Manager, Strategic Initiatives

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.




Far Hills, NJ

Reports to: 

Senior Managing Director, Public Services

Position Summary: 

The Manager, Strategic Initiatives will support the Senior Managing Director, Public Services by researching issues that have been identified as having strategic importance to the Association, monitoring key performance metrics related to the Association’s strategic plan, and preparing communications for the leadership team to document progress against key strategic initiatives. He/she will investigate issues of strategic significance to the USGA and the game, utilizing diverse resources to collect relevant information, synthesize relevant information into reports for USGA leadership, and recommend possible strategies, initiatives and tactics for consideration by the leadership team. As requested and directed, he/she also support the monitoring and evaluation of the key performance metrics and established timelines related to the Association’s strategic initiatives, in order to develop any communications (reports, presentations, etc.) necessary to keep USGA leadership informed of progress. As necessary to support these efforts, the Manager, Strategic Initiatives will seek to cultivate relationships and engage with relevant partners, external constituencies and key stakeholders.

What You Can Expect 

  • Structure, conduct and interpret analyses and research related to strategic issues. Determine which analyses, information and data are required to appropriately evaluate various strategic and tactical opportunities. Conduct related research as required (interviews, web searches, etc.); collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data; synthesize findings; and potentially recommend course of action.
  • Work with leadership team, department managers and strategy teams to identify, collect and synthesize information and metrics related to the implementation of key strategic initiatives.
  • Prepare reports and presentations as necessary, including monthly strategic plan progress report, as well as presentation materials for Executive Committee meetings and leadership team meetings.
  • Participate in and/or lead the preparation of briefings, presentations and/or reports on strategic issues to USGA leadership. 
  • Build relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders to facilitate collection of relevant information and data.



Working Relationships 


  • USGA leadership, including senior management team and Executive Committee
  • Department managers across the Association, as relevant to strategic issues and opportunities
  • Allied national and international golf associations, including (but not limited to) The R&A, PGA of America, LPGA, PGA Tour, World Golf Foundation and state and regional golf associations
  • Various representatives across the golf industry, including (but not limited to) manufacturers, vendors, facility owners and managers, and the golf media


What You Bring to the USGA 

  • BS/BA or equivalent required.  
  • 3-5 years’ experience working in a research or management position.
  • Extensive working knowledge of golf, the golf industry, and the USGA stakeholders and key constituencies required.
  • Flexibility to travel on occasion.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and interpret quantitative and qualitative analyses.
  • Ability to comprehend and communicate complex issues.
  • Superior oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work with initiative, without close supervision.
  • Must have the ability to manage multiple priorities and accept other duties as assigned.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point.


To Apply: 

Please click on the following link: Manager, Strategic Initiatives.

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