Position Title: Central Washington & Inland Empire Chapter Executive Director / Section Tournament Manager

Manager’s Title: Chief Executive Officer and Director of Tournament and Member Programs


This full-time position will provide administrative support to Central Washington and Inland Empire Chapters.  Assisting the  Chapter Board of Directors, managing Chapter communications and providing support to our on-site Chapter tournament personnel.   Duties will also include Section tournament support both in the office and on-site.   This position will report to the CEO and Director of Tournament and Member Programs and will serve out of the Pacific Northwest PGA Section office in Tumwater, Washington.


The Pacific Northwest Section PGA of America, located in Tumwater, Washington, has an opportunity for dedicated individual to grow their career in association management.   The Pacific Northwest Section provides membership, educational and tournament services to 1,200 PGA Professionals in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.  Conducting over 230 competitive events annually, the Section staff takes pride in providing excellent service to the membership.


  1. Event Management: Pre-event preparations for Chapter Pro-Ams and Championships – Golf Genius, local rules, player management and host course communications. Event follow up – results to accounting and points lists.
  2. Communications: Responsible for web site content, membership communications, social media communications and support for sponsorship activities.
  3. Governance: Responsible for preparations for Board Meetings, Membership Meetings, minutes and records, Tournament Regulations, Special Award assistance and financial oversight.
  4. Section Tournament Management: Manage Section tournament equipment, Golf Genius preparations, on-site operations, tent & leaderboard construction, assist with course marking and calligraphy.
  5. Other Duties as Assigned: The Section PGA currently has full-time staff, part-time staff and a seasonal intern. Key to our success is the interaction with and support of fellow employees so all employees support the efforts of the whole team.


  1. A passion for golf!
  2. Skills in oral, written and interpersonal communications, including public speaking and presentations. Experience with social media platforms.
  3. Skills in planning and organizing, event management and managing multiple priorities.
  4. Strong moral character and unquestionable integrity.
  5. Knowledge of tournament administration, the golf industry and PGA of America activities, programs and governance.
  6. Ability to work independently with little supervision and a creative mindset.
  7. Ability to travel frequently within the PNWPGA geographic boundaries and work some nights, weekends (particularly Sunday afternoon) and/or holidays.
  8. Positive and upbeat personality, high-energy individual.
  9. Proficient computer skills including MS Office Suite of products and the ability to quickly become literate on Act-On Marketing and Golf Genius Tournament Software.
  10. Ability to present self in a professional manner and appearance.
  11. Team player motivated by the success of the organization.


  1. Responsible for managing, maintaining and functioning within assigned budgets.


  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is: frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. This position must be able to travel for extended periods of time in various modes of transportation.
  2. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and the stamina to work extended periods both indoors and outdoors in cold and hot climates.
  3. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  4. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in adverse hot, cold and wet outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  5. The employee must be able to drive the company vehicle and/or drive to and from various locations throughout the Section.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. PGA Member or Associate
  2. Prior tournament or association management experience a plus.
  3. Calligraphy skills a plus and the ability to develop skills required.


Compensation/Benefits: Non-exempt hourly employee.  Starting hourly wage:  $16.00 per hour.   Overtime expected to be an  additional $1,800 annually.  Anticipated bottom line:  $35,000 plus benefits.

In addition to the above compensation, a competitive benefit package is also offered including:

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance (HSA plan)
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Sick leave
  • Company-contributed 401k (4%)
  • PGA dues
  • PGA PGM expenses paid after year one
  • Annual review


Deadline for Resumes: May 20, 2019 or until filled

Anticipated Start Date: negotiable




Jeff Ellison, PGA

Chief Executive Officer

Pacific Northwest Section PGA

P O Box 14819, Tumwater, WA  98511

E-mail: jellison@pgahq.com

T: 360-456-6496