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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 to Friday, February 17, 2017
Institution: Capital Athletic Conference (CAC)
Job Location: St. Mary's City, MD
Date(s) Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 to Friday, February 17, 2017
Preferred Education: Advanced Degree (Masterʼs, Doctorate, Juris Doctorate)
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and education; health benefits included

Description

Capital Athletic Conference Job Description

Job Title: Conference Commissioner

The Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) is a ten-member conference consisting of a mix of public and private colleges and universities in the Mid-Atlantic region. Our membership includes institutions in Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg and York University), Delaware (Wesley College), Maryland (Frostburg State University, Salisbury University, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland), and Virginia (Christopher Newport University, Marymount University, Southern Virginia University, and University of Mary Washington).  The CAC was established in 1989 and has enjoyed a rich history of regional and national success. The CAC is a NCAA Division III conference.

The Conference Commissioner is the chief administrative officer of the CAC and is retained by the Presidents’ Council. The Commissioner will serve as an ex-officio non-voting member of the Presidents’ Council, the Athletic Directors’ Council and other CAC committees.

Specific responsibilities of the commissioner position shall include the following:

Promote the general wellbeing and growth of the CAC by overseeing and enforcing policies regarding student-athlete welfare, equal opportunity, affirmative action and equity of participation consistent with the CAC Constitution and Bylaws and principles set forth by the NCAA.

Responsible for the management and administration of CAC fiscal affairs, resources, NCAA conference grants and required audit procedures.

Serve as the principal enforcement officer of NCAA and CAC legislation, policies, and regulations for the conference. Responsible for management and recording of potential infractions by CAC member institutions.

Responsible for ensuring the enhancement of the role of the student-athlete experience.

Organize, schedule and administer all aspects of required CAC meetings and sport scheduling. Represent the CAC at external professional meetings, CAC, NCAA championships and selected special events. Actively promote adherence to CAC and NCAA strategic plans, positioning platforms and conference member expansion.

In consultation with the conference leadership, develop and implement a strategic plan that raises the status of the CAC.

Generate conference revenue.

Oversee the promotion, development and conduct of the CAC championships, media relations, and awards programs.

Manage the CAC staff and assist with the training/assigning of game officials as directed by member institutions.

Other duties as directed by the Presidents’ Council and/or institutional representatives.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required and overall knowledge and commitment to NCAA rules and procedures.

Minimum of seven years of senior administrative experience in intercollegiate athletics with demonstrated experience working with presidents, athletic directors, senior women administrators, and faculty athletic representatives.

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate and build relationships with internal and external constituents within the CAC, other Division III conferences, the NCAA national office and others.

Demonstrated experience in fiscal and budget management, marketing and promotional activities and ability to secure corporate sponsorships.

Demonstrated commitment to upholding the quality of academics and integrity beyond expected norms.

Demonstrated experience in organizing and conducting championship events.

Demonstrated experience related to the sensitivity and commitment to student athlete welfare, gender equity, diversity and minority opportunities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced Degree (Masterʼs, Doctorate, Juris Doctorate)

Experience as a director of athletics and/or senior conference administrator.

Other:

Salary: commensurate with experience and educational background; health benefits included.

 

 

Employer Information

The Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) is a ten-member conference consisting of a mix of public and private colleges and universities in the Mid-Atlantic region. Our membership includes institutions in Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg and York University), Delaware (Wesley College), Maryland (Frostburg State University, Salisbury University, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland), and Virginia (Christopher Newport University, Marymount University, Southern Virginia University, and University of Mary Washington).  The CAC was established in 1989 and has enjoyed a rich history of regional and national success. The CAC is a NCAA Division III conference.

 

Job Application Instructions

To Apply:

Submit a letter of interest, resume and the names and contact information for at least three references to President Tuajuanda Jordan, co-Chair, CAC Board of Directors at apply.interfolio.com/40215

Review of candidates will begin February 14, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

The CAC is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in the recruitment of employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability and sexual orientation.

Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.