California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference Commissioner

Job Title: Conference Commissioner

Job Description: The California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) is a thirteen-member conference consisting of twelve CSU and one UC system public institutions, located throughout California. Our membership includes: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; California State University, Dominguez Hills; California State University, East Bay; California State University, Los Angeles; California State University, Monterey Bay; California State University, San Bernardino; California State University San Marcos; California State University, Stanislaus; California State University, Chico; Humboldt State University; San Francisco State University; Sonoma State University; and the University of California, San Diego. The CCAA was established in 1939 and has enjoyed a rich history of regional and national success in both academics and athletics. The CCAA is a NCAA Division II conference.

The Conference Commissioner is the chief administrative officer of the CCAA and is directly accountable to and retained by the Presidents/Chancellors’ Board. The Commissioner will serve as an ex-officio non-voting member of the Presidents/Chancellors’ Board, CCAA Executive Council and other CCAA committees.

Specific responsibilities of the commissioner position shall include the following:

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

2. Organize, schedule and administer all aspects of required CCAA meetings and sport scheduling. Actively participate as a member of the Division II Conference Commissioners Association on association-wide issues.

3. Oversee the promotion, branding, identity, development and conduct of the CCAA championships, media relations, and awards programs.

4. Create and maintain a collaborative working relationship with all CCAA Athletic Directors, Senior Women’s Athletics Administrators and Faculty Athletics Representatives.

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

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

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

8. Represent the CCAA at external professional meetings, CCAA, NCAA championships and selected special events.

9. Actively promote adherence to CCAA and NCAA strategic plans, positioning platforms and conference member expansion.

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

11. Other duties as directed by the Presidents/Chancellors’ Board.

Required Qualifications:

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

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

3. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate and build relationships with internal and external constituents within the CCAA, other division II conferences, the NCAA national office and others.

4. Demonstrated experience in fiscal and budget management.

5. Demonstrated experience or potential in marketing and promotional activities and ability to secure corporate sponsorships.

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

7. Demonstrated experience in organizing and conducting championship events.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Advanced Degree (Master’s, Doctorate, Juris Doctorate)

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

3. Involvement with and knowledge of DII rules, procedures, and culture

4. Experience with the West, especially California, to help network with other conferences and understand the politics, challenges, etc.

5. Experience at the NCAA DII level with an understanding of its essence. Need to be able to meet the challenge of defining and implementing "Life in the Balance."

6. Knowledge and experience of the CSU system and working with CSUs

Other:

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

2. Position will remain open until filled.

To Apply:

1. Send a letter of interest, resume and the names and contact information for at least three references to President Tomás D. Morales, Chair, CCAA Presidents/Chancellors’ Board at: tmorales@csusb.edu and Russell Wright, Managing Director, Collegiate Consulting at rwright@collegiateconsulting.com.

2. Review of candidates will begin April 15 and the position will remain open until filled.

3. The CCAA is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in 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.