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Associate Commissioner - Administration
General responsibilities. The Associate Commissioner - Administration is a senior management team member at the West Coast Conference office. The individual works collaboratively with staff and membership to ensure execution of the strategic plan, manage and facilitate NCAA and conference governance issues, and monitor internal and membership operations.

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Duties and Responsibilities.

  1. Leadership.
    • Advise and deliver research and recommendations to the Commissioner and senior staff on current and future strategic initiatives and critical Conference, peer Conference and national issues.
    • Serve on the senior management team and contribute to resolution of key conference, regional, and national issues.

  2. Strategic Plan Management.
    • Execute the West Coast Conference's strategic plan. Co-lead the senior staff team entrusted to ensure continued progress on strategic initiatives and action plans within the cornerstones of leadership, student-athlete experience, competitiveness and exposure.

  3. Governance.
    • Serve as staff liaison and/or support governance groups such as the Presidents' Council, Executive Council, Strategic Planning and Leadership Cabinet, Administration and Operations Cabinet, Finance Cabinet and athletics directors.
    • Manage and facilitate West Coast Conference and NCAA governance issues.
    • Develop collaborative relationships with the West Coast Conference campus senior leadership and other colleagues holding similar positions at organizations such as the NCAA national office, peer Division I Conferences, NACDA, NACWAA and coaches associations. Apprise Commissioner of initiatives from these organizations that are relevant to the West Coast Conference and its members.
    • Manage and facilitate West Coast Conference membership service within the Conference and NCAA structures. Ensure Conference has appropriate proactive engagement and positioning with relevant national issues.
    • Represent the Conference and/or Commissioner at meetings, functions and appointments, as needed.

  4. Sport Administration. Serve as sport administrator, including liaison for head coaches groups, for assigned sports (e.g., women's basketball, women's volleyball, softball, men's or women's soccer).
  5. Operations, Professional Development and Leadership.
    • Work collaboratively with the senior associate commissioner/chief financial officer to effectively and efficiently manage office operations.
    • Develop and implement business performance management and analytic processes that enable the management of the organization's performance to achieve pre-selected goals associated with the strategic plan and member services.
    • Oversee employee performance, staff development, and recruitment and retention programs. Oversight of internship program.
    • Encourage innovation within staff related to business operations and emerging technologies and trends, including those that may improve staff efficiency and effectiveness and membership engagement and service.
    • Supervise and develop staff, as assigned.

  6. Other duties, including Commissioner delegated projects and championships support.
Required and Preferred Qualifications.
  1. Demonstrated understanding of the West Coast Conference's core values of collaboration, inclusion, innovation, integrity, personal growth and performance.
  2. Bachelor's degree required. Master's or advanced/professional degree(s) preferred.
  3. Minimum five years of progressively responsible full-time professional experience. Working knowledge of Division I intercollegiate athletics, the WCC and its institutions' programs and/or higher education preferred.
  4. Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment to handle sensitive and confidential information/material with discretion.
  5. Skill in managing and organizing personnel and resources in order to provide the most efficient working environment.
  6. Ability to analyze situations and systems, identify problems, and implement solutions.
  7. General knowledge of financial and personnel policies, principles and procedures as well as general management principles.
  8. Demonstrated record of successful planning, budgeting, financial analysis and fiscal management.
  9. Ability to conceive and develop short and long range plans and ability to prioritize assignments to complete work in a timely manner when there are changes in assignments, deadlines, completing requirements and workload.
  10. Skill in organizing material, information, and people in a systematic way to optimize efficiency and minimize duplication of effort.
  11. Proven skills in consensus building, exchanging ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs and/or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions or solutions.
  12. Ability to communicate with others in an understandable manner. Proven skills in writing and oral communication so as to communicate effectively at a variety of levels in a complete concise, effective and grammatically correct administrative manner through reports, policy statements, procedures and correspondence.
  13. Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex information, including legal and financial information, for presentation in a clear and comprehensive manner.
  14. Demonstrated high-level proficiency in Microsoft programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other relevant software required.

Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check. A valid California driver's license is required and the use of a personal vehicle may be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this position. The candidate must be able to travel (e.g., airplane) and lift at least 30 pounds. The position may require work on evenings and weekends. The West Coast Conference is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse work environment.

To apply, email a cover letter, resume and contact information of three references to jobs@westcoast.org. Deadline for application is October 1, 2014.


Assistant Director of Championships and Sport Administration
The Assistant Director of Championships will provide operational and administrative support to the West Coast Conference championships and sport administration.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Championships and event management administrative support, as assigned by the Associate Commissioner of Championships and Administration, for all West Coast Conference championships. Includes:
  • Lead championship administrator for the West Coast Conference Men's and Women's Cross Country, Men's and Women's Golf and Women's Rowing championships.
  • Direct support for the West Coast Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Championships.
  • Assist with research and assessment of future championship proposals.
  • Assist in the development of in-season and championship policies and administrative agreements.
  • Sport Administration and Governance Support
  • Serve as the sport administrator for assigned sports (e.g., Men's and Women's Golf, Women's Rowing). This includes staff liaison responsibilities for the head coaches groups and monitoring and communication of national, regional and conference issues specific to those sports.
  • Support the Championships Committee and Ticket Managers.
  • Assist with Conference sport scheduling and officiating programs. Apply Conference policies relating to change of schedule forms, communicate directly with Conference membership on scheduling and officiating matters, and manage internal systems and information for these programs.
  • Serve as the administrator for the Game Managers and Head Athletic Trainers Groups

    Other Duties:
  • Assist the Commissioner and senior staff as requested. Includes project support (research and data analysis) and report development.
  • Support to other Conference initiatives, based on need and interest.

    Required and Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated understanding of the West Coast Conference's core values of collaboration, inclusion, innovation, integrity, personal growth and performance.
  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's or advanced/professional degree(s) preferred.
  • Minimum two years of professional experience required. Relevant broad experience in intercollegiate athletics is preferred. Experience through an internship, fellowship or as a graduate student may be considered toward this requirement.
  • Demonstrated professional competency by establishing and meeting deadlines, balancing multiple responsibilities and working without daily direct supervision in a timely and high-quality fashion.
  • Effective and professional communication, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated high-level proficiency in Microsoft programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other relevant software required.
  • Working knowledge of Division I intercollegiate athletics, the WCC and its institutions' programs and/or higher education preferred.
Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check. A valid California driver's license is required and the use of a personal vehicle may be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this position. The candidate must be able to travel (e.g., airplane) and lift at least 30 pounds. The position may require work on evenings and weekends. The West Coast Conference is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse work environment. To apply, email a cover letter, resume and contact information of three references to jobs@westcoast.org. The deadline for applications is September 26, 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. The WCC's vision is to be the most competitive and well recognized FCS/Division I conference in the nation, while delivering a premiere educational experience for all West Coast Conference student-athletes. Characterized by the stability of its membership and its unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics, the WCC comprises 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.