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Associate Commissioner - Championships

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General responsibilities

The Associate Commissioner - Championships is a senior management team member at the West Coast Conference office. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with staff and membership to ensure execution of the Conference's championships, serve as a sport administrator for assigned sports, and oversee the WCC's marketing and promotions initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Ensure the successful management, coordination and execution of all Conference championships.
    • Implement Conference procedures and policies through planning and administration of championship events.
    • Develop and adhere to championships associated budgets.
    • Negotiate and execute facility, hotel, and other consultant/vendor contracts, manage staff, volunteers, game operations, and travel.
    • Oversee the championships awards program.
    • Develop and execute long-range goals and desired outcomes that support the strategic plan, including research and evaluation of future championships proposals.
    • Ensure fulfillment of NCAA automatic qualification notification and automatic bid application process.
    • Provide guidance and leadership to the Conference staff for assigned roles at championship events, including marketing and promotional efforts.
  2. Serve as sport administrator, including liaison for head coaches groups.
    • Ensure effectiveness of coaches meetings and facilitate open discussion of campus, Conference and NCAA issues.
    • Work collaboratively with membership and staff to develop and shepherd sport specific issues through the governance process.
  3. Serve as Conference office representative for the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.
  4. Provide support to the WCC governance structure as a liaison or through research and reports, as assigned (e.g., Championships Committee, Executive Council, other specific cabinets or committees).
  5. Develop collaborative relationships with the 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 Conference and its members, particularly in the area of championships.
  6. Serve as an active, collaborative member of the senior management team. Includes development, planning and implementation of strategic and long-range planning.
  7. Manage, supervise and develop staff, as assigned.
  8. Other duties, including Commissioner-delegated projects and 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, submit a cover letter, resume and contact information of three references to jobs@westcoast.org. Deadline for application is April 27, 2015.


Assistant Commissioner of Governance and Business Operations

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General responsibilities

The Assistant Commissioner of Governance and Business Operations is responsible for the administration and continued development of operations related to West Coast Conference governance and business. This position will have broad exposure to all aspects of conference management and reports to the Associate Commissioner of Governance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Governance:
    • Assist with the implementation of the WCC Strategic Plan, including the tracking of deliverables and goals.
    • Assist with governance policy and procedures including, but not limited to record maintenance, proposal drafting, and membership education and communication.
    • Support executive, administrative and sport-specific governance cabinets and committees.
    • Research and analyze institutional and peer conference data.
  • Business Administration:
    • Perform financial analysis, including researching, analyzing, and preparing presentations for assigned projects.
    • Assist with business operations on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis, including payment processing, bank reconciliations, accounts receivable and accounts payable, credit card reconciliations, audit assistance, and other functions.

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 three years of progressively responsible full-time professional experience. Working knowledge of Division I intercollegiate athletics.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment to handle sensitive and confidential information/material with discretion. Further, to analyze situations and systems, identify problems, and implement solutions.
  • Demonstrated professional competency by establishing and meeting deadlines, balancing multiple responsibilities and working without daily direct supervision in a timely and high-quality fashion.
  • 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. Build and maintain positive and effective relationships with membership, partners and internal staff.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently communicate with others. Proven skills in writing and oral communication at a variety of levels, in a concise, strategic, and grammatically correct administrative manner.
  • Demonstrated high-level proficiency in Microsoft programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required and experience with other software programs (e.g., Adobe InDesign, FileMaker Pro) 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. Salary and title are commensurate with experience.

To apply, email a cover letter, resume and contact information of three references to jobs@westcoast.org. The deadline for applications is April 10, 2015.


About the West Coast Conference

Formed in 1952, the West Coast Conference has become a nationally recognized and competitive force in NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics. The WCC's vision is to provide premiere educational and athletic opportunities to West Coast Conference student-athletes, and to be recognized nationally for achievements in the areas of leadership, student-athlete experience, competitiveness and exposure. 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.