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  • San Mateo, California, Unit: External Relations Position: External Relations Intern Reports To: Associate Commissioner This internship will provide the opportunity to experience all areas of external relations, including communications, marketing, digital, social media, and video production 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 and provide hands-on experience and learning opportunities. Principal Functions. Assist with the Conference’s external relations efforts. Examples of associated tasks include: • Contribute to external projects related to the promotion of the Conference and member institutions. • Assist with coverage of events throughout the academic year. • Assist with execution of social media strategy, including the development of creative visual content for use on all digital platforms and other external facing areas. • Develop, post, and update content on WCCsports.com. • Assist with planning and coverage of championship events, including participation onsite at select events. • Contribute to conference record keeping efforts related to achievements, statistics, and other communications projects. • Participate in planning meetings and video conferences with conference staff and membership. • Other projects and responsibilities based on areas of interest and experience. Additional Information. The start date of the internship is September 1, 2021, and the end date is June 30, 2022. This is a 20-hour a week internship with hours arranged with supervisor. The intern will be paid $16/hour, and the internship does not include benefits. This position will be remote. Some travel will be required and will be reimbursed from San Francisco 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 jobs@westcoast.org. Applications will be accepted through July 30, 2021 and interviews will occur in August. About the West Coast Conference. Formed in 1952, The West Coast Conference has evolved and grown to become a bold force in NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics, nationally recognized for its competitiveness, energy, and drive. The WCC has gained unstoppable momentum with student-athletes who are relentless in their pursuit of greatness. Fiercely dedicated and highly engaged both in the classroom and on the court, these exceptional people are known for their passion and rigor. Characterized by the stability of its membership, commitment to innovation and unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics, the WCC continues to set the bar for excellence in collegiate athletics. The WCC comprises 10 western, private institutions: Brigham Young University, Gonzaga University, Loyola Marymount University, University of the Pacific, Pepperdine University, University of Portland, Saint Mary's College, University of San Diego, University of San Francisco, and Santa Clara University. The WCC sponsors 15 sports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, women's rowing, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, women's volleyball, and beach volleyball. 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 Adobe Creative Suite (e.g., InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects) and Microsoft programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required. Proficiency and experience with Apple computers preferred. Access to 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. This is a 20-hour a week internship with hours arranged with supervisor. The intern will be paid $16/hour, and the internship does not include benefits.
  • San Mateo, California, Unit : External Relations Position : External Relations Intern Reports To : Associate Commissioner This internship will provide the opportunity to experience all areas of external relations, including communications, marketing, digital, social media, and video production 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 and provide hands-on experience and learning opportunities. Principal Functions. Assist with the Conference’s external relations efforts. Examples of associated tasks include: Contribute to external projects related to the promotion of the Conference and member institutions. Assist with coverage of events throughout the academic year. Assist with execution of social media strategy, including the development of creative visual content for use on all digital platforms and other external facing areas. Develop, post, and update content on WCCsports.com. Assist with planning and coverage of championship events, including participation onsite at select events. Contribute to conference record keeping efforts related to achievements, statistics, and other communications projects. Participate in planning meetings and video conferences with conference staff and membership. Other projects and responsibilities based on areas of interest and experience. Additional Information. The start date of the internship is September 1, 2021, and the end date is June 30, 2022. This is a 20-hour a week internship with hours arranged with supervisor. The intern will be paid $16/hour, and the internship does not include benefits. This position will be remote. Some travel will be required and will be reimbursed from San Francisco 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 jobs@westcoast.org. Applications will be accepted through July 30, 2021 and interviews will occur in August. About the West Coast Conference. Formed in 1952, The West Coast Conference has evolved and grown to become a bold force in NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics, nationally recognized for its competitiveness, energy, and drive. The WCC has gained unstoppable momentum with student-athletes who are relentless in their pursuit of greatness. Fiercely dedicated and highly engaged both in the classroom and on the court, these exceptional people are known for their passion and rigor. Characterized by the stability of its membership, commitment to innovation and unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics, the WCC continues to set the bar for excellence in collegiate athletics. The WCC comprises 10 western, private institutions: Brigham Young University, Gonzaga University, Loyola Marymount University, University of the Pacific, Pepperdine University, University of Portland, Saint Mary's College, University of San Diego, University of San Francisco, and Santa Clara University. The WCC sponsors 15 sports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, women's rowing, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, women's volleyball, and beach volleyball.   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 Adobe Creative Suite (e.g., InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects) and Microsoft programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required. Proficiency and experience with Apple computers preferred. Access to 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. This is a 20-hour a week internship with hours arranged with supervisor. The intern will be paid $16/hour, and the internship does not include benefits.
