons to PGA students in preparation of the PGA Playing Ability test.
  • Involvement with student game assessments.
  • Chaperones Jones Cup Team, Kelbel Cup and/or GMG Cup, as needed.

Monitors student performance, mediate issues, and provide student support.

  • Attends meetings with students to monitor PGA program expectations and provides students with guidance and methods to improve performance.
  • Attends student meetings with the Program Director and COB Academic Advisors to discuss academic progress in the PGA Golf Management Program.
  • Participates in resolution of academic and non-academic code of conduct violations.
  • Participates in resolution of PGA Golf Management Policies and Procedures violations.
  • Provides counseling to students when needed.
  • Serves as advisor for the PGA PGM Student Society.

Assists with the reporting requirements for the PGA Golf Management Program.

  • Assists the Program Director with the creation and implementation of department policies and procedures.
  • Supports the Program Director with the creation and execution of the marketing plan.
  • Organizes and participates in the PGA of America's education evaluation and accreditation visit that occurs on a five-year cycle.

Other Job Duties.
  • Plans and organizes the annual Family and Friends and Fall Kickoff events with assistance from PGA Golf Management program staff.
  • Assists with program development and participates in fundraising activities.
  • Engages in other duties and activities as assigned by the Program Director
  • Seeks guidance from the Program Director on all issues in the PGA Golf Management program

The successful applicant will possess the following competencies, knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Ability to act as a Class A PGA of America Professional and promote professional behavior.
  • Ability to play a golf game fitting of a PGA Professional.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations in a multi-cultural environment that is committed to diversity and equality in education.
  • High level of ethics and integrity.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Appropriately express oneself when communicating orally with others.
  • Critical thinking in analyzing in-depth data and considering and respecting others input.
  • Manage various objectives, projects, and groups to make judgment on prioritizing and time.
  • Generate productive relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Understanding of the necessity and value of teamwork to effectively work as a team.
  • Knowledge of data gathering and analysis tools, techniques and processes.
  • Knowledge of project planning and development. Plan, organize, and monitor projects.
  • Use of office support, desktop tools (Word, e-mail, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Ability to adhere to ethical business practices and promote ethical behavior.
  • Ability to perform assigned responsibilities with minimal to moderate supervision.
  • Knowledge of career counseling tools and resources.
  • Knowledge of courses and academic planning to provide counseling to students.
  • Event management and the ability to plan, organize and execute and coordinate events.

Salary: $51,000 - $56,000

For the purposes of FLSA this position has been determined to be exempt from (not eligible for) overtime under FLSA.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living, and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check and a sex-offender check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completed Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g. business, exercise and sport, recreation and tourism, etc.) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Active membership in the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) of America.
  • At least 5 years of full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in the golf profession as a PGA professional.
  • At least 2 years of full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience with the full management and oversight of a large-scale instructional program (20+ participants).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate of a PGA Golf Management University.
  • Completed Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g. business, exercise and sport, recreation and tourism, etc.) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Certified PGA Professional.
  • Experience working in a PGA Golf Management program accredited by the PGA of America.
  • Teaching experience in a professional setting, beyond golf lessons (e.g. classroom, seminar, etc.).
  • Leadership involvement in a local PGA of America section.

Special Instructions to Applicants:• Position is open until filled. Complete applications received by 11:59 pm on September 28, 2018 (Friday) will receive full consideration. • Please apply at Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. • The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position. • Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. • Official Transcripts will be required upon hire. • Appointment is contingent upon successfully passing a background check, to include criminal, and sex-offender checks per campus policy.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:• In your cover letter, please describe (in detail) your professional work experience and how it relates to this position. • If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected] • If you have job specific inquiries, please contact the Search Committee Chair (information listed below under Posting Contact).

Job Category: Academic Services

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40025 - BUS-College of Business

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 7, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Robin Bredl, Search Committee Chair

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00451502





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Posted: 11/7/2018
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