Posted on Nov 21, 2018 by IMG Academy
Job Title: Director, Golf Programs
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position Summary: Lead the strategic planning, financial success, operational excellence, sport instruction and campus integration of the Golf programs.
Lead the overall strategic planning, operational excellence and financial success of the Golf program, while focusing on student-athlete welfare and maintaining a dynamic work environment. Develop and execute the long-term strategic vision and plan for comprehensive excellence in the Golf program including the full-time Academy, camps, training for tour players, clinics and tournaments.
Provide each student-athlete with the resources and leadership to develop to their full potential while excelling in the classroom and preparing for successful lives after graduation.
Proactively establish, maintain and grow relationships at every level of the program.
Recruit, motivate and retain expert coaches and support staff.
Communicate comfortably and effectively with Golf staff, student-athletes, parents, faculty, college coaches, media, professional athletes, sponsors/partners and guests.
Manage, oversee and follow up on the activities of the Golf program including: player development; program development; camp planning; facility planning and utilization; scheduling of tournaments & clinics; college placement; coaches' training needs; and handling day-to-day customer communications and requests.
Oversee the IMG Academy coach certification program.
Participate in IMG Academy public relations activities including media interviews and speaking engagements.
Work within Academy structure to address issues pertaining to coach/player/parent behavior and escalate to Athletics Director as appropriate.
Demonstrate integrity and character in understanding and abiding by the rules and policies of IMG and all governing bodies.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Bachelor's degree (Business, Sports Management, Education preferred) or equivalent
Professional &/or collegiate playing or coaching experience
Understanding of, and commitment to, excellence in leading a golf program
In-depth knowledge of golf at every level, including junior, collegiate and professional
Ability to bring business orientation and operational excellence while focusing on student-athlete welfare and maintaining a dynamic work environment
Passion for developing student-athletes on and off the course
Ability to think strategically and to execute strategic plan
Excellent written and verbal presentation skills with the ability to interface with a variety of audiences
Highly organized with tremendous work ethic and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced organization
Ability and desire to work collaboratively with colleagues
Savvy in strategic thinking, sales and marketing
A superior work ethic
Preferred Skills and Experience
Master's degree in Business, Sports Management, Education or related field
5 years' professional &/or collegiate playing/coaching experience
Experience hiring, motivating and developing coaches
Knowledge of latest trends in golf training methodologies and technologies
Understanding of college recruiting processes, rules and current trends
Extensive relationships with college recruiters, tour players and equipment/technology providers
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Ability to lift, move, push and pull equipment or boxes in excess of 40 pounds
Should be able to handle outdoor temperatures for a reasonable period of time
Must be able to move around campus which includes gym, turf, fields, etc.
Ability to work flexible hours to include nights, weekends and holidays is required
Requires a background check upon offer
Requires a drug check upon offer
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Bonus Eligible