This is a 20-hour-a-week internship with hours arranged with a supervisor. The intern will be paid $16.75/hour, and the internship does not include benefits.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Position: Championships and Sports Administration Intern
Reports To: Associate Commissioner/Assistant Commissioner
This internship will provide the opportunity to receive sports administration education and training in one of the premier Division I collegiate athletic conference offices. This position will be exposed to and involved in the ongoing development of West Coast Conference initiatives, providing hands-on experiences, and learning opportunities, particularly in the areas of championships and sport administration.
80% Assist with the Conference’s Championships. Examples of associated tasks include:
Administration and execution of assigned championships.
Participate in championships planning meetings and conference calls, as appropriate.
Liaison to championship vendors (e.g., championship gifts apparel, hospitality, digital signage, credentials, insurance, etc.).
Assist with implementation of annual marketing and branding strategy at championship events.
Coordinator and on-site contact for all WCC Championship officials for sports assigned.
Create and execute staff supply lists/requests and ship supplies to appropriate addresses.
Active engagement with regular season and championship policies and procedures.
Assist with the production of championship-related events, collateral, and signage.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams regarding external affairs, and sponsorship fulfillment at championship events.
Help with the ordering and delivery of awards.
Support NCAA automatic qualification notifications.
Provide notes and meeting recaps following head coaches’ meetings
Execute research projects assigned by the Associate and Assistant Commissioner
20% Assist with sport administration at the Conference. Examples of associated tasks include:
Develop materials for head coaches’ and other sport administrative meetings.
Monitor and track sport conduct violations.
Assist on some areas of conference officiating programs.
Other projects and responsibilities based on areas of interest and experience.
The start date of the internship is tentatively August 1, 2023, and the end date is June 30, 2024. This is a 20-hour-a-week internship with hours arranged with a supervisor. The intern will be paid $16.75/hour, and the internship does not include benefits.
This position will be mostly remote, but the intern must live in the Bay Area. Some travel will be required and will be only reimbursed from the Bay Area to event location.
The West Coast Conference is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a diverse working environment. Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check and skills assessment. The candidate must be able to lift at least 30 pounds.
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information of at least two references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted through May 29, 2023 and interviews will occur in June.
About the West Coast Conference
The West Coast Conference was formed in 1952 and has evolved and grown to become a nationally recognized and competitive force in Division I intercollegiate athletics. The WCC is fueled by the conviction to achieve its goals with strong core values of integrity, respect, collaboration, innovation and inclusiveness that create a holistic student-athlete experience across the Conference. Beginning with the 2023-24 academic year, the WCC’s membership includes Gonzaga, LMU, Pacific, Pepperdine, Portland, Saint Mary’s, San Diego, San Francisco and Santa Clara. The Conference will sponsor 16 sports with the addition of men’s water polo in 2023-24. In the WCC, We Create Champions on the field of competition and leaders in life. For more information, visit WCCsports.com and follow the WCC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @WCCsports.
Preferred Qualifications and Requirements.
Demonstrated experience with the WCC’s core values of integrity, servant leadership, inclusion, excellence, innovation, communication, and collaboration.
Demonstrated enrollment toward, or completion of, a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or equivalent degree required.
Athletics administration and/or sports management experience or related volunteer experience preferred.
Demonstrated high-level proficiency in Microsoft programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required. Proficiency and experience with Apple computers and Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
Access to a reliable internet connection.
Effective professional communication, both orally and in writing. Proficiency in drafting and editing written communications.
Working knowledge of intercollegiate athletics, the West Coast Conference, and its institutions’ programs and/or higher education preferred.
About the West Coast Conference: The West Coast Conference was formed in 1952 and has evolved and grown to become a nationally recognized and competitive force in Division I intercollegiate athletics with 16 conference-sponsored sports. The WCC is characterized by the stability of its membership and its unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics. For more information, visit WCCsports.com and follow the West Coast Conference on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @WCCsports.