The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), located in Lilburn, Georgia, will soon have a C-suite opening! The current deputy director, who has served the association in numerous capacities for over 22 years, is retiring. The right candidate will have the opportunity to work with her for eight months of on-the-job training.
If you are an experienced C-suite executive, or ready for that next step, and find the idea of a relaxed, diverse atmosphere with a family environment appealing, you might want to look into this. A career with the WBCA offers exciting challenges and opportunities, including engaging with the country’s college and high school coaches, and planning each year’s national convention, which we host in conjunction with the NCAA Women’s Final Four tournament. The association offers outstanding benefits, including a generous vacation policy and holiday schedule, along with lots of other free perks. The office is located just outside the thriving city of Atlanta, Georgia, with a reverse commute and free parking.
Yes, it is still a C-suite position in a non-profit world that requires wearing multiple hats, but you will never be bored. You will service some of the most devoted, energetic coaches in the country. The vision of the association is for every coach of women’s basketball to look to the WBCA for the support they need to succeed professionally, grow the game, and inspire players to realize their full potential.
Among your daily responsibilities: • Assist the executive director in facilitating effective decision making. • Coordinate business-wide procedures. • Build strong relationships with a staff of 10 to 12 full-time employees, as well as seasonal interns and consultants, and oversee their progress. • Provide financial oversight of budgets and benefits. • Negotiate contracts for event venues, lodging, staffing and office equipment and services. • Facilitate positive relationships between the association and members, key stakeholders, outside constituents and pertinent affiliates.
You will work with a talented, enthusiastic team which understands that being engaged in women’s basketball every day and supporting the membership are the best perks of the job. Working as part of this team, you will quickly come to understand what it takes to support the membership and prepare for our national convention. During the convention in April 2020, you will shadow the executive director, outgoing deputy director, and staff members, which will help you to understand and begin to see the association’s vision for its growth in the years ahead. Following the convention, you will have five months to explore every aspect of the association, while still having the support of the departing deputy director.
If you find appealing the idea of working in such a great environment in the sports industry, and most importantly advancing the platform of women’s basketball, you should contact us to introduce yourself.