The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA), a NCAA Division III conference composed of nine full and one affiliate four-year residential, liberal arts institutions from Michigan and Indiana, is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Commissioner.
The MIAA seeks a dynamic leader with a commitment to intercollegiate athletics and the values the independent liberal arts education and the merits that athletics bring to those campuses. The position is full-time, 12 months, and reports directly to the Conference Commissioner. The Assistant Commissioner is an integral member of the MIAA administrative staff, working closely with the Commissioner and league membership. The Assistant Commissioner will handle all sports information duties for the Conference as well as numerous other duties as described.
Sports Information Responsibilities
• Serve as the athletic communications and sports information contact for the conference office.
• Using various forms of social media, promote the Conference via publication of competition results, conference events, awards, etc. and promote student-athletes within the conference for their non-athletic accomplishments.
• Maintain close association with, and serve as the primary liaison to, the institutional Directors of Sports Information.
• Coordinate the MIAA award programs and promote award recipients - athlete of the week, All-Conference, sportsmanship, coach of the year, academic awards, and other awards as developed/requested.
• Develop and organize preseason polls for each sport.
• Assist in ordering and distribution of postseason awards; provide templates and printing assistance for certificates.
• Oversee, enhance and maintain the MIAA website.
• Maintain a working knowledge of web-streaming solutions – both hardware and services – and serve as the primary producer of web-streaming initiatives for neutral site championships.
• Produce printed and/or multimedia content and materials for conference championships.
• Update and maintain comprehensive archives for the MIAA - including awards, statistics, standings, champions, tournament winners and records to include the MIAA FactFinder.
• Create championship materials including webpages, programs, scripts, etc.
• Serve as the host media coordinator for NCAA championship events hosted by the MIAA and its partners.
Additional Administrative Responsibilities
• Assist in the preparation of materials for administrators and coaches' meetings.
• Conduct coaches' meetings for assigned sports.
• Assist with the development of conference schedules update schedules as necessary.
• Liaison to coaching committees for approximately half of MIAA sports.
• Represent the MIAA at conference meetings, national events, conference championships, and national Championships.
• Assist with management and operation of MIAA tournaments and championships.
• Coordinate all NCAA DIII Week Activities.
• Serve as conference SAAC adviser and plan and conduct the MIAA SAAC leadership program.
• Update, maintain, and distribute the conference bylaws, policies and procedures, and sport manuals.
• Maintain and update the conference directory.
• Supervise volunteers and interns (when applicable).
• Finalize and distribute minutes for COA, BOC, coaches, SID, and other meetings.
• Oversee and publish conference master administrative schedule.
• Perform related duties to meet the needs of the Conference as assigned by the Commissioner.
• Serves as a member of the MIAA Conference Office and reports to the Conference Commissioner.
• Secretary to the Committee on Athletics and the Board of Control of the MIAA.
• Membership in national and/or regional organizations including, but not limited to, CoSIDA, D3CA, GLCA.
• Must work effectively with diverse groups including conference coaches, administrators, presidents, student-athletes, the public, supervisors of officials, and the media.
Bachelor’s degree required. A minimum of 3-5 years of intercollegiate athletics experience in a conference office, sports information, athletics administration, or a related field is required. The successful candidate will possess strong verbal, written and online communication skills, organizational and interpersonal skills, must be disciplined and able to work independently, must be eager to learn new skills and take on extra tasks, and must be able to manage multiple responsibilities under pressure and with tight deadlines with minimal direct supervision. Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules is preferred. Occasional travel and frequent weekend and evening hours are required. A valid driver’s license is required. The working environment includes both indoors and outdoors, exposure to various weather conditions, including temperature extremes. The successful candidate must live in Central Michigan, within two hours drive from each of the MIAA campuses.
• Statistical collection and game entry software (Stat Crew/Dakstats/Genius/PrestoSports)
• Video exchange platforms
To receive full consideration, please submit your resume, cover letter, and three letters of recommendation to Penny Allen-Cook, Commissioner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin February 3, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The MIAA strongly encourages minorities, women, and persons from underrepresented populations to apply.