Director, Golf

Job Locations US-FL-Bradenton
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/14/2018 11:48 AM)
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Want to love what you do in an environment that values learning and growth alongside other high performing individuals? If you answered yes, IMG Academy is hiring.


Our unique campus is dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders, champions and influencers.  We believe that each day is an opportunity to achieve dreams and inspire greatness.  As part of the IMG Family, we prepare our student-athletes to succeed, taking on life with confidence and preparedness.  Through our integration of elite academics, athletics and character development, our student-athletes are prepared to rise up to their full potential – whether that’s on the field, in the classroom or in life.


We are seeking curious, caring individuals who align with our core values:

  • Passionate Soul: Love what you do
  • Open Mind: Never stop learning and growing
  • Champions Spirit: Strive for greatness
  • Helpful Heart: Lift up those around you
  • Absolute Integrity: Always do the right thing



Job Title: Director, Golf Programs

FLSA Status: Exempt

Department: Athletics

Position Summary: Lead the strategic planning, financial success, operational excellence, sport instruction and campus integration of the Golf programs.


Position Responsibilities

  •  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


Background Requirements

Requires a background check upon offer

Requires a drug check upon offer



EEO Statement

EOE, Veterans & Disabled


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