Title: IMPACT Foundation Donor Special Events Intern
Location: USGA Headquarters, Liberty Corner, NJ
Position Timeframe: May – August 2018
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.
Golf is a game fueled by people with passion, integrity and drive. The newly created USGA Foundation, the charitable fundraising arm of the USGA, is looking for a Donor Special Events Intern. The Donor Special Events Internship will provide a hands-on opportunity to develop a working knowledge of development and special event/fundraising efforts in a non-profit setting. This position works closely with the Development staff to plan, organize, and facilitate all areas of the Association’s fundraising events – from managing event logistics, marketing strategies, working with committees and volunteers to soliciting donations from donors. The USGA Donor Special Events Intern will assist in USGA Foundation role at events including the U.S. Open and other championships, symposiums and Association functions.
This IMPACT Internship will also feature a Professional Development focus where will have an opportunity to participate in Panel Discussions (Leadership & Former Interns), learn more about our broader organization by being exposed to "Day in the Life of" job overviews, participating in community service and social activities, and the opportunity to complete and present a capstone project for senior leaders and management.
What you can expect:
- Donor special event duties on-site at selected USGA Championships to include acting as an ambassador to USGA members, providing tours to select donors and involvement with donor cultivation events and activities.
- Support pre-championship and special event preparation from home office, including distribution of invitations and telephoning perspective attendees.
- Logistical planning, including communicating with vendors, volunteers, partners, and attending planning meetings and discussions.
- Event implementation, including greeting the general public and answering questions; helping with set-up and clean-up; and supporting any other needs.
- Assist in department’s administrative work including database management and entry for Donor CMS.
What you bring to the USGA:
- Ability to multi-task is a must
- Ability to set goals and prioritize in a deadline oriented environment
- Ability to be flexible with schedule during event times
- Interest in and/or passion for golf
- Experience with special events and/or knowledge of non-profit fundraising
- Comfort level in talking with donors, committee members, high profile community members
- Must be extremely proficient in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
- Some experience in database entry and data management
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 usga.org.
The United States Golf Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer