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The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy is currently hiring for the following positions. Please submit your resume and cover letter to the designated hiring manager for each position.

  • Marketing & Communications Coordinator (1)
  • Houseparent (1)
  • Marketing & Communications Coordinator

    The team member in this position is ideal for a multi-skilled individual who is passionate and talented in several areas. The desired candidate should have a strong creative eye and will be asked to create assets for social media and other uses by using Adobe Creative Suite and ready made templates.

    Core responsibilities include executing communications, PR and marketing initiatives and for providing administrative and operational support to help increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the Sales & Marketing department. The No. 1 goal is driving awareness and traffic to the website and around the Gary Gilchrist and GGGA brands to in turn generate interest in programs and leads to the sales team.

    Core Responsibilities:

    • foster relationships with golf media personel
    • create and update written content for company website
    • write news stories for company blog
    • write press releases for local, national and international media
    • create designed imagery for social media
    • plan, create and post content for company social media (creative & text)
    • take photos for various uses
    • produce and edit short video features for website and social media use
    • produce company monthly newsletter

    Skills/requirements:

    • Creative: The ability to create new ideas, campaigns and brainstorm to enhance the brand.
    • Results: The ability to deliver on commitments and drive the vision and culture of GGGA. Previously proven results to be presented upon interview.
    • Problem Solving: The desire to continually improve and grow, solution oriented and problem solving skills.
    • Initiative: The ability to identify areas that need improvement and provide solutions.
    • Positive Attitude:  To make a positive contribution to the development of students, a positive attitude is required
    • Flexibility:  The day to day responsibilities vary and may change. Applicant must be able to adapt.
    • Integrity: Possess personal integrity in all dealings; represent the company honorably and take full accountability.
    • Team Work: Be able to work in a fluid team of individuals to accomplish common goals.
    • Professionalism: The ability willingness to carry oneself professionally, both in appearance and demeanor around students and coworkers.

    Job requirements

    • 2 or more years preferred experience
    • Experience working in the golf industry field preferred
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred in PR, Marketing, Communications or related field
    • Sound knowledge of, and proficiency with, computers including Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and general Internet.
    • Contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

    Benefits/other:

    • Full healthcare package
    • 2 weeks PTO
    • Monthly cell phone allowance
    • Base salary plus compensation plan

  • Houseparent

    1. Position Title: Houseparent
    2. Reporting To: Karl Schmidt (Director of Housing)
    3. Apply to: Karls@ggga.com (send resume and cover letter)
    4. Position Summary: All the duties of a Houseparent work to support the three main goals of GGGA Housing: provide a caring/nurturing environment, offer structure and discipline to students and maintain a clean, safe living arrangement
    5. Knowledge and Experience:

    As a live in role model for GGGA students, Houseparents play a key role in student development. Houseparents demonstrate a high degree of interpersonal skills, organizational skills and flexibility. The ability to lead by example, demonstrate sound judgment, uphold the highest standards of safety, cleanliness and discipline are critical.

    The candidate must be well organized and structured, with strong follow through. They should enjoy working with teenagers and embrace a culture of encouragement and positive reinforcement. They should enjoy the challenge of working in a flexible and fluid environment where the day-to-day responsibilities vary and the needs of the students are unpredictable. Experience working in the field of social science or student development is a plus. A strong, safe driving record is required.

    Core Responsibilities:

    • Know the whereabouts of your students at all times
    • Maintain a clean, well-organized house and hold students accountable to do their chores
    • Chaperone students to off-site tournaments/activities
    • Supervise students throughout the day, also assist with homework when appropriate
    • Ensure that students live in a safe and disciplined environment
    • Track progress in housing and school to ensure that student development is on track
    • Attend weekly housing meetings an offer input on housing ideas/improvements and student issues
    • Positively interact with the golf academy staff and students including reports to parents following the GGGA communication schedule

    Other Responsibilities of a Houseparent:

    • Maintain high cleanliness standard in assigned GGGA vehicle
    • Transport students to golf, school, and appointments as needed.
    • Assist housing team as needed (coverage in housing, activities, transport)
    • Clearly communicate GGGA expectations to the students and follow through on consequences for non compliance
    • Coordinate student schedules and communicate with housing team weekly
    • Ensure houses/students are covered while away from GGGA

    5. Interpersonal Skill and Ability Requirements:

    • Results: The ability to deliver on commitments and drive the vision and culture of GGGA (cleanliness, safety, discipline, caring and nurturing).
    • Problem Solving: The desire to continually improve and grow, solution oriented and problem solving skills.
    • Initiative: The ability to identify areas that need improvement and provide solutions and ideas to better meet the goals of housing.
    • Judgment: The ability to make good decisions and maintain the values of GGGA in difficult situations.
    • Positive Attitude: To make a positive contribution to the development of students, a positive attitude is required
    • Flexibility: The responsibilities of a houseparent change from day to day which necessitates adaptability and resilience.
    • Integrity: Possess personal integrity in all dealings; represent the company honorably and take full accountability.
    • Team Work: Be able to work in a fluid team of individuals to accomplish common goals.
    • Professionalism: The ability willingness to carry oneself professionally, both in appearance and demeanor around students and coworkers.

    6. Calendar: Houseparents follow the 2014-2015 Houseparent calendar as distributed in August 2014.

    Housing and dinners are provided by GGGA. Employment begins with an introductory period, during which you and your supervisor can assess if your performance in this position is progressing satisfactorily. No later than 3 months from your date of hire, your performance will be evaluated.

    This agreement is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to karls@ggga.com.