This internship will provide the opportunity to receive sports administration education and training in one of the premier Division I collegiate athletic conference offices. This position will be exposed to and involved in the ongoing development of West Coast Conference initiatives, providing hands-on experience and learning opportunities, particularly in the areas of championships and sport administration.
80% Assist with the Conference’s Championships. Examples of associated tasks include: •Assist with championships preparation, such as, but not limited to, championship digital platform updates; forms, manuals, surveys and timeline maintenance; and volunteer and on-site photographer management. •Participate in planning meetings and conference calls with host championship venues, as appropriate. •Assist with production of championship related events, collateral, and signage. •Assist with ongoing championships assessment through research and data collection. •Assist with event operations at championships.
20% Assist with sport administration at the Conference. Examples of associated tasks include: •Provide support with officiating software and payments. •Assist with execution of video exchange programs. •Develop materials for head coaches’ and other sport administrative meetings. •Other projects and responsibilities based on areas of interest and experience.
Required and Preferred Qualifications:
•Demonstrated experience with the WCC’s core values of integrity, servant leadership, inclusion, innovation, communication, and collaboration. •Demonstrated enrollment toward, or completion of, a Bachelor’s, Master’s or equivalent degree required. •Athletics administration and/or sports management experience or related volunteer experience preferred. •Demonstrated high-level proficiency in Microsoft programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), HTML, Adobe Creative Suite required. Proficiency and experience with Apple computers and Adobe Creative Suite preferred. •Effective professional communication, both orally and in writing. Proficiency in drafting and editing written communications. •Working knowledge of intercollegiate athletics, the West Coast Conference and its institutions’ programs and/or higher education preferred.
Additional Information: The start date of the internship is August 1, 2019, and the end date is June 30, 2020. Hours are to be arranged with the intern’s supervisor, but the intern is expected to work 20 hours per week. The intern will be paid $13/hour but will not receive benefits.
The West Coast Conference is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a diverse working environment. Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check and skills assessment. The candidate must be able to lift at least 30 pounds.
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information of at least two references to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted through June 10, 2019, and interviews will occur in June.
About West Coast Conference
Formed in 1952, the West Coast Conference has become a nationally recognized and competitive force in NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics. The West Coast Conference’s vision is to provide premier educational and athletic opportunities to WCC student-athletes, and to be recognized nationally for achievements in the areas of leadership, student-athlete experience, competitiveness and exposure. Characterized by the stability of its membership and its unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics, the WCC comprises 10 western, private institutions: Brigham Young University, Gonzaga University, Loyola Marymount University, University of the Pacific, Pepperdine University, University of Portland, Saint Mary's College, University of San Diego, University of San Francisco, and Santa Clara University.
The West Coast Conference sponsors 15 sports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, women's rowing, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, women's volleyball and women’s beach volleyball. Current West Coast Conference member institutions have combined to win 33 national championships.