Coordinator, Green Section Education


About the USGA: 

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
 

Position Summary: 

Working as part of the USGA Green Section department in Far Hills NJ, the Coordinator assists in the development of education products communicating the principles of agronomic sustainability of turfgrass science and golf course management practices to a broad audience. This includes golf course officials, superintendents, maintenance personnel, golfers, regulatory agencies, and the general public.


Duties 

  •  Develop multi-media educational materials pertaining to agronomic sustainability, turfgrass science, golf course management, and turfgrass research. 
  • Oversee the development and monitoring of the digital asset library.
  • Develop timely, well-written, and thorough articles and education products on agronomic and sustainability issues to promote the Green Section strategic priorities to a broad audience (course officials, superintendents, regulatory officials, golfers, etc.).
  • Specific priority topics will focus on water (microsite), resource conservation and economics.
  • Coordinate the development of assigned agronomic content for usga.org site (course care) and continually update materials for easily assessable content.
  • Review, edit, and proof departmental staff materials before publication.
  • Work with the Green Section education staff to identify, develop, and apply new educational tools to better communicate the Green Section messages.
  • Remain current on new communication and education technologies.
  • Remain current in turf-related research and developments in the turfgrass field.
  • Maintain a fundamental understanding of the USGA strategic plan and goals for a culture of excellence. 
  • Assist with other departmental activities and projects, as assigned. 
 

Knowledge, Education, Skills & Abilities 

  •  Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) required
  • Experience with multimedia applications
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to effectively deal with multiple projects at one time and maintain project timelines
  • Attention to detail and a desire to provide high-quality, progressive products and services for the organization
  • Project management skills
  • 2-3+ years’ work experience required
  • Degree in Agriculture Communications, Horticulture, Agronomy Turf Management or a related field required
  • Knowledge of the game of golf


To Apply: 

Please click the following link: Coordinator, Green Section Education

The United States Golf Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer




 
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