Director, Championships - Women's Four Ball and U.S. Women's Mid-Am


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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, Competitions
 

Number of Employees Directly Supervised By This Position: 

Full Time – 1
Part Time – 0

Position Summary: 

The Director, Championships serves as staff member in charge (SIC) of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball and U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championships.  S/He also serves as a coordinator/instructor at PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshops; assists the USGA Future Amateur Sites Committee as requested; assists with various projects assigned; and serves at other USGA championships as assigned.   


Duties 

Staff member in charge (SIC) of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship and the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship:

  • Organize & coordinate all aspects of each Championship including golf course set-up, future site evaluation, Rules, budget, etc.
  • Serve as primary contact for the Host Committee and assist with administrative details, including preparation of Hosting Manual for each site.
  • Work closely with the respective Championship Committee/Chairman on the conduct of each Championship and on all activities including assignments, Committee events, and social functions. 
  • Work closely with administrative assistant on all administrative support matters, including mailings, shipment of supplies, gifts, etc.  
  • Work with Championship Administration Department to ensure accuracy of entry applications, qualifying information, pairings and other administrative details.
  • Work with Communications Department staff regarding publicity and promotion for each Championship. 
  • Prepare and manage vendor agreements.
  • Serve as member of the Future Amateur Sites Committee.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Assist with various projects assigned, to include leading task forces to improve USGA championship best practices.
  • Assist in the conduct of other USGA championships as assigned.  Duties may include:
    • Course marking; course set-up; serving as a Rules official.
  • Serve as a coordinator/instructor at PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshops, as well as regional/state golf associations and other groups, as requested.
  • Assist the Future Amateur Sites Committee as needed, including travel to visit golf clubs to determine their ability to host future USGA championships. 
 

Knowledge, Education, Skills & Abilities 

  • Demonstrated ability in golf competition administration (inside and outside the ropes) at the national, state or regional level is required.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the Rules of Golf.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of golf course set-up and marking.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


Additional Comments: 

Travel Requirements:

The anticipated travel for this position is approximately 80 – 100 days per year.

 

Applications will be accepted through January 24, 2014.


To Apply: 

Please click on the following link to apply: Director, Championships - Women's Four-Ball and Women's Mid-Am




 
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