About the Conference

The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) was founded in 1913 and today, more than 100 years later, the conference remains one of the nation's most viable forces in intercollegiate athletics. The SIAC is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and participates on the Division II level. The present membership is composed of fifteen different institutions in seven states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee): Albany State University, Allen University, Benedict College, Central State University, Clark Atlanta University, Edward Waters University, Fort Valley State University, Kentucky State University, Lane College, LeMoyne-Owen College, Miles College, Morehouse College, Savannah State University, Spring Hill College, and Tuskegee University.

The SIAC sponsors seven men's championships (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, outdoor track & field, and tennis) and six women's championships (basketball, cross country, outdoor track & field, softball, tennis, and volleyball).  During its storied history, member institutions have won national championships, produced all-Americans, and sent athletes to the Olympic Games.

Position Overview

The Commissioner of the SIAC is its Chief Operating Officer and reports to the Council of Presidents. The Commissioner provides leadership and administrative oversight for intercollegiate athletic competition between member institutions in compliance with NCAA and SIAC rules and regulations, while attending to its traditions and mores. The Commissioner represents and promotes the conference while seeking partnerships and relationships beneficial to it and the member institutions.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and sound decision-making regarding financial and personnel matters, strategic planning and marketing, as well as the general operations of the conference.
  • Interpret, administer, and enforce conference and NCAA policies, rules, regulations, and procedures as represented in bylaws and other sanctioned manuals.
  • Plan and facilitate conference meetings for various constituent groups, including the annual meeting of the Council of Presidents.
  • Provide leadership that ensures fair and equitable scheduling of conference contests and events.
  • Pursue and acquire media, merchandise, and funding partnerships and relationships that enhance the reputation and financial opportunities for the conference and member institutions.
  • Provide logistics and oversight of the SIAC post-season championship tournaments.
  • Represent the conference in a manner consistent with the educational and competitive goals of the member institutions.

Qualifications/Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
  • Documentable reputation for being ethical and maintaining integrity.
  • Knowledge and experience with NCAA bylaws, structures, committees, and processes.
  • Administrative or logistical experience that would enable smooth and effective operation of the conference across all levels of activities and interests.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with diverse constituents, audiences, and interest groups orally, in writing, and via media.  
  • Ability to represent the league as well as promote and market it to external and internal constituencies.

Application Process

The SIAC invites nominations and applications or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the conference. Applications must include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and list of references. For full consideration, application materials should be submitted to Parker Executive Search’s website by June 30, 2022. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.

For additional information please contact:

Daniel Parker, Vice President and Managing Director

Grant Higgison, Principal

DeLaina Jordan, Senior Associate

Taylor Middleton, Associate

Parker Executive Search

danielparker@parkersearch.com | ghiggison@parkersearch.com | djordan@parkersearch.com | tmiddleton@parkersearch.com

770-804-1996 ext. 116 | 770-804-1996 ext. 118 | 770-804-1996 ext.119 | 770-804-1996 ext. 124

 

The SIAC is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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