POSITION: Director, Championships and Alliances.
BASIC FUNCTION: Provide day-to-day management of the Division I Baseball and Football Championships and provide general support in the management of baseball and football issues.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plan and conduct the Division I baseball and football championships and related activities within the budget established.
Conduct the selection, seeding and bracketing process successfully by following established principles and guidelines and without justified complaints from the membership or governance groups.
Manage the tournament operations of each championship.
Ensure championship facilities meet the needs of the participating teams and NCAA staff conducting the events.
Manage incidences of championship misconduct.
As the baseball and football championships Point Person, provide effective, efficient daily coordination, facilitation and leadership of the championships, including but not limited to:
Scheduling and conducting internal working group meetings;
Implementing appropriate functional coordination within the working group and across Championships and Alliances;
Overseeing the coordination and conduct of site visits;
Having a 360-degree view of the entire championship;
Coordinating oversight of the revenues and expenses for the championship;
Assuring the championship workplan is followed and maintained; and
Overseeing the preparation of committee materials and the presentation thereof, acting as the day-to-day contact for sports committees.
Manage the Baseball Umpire Program.
Supervise the activities of the national coordinator, director of umpires and four regional advisors of baseball officials, including the management of all independent contractor agreements.
Serve as a liaison to conference baseball administrators and umpire assignors.
In cooperation with the national coordinator, regional advisors and the Division I baseball committee umpire subcommittee, select umpires for the Division I baseball championship.
In conjunction with the NCAA Enforcement staff, manage the background check program for prospective championship officials.
Manage the umpire improvement program budget.
Provide administrative support to the Football Issues Committee and other ad hoc baseball/football groups as they develop. In doing so, supervise the development of agendas, supplements and meeting reports by the assistant director for championships and alliances.
Assist in the management of baseball and football issues by meeting with constituent groups, attending coaches association meetings/conventions and participating on national office project teams as needed.
Serve as a liaison to non-collegiate baseball and football entities (e.g, professional sports organizations and national governing bodies).
Serve as a supervisor for an Assistant/Associate Director and an Executive Assistant for Championships and Alliances.
Meet on a regular basis with staff members to monitor workload, performance and other issues.
Conduct semi-annual performance evaluations.
Monitor and ensure professional development opportunities internally and externally.
Review and approve expense reports, out of office requests, etc.
Assist in project implementation by leading or serving as a member of task forces and internal teams, as directed by the senior management team.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Required: Bachelor’s Degree
Essential : Excellent organizational, administrative and communications skills. Flexibility to travel extensively. Demonstrated managerial and strategic planning skills. Minimum of three years’ experience directly working, in some capacity, with the NCAA Division I Championships/Sports.
Desired : At least five years’ experience working in event management, including work in the NCAA national office. Familiarity with NCAA bylaws. Master’s Degree.
Weekly: Championships and Alliances staff; Directors of Athletics/Commissioners of host institutions/conferences and facilities; chairs of Local Organizing Committees; general public and membership inquiries.
Monthly: Directors of Athletics and Conference Commissioner representatives of baseball/football committees and football issues committee; representatives from non-collegiate baseball and football entities; NCAA membership regarding various championship matters/inquiries; and NCAA AMA and general council staff.