Assistant Director, Rules of Golf & Amateur Status


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The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s working jurisdiction comprises the United States, its territories and Mexico.

The USGA is a global leader in the development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and funds an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” charitable giving program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.

 


 

Location: 

Far Hills, NJ
 

Reports to: 

Senior Director, Rules of Golf & Amateur Status
 

Position Summary: 

The Assistant Director, Rules of Golf & Amateur Status will be involved with all aspects of the Rules and Amateur Status Department.  Responsibilities will include the development of materials for the Rules of Golf and Rules of Amateur Status educational initiatives, processing of Amateur Status applications, answering Rules of Golf and Rules of Amateur Status inquiries and the completion of special projects as assigned.  The Assistant Director, Rules of Golf & Amateur Status will serve in various roles at USGA Championships as assigned.  S/He will interact frequently with other departments within the USGA including Communications, I.T., Digital Media and Regional Affairs.  This individual will also be involved with work that relates to various Committees, including: Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Joint Rules, Joint Rules of Amateur Status and Intercollegiate Relations. S/He will be expected to travel 50-60 days per year.


Duties 

  • Work with the Director, Rules Education on the research, development and implementation of products and strategies associated with the basic Rules initiative.  This will include the review of materials and will require a significant amount of interaction with various individuals, both internal and external.
  • Prepare materials or follow-up for the Rules of Golf Committee, Joint Rules of Golf Committee, Amateur Status Committee and Intercollegiate Relations Committee meetings.  Assist the Senior Director, Rules of Golf & Amateur Status with special projects as assigned. 
  • Support the Director, Amateur Status & Rules of Golf on the day-to-day Amateur Status operations.  Duties will include:
    • Processing applications for reinstatement;
    • Investigations associated with an application for reinstatement;
    • Handling of inquiries, including responding directly to daily inquiries; 
    • Processing other applications/requests, to include making recommendations on expense approvals for collegiate players, international players or those competing in sponsored handicap competitions; 
    • Support the production of educational opportunities on the Rules of Amateur Status
    • Complete other projects as directed by the chair of the Amateur Status Committee and/or senior staff.
  • Work USGA Championships as assigned.
  • Review and update Rules of Golf and Amateur Status publication materials.  This will include both print and digital products.  Duties will be assigned during change years.
  • Teach and/or coordinate Rules of Golf seminars and workshops.
 

Knowledge, Education, Skills & Abilities 

 

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the Rules of Golf and the Rules of Amateur Status
  • Experience in golf administration is required
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work independently
  • Expected Travel:  50-60 days per year 

 


To Apply: 

 

Applications for this position will be accepted through March 22nd.  Please click on the following link to apply Assistant Director, Rules of Golf & Amateur Status

 




 
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