The USGA is a mission-based nonprofit organization whose purpose is to unify the game, showcase the best talent in golf, provide impartial governance and advance our impact on critical issues such as sustainability, accessibility and inclusion. We conduct the U.S. Open, the U.S. Women’s Open and 13 other national championships at America’s iconic golf venues. The USGA’s headquarters is located in Liberty Corner, N.J., with a new satellite Golf House Pinehurst campus scheduled to open in Dec. 2023. For more, visit usga.org.
About this role:
This role will be responsible for managing the Course Rating functions under the World Handicap System, responsible for both domestic and international use of the Course Rating System. Using a statistical/analytical background, this role will have oversight of the Course Rating System modernization using GIS mapping and geospatial technologies, including development oversight for the Course Rating Software and database.
What you'll do:
Administration of Course Rating
- Organization/conduct Course Rating Calibration Seminars and organize international course rating teams.
- Review and analyze results from Course Rating Calibration Seminars
- Perform analysis and quality assurance with use of Course Rating System (domestic and international)
- Manage database of Course Rating activities worldwide
Course Rating Modernization
- Help lead Course Rating Modernization efforts, including use of GPS/GPS technologies and data integration
- Assist in development of new Course Rating Software
- Provide technical and functional customer support of the Course Rating Software
Course Rating Software & Database
- Manage business requirements for Course Rating Software and Database
- Lead product innovation with use of Course Rating Software and facilitate use of Course Rating Database through WHS Interoperability
Data Management and Analysis
- Data analysis across multiple projects and assist with handicap/course rating research efforts
- Perform analytics on Course Rating System and administrative reports
- Prepare and communicate research results and presentations for committees and staff
- Respond to Handicap and Course Rating inquiries from national association, allied golf associations, golf clubs and the general public
- Actively participate in appropriate working groups and task forces
- Support and attend inter-staff and committee meetings as necessary
- Assist in Educational Programming as needed
Where you'll be:
- This role will be based at our Liberty Corner, NJ campus on a hybrid schedule. Employees are expected to spend 3 days per week working in the office, between Monday - Thursday.
What you bring:
- Candidates should have a background in Mathematics or Statistics, as well as basic programming / scripting & SQL knowledge.
- They should have excellent computer skills including excel and/or other data management and analytics programs.
- Preferably candidates would have familiarity with GPS/GIS technologies and products and a general knowledge of the game of golf, the World Handicap System and Course Rating System.
- Excellent interpersonal, written skills, and
- Ability to work in team environment is a must.
What the USGA brings:
- Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, including a zero cost medical plan offered for all full-time employees
- Retirement plans, with up to 10% annual USGA contribution
- Suite of programs to promote physical, emotional, and financial well-being
- Generous bank of paid time off, plus the week between Christmas and New Years Day off
- Off-site team building events
- On-site gym and golf simulator
- Professional development opportunities
The USGA is an equal opportunity employer. Our organization believes we are stronger by embracing our diverse backgrounds and perspectives, promoting equity so all teammates can excel and grow in their careers, and fostering experiences to drive inclusion in our workplace and game. Golf is a game for everyone, and you are always welcome.