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Operations and Logistics Coordinator - Job Description

Operations and Logistics Coordinator - Job Description

Last updated: Friday, December 17, 2021 - 15:15

The Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA), a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to the promotion and sustainable growth of disc golf, sanctioned more than 6,800 tournaments thus far in 2021. The PDGA is headquartered in Appling, Georgia, and serves as the international governing body for the sport of disc golf. We have more than 107,000 active members and thousands of volunteers worldwide. For more information, visit pdga.com.

The PDGA seeks a highly organized and customer service-oriented individual to serve as Operations and Logistics Coordinator. The successful candidate will be a strong team player whose excellent organizational, planning and project management skills will ensure the success of PDGA-branded events, including but not limited to PDGA Majors, World Championships, and other Elite events.

The PDGA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We also recognize there is no such thing as a “perfect” candidate. We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet 100% of the listed qualifications and experience. Candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences who meet many of the qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsible to: Director of Competition

Position Responsibilities

  • Represent the PDGA on-site at preselected PDGA branded events such as, but not limited to, Majors and Elite events; expense-paid travel is required
  • Work closely with tournament directors to ensure top quality events and proper PDGA representation
  • Manage all on-site PDGA Assets and PDGA trailer
  • Assist with managing volunteers and/or tournament staff to support media coverage duties and related tasks
  • Serve as competition Marshal at PDGA branded events as required
  • Ensure the effective delivery of all PDGA branded events working in partnership with the host clubs and local organizing committees
  • Work with Operations and Logistics Manager to coordinate and schedule the delivery of PDGA Tour Trailer to PDGA-branded events
  • Coordinate PDGA’s Clinics with Tournament Directors and Clinic Players at PDGA branded events
  • Organize and continue to improve tour-related documentation for tournament directors as well as players competing in PDGA sanctioned events
  • Represent the PDGA at events that increase the exposure and awareness of the PDGA and disc golf
  • Assist with the development, solicitation, encouragement, and selection of PDGA event bid packages
  • With the Director of Competition, Operations and Logistics Manager and the Event Support and Training Director, continue the development and definition of the organization’s top events, including PDGA branded events
  • Coordinate the assignment to and reporting of PDGA support staff at the organization’s top events
  • Duties as assigned by the Director of Competition

Qualifications

  • Passion for the sport of disc golf
  • 2+ years formal education or job experience in a related field; non-profit sector experience is an asset
  • Thorough knowledge of disc golf, the PDGA, its membership, recording and reporting features, rules and competition guidelines, and tournament/tour structure
  • Experience in organizing and/or managing disc golf events
  • Fluent in using email, web browsers, Microsoft Office products such as Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • High level of verbal and written communication skills; public speaking experience
  • Endurance to handle demanding physical activity in setting up event assets
  • Excellent organizational, time management, leadership and project management skills
  • Patience and endurance to handle repetitive work, cyclical busy times, and high-pressure situations
  • Ability to develop professional relationships in all aspects of the position that result in stable, consistent, reliable, and courteous communications when dealing with other organizations
  • Ability to problem solve and work independently in a changing and multi-tasking environment
  • Ability to inspire, influence and coordinate the efforts of other members in support of events
  • Exceptional customer service skills; ability to tactfully communicate and work with PDGA Staff, members, volunteers, external customers/partners, and spectators
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated, flexible, and able to deliver results on time

Other Requirements

  • This is a remote work position
  • Successful candidate will be required to work flexible hours and weekends
  • Expenses-paid travel is required (significant travel during peak season from Apr-Oct)
  • Must have a valid Driver License; ability to drive pickup trucks and safely tow and maneuver attached trailers

Compensation

  • A full-time, salaried position with pay commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Paid employee health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Simple IRA/401(k) plan with matching contribution 
  • 15 days paid vacation per year
  • 5 days paid sick leave per year
  • 9 days paid holidays
  • PDGA issued equipment and supporting services required to establish remote working capabilities
  • Complementary PDGA annual membership
  • Reimbursed job-related travel expenses
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Employee discount at IDGC Pro Shop

Application Deadline: January 16, 2021

Projected Start Date: February 16, 2021

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To apply, please submit the following items to [email protected]:

  • A cover letter telling us about yourself and related experiences that make you a good candidate for this position
  • Your resume