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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.


Associate Commissioner, Men's Basketball and Sports Administration

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Basic Functions. The Associate Commissioner of Men's Basketball and Sports Administration is a senior management team member at the West Coast Conference office. The individual will manage men's basketball day-to-day operations activities and assist in the assessment, development and implementation of strategies to enhance the national profile and success of men's basketball. In addition, the individual will oversee specified sports services functions for all Conference sports, including officiating programs and scheduling.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provide leadership in the assessment, development and implementation of strategies to enhance the national profile and success of Conference sports, with emphasis on men's basketball. Advise and deliver research and recommendations to the Commissioner, senior leadership and the membership on current and future strategic initiatives and critical Conference, peer Conference and national issues (e.g., men's basketball, championship access, nonconference scheduling strategies).
  2. Manage men's basketball day-to-day operations activities and administration.
    • Oversee officiating program. Serve as primary contact with coordinator of officials.
    • Collaborate with Associate Commissioner of Broadcast Administration and Strategic Communications on development of Conference schedule.
    • Provide direct support for the execution of the WCC Men's and Women's Basketball Championships.
    • Serve as a point of contact for men's basketball coaching staffs and institutional administrators. Serve as liaison to men's basketball head coaches group and Basketball Cabinet.
  3. Manage and execute on specified sports services functions, including Conference sport regulations administration, development of Conference schedules, video exchange programs, men's and women's basketball replay system, etc. Participate in annual sport head coaches business meetings, as necessary.
  4. Oversee Conference officiating programs for men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, baseball, women's volleyball and softball.
    • Serve as primary contact with coordinators of officials.
    • Serve as conference administrator for all officiating assignments and schedules.
    • Serve as liaison with coordinators of officials for off-season training camps and educational opportunities.
    • Work with Senior Associate Commissioner/Chief Financial Officer to ensure processing of appropriate paperwork, tax documents and payments for all officials.
  5. Serve as the primary sport administrator for assigned sports (e.g., men's basketball, baseball).
  6. Provide support to the WCC governance structure, as assigned (e.g., Executive Council, athletics directors).
  7. Serve as an active member of the senior management team. Manage, supervise and develop staff, as assigned.
  8. Other duties, including Commissioner delegated projects and championships support, as assigned.

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. Experience as a student-athlete, coaching, operations or oversight of a men's basketball program preferred.
  4. Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and 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, systems and highly detailed information, 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) required and other relevant software (e.g., Arbiter) 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. Deadline for application is October 31, 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 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.


Director of Marketing

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General responsibilities. The Director of Marketing is responsible for the development and implementation of initiatives to enhance the visibility and image of the West Coast Conference through marketing, brand management and promotion activities.

Duties and Responsibilities.

  1. Marketing, Brand Management and Promotions.
    • Create and implement a marketing plan to support the Conference and its activities and events (e.g., championships, community service events, sportsmanship programs) through original promotional/marketing elements that promote the Conference brand, image and core values.
    • Develop concepts, creative elements and content for existing and future technologies and social media platforms (e.g., info graphics, video promotions).
    • Effectively communicate, disseminate information and promote championships and other Conference activities and events and through various platforms (e.g., multi-media). Includes development and execution of championships promotions, advertising, commercials and production and placement of conference and sponsor signage at championships and events.
    • Develop, solicit and oversee fulfillment of sponsorship agreements associated with Conference championships, multi-media agreements, and other activities, in conjunction with the Conference's external properties management firm.
    • Manage licensing, branding and visual identity programs.
    • Manage specified vendors and fulfillment (e.g., photographer, on site and online merchandiser).
  2. Championships, Program Administration and other support.
    • Manage the championships ticket program.
    • Oversee the conference wide sportsmanship "REPRESENT" program.
    • Support community relations events at WCC championships.
    • Provide creative contributions and administrative support toward the execution of the WCC Green Initiative.
    • Serve as a staff liaison to institutional Marketing Directors. Collaborate with institutions on Conference and institutional complementary marketing initiatives and facilitate best practices sharing.
    • Manage conference awards program including weekly Conference awards, seasonal awards, and end-of-year Conference awards. Serve as staff liaison to the Awards Committee.
    • Support exposure and media relations initiatives in assigned sport(s), including daily management of the official WCC web site, WCCsports.com, and other portals.
  3. Other duties as assigned, 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 three 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. Experience in both technical and creative aspects of graphic design, writing and developing promotional elements. Proof of competence should be evident in portfolio, reel and writing examples.
  5. Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment to handle sensitive and confidential information/material with discretion.
  6. Skill in managing and organizing personnel and resources in order to provide the most efficient working environment.
  7. Ability to analyze situations and systems, identify problems, and implement solutions.
  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. Build and maintain positive and effective relationships with membership, partners and internal staff.
  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 (e.g., copywriting skills).
  13. Demonstrated high-level proficiency in Microsoft programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator 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 23, 2014.