The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) seeks a full time Commissioner to lead all aspects of the 10-member Division III conference - for more information, please refer to the conference website at www.neccathletics.com. The successful candidate will be expected to relocate to the conference area and assume responsibility on or before July 1, 2018. The salary for this full time, benefits eligible position is commensurate with experience. The Commissioner is expected to travel as necessary to represent the conference office within the Conference and to national and regional conferences as appropriate.
The Commissioner of the NECC is the chief operating officer of the 10-member organization who works at the discretion of the Presidents Council and directly with the Directors of Athletics, S.W.As, and Faculty Athletics Representatives to provide an exemplary experience for student-athletes. This experience is characterized by academic excellence, good sportsmanship, NCAA and NECC rule compliance and equitable access to services.
The conference Commissioner reports to the Chair of the NECC Presidents Council. The Commissioner will be the primary contact for all conference business and will provide consistent communication and guidance to the Athletic Administrators in all matters regarding the conference.
The Commissioner will be responsible for the following: - Responsible to represent the conference to internal and external constituencies, including the NCAA, on all matters, ensuring the timely filing of reports, requirements, and membership matters. - Develop a five-year strategic plan for the conference and build annual and five-year fiscal projections for the conference. - Serve as the conference's chief rules, compliance, enforcement, and education officer by interpreting and monitoring NCAA and NECC rules, bylaws, and constitutions, as well as maintaining applicable records and reports; make decisions and interpretations for members; ensure members are engaged in rules compliance education activities and maintain a compilation of precedents of and interpretations of NCAA and NECC rules and regulations. - Participate in NCAA DIII professional associations as relevant to maintaining and improving the regional and national position of the NECC, maintain strategic relationships with other similar conferences, and stay current with legal issues affecting collegiate sports. - Represent the conference to external constituencies and publicizing the conference and its members to internal and external audiences. A main tool in this responsibility is to maintain, and improve the conference's website, online social media presence, and any print publications. This also includes overall branding and marketing strategies for the conference. - Review, update, maintain and distribute the NECC bylaws, policies and procedures as needed. - Arrange conference meetings for the Presidents Council, Athletic Directors, Faculty Athletic Representatives, S.W.As, and all necessary groups for the effective operation of the conference. - Coordinate the conference scheduling of contests and game officials for NECC championships. - Coordinate and supervise the administration of conference championship events, including all publicity and marketing efforts. - Coordinate the conference student-athlete awards and recognition program, including all publicity and marketing efforts. - Manage the conference office including the Assistant Commissioner. - Supervise the conference sports information program that includes collection, retention, distribution, and celebration of conference sports statistics and records. - Carry out other duties as directed by the Presidents Council.
Required qualifications include: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, with significant experience in athletic administration – preferably at the Division III level. Interested, qualified applicants should submit a cover letter (including salary requirements), resume w/ the names of three professional references and their contact information, along with a one-page vision statement for the conference (all in PDF format please), no later than February 9, 2018 to Janet Steinmayer, President, Mitchell College, 437 Pequot Avenue, New London, CT 06320, firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions should be directed to the same. Incomplete applications, or those with missing information, may not be accepted.
About New England Collegiate Conference
The mission of the NECC is to provide for athletic competition among institutions that share similar academic aspirations and are committed to the importance of the total educational experience for students engaged in sports.
The NECC comprises independent institutions whose student bodies are similar in academic achievement and whose missions and curricula are similar in educational growth of its student body. The member institutions share an educational culture that seeks to foster academic excellence.
Intercollegiate athletics programs are an integral part of the life of member institutions and complement their educational objectives. Each institution provides a comprehensive, broad-based athletics program, available to all students. All varsity sports are expected to be treated equitably.
The supervision and oversight of the athletics program is vested in the President of each institution.
The day-to-day operation of the program is conducted by the administrators of athletics. Within an atmosphere of integrity and mutual trust, the member institutions pledge their commitment to the purpose and mission of the NECC.