August 21, 2013

NCAA Seeks Women's Lacrosse Rules Editor

The NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rules Committee is requesting applications from interested individuals to serve as the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Secretary-Rules Editor. This position is a four-year term, renewable once. The term will begin September 1, 2014. A modest stipend is paid.

Reports to: NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rules Committee and NCAA staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:
a.    Record rules changes adopted by the committee and update the rules manuscript accordingly;
b.    Adhere to publishing deadlines in submitting updated or new material for publications;
c.    Ensure the technical accuracy of the rules in submitting them for publication and in proofreading the corrected version;
d.    Facilitate production of finished artwork of diagrams or equipment that the committee wishes to include in the published rules;
e.    Act as the official interpreter of the rules between meetings of the committee;
f.    Copy the NCAA staff liaison to the rules committee on rules interpretations given by electronic mail;
g.    Report to committee at annual meeting key issues and interpretations given throughout the year;
h.    Attend NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship Events as the official rules interpreter for the committee, as requested;
i.    Attend and assist the National Coordinator of Officials at annual rules and officiating clinics;
j.    Provide rules content for instructional videos to be used by coaches and officials;
k.    Write and develop rules questions for annual rules survey to be sent to coaches, administrators, officials and conference commissioners;
l.    Perform such other duties as the committee chair and staff liaison may direct.

Preferred Qualifications and Minimum Requirements:
1.    Bachelor’s degree (essential).
2.    Excellent written and verbal communication skills (essential).
3.    Ability to relate effectively with umpires and coaches on a national level (essential).
4.    Extensive knowledge of NCAA women’s lacrosse rules and their relationship to officiating mechanics and techniques (essential).
5.    Strong administrative and organizational skills (essential).
6.    Ability to use electronic mail as a means of correspondence (essential).
7.    Ability to use computer technology as a means of education (essential).
8.    Experience in officiating or coaching at the collegiate level (preferred).
9.    A candidate shall not be an active NCAA coach or official.

Application Process: Send letter of application, resume and two letters of recommendation from NCAA coaches, officials, administrators or others involved with collegiate women’s lacrosse not later than Friday, September 13, 2013, to:

Rachel Seewald
Associate Director of Playing Rules and Officiating
P.O. Box 6222 Indianapolis, Indiana 46206-6222
Office: 317/917-6141
FAX: 317/917-6800

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