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Principal Program & Internship Coordinator of PGA Golf Management

at University of Colorado Boulder

Posted: 9/8/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 14641
Keywords: office

Job Description

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

Job Duties:

Coordinates the PGA Golf ManagementInternship Program.

  • Acts as careercounselor and placement officer to identify and match PGA students tointernship and career opportunities in compliance with PGA Accreditationstandards.
  • Manages,locates, and evaluates internship sites to include attending the annual PGAMerchandise Show for new site acquisition.
  • Maintainsaccurate records of the status of current interns, internships, careeropportunities, and placements.
  • Managesdatabase to track internship and career opportunities and placements.
  • Track studenttime on internships; work with employers on final grade assignments; and reviewPGA/PGM2.0 and 3.0 portfolio activities.
  • Maintainscommunications and counsel students during internship agreements.
  • Evaluates eachinternship site before, during, and after an internship has been completed.
  • Evaluates siteprofessionals to ensure interns are being assisted in the completion ofspecific PGA/PGM 2.0 and 3.0 PortfolioActivities.
  • Conducts postinternship interviews with students.
  • Providescareer counseling activities such as mock interviews and resume reviews.

Assists the Program Director with theapplication process and admission requirements for a PGA Golf Managementprogram.

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

Teaches Students Academic, Social, and OtherFormative 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 toreserve rooms and make travel arrangements for the speakers. Works with facultyto list seminars on syllabi and communicate required attendance to students.
  • Coordinates PGA Education exams, PGA Guest speakers, off-campus learningevents, and national presentations.
  • Supports Program Director with the Player Development Program by providinggolf lessons to PGA students in preparation of the PGA Playing Abilitytest. 
  • Involvement with student game assessments.
  • ChaperonesJones 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 andprovides students with guidance and methods to improve performance.
  • Attends student meetings with the Program Director and COB AcademicAdvisors to discuss academic progress in the PGA Golf Management Program.
  • Participates in resolution of academic and non-academic code of conductviolations.
  • Participates in resolution of PGA Golf Management Policies andProcedures 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 thecreation 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 Kickoffevents with assistance from PGA Golf Management program staff.
  • Assistswith 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 successfulapplicant will possess the following competencies, knowledge, skills, andabilities: 
  • Ability to act as a Class A PGA of AmericaProfessional and promote professional behavior.
  • Ability to play a golf game fitting of a PGAProfessional.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations in amulti-cultural environment that is committed to diversity and equality ineducation.
  • Highlevel of ethics and integrity.
  • Strongattention to detail.  
  • Appropriately expressoneself when communicating orally with others.
  • Criticalthinking in analyzing in-depth data and considering and respecting othersinput.
  • Managevarious objectives, projects, and groups to make judgment on prioritizing andtime.
  • Generateproductive relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Understandingof the necessity and value of teamwork to effectively work as a team.
  • Knowledgeof data gathering and analysis tools, techniques and processes.
  • Knowledgeof project planning and development. Plan, organize, and monitor projects.
  • Useof office support, desktop tools (Word, e-mail, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Abilityto adhere to ethical business practices and promote ethical behavior.
  • Abilityto perform assigned responsibilities with minimal to moderate supervision.
  • Knowledgeof career counseling tools and resources.
  • Knowledgeof courses and academic planning to provide counseling to students.
  • Eventmanagement 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 beexempt from (not eligible for) overtime under FLSA.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers a full benefitspackage. Information on University benefits programs, includingeligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productivelearning, living, and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, weconduct background investigations for all prospective applicants beingconsidered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal historyrecord check and a sex-offender check, and when appropriate, a financial and/ormotor 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.


•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.