Director, Regional Affairs - West Region


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: 

TBD - West Coast
 

Reports to: 

Sr. Director, Regional Affairs
 

Position Summary: 

The USGA Regional Affairs Director actively promotes, communicates and represents USGA core programs at the grass roots level of golf. S/He serves as a conduit of information to support, foster and strengthen mutually beneficial relationships with state and regional golf associations and USGA Committee Members.


Duties 

SRGA Relationships & Communication

Enhance the working relationship between the USGA and state and regional golf associations, through the following methods:

  • Facilitate communications between USGA and state and regional golf associations by providing regular updates through electronic communications, in-person meetings and use all existing USGA communications vehicles.
  • Provide regular internal feedback and reports about the state of the game throughout the region, including state and regional golf association and Committee Member observations, activities and issues.
  • Facilitate introductions with allied associations to strengthen the region’s golf landscape and cooperation among golf leaders.
  • Serve as resource center for state and regional golf associations and member clubs to share best practices and provide consultation services to proactively address issues.
  • Monitor the delivery of USGA programs and services provided by state and regional golf associations, including handicapping, course rating, the Rules of Golf and Amateur Status, to help maintain consistency and compliance.
  • Keep current on USGA policies, programs, services and news to provide accurate and timely reporting through public speaking engagements, attendance at meetings and events of state and regional golf associations, as well as USGA meetings, qualifiers and Championships in region, as assigned. 
  • Promote all USGA services to state and regional golf associations and Committee Members and encourage their attendance at USGA events, including Championships, annual meeting, regional conferences, handicap and course rating seminars and Rules Workshops.

USGA Grant Programs

  • Monitor, evaluate and recommend USGA grants to amateur golf associations through USGA philanthropic activities, including the Regional Association Assistance Program, P.J. Boatwright Internship Program, and Computer Assistant Grants, among others.

USGA Committee Member Administration

  • Strengthen relationship with all USGA Committee Members in region, by recruiting, training and evaluating all Committee Members.  Promote diversity in Committee Member program.
  • In consultation with state and regional golf associations, Staff-in-Charge (SIC) and Committee Chair, facilitate the Committee Member appointment, transfer and retirement process with the Chair of Regional Affairs Committee.
  • Plan, conduct and participate in Family Meetings, USGA seminars and other ongoing educational opportunities for Committee Members and member clubs.

Other USGA Programs and Services

  • Assist onsite at USGA Qualifying and Championships, and other assignments in the field. 
  • Conduct basic Rules of Golf seminars and respond to Rules questions, e-mails and inquiries.
  • Create and conduct public seminars aimed at grass roots golfers and member clubs.
  • Perform administrative tasks and conduct projects as assigned.
  • Communicate and work closely with all USGA departments and all Regional Affairs Directors.

 

 

Working Relationships 

  • All USGA staff and departments including other Regional Affairs Directors and department staff, Rules and Competitions (Rules and Amateur Status, Competitions and Championship Administration), Public Services, Green Section, Communications, GHIN, Handicapping and Course Rating and Information Technology
  • USGA Committee Members, including Chairman of Regional Affairs Committee
  • State and Regional Golf Associations and allied associations

 


Knowledge, Education, Skills & Abilities 

  • College (BA/BS) education preferred.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Public speaking experience required.
  • Proven ability to work independently required.
  • Golf Association experience strongly preferred.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint essential.
  • Working knowledge of the Rules of Golf, USGA Handicap System and Course Rating required.
  • Proven ability to multi-task on a number of major projects simultaneously required.
  • Proven diplomacy and conflict resolution skills required.
  • Willingness and ability to work weekends.
  • Ability to travel up to approximately 50%.


To Apply: 

Please click on the following link: Director, Regional Affairs - West Region.

 




 
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