Applications are now being accepted for the NCAA Director of Umpire Training contractor position. The Director of Umpire Training will assist the National Coordinator of Umpires with the educational and mechanics components of the NCAA Baseball Umpire Program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following duties listed below.
Anticipated compensation, travel, and expenses will be commensurate with responsibilities assigned. Application deadline is July 30, 2021. A cover letter, resume, qualifications, and any desired samples of prior work should be submitted to this job posting on the NCAA Market. This position will not require the candidate to relocate to Indianapolis, Indiana. The candidate can live anywhere within the United States of America.
SCOPE OF CONTRACTOR DUTIES
The position of Director of Umpire Training supports the NCAA’s commitment to improving the overall quality and consistency of umpiring throughout collegiate baseball. The position will help promote better and more consistent application of NCAA baseball rules and umpire mechanics. The Director of Umpire Training will take advantage of various technologies to further these goals.
Duties, Requirements and Responsibilities:
Assist the National Coordinator of Umpires in the operation of the Baseball Umpire Program.
Attend and assist the National Coordinator of Umpires in the planning of meeting room and audio/visual logistical needs, agendas, speakers, and educational meeting materials for all in-person umpire clinics (if applicable). In addition, prepare all necessary educational materials for the online umpire clinic(s) planned for the year (if applicable).
Prepare, select, and edit instructional videos, PowerPoint presentations, educational meeting materials, and graphics for in-person umpire clinics (if applicable), online umpire clinic(s) (if applicable), and in-season educational materials, website postings, and preseason coaches’ education.
Prepare, edit, and demonstrate rules and mechanics for the annual instructional rules and officiating video via PowerPoint, graphics, and other printed materials.
Prepare numerous umpiring educational videos for training purposes primarily throughout the baseball season, but also at other times during the year.
Assist in the preparation of printed educational materials, the CCA Manual, or other publications.
Assist the National Coordinator of Umpires in providing interpretations and clarifications of umpire mechanics and/or procedures throughout the entire baseball season and develop new topics for rules or mechanics discussion and potential changes.
Communicate with umpires, mechanics subcommittee, and conference coordinators of officials for subject matter for collection, discussion, and dissemination on mechanics annual changes or clarifications.
Collect and maintain an inventory of college baseball video for use in instructional materials.
Plan and attend the NCAA baseball umpire program annual meeting with Division I conference representatives (if applicable). If this meeting is conducted via conference call or Microsoft Teams, participate on such a conference call or Microsoft Teams meeting. In addition, attend the NCAA Baseball Rules Committee meeting (if required and as requested).
Serve as a video review official for any applicable round of the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.
Participate and present on NCAA Baseball Umpire Program conference calls and/or Microsoft Teams meetings.
Conduct presentations when requested for the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) membership on various umpiring matters.
Other duties as assigned by the National Coordinator of Umpires, NCAA staff and/or the NCAA Baseball Committees.
The following are the contractor requirements for the Director of Umpire Training:
High school diploma or equivalent required. College degree (preferred).
Extensive experience and reputation as a college baseball umpire (required).
Demonstrated knowledge of college baseball rules, mechanics, procedures, and the ability to convey this knowledge to umpires (required).
Excellent oral and written communication skills (required).
Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills (required).
Ability to work with little or no supervision, quickly, under pressure, and to meet deadlines (required).
Access to televised college baseball games on multiple cable networks and/or other streaming platforms (required).
Ability to produce, edit and manage video, graphics, PowerPoint, and all technical requirements of the position (required).
Knowledge and understanding of various computer programs (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) as well as any applicable video editing software (required).
Ability to respond to suggestions or independently locate specific video examples for demonstration purposes and inclusion in educational materials (required).
Access to all equipment required for the technical requirements of the position (desired).
The candidate may officiate NCAA baseball; however, they will not be eligible for championship consideration to officiate in the Division I, II, or III Baseball Championships.
The candidate may also serve as a conference coordinator of officials, provided it does not interfere with their responsibilities outlined above.
The candidate may not be an active NCAA coach.
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