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Director, I.T. Data & Application Development

Company: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Director, I.T. Data & Application Development GCSAA is seeking an I.T. professional to lead the association's technology efforts and oversee the technological operations of the business. The I.T. Director is responsible for understanding how I.T. programs can be leveraged to enhance the overall user experience through the use and implementation of well-defined business rules. The Director will be a hands-on leader, interacting with all levels of the organization to communicate objectives, assign & manage project roles, perform development work when necessary, preserve assets and maintain business continuity by implementing data backup, recovery and system security. This position will provide business solutions that meet the demands of the business while staying current on new technologies. This position will play a key role on the core team involved with the strategy, design and maintenance of the GCSAA websites. Qualified candidates possess:

  • Strong understanding of cloud environment including virtual machines, storage, application hosting, virtual networking and Entra ID
  • Working knowledge of system integration techniques including REST APIs and iPaaS
  • Experience and direct technical knowledge of:
    • Data Center - ESXi, Network Load Balancing, Storage/Backup
    • Microsoft - O365/M365 administration, Azure/Entra ID
    • Network/Security - IDS/IPS, Certificate Security, Firewall, 2FA
    • CRM/AMS
    • Website Development/Management - web content mgmt. (Sitefinity and WordPress), single sign on, dynamic web pages, image and file respositories, site search, SEO, JavaScript frameworks, DevOPS
    • Software development cycles: planning, analysis, design, implementation, testing
      • Ability to quickly translate technical requirements from abstract concepts into actionable business plans
      • Strong project management/prioritization skills & ability to meet deadlines in a fast moving environment
      • Ability to build relationships centered around trust and credibility to reach collaborative solutions
      • Must be able to travel to the annual GCSAA Conference and Trade Show
      • Possess a bachelor's degree or 7 years of equivalent I.T. experience, with at least 3 years serving in a leadership capacity with a diverse team of IT disciplines
      • Must have a minimum of three years IT expertise within an architecture development integration of back-end systems and development
        • HTTP, SOAP, REST, Net, Apache, PHP, etc.
        • Coding languages (JavaScript, C#, SQL, CSS)
          • Various technical certifications valued, but not required
          • Familiarity with the golf industry is a plus but not essential
          • This position will work out of the Lawrence, KS headquarters office (local hybrid work schedule applies) About GCSAA The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a non-profit, membership-driven association with 20,000+ members in 78 countries and 85 employees whose mission is serve our members, advance their profession, and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Our mantra is simple: Everyone paddles. We seek to hire passionate team members who wish to make an impact on the future of the game and golf course management profession. Salary range is $120,000 - $130,000, in addition to GCSAA's attractive benefits package. We provide a generous paid leave program, allow for community involvement opportunities, and local hybrid work schedule. Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to respond. Apply online at and scroll to "About GCSAA' at the bottom of our home page and select "Careers at GCSAA." If you need assistance applying, please email . GCSAA promotes a welcoming and inclusive environment and is proud to be an EOE.

Keywords: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Lawrence , Director, I.T. Data & Application Development, Executive , Lawrence, Kansas

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