The Manager of CGCS Certification is responsible for the management of GCSAA’s Certified Golf Course Superintendent (CGCS). This includes the development and execution of annual plan and budgets, determining applicant eligibility, exam design/administration, attesting procedures, processing of renewal applications, recognition and managing the marketing efforts with the inhouse marketing team. This position manages the CGCS luncheon, teaches CGCS certification preparation at GCSAA’s Conference and Trade Show, and actively identifies other external opportunities to promote/create awareness around the Certification programs. The Manager of CGCS Certification works collaboratively with other team members in the Learning and Career Development department to ensure the competencies relevant to the Certification programs are up to date, adhere to the GCSAA CGCS Certification Code of Standards, and addressed throughout GCSAA’s continuing education offerings. This position is the liaison to the CGCS Committee to evaluate the program’s requirements and to ensure the program continues to grow, elevating the profession and supporting the mission of the organization.
If you are someone who is dedicated to making a difference and enjoys a team-oriented environment, GCSAA is for you. From year-round casual attire, to staff fun events and wellness incentives, we place a great value on our team members and their contributions both to the association and within our community.
Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to respond. Apply online at www.gcsaa.org and scroll to “About GCSAA’ at the bottom of our home page and select “Careers at GCSAA.” If you need assistance applying, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GCSAA promotes a welcoming and inclusive environment and is proud to be an EOE.
Qualified Candidates Possess:
Ability to effectively teach all elements of a certification program to interested parties via in-person, virtually, etc.
Associates or Bachelors’ degree in a related field or equivalent experience
Highly desired to have participated in a certification program and successfully obtaining designation
A minimum of three years’ experience working in an association or membership-driven organization
Proficient in building, strengthening and maintaining relationships with all stakeholders
Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal communication & excellent follow-up skills
Exceptional customer service skills; personable, professional personality with the ability to build rapport within a diverse membership, including the Board of Directors and other highly engaged members
Flexible and adaptable with ability to quickly problem solve and navigate challenging situations
Highly organized with strong attention to detail
Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and prioritize work effectively in a fast-paced environment
Experience or knowledge of golf industry and/or golf course management preferred
Ability to travel up to 10%
Additional Salary Information: We take our work seriously, but we know how to have fun. Compensation range is $52,000 - $55,000 annually. In addition to GCSAA’s attractive compensation/benefits package, we provide generous paid leave, allow for community involvement opportunities, and provide a hybrid work schedule.
Internal Number: 221
About Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA)
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), is a non-profit, membership-driven association with nearly 20,000 members in 78 countries and 85 employees whose mission is to serve our members, advance their profession, and improve communities through the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Our mantra is simple: Everyone paddles in the same direction, with consistent and equal effort, toward our organizational mission. We seek to hire passionate team members who wish to make an impact on the future of the game and golf course management profession.
We take our work seriously, but we know how to have fun.
GCSAA promotes a welcoming and inclusive workplace that supports diversity in its mission, culture and employment practices. We seek individuals who align with this vision. GCSAA is proud to be an EOE.
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