This position is an internship that will be funded through the NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship Grant.
The Assistant Commissioner will work directly with the Commissioner and other key stakeholders in the Ohio Athletic Conference. In addition to general administrative responsibilities, the position will oversee OAC championship operations, facilitate website enhancements and assist with all external relations.
Primary Championship Operations Responsibilities: (1) Develop, oversee and execute the conference's championship operations strategy. (2) Create, publish and share content associated with conference championships. (3) Social media coverage of conference championships.
Primary Media Responsibilities: (1)Develop a strategy for comprehensive review of OAC web presence. (2) Execute review of OAC web presence and make recommendations for enhancement. (3) Day-to-day management of OAC website. (4) Assist with OAC social media accounts.
Primary External Relations Responsibilities: (1) Develop relationships with potential corporate partners. (2) Identify opportunities for local events/championships.
Other: (1) Assist with planning and execution of OAC meetings. (2) Other duties and projects as assigned.
-Bachelor's degree required.
-Strong written and public speaking skills.
-Experience in event management preferred.
-Experience with or interest in marketing, promotions or community relations.
-Experience with or interest in web design and social media.
-Passion for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience.
-Superior organizational, leadership and project management skills.
-Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin May 20 and will continue until position is filled.
The Ohio Athletic Conference is a 10-member NCAA Division III conference based in Westerville, Ohio. The OAC was established in 1902, several years before the NCAA was founded, with an emphasis on student-athlete well-being and safety - principles that continue to drive conference decision-making more than 100 years later.
The conference currently sponsors championships in 21 sports and has a storied history as one of the most competitively successful conferences in Division III. OAC institutions have won national championships in many of the conference-sponsored sports and are often found among the top 10 in national standings.
All 10 OAC institutions were founded during the 19th century and have demonstrated a commitment to incorporating a meaningful athletics experience into the overall higher educational model.
In service to its student-athletes, the conference is led by commissioner, Sarah Otey, the conference's first female and second full-time commissioner.