Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: I8009 / Dir,Golf Courses
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15
HR Review/Approval:COMP

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Directs and oversees the management of all aspects of the University's golf courses, to include course operations, golf concessions, turf and equipment maintenance, and retail facilities. Represents the University to external vendors, community representatives, businesses, and visitors. Oversees the coordination of golf tournaments and serves as the primary point of contact with the University Intercollegiate Athletics Department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Directs and oversees all aspects of the operation of the UNM Championship Golf Course and the UNM North Golf Course, to include all pro shop operations, course supervision, course maintenance, course marketing, and customer relations.
  2. Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.
  3. Interacts with students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members, and visitors to the golf courses to ensure customer satisfaction; works with vendors to maintain golf courses and facilities.
  4. Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization's goals and objectives; oversees recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of unit staff.
  5. Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.
  6. Serves as the primary point of contact for all activities and operations of the University's golf courses; collaborates with University Athletics programs in order to provide services to golf athletes and negotiates agreements regarding the use of golf courses and facilities.
  7. Plans, develops, and implements strategies for generating resources and/or revenues for the organization.
  8. Oversees the coordination and organization of special promotional activities such as local, regional, and national golf tournaments.
  9. Represents the University to various institutional divisions as well as externally to media, government agencies, funding agencies, students and their parents, and/or the general public.
  10. Establishes and maintains professional relationships with state, regional, and national golf organizations.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 5 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certified member of the Professional Golf Association (PGA) under the PGA Professional Golf Management program.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in area of expertise.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of golf course management.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations for the operation of all aspects of a golf course complex.
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and facilitate major golf tournament events.
  • Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and implement promotional programs and events.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships with a diverse range of both internal and external constituencies.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must maintain certification status.
  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work may, on occasion, involve exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires occasional lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 35 pounds.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/25/2023