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Assistant Golf Professional

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Athletics & Recreation, Other

Bucknell Golf Club is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Assistant Golf Professional.  This position will assist the Head Golf Professional in the management of day-to-day golf operations of the facility and will manage total golf operations in the absence of the Head Golf Professional.  This position is full-time, 9 months and is generally scheduled to work March through November of each year.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with golfer check-in and fee collection; control and manage play
  • Assist with all opening and closing procedures
  • Assist in managing facility tournament operations including weekly events
  • Assist in tournament operations and weekly events including planning, pre-tournament contracts, post- tournament billing, promotion, course set-up, preparation, scoring, prize distribution, and follow up
  • Conduct individual lessons and group clinics
  • Assist with men's, women's, and junior golf events and programs
  • Assist in Player Development programs using PGA tools and resources
  • Assist with management of outside service staff to ensure the highest quality of customer service is achieved
  • Assist in managing golf car operation, practice facility, and club storage service (as applicable)
  • Provide club repair and club fitting services to customers
  • Directly responsible for timely and consistently maintaining the club's USGA Handicap System
  • Assist in the inventory control of hard goods, soft goods, and special orders including: ordering procedures, receiving procedures, inputting into point of sale, pricing procedures, display, and sales
  • Play golf with a variety of customers in competitive and non-competitive situations
  • Assist in planning and budgeting for the golf operations
  • Conduct oneself in a professional manner and maintain a professional image at all times
  • Assist with the administration of applicable staff via recordkeeping, work schedules, etc. in accordance with facility human resource policies
  • Assist in coordinating golf activities with other departments
  • Maintain PGA of America membership in good standing in an active classification
  • Utilize the resources of PGA player development programs such as Get Golf Ready, PGA Sports Academy, Tee it Forward

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of related experience working in a semi-professional or professional club
  • PGA of America membership or actively pursuing PGA membership (if a PGA Apprentice) in a timely manner through the PGA Professional Golf Management (PGA PGM) program

Knowledge, Skills and Traits:

  • Fundamental knowledge of the game of golf, rules of golf, golf facility operations and tournament operations
  • Fundamental supervisory practices and principles
  • Act as a role model for all employees by demonstrating the behavior and work ethic expected of all employees
  • Strong organizational, planning and prioritization skills
  • Self-motivated with desire to promote and market
  • Service and customer focused attitude
  • Experienced in written and oral business communications
  • Remain up-to-date on customer relationship management tactics and strategies
  • Experienced computer user including Microsoft Word and Excel. Proficient in other applications and software, i.e. email, internet, tournament and database
  • Maintain and promote a positive professional image within the community
  • Maintain a credible golf game and remain current on teaching innovations

Bucknell University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.

Bucknell University is a private, highly selective, unique national University where liberal arts and strong professional programs in engineering, business, education and music complement each other. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Bucknell is a NCAA Division I (FCS) and Patriot League member institution that sponsors 27 varsity athletics programs. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America’s best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, and appealing amenities such as art galleries, an art deco theater, historic museums, and charming independent boutiques and restaurants. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

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