Director, Championships and Alliances
National Collegiate Athletic Association - Indianapolis, IN

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JOB DESCRIPTION

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.

    PRINCIPAL CONTACTS

    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.

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