Project Manager – Research

From the USGA Handicap System to national amateur championships, to modernizing the delivery of the game’s Rules and supporting sustainable golf course management practices, the United States Golf Association promotes the health of a game that inspires, challenges, and rewards like nothing else can.


The mission of the USGA’s Research, Science & Innovation (RSI) group is to:

Provide data, tools and technology that the golf industry uses to create viable facilities and improve the golfer experience.


We’re a lean, flat, and experimental team combining science and engineering to identify and inject high-value insights into the golf industry at the point of highest impact. The team works in quick iterations, using the techniques and algorithms best suited for solving challenging problems.

Reporting to the Sr. Director of Research, Science, and Innovation and working with other team members, the Project Manager is responsible for planning projects according to strict deadlines, within budget, to stated business requirements across the portfolio of RSI initiatives.  This includes leading planning sessions, managing daily stand ups, coordination of releases, and removal of impediments to project progress.  Additional duties assigned as needed.




Far Hills, NJ 07931



What You Can Expect:

  • The Project Manager leads project planning and monitoring throughout the entire lifecycle, from concept and proposal stages, through execution and wrap-up.
  • Lead leading planning sessions, managing daily stand ups and removal of impediments to project progress.
  • Coordinate with appropriate team members to assemble project business case and executive summary.
  • Collaborate with project leads to assemble and allocate resource commitments.
  • Report to Sr. Director capacity resource metrics for the purpose of planning and forecasting.
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis including: Project expectations; track and report on project milestones, deliverables, resource parameters, and budget; serve as the point for system changes and ensure changes are tracked
  • Proactively manage project dependencies, changes in project scope, identify potential risks, proactively monitor project budget, devise contingency plans, and report to management on these elements as appropriate.
  • Implement project framework in conjunction with the company's project management methodology including status reporting, metrics and project ceremonies.



What You Bring to the USGA:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a scientific field, Business Management or related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution
  • Proficient with project management software, such as Microsoft Project, JIRA, Confluence
  • Certification(s) in Project Management preferred
  • Experience in Scrum/Agile development methodologies required
  • Strong affinity and passion for the sport and business of golf
  • Experience with budget management
  • Technically competent with various software programs, such as Microsoft Office, including Visio, Excel and PowerPoint required.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to solve problems quickly
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and independently with minimal supervision is essential
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to operate in a collaborative environment



To Apply:

Please click on the following link to apply: Project Manager - Research



About the USGA:

The USGA celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf worldwide.  Founded in 1894, we conduct golf’s premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open.  With The R&A, we govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment and amateur status rules.  Our operating jurisdiction for these governance functions includes the United States, its territories and Mexico.  The USGA Handicap System is utilized in more than 40 countries and our Course Rating System covers 95 percent of the world’s golf courses, enabling all golfers to play on an equitable basis.  The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to the Association’s Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future.  The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum, where we honor the game by curating the world’s most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts.  To learn more, visit


The United States Golf Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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