Notre Dame Athletics is committed to building a diverse workforce passionate about maximizing the student-athlete and guest experience. Our pillars of Education, Excellence, Faith, Tradition and Community guide us in the inclusive work we do each and every day and we are eager to attract individuals who can positively contribute to that work. We firmly believe we can all create change together locally and be a catalyst for change nationally through our StaND Together commitment to Listen, Amplify, Focus, Diversify, Engage and Vote.
As a member of the Notre Dame Athletics team, the Assistant Golf Professional will serve as an integral part of the management team of the Warren and Burke Golf Courses. Designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, The Warren Golf Course is a links-style course comfortably nestled on 250 acres on the north edge of the University of Notre Dame campus. The Warren Golf Course was the host venue for the 2010 US Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship as well as the fortieth edition of the US Senior Open Championship in 2019. The course is also the home of the Notre Dame men’s and women’s golf programs and has hosted a number of collegiate tournaments, such as the 2005 and 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s NCAA Regionals and the 2011 and 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Regionals.
- Assist in establishing the annual goals and priorities for golf operations and the golf maintenance staff to optimize revenue and operate at the lowest possible expense while continuing to improve the quality of the golf course and guest experience
- Assist in hiring, training, scheduling and supervising the inside and outside staff at The Warren Golf Course and Burke Golf Course.
- Assist in the development of the labor budget and ensure the operation stays within those guidelines
- Serve as on duty manager at the Warren Golf Course
- Serve as the primary marketer, planner and executor of golf outings and all Player Association events at The Warren Golf Course
- Schedule events, check-in guests, assist guests with pro-shop purchases, book tee times and order/receive/inventory and display merchandise and serve as opening/closing manager as needs, as well as coordinate with the food service provider for any associated social function (currently Levy Restaurants)
- Oversee the golf handicap system utilized by our club pass holders and develop and conduct instructional clinics (junior, student, general) as well as providing private lessons
- Serve as the primary contact for outing and tournament prospects throughout the year and is responsible for GPS system advertising during the off-season
- Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and sales plan each season and assisting with the point-of-sale/tee time reservation software system and GPS/cart system
- Help coordinate football game golf and parking activities at the Burke Golf Course in conjunction with the golf superintendent
- Propose opportunities and recommendations that will enhance the reputation, recognition and golf related revenue for the department and University
- Coach and counsel management staff to promote career development and succession planning. Communicate the goals of the University and golf operations on an ongoing basis and demonstrate how their individual contributions are vital to the success of the golf course and University mission
- Coordinate and communicate with the men’s and women’s intercollegiate golf coaches, while scheduling the teams course and practice facility schedules to ensure maximum access with minimal disruption to revenue producing and course maintenance activities
- Develop and maintain strong, lasting relationships with both current and potential customers
To join our team you must be driven to lead, educate and serve. There are a great deal of moving parts in this role so organization, effective leadership and strong interpersonal skills are just a few of the qualities we are looking for.
- Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)
- 1-2 years of golf course management experience, golf playing and teaching skills proficiency, knowledge of golf operations
- Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
- Ability to work flexible hours and attend events including evenings, weekends and holidays
- Possess effective project management skills
- Candidate must have a strong and team-first work-ethic
- PGA Class A member certification a plus