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Executive Director

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Location: Riverside, IA
Job Status: Full Time
Posted/Updated: 03-13-2017

Job Description:

Position Concept: The Executive Director will manage all Section business activities and programs in accordance with Association and Section objectives. Duties will include managing staff, assets and providing programs. The Executive Director will coordinate and provide programs and services including; education, tournaments, meetings and fund raising activities. Additionally, the Executive Director will ensure ongoing and regular communication to the members of the Section of all Association related news and information. The Iowa Section PGA Executive Director shall also serve in the capacity of Executive Director for the Iowa PGA Foundation, and shall fulfill the same prescribed duties and responsibilities, working with the Foundation Board of Directors. Duties include, but may not be limited to the following:


• Shall be chief executive officer and administrator of the Section and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Association.
• Update, implement and enforce Section constitution, by-laws, regulations, and policies established by the Board of Directors.
• Shall be authorized to speak for the Section and shall keep the president advised of such statements.
• Shall be authorized to enter into contracts on behalf of the Section and shall keep the Officers and Board of Directors aware of such contracts.
• Accountable for all financial affairs of the Section and its subsidiary companies, and shall maintain proper internal controls to protect Section assets.
• Coordinate all Code of Ethics procedures with the Membership Chairman from beginning to end, acting in accordance with PGA of America Code of Ethics guidelines and procedures.
• Assure that Section is adequately insured.
• Approve all expenditures and manage the annual budget of the Association.
• Work with the Section's Finance Chairman and the PGA of America in preparing all financial records, reports and tax filings.
• Ensure all member classifications and job information is current and accurate.
• Shall ensure all ADP requirements are met and the Section is operated under in compliance with the PGA of America and its Section Activity Guidelines.
• Maintain good working relations with allied associations.


• Report and be accountable to the Officers of the Section.
• Responsible for writing job descriptions for each employee of the Section office.
• Shall hire, reprimand or dismiss employees.
• Shall train, supervise, counsel and review all employees.
• Shall make employee salary and benefit recommendations to the Section Officers and Finance Committee.
• Establish and implement employment and office policies and procedures.
• Shall be an ex-officio member of all committees of the Section. Work with and on behalf of all Committee chairpersons.
• Shall prepare and distribute all meeting agendas, verify attendance and provide and maintain all board and committee meeting minutes.
• Shall set his/her own schedule so as to meet the requirements and duties of his/her position.


• Attend all Board Meetings and General Membership Meetings unless other Association business prohibits such attendance.
• Attend the PGA of America Annual Meeting, District meetings, Regional meetings, and the National Executive Directors Conference at the expense of the Section, and the PGA Merchandise Show with the approval of the Section Officers.
• Serve on any PGA of America committees if chosen.
• Coordinate and communicate Section delegation travel and lodging to National, Regional, District, and section meetings.
• Work closely with PGA of America Employment Consultant to maximize benefit to members and employers located within the Section.


• Coordinate and supervise preparation of the Section’s long and short range business objectives.
• Supervise formulation of the annual Section Business Plan and ensure its submission to PGA of America.


• Responsible for the procurement of all corporate sponsorship and partnership sales for the Section.
• Maintain all appropriate sponsorship and marketing contracts.
• Work closely with all Section sponsors to ensure their satisfaction.


• Serve in the capacity of Executive Director of the Iowa PGA Foundation. In this capacity he/she shall be responsible for managing and supervising the Iowa Section PGA staff to perform the administration of all Foundation programs and activities.
• Work in cooperation with the Foundation Board of Directors to fulfill all necessary requirements and reporting as required by state and federal regulations to maintain 501©3 status.


• In cooperation with the Section Education Committee, administrate education programs for Section members corresponding to industry demands.
• In cooperation with the Section Tournament Committee, administrate the annual Section tournament schedule.


• PGA of America Member in good standing preferred
• Four-year college degree preferred
• Executive or senior staff member of a PGA of America Section
• PGA of America staff members
• Allied Golf Association executives or staff members
• Must have strong leadership and organizational skills
• Intimately familiar with the organizational structure, culture and history of the PGA of America
• Proven ability with sponsor procurement and foundation fundraising preferred


• Most important is to build relationships with Iowa PGA members, apprentices and employers
• Excellent leadership skills with passion and energy with current section staff, Section Board of Directors and Foundation Board of Directors
• Forward thinker- Ability to adapt to the changing industry and have long range vision for the section
• A good understanding of the PGA of America's mission, PGA Constitution, PGA membership guidelines, enrollment processes, and the golf industry. Experience at the executive or senior staff level of a PGA of America Section is a plus
• Experience in program and tournament management
• Experience recruiting, training and managing staff
• Experience in general association management and working with a Board of Directors, committees and volunteer base preferred
• Experience in managing and developing budgets, business plans as well as managing financial assets and banking
• Marketing and promotions skills- corporate involvement and increased program development
• Business administration skills including organizational skills and being detail oriented
• Interpersonal skills to ensure a cooperative environment within the Association, staff, Section membership, sponsors and the community
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Proven customer service skills


• A complete package is included in the CareerLinks notice and is commensurate with experience


Anyone that may be interested in the position must contact Cory Fletcher, PGA Employment Consultant:

O: 402-906-1215
E: cfletcher@pgahq.com


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