Basic Function: Oversee the strategic direction of women’s basketball including the operation and management of NCAA Divisions I, II and III Women’s Basketball Championships, as well as serving the membership as the primary liaison to the Division I Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee and substructure. Steward the relationships between the NCAA and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and all other constituents and partners in the game of women’s basketball. Provide leadership support to the Senior Vice Presidents of Basketball and of Championships by collaborating and communicating in areas of NCAA Championships and Alliances units as assigned.
1.Develop, implement and provide continuous improvement of a strategic plan to enhance the women’s basketball championships by ensuring a positive experience for student-athletes, leading the internal operations team and maximizing operational and financial benefits for the NCAA. Measure and report on annual budget, financial performance and student-athlete experience.
2.Primary liaison to the NCAA Divisions I Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee and NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee, including working with those committees to develop a strategic agenda and facilitating discussions on all matters related to women’s basketball. Oversee and delegate primary liaisons for the NCAA Division II and III Women’s Basketball Committees.
3.Facilitate collaboration and provide leadership to the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee and substructure including the Competition Committee, Rules Committee, and other subcommittees with the goal of a centralized strategic direction for the game.
4.Support the leadership of the Senior Vice President for Basketball and the strategic direction both men’s and women’s basketball, in the best interest of both games either consistently or distinctly, as appropriate. Additionally, serve as a leader in the broader Championships and Alliances department overseeing a function(s) and staff outside of solely women’s basketball, as assigned dependent on experience and background.
5.Primary liaison to the WBCA, including responsibility for the strategic planning direction for the relationship with the women’s basketball coaches at all levels of education, conducting monthly meetings, serving as an ex-officio member of the WBCA board, and overseeing marketing rights agreement between the two organizations.
6.Local, regional and national spokesperson for NCAA women’s basketball matters and the Divisions I, II and III Women’s Basketball Championships, at the direction of the NCAA’s communications department.
7.Report on NCAA women’s basketball matters and the Divisions I, II and III Women’s Basketball Championships, as requested by the membership and external parties as appropriate, including the Conference Commissioners Association and the appropriate NCAA Divisions I, II and III governance groups.
8.Strategic oversight of the site selection process for the Divisions I, II and III Women’s Basketball championships, providing recommendations for the applicable basketball committees, negotiation with all sites and local and state governmental agencies to maximize exposure, and operational and financial benefits to the organization.
9.Primary liaison to future Women’s Final Four host sites, including cities developing new facilities, which are prospective hosts of the event.
1. Bachelor’s degree required. Advance degree strongly preferred. 2. 10 years’ managerial experience with demonstrated leadership ability at a senior level. 3. Deep background in women’s basketball as a former student-athlete, coach, and/or administrator preferred. 4. Comprehensive understanding of the NCAA structure and governance models.
1. Communicates Effectively – Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. 2. Effectively Facilitate and Collaborate – Skillfully and artfully facilitate the important collaborative work of the Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee and its substructure. 3. Drives Vision and Purpose – Paint a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action. 4. Business Insight – Apply knowledge of NCAA business and college athletics to advance the NCAA’s goals and mission. 5. Financial Acumen – Interpret and apply understanding of key financial indicators to make strategic decisions. 6. Manages Complexity – Make sense of complex, high quality and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve issues. 7. Drives Results – Consistently achieve results, even under tough circumstances. 8. Builds Effective Teams – Build strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals. 9. Situational Adaptability – Adapt approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.