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WCC COMMISSIONER

Job Description.The West Coast Conference (WCC) was established in 1952 and is celebrated for its nationally competitive athletics programs, its commitment to the core values of the collegiate athletics model, and the long-term stability of its membership. The Conference is composed of 10 institutions: Brigham Young University, Gonzaga University, Loyola Marymount University, University of the Pacific, Pepperdine University, University of Portland, Saint Mary's College, University of San Diego, University of San Francisco and Santa Clara University. The Conference office is currently located in San Bruno, California conveniently adjacent to the majestic city of San Francisco.

The WCC is nationally recognized as a conference that successfully blends the highest of traditions and expectations of academic and athletic success with a strong focus on the personal development of its student-athletes. The Conference is one of the top NCAA Division I, non-football athletic conferences in the country, with top ranked programs represented in all 14 of its conference sponsored sports. The WCC is seeking a Commissioner who shares a similar vision and will be charged with planning strategically to build on this success within the values and philosophy of the Conference membership. The Commissioner serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the conference and reports to the Presidents/Chancellors of the member institutions.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
• Working with the Presidents' Council and Executive Council to develop and implement strategies designed to achieve the mission and vision of the Conference and ensure long-term viability while building consensus among all applicable constituencies;
• Serving as the Conference's financial officer while prudently managing resources within budget approaching $8,000,000, including contracting authority;
• Providing essential services to the WCC membership;
• Enhancing national and regional exposure for the conference, including television, digital and public relations initiatives;
• Compliance with NCAA, legal, regulatory and agreement requirements and enforcement of conference rules;
• Managing and supervising Conference office staff who attend to the day-to-day needs of the membership, including sports administration (e.g., scheduling, officiating programs, conduct of conference championships and meetings);
• Serving as the primary spokesperson for the conference; and
• Actively serving on NCAA, professional organization boards and representing the Conference, as appropriate.

Applicants for the position shall possess a bachelor's degree (advanced degree is preferred), a reputation of being ethical and maintaining integrity, knowledge and commitment to the rules and bylaws of the NCAA and Conference, and substantial experience in collegiate athletics administration or equivalent experience in a related field. Further qualities would include strong public relations, oral and written communication skills; demonstrated leadership and a strong work ethic; strategic planning and fiscal management; and experience in contract negotiations especially as it relates to television, sponsorship and other areas.

The West Coast Conference Presidents' Council invites letters of nomination, applications, or expressions of interest to be submitted via email to commissionersearch@westcoast.org. All applications should include a resume and cover letter detailing the applicant's interest in and qualifications for the position. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to April 18, 2014.

The West Coast Conference is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

WCC CHAMPIONSHIPS AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS INTERNSHIP

Basic Function. This internship will provide the opportunity to receive sports administration education and training in one of the premier Division I collegiate athletic conference offices. This position will be exposed to and involved in the ongoing development of West Coast Conference initiatives, providing hands-on experience and learning opportunities, particularly in the areas of championships, marketing and media relations.

Internship Length: August 1, 2014-June 30, 2015

Education and Training Opportunities.

1. Championships and Marketing:
• Assist with Championship preparation, such as Championship Central maintenance, team travel, championship forms and surveys, awards and volunteer communication.
• Assist with ongoing Championships Assessment through research and data collection.
• Perform and collect requests for proposals for future WCC Championships.
• Participate in planning meetings and conference calls with host Championship venues, as appropriate.
• Prepare Conference head coaches' meeting materials, as related to Championships.
• Assist with coordination and execution of conference-wide marketing and branding initiatives.
• Assist with production of Championship-related events, collateral and signage.
• Assist with event operations at Championships, as assigned.

2. Media Relations:
• Write and edit press releases on official WCC website.
• Maintain statistics and scores for various conference-sponsored sports.
• Produce content to promote on social media portals including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram.
• Update sport record books, staff and membership biographies, and other documents.
• Assist with media relations preparations for WCC Men's and Women's Basketball Championships.

3. Other identified projects based on areas of interest and experience.

Required and Preferred Qualifications and Requirements.
1. Demonstrated experience with the WCC's core values of collaboration, inclusion, innovation, integrity, personal growth and performance.
2. Demonstrated enrollment or completion of a Bachelor's, Master's or equivalent degree required.
3. Athletics administration and/or sports management experience or related volunteer experience preferred.
4. Demonstrated high-level proficiency in Microsoft programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), HTML, Adobe Creative Suite required. Proficiency and experience with using Mac computers and operating systems and other software programs (e.g., Prezi), and Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
5. Effective professional communication, both orally and in writing. Proficiency in drafting and editing written communications.
6. Working knowledge of intercollegiate athletics, the West Coast Conference and its institutions' programs and/or higher education preferred.

Additional Information.

The West Coast Conference is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a diverse working environment. Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check and skills assessment. The candidate must be able to lift at least 30 pounds.

This is a paid position. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information of at least two references to jobs@westcoast.org. Position will be opened until Friday, April 18, 2014.

WCC COMPLIANCE AND ADMINISTRATION INTERNSHIP

Basic Function. This internship will provide the opportunity to receive sports administration education and training in one of the premier college conference offices. This position will be exposed to and involved in the ongoing development of West Coast Conference initiatives, providing hands-on experience and learning opportunities, particularly in the areas of compliance and administration.

Internship Length: August 1, 2014-June 30, 2015

Education and Training Opportunities.

1. Compliance:
• West Coast Conference and NCAA compliance education and interpretations.
• NCAA waiver and violation administration.
• National Letter of Intent program administration.
• Participate in planning meetings and conference calls with WCC Cabinets and Committees as well as Compliance administrators, as appropriate.

2. Administration:
• Governance process and proposal administration.
• Conference comparison research, such as sport administration, RPI, scheduling and championships.
• West Coast Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) support.
• Support Conference Officiating Program.
• Fiscal research projects.

3. Other identified projects based on areas of interest and experience.

Required and Preferred Qualifications and Requirements.
1. Demonstrated experience with the WCC's core values of collaboration, inclusion, innovation, integrity, personal growth and performance.
2. Demonstrated enrollment or completion of a Bachelor's, Master's or equivalent degree required.
3. Athletics administration and/or sports management experience or related volunteer experience preferred.
4. Demonstrated high-level proficiency in Microsoft programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), HTML, Adobe Creative Suite required. Proficiency and experience with using Mac computers and operating systems and other software programs (e.g., Prezi), and Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
5. Effective professional communication, both orally and in writing. Proficiency in drafting and editing written communications.
6. Working knowledge of intercollegiate athletics, the West Coast Conference and its institutions' programs and/or higher education preferred.

Additional Information.

The West Coast Conference is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a diverse working environment. Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check and skills assessment. The candidate must be able to lift at least 30 pounds.

This is a paid position. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information of at least two references to jobs@westcoast.org. Position will be opened until Friday, April 18, 2014.

About the West Coast Conference
Formed in 1952, the West Coast Conference (WCC) has become a nationally recognized and competitive force in NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics. Characterized by the stability of its membership and its unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics, the WCC is comprised of 10 western, private institutions: Brigham Young University, Gonzaga University, Loyola Marymount University, University of the Pacific, Pepperdine University, University of Portland, Saint Mary's College, University of San Diego, University of San Francisco, and Santa Clara University.

The West Coast Conference sponsors 14 sports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, women's rowing, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis and women's volleyball. Current West Coast Conference member institutions have combined to win 33 national championships.