  • Beverly Hills, California, ABOUT THE JOB                                                                                          The Wallis is seeking a dedicated, detail-oriented administrative professional to join our team as Production Administrator to support the Production & Artistic teams. Reporting to the Director of Production and working closely with the Artistic Director and Artistic team, this role is responsible for all contractual agreement preparation and execution with visiting artists, companies and theatrical unions. This position is responsible to manage communication and all logistics including travel and lodging related to hosting visiting national and international performers, artists, designers, and companies, prior to and throughout their residencies at The Wallis. This position reports directly to the Director of Production and is a full-time, exempt position. If you have excellent communication and organizational skills, meticulous attention to detail, but at the same time enjoy interacting and working with artists, designers, and production teams, we look forward to hearing from you. WHAT YOU’LL DO                                                                                        Prepare all contractual agreements for visiting artists, companies, production team and theatrical unions and assist in the development of future commissioning and producing agreements; Manage the full life-cycle of contracts for presenting artists and productions, designers, directors, and other production crew, including creation, updating, maintenance and status tracking; Manage communication internally and externally, and all logistics related to hosting visiting national and international performers, artists, designers, and companies, prior to and throughout their residencies at The Wallis, including travel, transportation, schedule, housing, rental cars, per diem, and parking; Responsible for itinerary changes, house seats and complimentary ticket requests and maintaining current contact lists of physicians, physical therapists for any medical needs of visiting artists; Manage national and international travel and lodging for Wallis Senior staff; Collect all necessary tax compliance forms from visiting artists; Maintain up-to-date contract language for, and report theater season statistics to, unions (SDC, USA), tax board and internal departments (HR, Accounting), as needed; Confirm producer licensing fee and author royalties, process show royalties and other settlements; Manage acquisition of visas required for visiting international artists and companies; Manage and maintain good working relationships with all vendors and corporate sponsorship partners; Oversee contractual payment obligations for artists, visiting companies as well as creative and production team and track accordingly; Actively engage with visiting artists and companies to make their experience at The Wallis a rewarding one; Demonstrate a willingness to take the most effective role in the Artistic/Production team. No phone calls please. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and encourages applicants of any age, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or gender. SKILLS & EXPERIENCE NEEDED                                             A minimum of four (4) years’ experience in a related production management field; Knowledge of and experience working with theatrical unions, including IATSE, AEA, USA, SDC and AFM; Thorough familiarity with Excel and Word required; Ability to plan ahead and facilitate in problem-solving; Strong organizational and written and oral communication skills; Capacity to solve problems and engage in creative thinking about challenges; Clear understanding of the artistic process and excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and diplomacy skills; Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment; Ability to work a varying schedule, including nights and weekends; Experience with touring productions and international artists is a plus; College degree, or equivalent professional experience, is required.   PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS___________________________________ While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent must be able to do the following: stand for extended periods; sit for extended periods; bend and reach for filing and other job-related functions; climb up and down stairs; bend, stoop, and lift to move and retrieve materials; pull, push, and lift; reach both above and below shoulder height.  Specific visual abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Must be able to visually inspect work.  Manual dexterity to operate computer and other office equipment required.  The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made. BENEFITS This is a full-time position with 100% paid medical benefits, including dental, vision and life insurance ($25,000) for the employee, paid vacation, personal and sick days, 401k and paid parking. Complimentary tickets are occasionally available for performances and events at The Wallis.
