Commissioner

Posting Date 
2/9/2018
Institution/Company
West Coast Conference
Location
San Bruno, CA
Job Type
Full Time - Experienced
Preferred Education
Bachelor's required

Job Description

The Commissioner shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Conference and report to the Presidents of the member institutions. The Commissioner will work with the Presidents and Athletic Directors of each member institution to create initiatives and strategies designed to achieve the mission and vision of the West Coast Conference.

Duties/Responsibilities:
Serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Conference.
Provide vision, leadership and sound decision-making with regard to all Conference matters including fiscal affairs, personnel, strategic planning, public relations and general operations. 
Understand and communicate the unique qualities of the WCC.
With direction from the member institutions, review and execute the strategic plan for the participating member institutions
Serve as the principal enforcement officer for the NCAA and Conference rules, regulations and agreements.
Serve as the primary spokesperson for the Conference.
Serve as the Conference’s financial officer including contracting authority while managing the budget.
Enhance national and regional exposure for the Conference, including television, digital and public relations initiatives
Manage and supervise 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)
Serve on NCAA, professional organization boards and represent the Conference, as appropriate

Qualifications/Experience:
A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is highly desirable.
Reputation of being ethical and maintaining integrity.
Knowledge of and commitment to the rules and bylaws of the NCAA and Conference.
Keen knowledge and understanding of NCAA basketball.
Strong public relations, oral and written communication skills.
Strategic vision and an ability to mobilize support behind organizational goals.
Substantial experience in collegiate athletics administration or equivalent experience in a related field.
Demonstrated leadership and strong work ethic.
Strategic planning and revenue generation experience preferred. 
Working knowledge of branding, use of social media platforms, television and multimedia platforms.
Experience in television, multimedia, and sponsorship contract negotiations.
Strong skills in financial management.
Working knowledge of gender equity and diversity initiatives.

Employer Information

Founded in 1952, the West Coast Conference (“WCC”) has established itself as one of the premier Division I conferences. Over time the Conference has evolved and grown to become a nationally recognized and competitive force in intercollegiate athletics. The Conference’s full members are as follows: Brigham Young University, Gonzaga University, Loyola Marymount University, University of the Pacific, Pepperdine University, University of Portland, Saint Mary’s College of California, University of San Diego, University of San Francisco and Santa Clara University.
 
The WCC's vision is to provide premier educational and athletic opportunities to West Coast Conference student-athletes and to be recognized nationally for achievements in the area of leadership, student-athlete experience, competitiveness and exposure. The Conference is one of the top NCAA Division I, non-football collegiate conferences in the country, with top-ranked programs represented in all 15 of its Conference sponsored sports. The Conference is characterized by its unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics.

Application Instructions

The West Coast Conference invites nominations and applications or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the Conference.  Applications must include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and list of references. For full consideration, application materials should be submitted to Parker Executive Search’s website by February 20, 2018. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.
www.parkersearch.com




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