Now Hiring: Chief Cool Officer (CCO)
NCAA Headquarters, Indianapolis
You don’t walk into a boardroom, you glide. When you speak, you’re wearing a bluetooth. And people listen. Your energy is infectious, your optimism, contagious. You’re a trendsetter. A jetsetter. An Irish Setter? You work hard, play hard, and think hard. Your Pandora is hot. You approach life like Ashton Kutcher. You approach greens like Matt Kuchar. Your all-time favorite president is Calvin Coolidge. You’re a real wildcard, you. When someone asks you for the time, you promptly respond “beer thirty.” You’re passionate about students and/or athletes, and you love you some bylaws. You own a car. You are not a (multiple) felon. Is your name Chad, by chance?
If this describes you, then you just may be the person we’re looking for. We’re here to talk, let’s talk, ok?
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has an immediate opening for the newly conceived executive-level position, Chief Cool Officer (CCO).
Look, the NCAA has been getting some bad press for a while now (it’s lonely up here on the mountaintop!) and though we appreciate the growing interest and enthusiasm for collegiate athletics, we want to get the word out that the NCAA is pretty darn cool, too.
Sure, we’re not perfect, but we strive to be. Have you seen our Pinterest page? We’re getting there.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
-Actively promote the NCAA’s coolness through various multimedia channels and communities.
-Develop and maintain relationships with key members of the media, NCAA institutions, and respective fanbases. Some cool-calling required.
-Develop and implement a cool communications and outreach plan.
-Dress for success. Vibe.
-Attend trade shows, athletic events, conferences, etc., and play things cool.
-Email blasts on the reg.
-Produce internal and external webinars, webisodes and webshops. Cool ones.
-5-10 years of demonstrated cool. Ice-cold, preferred.
-Bachelor’s Degree (because nobody’s too cool for school).
-Knowledge of NCAA Athletics and NCAA bylaws.
-Sweet Jos. A. Bank threads.
-Special consideration given to individuals with prior experience working in a totalitarian regime.
We take our work seriously, but not ourselves. Work hard, play hard. All that and a side of kettle chips. YOLO. We offer comprehensive benefits, paychecks, and ample opportunity for professional and personal growth. Here’s what a typical week at NCAA HQ’s looks like:
Manic Mondays. Like the hit song, only in real life. Leave your sanity at home, por favor!
Tailgate Tuesdays. Join us in the parking lot at lunchtime for a simulated collegiate tailgate experience. We’ll have non-alcoholic craft beers, sodas, Kenny Chesney’s Greatest Hits, bean bag tossing and grilled meats, available on a first come-first serve basis. Weather pending.
Whisper Wednesdays. Speak softly, carry a big stick!
Thirsty Thursdays. Come to work thirsty, stay thirsty, leave thirsty!
Freestyle Fridays. The NCAA is a strong proponent of individuality and encourages employees to be themselves at week’s end. Whether it’s rocking sneakers and jeans, chewing bubble gum, busting out the acoustic guitar in the breakroom or bringing your surfboard to work, this is your day to be you! No turbans or cats, please.
The NCAA is an EOE. Salary commensurate with experience. Must be a legal resident or know the Pledge of Allegiance. Must pass background check. Must put on a cone hat, ride a unicycle and pee in a little cup for the audience.