  • San Mateo, California, Position : Compliance and Governance Intern Reports To : Assistant Commissioner Basic Functions : 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 experience and learning opportunities, particularly in the areas of compliance, student-athlete involvement, and governance. Principal Functions: 65% Assistance with the Conference’s compliance services. Examples of associated tasks include: NCAA and WCC compliance record management, education and interpretations. NCAA and WCC waiver administration. NCAA violation administration. National Letter of Intent program administration. NCAA legislative process and proposal tracking support. Participate in preparations for meetings and conference calls, as appropriate. 15% Assist with the Conference’s governance and student-athlete services. Examples of associated tasks include: Governance process and proposal administration support. WCC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) support. Conference research related to governance recommendations and/or sport administration. Participate in preparations for meetings and conference calls with WCC Cabinets, Committees, and Head Coaches groups, as appropriate. 10% Assist with the Conference’s championships and events. Examples of associated tasks include: Specific duties as assigned at the 2022 WCC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas. Other opportunities to work at WCC championships and events. 10% Other projects and responsibilities based on areas of interest and experience Additional Information. The start date of the internship is September 1, 2021, and the end date is June 30, 2022. This is a 20- hour a week internship with hours arranged with supervisor. The intern will be paid $16/hour, and the internship does not include benefits. This position will be remote. Some travel will be required and will be reimbursed from San Francisco 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 jobs@westcoast.org. Applications will be accepted through July 30, 2021 and interviews will occur in August. About the West Coast Conference. Formed in 1952, The West Coast Conference has evolved and grown to become a bold force in NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics, nationally recognized for its competitiveness, energy, and drive. The WCC has gained unstoppable momentum with student-athletes who are relentless in their pursuit of greatness. Fiercely dedicated and highly engaged both in the classroom and on the court, these exceptional people are known for their passion and rigor. Characterized by the stability of its membership, commitment to innovation and unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics, the WCC continues to set the bar for excellence in collegiate athletics. The WCC comprises 10 western, private institutions: Brigham Young University, Gonzaga University, Loyola Marymount University, University of the Pacific, Pepperdine University, University of Portland, Saint Mary's College, University of San Diego, University of San Francisco, and Santa Clara University. The WCC sponsors 15 sports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, women's rowing, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, women's volleyball, and beach volleyball. Preferred Qualifications and Requirements: Demonstrated experience with the WCC’s core values of integrity, servant leadership, inclusion, excellence, innovation, communication, and collaboration. Demonstrated enrollment towards 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). Proficiency and experience with Apple computers and operating systems and Adobe Creative Suite preferred. 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. The intern will be paid $16/hour, and the internship does not include benefits.
  • San Mateo, California, Unit: Championships Position: Championships and Sports Administration Intern Reports To: Senior Associate 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 experience and learning opportunities, particularly in the areas of championships and sport administration. Principal Functions. 80% Assist with the Conference’s Championships. Examples of associated tasks include: • Assist with championships preparation, such as, but not limited to: manuals, data collection via forms and surveys, hospitality coordination, vendor oversight, research, inventory management. • Participate in planning meetings and conference calls with host championship venues, inclusive of agendas, materials and report preparation. • Assist with production of championship related events, collateral, and signage. • Assist with event operations at championships. 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. Additional Information. The start date of the internship is September 1, 2021, and the end date is June 30, 2022. This is a 20- hour a week internship with hours arranged with supervisor. The intern will be paid $16/hour, and the internship does not include benefits. This position will be remote. Some travel will be required and will be reimbursed from San Francisco 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 jobs@westcoast.org. Applications will be accepted through July 30, 2021 and interviews will occur in August. About the West Coast Conference. Formed in 1952, The West Coast Conference has evolved and grown to become a bold force in NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics, nationally recognized for its competitiveness, energy, and drive. The WCC has gained unstoppable momentum with student-athletes who are relentless in their pursuit of greatness. Fiercely dedicated and highly engaged both in the classroom and on the court, these exceptional people are known for their passion and rigor. Characterized by the stability of its membership, commitment to innovation and unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics, the WCC continues to set the bar for excellence in collegiate athletics. The WCC comprises 10 western, private institutions: Brigham Young University, Gonzaga University, Loyola Marymount University, University of the Pacific, Pepperdine University, University of Portland, Saint Mary's College, University of San Diego, University of San Francisco, and Santa Clara University. The WCC sponsors 15 sports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, women's rowing, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, women's volleyball, and beach volleyball. 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 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. The intern will be paid $16/hour, and the internship does not include benefits.

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