Manager, Compensation and Rewards

About the USGA: 

If you are interested in joining a passionate, mission-driven organization dedicated to making a meaningful difference for golf and golfers worldwide, we invite you to apply for a position with the United States Golf Association as our Manager, Compensation and Rewards.


The USGA conducts the premier championships in golf, including 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 competitions including the Walker and Curtis Cup Matches. We govern the game on a global basis with The R&A, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. In addition, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.


One of the most revered organizations in sports, the USGA is dedicated to fostering the long-term health of the game. We are committed to making the game more affordable and more accessible. We have been a global leader in the development and support of sustainable golf course management practices and, through the programs of the USGA Museum, we serve as a primary steward for the game’s rich and celebrated history.



Far Hills, NJ

Position Summary: 

As a member of the USGA Human Resources/People team, the Manager, Compensation and Rewards is responsible for designing and administering USGA compensation programs and processes, for all levels and classifications aligned with our culture and values as a nationally recognized not-for-profit sports organization. This is a brand new, individual contributor role with potential for growth. We are working to become a more vibrant community of engaged colleagues and a recognized great place to work. You will play an integral role in this journey by influencing employee performance and retention through rewards and recognition.

What You Can Expect 

  • Help design a compensation and rewards strategy that ensures our total pay practices, structures, processes and programs are competitive and compliant and serve as one mechanism to attract and retain great people for the USGA
  • Provide analysis, recommendations, and guidance regarding compensation program development and implementation
  • Review, approve and track pay recommendations
  • In conjunction with the Senior HR Business Partner, conduct job evaluations for new and existing positions in order to properly categorize positions for level and compliance with FLSA regulations
  • Provide strategic compensation and rewards consulting to leaders including market pricing in support of talent acquisition of unique staff or organizational challenges
  • Drive company salary survey participation and analysis and ensure surveys are submitted on time. Analyze survey results and determine necessary course of action
  • Ensure significant pay issues critical to USGA success are identified and escalated with appropriate recommendations for resolution
  • Effectively communicate market data, trends, and/or projections on compensation issues
  • Develop annual salary structures, merit increase recommendations, geographic differentials, and compensation administration criteria
  • Develop training for leaders and staff on USGA pay practices and related philosophies
  • Lead the annual compensation planning process (base and incentives) by developing budgets, decision making tools (spreadsheets, guidelines), calendar, and reports. Work closely with HR business partner to ensure accuracy and integrity
  • Partner with benefits/payroll colleagues to influence the design and strategic approach to rewards, benefits, and wellness programs
  • Regularly monitor USGA adherence to internal policies and external legislation, e.g., FLSA, Pay Equity   
  • Prepare and distribute compensation and rewards information according to federal and state regulations 
  • Assist in benefit/wellness presentations and training
  • Additional duties assigned as needed

What You Bring to the USGA 

  • 5-7 years of experience as a compensation professional with proven ability to design administer and support compensation programs and approaches at all levels
  • Undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Finance, Mathematics or a related field required
  • Ongoing professional compensation certifications or work towards Certified Compensation Professional
  • Expert proficiency in most standard business software application, particularly Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint) and the ability to design and execute ad hoc compensation reports and extracts for analysis, costing, modeling, or data manipulation
  • Experience working in or with benefits and wellness teams
  • Experience with HRIS platforms, to maintain basic job information, reporting information, and other related compensation information and tables
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work with all levels in the organization
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills. Must have polished presentation skills and strong project management skills
  • Cultivates a reputation of credibility and integrity within the organization as an authentic, trusted and respected expert
  • Project management and problem solving skills and able to multitask while meeting ongoing deadlines
  • Being candid, professional, inclusive and friendly while working with the rest of our organization
  • Interest in being part of a mission driven organization
  • Interest in and understanding of the USGA and golf, both historic and present

To Apply: 

Please click on the following link to apply: Manager, Compensation and Rewards  



The United States Golf Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer  

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