The Sun Conference (TSC) is accepting resumes for the position of Conference Commissioner. The TSC is affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and is comprised of 12 institutions in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. More comprehensive information about The Sun Conference can be found at www.thesunconference.com.
The conference currently sponsors championships in the following sports: Baseball, Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Cross Country, Men's and Women's Golf, Men's and Women's Soccer, Softball, Men's and Women's Tennis, Men's and Women's Outdoor Track, and Volleyball.
The Sun Conference Commissioner reports directly to the conference's Council of Presidents. The primary responsibility of the Commissioner to serve as the chief administrative officer of the Conference. Details of the responsibilities can be found below.
Candidates for this position should display strong leadership and motivational qualities with proven oral and written communication skills. Experience in collegiate athletic administration and a thorough working knowledge of NAIA rules and regulations are essential. A bachelor's degree is required and a Master's degree is preferred. The salary for this full-time position is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to relocate their primary residences inside the geographic boundaries of the conference membership.
Only electronic application documents are accepted by The Sun Conference Commissioner Search Committee. Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to email@example.com.
All applications are due by June 1, 2018 and will be received and evaluated with the highest standard of confidence. The screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The starting date is negotiable.
The Commissioner shall:
Serve a liaison for, and between, the Council of Presidents (COP) and the Council of Athletic Directors (COAD) and the designated Executive Committees of each.
Assist the conference COP Chair in assembling and submitting material, agenda, or minutes for TSC meetings.
Serve as an ex-officio member of the COAD and all other TSC committees, unless otherwise specified.
Chair the meetings of the COP and COAD in conjunction with the COP Chair and COAD Executive Committee.
Submit annual budget to the COP and COAD for review and approval.
Present an annual financial report to the COP and COAD. This report shall include an itemized listing of all revenues and expenses and current balances as well as a list of sponsors and sponsorship revenues and costs for the current fiscal year.
Appoint, with confirmation of the COAD, and supervise the conference Sports Information Director(s).
Appoint, with confirmation of the COAD, and supervise the conference Eligibility Chair.
Contract and coordinate with approved supervisors of officials in each sport.
File any required government forms for tax and/or other purposes.
Work with the COAD Executive Committee to take disciplinary action, short of suspension from postseason play and expulsion, against conference members for violations of NAIA and TSC rules, including game management standards, and the conduct of coaches, student-athletes and spectators.
Undertake and/or direct special studies of conference plans, issues or problems.
Promote the conference with the media and seek sponsorships or endorsements of conference championship events. All sponsorship agreements shall be presented to the COAD Executive Committee for their advice and counsel before being executed, with input from the COP Executive Committee when necessary.
Standardize the purchase of conference certificates, awards, medals, and trophies.
Update constitution, by-laws, administrative policies and sports guidelines on an annual basis and distribute them to each member institution.
As the conference’s chief administrative officer, have a visible presence at TSC regular and post-season athletic contests.
About The Sun Conference
Now in its 26th year, The Sun Conference, a 501c3 organization, continues to be one of the most successful intercollegiate athletic conferences in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The Conference sponsors championships in 16 NAIA Sports: Baseball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Football, Men’s and Women’s Golf, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Softball, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Women’s Volleyball. Corporate sponsorship of the Conference has increased ten-fold; but most importantly, every Sun Conference member institution earned the NAIA’s prestigious 5-Star Champions of Character Award in three of the past four years. The roots of The Sun Conference date back to 1990 when the league was originally formed as the Florida Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The founding members consisted of 8 Florida schools. With the addition of the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB), Savannah College of Art & Design, Johnson and Wales University, Southeastern University, Ave Maria University, Thomas University and College of Coastal Georgia, The Sun Conference now stands at 12 NAIA colleges and universities.