Communications/Editorial, Education and Training, Publishing
The Position: The Director of Education, an essential part of the NGCOA team, executes the NGCOA’s educational content strategy, which is designed to enhance engagement with, and increase value for, individual members and the golf industry at large. Responsibilities include serving as Editor in Chief of Golf Business Magazine, organizing all speakers and content at NGCOA’s conferences, and curating webinar and podcast content.
Begins: Q1 2018 Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
The Person: The successful candidate will have robust experience overseeing and delivering excellent educational content. You can think strategically. You have fresh ideas. You have proven that you understand your audience and have delivered meaningful, relevant resources to them. You are no stranger to hands-on management of editing and production of print publications. Strongest consideration will be given to individuals with experience in trade or professional associations. You should also be experienced with budgeting, planning, and managing staff and independent contractors. Your resume and references must demonstrate success, and you must be able to confirm results achieved. You will work closely with all staff at NGCOA in events, marketing, membership, advocacy, corporate partnerships and the executive team to execute your plans.
Manage all editorial functions of Golf Business Magazine (see below)
Administer selection process and on-site supervision of all workshops and general sessions at the Golf Business Conference, Multi-Course Owners Retreat and Golf Business TechCon
Production lead for digital education, including webinars, podcasts, and website content
Create and manage goals, objectives and budget for all education products and initiatives
Oversee volunteer advisory boards related to educational programs and services
Specific to Golf Business Magazine:
Develop and/or approve all editorial and art
Oversee full-time art director and lead team of independent writers
Create and manage budget for all areas of the magazine
Work with NGCOA staff to ensure magazine supports all organizational goals
Collaborate with circulation consultant to ensure proper mail standards are maintained
Review and approve final proofs of magazine before printing
Ten or more years of professional experience, preferably at associations
Hands-on experience with print publication construction, proofing, etc.
Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Strong analytical skills and ability to provide recommendations based on insights
Solid work ethic, and positive, get-it-done-now attitude
Self-motivated enough to work alone, but confident enough to work with a team of demanding colleagues and member customers
In Your Response Please Include:
Cover letter in PDF format only - limit to one page
Resume attachment in PDF format only - limit to no more than two pages.
Contact information for your last three direct supervisors
Please include compensation and benefits expectations
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include 401k, match, health insurance and generous PTO.
Established in 1979 and headquartered in Charleston, S.C., the NGCOA is the leading authority on the business of golf course ownership and management. The Association represents the industry’s key decision makers with ultimate responsibility for golf courses throughout the world. The not-for-profit organization is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to golf course owners and operator...s.
Membership of the NGCOA includes owners and operators of daily-fee, semi-private, private and resort courses. While diverse in its makeup, the Association serves as a resource for a critical need shared by all owners and operators in today’s ever-changing golf industry: information and inspiration on how to operate their facilities as efficiently and profitably as possible.