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LHSAA Seeks Assistant Executive Director (Officials)

Posted: 02-05-2018 | Categories: LHSADA, LHSCA, Officials, Administrators, Coaches

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) has opened the search process for an administrative staff (exempt) position as Assistant Executive Director. Home base for this position will be the LHSAA office in Baton Rouge. Primary responsibilities shall be defined by the Executive Director and will include but not limited to:

Oversight/supervision of the following sports as assigned by the Executive Director:                         

  • Powerlifting
  • Golf
  • Tennis

Other duties assigned by the Executive Director:

  • Director of Officials
  • Sports Medicine Advisory Committee Liaison

Experience and Qualifications:   The Assistant Executive Director of the LHSAA shall have three (3) years’ experience as a school principal, seven (7) years’ experience as a faculty coach, five (5) years’ combined experience as a principal and school faculty coach or a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience as an assistant principal and seven (7) years as a faculty coach and has a Certified Athletic Administration (CAA) and/or Certified Masters Athletic Administration (CMAA) distinction from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association (NIAAA), or any applicable experience approved by the Executive Director and Executive Committee. It is highly recommended that the applicant have a background and knowledge of high school athletics. Advanced degree and administrative experience is preferred.  The position requires a person with:

  • Passion and strong demonstrated advocacy for interscholastic athletics; familiarity with challenges facing high school athletics today in Louisiana and sensitive to and understanding of its diverse populations and interests;
  • Outstanding personal and professional qualities, including high ethical standards, integrity, courage, energy and sensitivity;
  • Ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships with students, school staff, officials, parents, community groups and the media;
  • Organization management skills including ability to work on many tasks at one time; excellent communication skills (written, oral and listening) including the ability to make effective public presentations;
  • Knowledge and validated experience in utilizing various types of technology

Director of Officials Job Description:   The Assistant Executive Director, in addition to his/her assigned sports, will be in charge of the following duties as the Director of Officials:

  • Oversee all workings with all officials that register with the LHSAA;
  • Monitor registrations for all officials, Conduct Rules Clinics and formulate all testing for the sports of Football, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball and Wrestling;
  • Organize Officials’ Camps for Football, Basketball, Baseball and Softball;
  • Sanction all Officials’ Camps and Scrimmages;
  • Serve as the Ex-Officio Member of the LHSOA;
  • Advertise, interview and appoint and oversee the work of all Assignment Secretaries;
  • Assign all playoff games for Football, Basketball, Baseball and Softball;
  • Monitor all Hudl and Arbiter operations

Terms:   The Assistant Executive Director will be appointed for a term not to exceed one year. The renewed contractual agreement with the LHSAA shall be based upon a satisfactory yearly performance review conducted by the Executive Director and the results of which shall be reported to and received by the Executive Committee.

The Executive Director shall set the salary of the Assistant Executive Director with the LHSAA Budget’s and Finance Committee’s oversight. The position is a twelve-month position and the starting salary will be determined commensurate with experience and other related qualifications. A comprehensive benefits plan is also provided and will be discussed in detail with successful candidates. Note: With the enhancement of ACT 75 of the Constitution of Louisiana, anyone employed by the LHSAA on or after July 1, 2011 shall not be allowed to participate in the Teacher’s Retirement System of Louisiana.

The LHSAA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Application Process:   Interested candidates may obtain an application packet by clicking HERE. The application period is Monday, February 5, 2018 through Monday, March 5, 2018. For applicant security and confidentiality, all completed applications must be sent to:

Boyer, Hebert, Ables & Angelles
1280 Del Este Avenue
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Attn: Mark Boyer, Esquire

Requirements for Application to be Considered:  

  • A completed application packet;
  • Three (3) current letters of recommendation including one from a current supervisor;
  • Current resume’;
  • Three (3) references who may be contacted prior to final interviews;
  • Inclusion of work, home and cellular telephone numbers and email addresses.

Deadline for Receiving Applications:   Monday, March 5, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.  Application screening and interviewing of candidates will be conducted by the hiring committee and the Executive Director in a timely manner. The new staff member will begin duties on or about July 1, 2018.

All applications will be treated with confidentiality. Applicants are requested not to contact any current member of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Executive Committee for the purpose of influencing the selection. Applicants may contact the Executive Director for information about the position.

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