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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Primary liaison to future Women’s Final Four host sites, including cities developing new facilities, which are prospective hosts of the event.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a membership-driven organization dedicated to safeguarding the well-being of student-athletes and equipping them with the skills to succeed on the playing field, in the classroom and throughout life.
We support learning through sports by integrating athletics and higher education to enrich the college experience of student-athletes. NCAA members –... mostly colleges and universities, but also conferences and affiliated groups – work together to create the framework of rules for fair and safe competition.
Those rules are administered by NCAA national office staff, which also organizes national championships and provides other resources to support student-athletes and the schools they attend. The NCAA membership and national office work together to help more than 460,000 student-athletes develop their leadership, confidence, discipline and teamwork through college sports.