Holland Area Director
    Location: Holland, MI
    Position Available: March 2021
    Salary: Commensurate with experience
    Position Length: Full-time
    Company: First Tee - West Michigan
    Facility Operation:

    The Lake Michigan Junior Golf Association was established in December of 2006 to provide junior golf tournaments in West Michigan to all youth. In 2011, The Lake Michigan Junior Golf Association shifted its focus to establishing a chapter of First Tee – West Michigan. On June 23, 2011, First Tee – West Michigan officially became a chapter of First Tee.

    First Tee – West Michigan is one of 150 chapters worldwide that are part of a global non-profit youth initiative. First Tee was created in 1997 by the World Golf Foundation to use golf and character education to provide young people of all ethnic and economic backgrounds an opportunity to develop life-enhancing values such as honesty, integrity and sportsmanship. By engaging youth in a combination of life skills, leadership and golf activities, they are exposed to positive traits that will help them become valuable assets to their community and eventually achieve success in life. First Tee’s Life Skills & Golf Experience is the unique component that sets it apart from many other successful junior golf programs.

    At First Tee – West Michigan, we are highly focused on reaching out to at-risk and disadvantaged youth. We want our participants to see the beauty of the golf course, learn the skills they need to succeed in life, and build relationships with those who care for their well-being. In 2019, we worked with more than 1,200 participants, and manage a nonprofit donor base of more than 3,000 active individuals.

    Job Description:

    2019 marked the most successful year The First Tee has ever had in Holland. Holland grew to serve 173 young people in 2019 (up from 127 in 2018), provided programs at three golf courses and raised more than $81,000 (up from $63,000 in 2018). As our current Director shifts into a part-time role focusing on instruction, the Holland Area Director is now available. This position will be charged with cultivating, developing and stewarding relationships in the Holland area, including with potential donors, parents, participants, and volunteers. In addition to raising the funds necessary for the area (a projected $120,000), The Holland Area Director provides overall management of fiscal and program operations in the Holland community as well. The ideal candidate for this position has outstanding communication skills, is entrepreneurial by nature, a selfstarter, has strong interpersonal and organizational skills, an optimistic ‘can do’ attitude, and can work alone without direction. The ideal candidate also has fundraising experience, a knowledge of the
    game of golf, experience working with kids, and strong writing and communication skills. A Bachelor’s degree in Professional Golf Management, Business, Communications, or Sports Management is preferred.


    Career Level: 2+ years experience
    Preferred Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Sports Management, Professional Golf Management, Communications

    Essential Job Functions:
    Increasing, strengthening and diversifying the organization’s funding sources in Holland, including individuals, corporations and foundations.
    Donor and volunteer development and cultivation
    Must enhance the relationship between First Tee and its families and volunteers in Holland
    Recruiting a diverse and hard-working group of individuals to serve on the Holland Advisory Committee
    Recruiting new volunteer/mentors for the program, as well as
    Lead Coaches to lead class
    Participating in public speaking engagements on behalf of First Tee and represent the agency at events,
    meetings, and conferences.
    Leading (Coaching) First Tee’s six-class sessions and various other parts of programming with
    students age 7-17 multiple evenings per week (2-3), and can work on Saturday mornings.
    Communicating frequently via electronic communication with headquarters in Grand Rapids
    Commuting to Grand Rapids 2-3 times per month
    Willingness to work from a co-working space.
    Sending email and communicate via phone with various constituencies on a frequent basis.
    Ability to quickly learn systems and technology to leverage existing relationships and create
    new ones, all while keeping others on the team informed.
    Represent the Chapter’s brand image to the public.
    Managing First Tee of West Michigan’s Holland budget, including monitoring and submitting
    receipts, donations and program fees.
    The following characteristics are necessary for success in this position:
    Communication Skills
    Strong use of the written English language, including grammar, spelling, and punctuation
    Quick response time via phone, email, text, and other electronic communication
    Active listener
    High emotional IQ
    Not afraid of ‘the Ask’
    Technical Skills
    Ability to type quickly and effectively (60 words per minute minimum)
    Computer savvy
    Comfortable learning online database systems
    Hubspot, G-Suite (Google), Asana, SalesForce, Slack, and all social media platforms are used with frequency
    Personal Characteristics
    A love for youth (age 7 to 17)
    A heart for students from challenging life circumstances
    A passion for the game of golf
    High Integrity
    A servant heart
    High attention to detail
    Strong memory
    Ability to focus in a high-energy
    environment (open office)
    Personally Accountable to high standards of achievement
    Outcome driven
    Efficiency Seeker


    Mileage reimbursement for in-work travel
    3% Simple IRA Match
    Flexibility of schedule outside of programming hours
    PTO, in addition to major holidays off (New Years Eve, New Years Day, Memorial Day,
    Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve,
    Christmas Day

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    Contact Phone: 616-208-1177
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