MIAC seeks applicants for Assistant Director Internship


The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director. This is a two-year internship funded primarily through the NCAA Division III Ethnic Minorities and Women’s Internship Grant program.

Employer: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC)
Position: Assistant Director
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
Salary: $23,660 per year for two years (internship funded through NCAA Div. III Ethnic Minorities & Women’s Internship Grant)
Benefits: Housing - $3,000, Health - $1,000, Cell Phone - $600, Professional Development - $3,000 (each annually)
Posted: April 11, 2019
Application Review: April 24, 2019 until position is filled
Start Date: August 1, 2019

Assistant Director Position Description
The position offers the candidate the opportunity to immerse themselves in all aspects of collegiate athletic administration at the conference level. The Assistant Director will be involved in the conference’s day-to-day operations, including strategic planning, sports information, event management, educational services, SAAC advisor, branding and more. The Assistant Director reports to and is under the direct supervision of the Commissioner. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

1.  Strategic Planning (20%) - Take a key role in overseeing the new Conference strategic plan. Direct strategic plan from a process standpoint, organize and facilitate planning meetings. Work with Athletic Directors, Faculty Athletic Representatives, Vice Presidents, Presidents, Coaches, and conference staff to meet deadlines identified within the strategic plan.  Responsible for coordinating discussions regarding strategic planning items during meetings, preparing materials for the membership, and overseeing the strategic planning process.  Responsible for assessment of strategic plan and evaluating progress while identifying areas of success and opportunity in various components of the plan.

2.  MIAC Centennial Celebration (15% - first year; second year will identify area of focus based on interested) - Plan and oversee major aspects of the conferences 100-year celebration which will take place during the 2019-20 academic year. Core areas of celebration include establishing a dedicated microsite, honoring a century of champions, promoting the 100-year timeline, sharing longtime memories of constituents, highlighting 'Then and Now' campaign.

3.  Communications: Media Relations / Sports Information (15%) - Assist with social media outreach.  Assist with Athlete-of-the-Week process. Additional website maintenance as assigned.

4.  Championship & Playoffs and Special Events Director (10%) - Work with host institutions to oversee conference championships and playoffs including budget, event operations and game management.  Identify opportunities for championship enhancement and improved student-athlete experiences while working with the membership.

5.  Membership Educational Services (10%) - Plan and oversee educational seminars for membership on a variety of subjects (two per year).  Assist in developing compliance officer educational seminars (two per year).  Assist Commissioner with NCAA and MIAC rules interpretations along with assistance in enforcement, eligibility, rules education, and legislation.  Oversee MIAC Coaches Monthly Educational Webinars.

6.  Branding (10%) - Plan, develop and direct marketing opportunities for the conference.  Create strategies to take advantage of market opportunities and integrate campaigns with brand consistency.  Develop brand standards and usage guidelines.

7.  Conference SAAC Advisor (5%) - Organize and lead Conference SAAC meetings.  Plan ongoing communications with SAAC regarding NCAA and MIAC items.  Solicit SAAC voice and impact statements on NCAA and MIAC proposals.  Coordinate projects with Special Olympics.

8.  Additional Duties/Projects to be assigned by the Commissioner (15%) - Additional items may include compliance, scheduling, officiating, finances, awards, grants, film exchange.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred. Applicants should have a minimum of two years experience in athletic administration and a desire to work in college athletics as an administrator. Candidates must demonstrate excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of NCAA rules preferred. The MIAC strives to foster a diverse community and encourages applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.

To apply for the position, please submit (email only) a customized cover letter (indicating clearly why you are qualified for this position), resume, and at least three references in PDF format to:  Dan McKane, MIAC Commissioner, dpmckane@miacathletics.com (no phone calls please).

Review of applications will begin April 17, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

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