The Big Ten Conference is seeking candidates for Vice President, Men’s Basketball. This position provides leadership and oversight of the Conference’s men’s basketball program. The Vice President serves as a liaison and partner with key stakeholders across the Conference footprint. This position ensures member satisfaction through excellence in evaluation of men’s basketball at both the Conference and national levels.
•Oversee operations of Big Ten Conference men’s basketball programs, serving as a primary liaison and partner to key stakeholders •Conduct ongoing assessments and evaluations of men’s basketball programs and implement changes and enhancements •Elevate the national TV and broadcast partner footprint of men’s basketball •Train, supervise, and support sport administrators for seasonal operations, events, and championships •Provide leadership and vision in the improvement and development of existing best practices •Discover innovative programs to strengthen and improve the student-athlete experience •Plan and build the annual men’s basketball operational budget •Partner with television, officiating, and communications departments to ensure men’s basketball-related operations are collaborative and running effectively •Develop a plan for opportunities and challenges with men’s basketball officiating •Strengthen relationships with the NCAA and professional associations and organizations to leverage potential partnerships •Share best practices from other Power Five conferences with men’s basketball staff and applicable Conference staff members •Oversee men’s basketball gameday operations program, building relationship with events and facilities personnel on campus •Work in cadence with diversity and inclusion efforts to highlight potential opportunities •Establish the cadence for quarterly men’s basketball head coaches meetings •Work in partnership with the events and operations staff for the annual basketball media days •Work in collaboration with the events and operations staff to add yearly innovation to the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament in order to create a remarkable experience for all student-athletes •Foster a culture of inclusion to support a diverse environment
This job description is not an exhaustive list of all functions that the employee may be required to perform, and the employee may be required to perform additional functions and other duties as assigned.
Requirements & Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree is preferred
7+ years in men’s basketball, athletics administration, or related field is required
Problem-solving, critical thinking, and time management skills
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and related software
Demonstrated knowledge of intercollegiate athletics administration and men’s basketball
Demonstrated knowledge of sports scheduling
The ability to maintain punctual attendance and timely correspondence
The ability to direct and organize large meetings
Commitment to travel, work evenings, weekends, and non-traditional hour
This position is based out of the Conference's Rosemont, IL headquarters. The Conference requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Big Ten Conference is a proud equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status or civil partnership/union status, veteran status, citizenship, pregnancy, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
Big Ten Conference (bigten.org) is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching, and public service. Founded in 1896, Big Ten Conference has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in the lives of students competing in intercollegiate athletics and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness, and competitiveness. The broad-based programs of the 14 Big Ten Conference institutions will provide over $200 million in direct financial support to more than 9,800 students for more than 11,000 participation opportunities on 350 teams in 42 different sports. Big Ten Conference sponsors 28 official conference sports, 14 for men and 14 for women, including the addition of men’s ice hockey and men’s and women’s lacrosse since 2013.