2017 USGA P.J. Boatwright Internship
Oregon Golf Association
Location: Portland Metro
Closing Date: 2/17/2017
Industry: Event Planning, Nonprofit, Other
Type: Full Time
The Oregon Golf Association (OGA) – formed in 1924 to conduct the Oregon Amateur Golf Championship which included both men and women, the OGA is a 501(c)(6) non-profit amateur golf association governed by volunteer amateur golfers that make up its Board of Directors and that employs a full-time professional staff of ten people. Today, the OGA has grown into an entity of more than 270 public and private clubs numbering approximately 42,000 members throughout Oregon and SW Washington and is unique in that its membership is comprised of all demographics including men, women, seniors, juniors, and private and public golfers. With a vast array of programs for its members, the OGA provides a USGA Handicap Index for each member through its licensed member clubs, provides education on the Rules of Golf and runs an assortment of competitions, including 13 state championships, USGA Qualifiers and other events for all ages and skill levels. The Oregon Golf Association established Oregon Junior Golf Fund, Inc. (OJGF) as a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation for the purpose of introducing children to the sport as well as develop competitive junior golfers. It seeks to promote life skills and values to kids through the game of golf. Since its inception, over 10,000 young golfers between the ages of 8 and 17 have participated in Oregon Junior Golf.
Position: P.J. Boatwright, Jr. Internship (Funded in part through a grant from the United States Golf Association)
Competitions Department (12-month position): Must be available for work between March of 2017 through March of 2018. Application packet due February 17, 2017. Dates of internship beginning/ending negotiable.
Purpose: To offer a comprehensive introduction and extensive training experience for a qualified intern preparing for a career in golf administration.
Responsibilities: The P.J. Boatwright, Jr. Intern will work primarily with OGA’s Competitions Department, with additional departmental exposure to the Oregon Golf Association including Oregon Junior Golf events, Handicapping and Course Rating, Communications and Marketing, and Member/Club Relations and Development.
Primary Areas of Responsibility (include but not limited to):
OGA Competitions Department: Assist with operations of all Championship events and USGA Qualifiers operated by the OGA. Duties include course marking, event set-up, drafting local rules, entry flow, player eligibility and membership, event recaps and pre-administration. This position will have significant interaction with players, and volunteers both on the course and via e-mail and phone. This position will also include working with the OGA Tour by providing administrative support.
Secondary Areas of Responsibility:
Handicapping and Course Rating: Expected to accompany the Manager of Course Rating on a course rating trip. Intern will receive exposure to GHIN, membership & the administration of the USGA Handicap System.
Oregon Junior Golf: Assist with operations of Oregon Junior Golf events and USGA Qualifiers operated by Oregon Junior Golf. Duties include course marking, event set-up, drafting local rules, entry flow, player eligibility and membership, event recaps and pre-administration of sanctioned events with regional courses and clubs.
Communications and Marketing: Will assist with media (photographing and writing) coverage for tournaments and will be expected to update the association website and social media sites. The intern will help maintain data in the association CRM. If experienced, graphic design duties may be assigned.
General Association Support: Provide support to all staff including, but not limited to, answering phones, processing mailers, operating various office equipment.
Qualifications: A college degree (completed or in progress) preferred but not required. Applicants must have a high interest in golf administration, be self-motivated, personable, willing to work flexible hours, and possess strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills. Proficiency in MS Office is essential. Golf background is helpful, but not required. USGA employees, USGA committee members, OGA employees or board members, as well as relatives of all the aforementioned individuals are not eligible for the internship program.
Benefits: Monthly salary that is to be determined w/overtime, paid bi-monthly; paid holidays during internship; complimentary golf at the OGA Golf Course; food & merchandise discounts at the OGA Golf Course; business expenses on work related travel will be covered; opportunity to learn and be introduced to golf administration at one of the largest geographic golf associations in the country.
Housing & Transportation: The selected individual must arrange his/her own housing in the area and provide his/her own transportation. When traveling on OGA related business the use of an OGA vehicle or travel reimbursement will be provided.
Work Attire: The Intern will be expected to wear neat, business casual attire for all office responsibilities. OGA logoed clothing will be provided as needed.
Send Resume and Cover Letter to:
Brent Whittaker, Director of Tournament Operations
Oregon Golf Association
2840 Hazelnut Drive
Woodburn, OR 97071
$24,000 for the year.