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|Position Title:||USGA Fellow|| |
|Location:||Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|Start Date:||June 2009|
application deadline is closed for the 2009 Fellowship Class.
Please check back in October for an opportunity to apply for
the 2010 USGA Fellowship.|
The Fellowship is an intensive, two-year
commitment aimed at developing recent college graduates'
professional and leadership skills through a variety of job
responsibilities, seminars and classes. Through participation
in the program, Fellows gain a strong understanding of the role
of philanthropy and the non-profit sector. New Fellows are
mentored by second-year Fellows who help them acclimate to the
program and the roles and responsibilities of the
The core work experience of a Fellow is helping
to create opportunities in people's lives through golf and its
values by serving as a member of the USGA's grant-making staff.
Within this role, Fellows are responsible for reviewing grant
applicants' organizational, strategic, and developmental plans.
This information, which is gathered through the grant
application, correspondence with the organization, and pre-grant
site visits, is summarized and presented by Fellows to the USGA
Grants Committee. Fellows are then responsible for monitoring the
USGA investment made in the portfolio of USGA-supported programs.
In this role, Fellows serve as liaisons with supported
organizations, ensuring that USGA funds are spent appropriately
while offering solutions to issues that may arise during the
In addition to providing grant funds to
organizations that are working to provide opportunities in
people's lives through golf, the USGA itself conducts many
activities with the same goal in mind. By participating in these
outreach programs, Fellows have dual roles as both team members
and leaders. Many outreach programs involve partnerships with
leading organizations in the golf community. These programs
enable Fellows to develop skills such as leadership, teamwork,
program development, Web site administration, budgeting, and
event management. Serving as team leaders provides valuable
Beyond the typical job responsibilities, Fellows
are continuously engaged in a professional development
curriculum. Within this curriculum, Fellows participate in a
non-profit management and fundraising course, a personal finance
class, public speaking seminars, career development workshops,
and structured office discussions concerning local, national, and
Each Fellow is assigned to work at one of the 13 national
championships conducted by the USGA. The Fellows'
responsibilities typically include assistance with media
relations, overall championship operation and administration, and
course set-up. Additionally, certain Fellows are assigned to lead
a "Catch the Spirit" event at the U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open,
and the U.S. Senior Open. Fellows assist in leading the operation
of these events thereby gaining valuable event management
To publicize the efforts of the USGA Grants and Fellowship
Department, Fellows contribute to the USGA Annual Report, present
key messages at conferences, and organize grant check
presentations. In addition, Fellows provide content for
USGA-operated web sites. In this capacity, Fellows continually
update content as well as write and post articles relating to
As an option, second-year Fellows may develop a proposal for a
third-year project. The approval of such a project is strongly
dependent upon its alignment with the specific needs, objectives,
and purpose of the USGA Grants and Fellowship Department.
USGA Fellowship candidates are generally recent
graduates of four-year colleges or universities and must
demonstrate each of the following:
- Strong leadership potential
- Interest in public service
- Desire for personal and professional
- Strong analytical, written, and verbal
- Appreciation for the impact participation in
sport and other activities can have on the lives of underserved
kids and individuals with disabilities
- Personal initiative and strong scholastic
- Commitment to teamwork and a collaborative
- Willingness and ability to travel
- Eligibility to work in the United States
The USGA seeks a diverse applicant pool and
strives to hire USGA Fellows who represent the broad spectrum of
constituents served through the USGA Grants Initiative and the
many outreach programs operated by the USGA.
Relatives of USGA employees and current and former USGA Executive
Committee and Women's Committee members are not eligible for
Starting Salary: $29,000
Starting Bonus: $1,500
Competitive benefits package offered
Specific relocation expenses will be covered per the Relocation
Bonus awards will be considered every six months based on
In order to be considered, the applicant must submit,
, the following items:
- 1-2 page cover letter describing your
interest in the USGA Fellowship Program and your career
- RÃ©sumÃ© or C.V.
- Two letters of recommendation, which
represent a range of academic, professional and/or personal
references (please do not send recommendations from family
members). One recommendation from a past employer/supervisor is
- 3" x 5" note card with your name, email
address, hometown, and how you found out about the Fellowship
(e.g. - Career Center, eRecruiting, etc. - please include
specific Web site or search service used)
- If you are an international applicant,
documentation of your eligibility to work in the United States
must be provided with your application. International
applicants who do not have proper documentation authorizing
them to work in the United States will not be considered for
the Fellowship Program.
*Please submit all materials together in one packet.
Recommendation letters may be mailed separately, if
necessary. All materials need to be mailed to the following
|USGA Fellowship Selection
1631 Mesa Avenue, Suite D
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
If chosen to move forward in the selection
process, phone interviews will be conducted during the last week
of January and first week of February 2009. Finalists will be
invited to a Selection Weekend in Colorado Springs to be held
March 5-8, 2009.
Hard copies of all application materials must be
received at the USGA office by January 8, 2009. It is the
applicant's responsibility to ensure that all materials arrive at
our office by this date. Facsimiles will not be accepted.
Submitting application materials early is encouraged.
Andrew Brockman, Jack Hendrickson, and Megan
Fellowship Recruitment & Selection Team Leaders
Phone: 719-471-4810 (Andrew, ext. 29; Jack, ext. 19; Megan, ext.
To get a more in depth look into the USGA
Fellowship in Leadership and Service, visit the
Grants & Fellowship section of
located in the Supporting The Game area of the site.