Meet the AJGA Staff
The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) has grown from three employees in 1978 to over 60 full-time employees annually. The backbone of the Association is the internship program which annually hires 100 people (traveling and in its Braselton National Headquarters) to help run national junior golf tournaments. As the stepping stone to full-time employment, 85% of all AJGA employees have completed an AJGA internship.
COMMUNICATIONS & IT
Responsible for telling the story of the AJGA through media relations, social media, marketing, websites, tournament communications, brand management, sponsor activation, video, photography and history.
Fosters and maintains strong relationships with individual donors and friends. Promotes initiatives and programs to help advance the AJGA and meet the needs of its members, including the Leadership Links, State Cup Series and Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant financial assistance program.
FINANCE & PURCHASING
Preserves the financial welfare of the AJGA. Monitors and manages all revenue and expenses through setting policies, procedures and budgets for individual tournaments and the Association as a whole.
Improves and monitors staff welfare and maintains the AJGA culture. Manages the recruitment and hiring of all full-time staff members as well as seasonal employees. Administers all benefits and educates staff. Conducts AJGA annual events.
Plans, coordinates and conducts AJGA tournaments. Interacts and develops relationships with the players, parents, coaches, sponsors, tournament committees, host facilities, golf course staff, local communities, Senior Rules Officials and volunteers.
Serves the needs of the AJGA’s customers, including players, parents, coaches, prospective players, other junior golf organizations as well as AJGA staff. Responsibilities include mailings, processing membership applications, administering tournament/qualifier applications and fields, and Rolex AJGA Rankings.
SPONSORSHIP & TOURNAMENT BUSINESS AFFAIRS
Raises more than 60 percent of the AJGA’s income through corporate sponsorships and Junior-Am fundraising. Further develops relationships with state, regional and local golf associations and PGA Sections. Identifies, creates and enhances competitive opportunities for juniors. Provides information and educational opportunities for juniors, parents and college coaches.