Head Golf Professional

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative

Position Title: Head Golf Professional  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  
Advertised Salary: Salary commensurate with education, experiences and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Responsible for the planning, promotion and execution of all golf activities including organizing tee times, golfing events, tournaments and lessons at the Katke Golf Course and Golf Learning Center. Work in close partnership with the Course Superintendent and Operations Manager.

Perform all duties in compliance with applicable University policies and procedures and state and federal requirements.
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in Professional Golf Management, Business, Marketing, Accounting, or related field.  
Required Work Experience: Five years of recent, demonstrated experience as a Golf Professional and/or Director of Golf. Experience should include progressive/increased levels of responsibility and authority, demonstrated experience in the development of golf activities, managing staff and in delivering golf instruction to all age groups.  
Required Licenses and Certifications: Class “A” PGA member in good standing.  
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Bachelor's degree in Professional Golf Management from an accredited university.
Work experience in a public golf course setting.
Duties/Responsibilities: • Manage golf operations including: merchandising, golf cars, tournaments, marketing, special events and rental space.
• Maintain golf operation as state-of-the-art learning laboratory for the PGM program.
• Assist the University Professional Golf Management program activities with PGA requirements of PGM degree.
• Oversee and supervise all aspects of golf operation including golf camps, league play, tournament scheduling and activities, intercollegiate tournaments and intensive Professional Golf Management program playing requirements.
• Establish and maintain effective rapport within the university environment and its constituencies, such as area Chamber of Commerce, the golf industry and FSU alumni.
• Fiscal management including budget preparation and administration.
• Recruit, interview, select and supervise golf course staff in a positive and encouraging manner.
• Participate in selected professional associations and activities.
• Develop and oversee an innovative golf activities program that services all customer segments.
• Coordinate with appropriate personnel for catering all food and beverage needs. Including but not limited to banquets, outside events, tournaments, private events and all golf functions.
• Oversee the development of policies and procedures. Enforce and adhere to all golf operations policies, procedures and controls. Maintain accurate, current policy and training manuals.
• Reports directly to Associate Vice President. Provides financial data to university accounting department accurately and on time.
• Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of designated information.
• Supervise golf course staff.
Skills and Abilities: • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and work well with a diverse group of customers, students and staff.
• Support the teaching and learning process; actively work to create and support a student-centered environment. Provide flexible, responsive and high-quality service to all students, staff and community members, and seek continual improvement of current practices and procedures.
• Use a computerized point of sale system, and other software as needed. Ability to report sales and usage data on a timely basis.
• Work extended hours and days during the golf season.
• Seek out, develop and build new opportunities to increase use of facilities and generate revenue.
• Ability to multi-task adjusting to multiple demands, shifting priorities, and unexpected events. Accepting and open to new ideas and approaches to work.
• Use of effective problem-solving and decision-making skills to find and implement solutions.
• Carry out responsibilities in accordance with University policies and applicable laws.
• Support cultural diversity and sensitivity through daily performance of duties and responsibilities. Be inclusive by being respectful of individual differences and opinions of those who are affected by decisions.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • Certification
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of Bachelor’s degree in Professional Golf Management, Business, Marketing, Accounting, or related field.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

Certification (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of Class “A” PGA member in good standing certification.
Initial Application Review Date:
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at ferris.edu. The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: https://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/administration/president/generalcounsel/pdfs-docs/00108985.pdf.  

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