OK Conference Commissioner Position

Friday, March 2, 2018
OK Conference
Position Details: 

OK Conference Commissioner Position


The OK Conference is seeking applications for the OK Conference Commissioner. 



Applicants with the following attributes will be preferred:


  1. Experience in high school administration and high school athletics
  2. Knowledge of Title IX
  3. Knowledge of MHSAA policies and procedures
  4. Strong communication skills in speaking and writing
  5. A global thinker, a person who plans for the future as well as one who deals with the present
  6. Comfortable working with officials, athletic directors, principals, superintendents, and the media
  7. Committed to promoting all sports
  8. Able to use technology
  9. Strong organizational skills
  10. Strong problem-solving skills
  11. Good listening skills
  12. Ability to coordinate/facilitate large group discussion/resolution
  13. Managing conflict resolution



The Following is a list of responsibilities of the OK Conference Commissioner:

  1. Conference spokesperson/communication coordinator/distributor of information
  2. Stay up to date with current issues in high school athletics
  3. Serve and speak on the behalf of the Conference to the media and other public relations outlets
  4. Provide communications and updates to conference membership regarding current events and policy changes
  5. Serve as a liaison to state, national, and local athletic organizations to advocate for the Conference’s best interests
  6. Serve as a liaison to the following organizations:
    1. OK Conference Basketball Observers
    2. West Michigan Officials Association (WMOA) and other officials associations as appropriate
    3. Gridiron Giving Program
    4. Champions of Character Program
    5. Superintendent Advisory Committee (3 times/year)
    6. West Michigan League Leaders and/or assignors (2 times/year)
    7. Title IX Updates (KISD and/or OAISD)
    8. West Michigan Sports Commission
    9. Grand Rapids Hall of Fame Committee
    10. Varsity News Network (VNN) Negotiations
    11. iHeart Radio programming
    12. ISD Superintendent groups (as needed)
    13. MHSAA Officials Review Committee
  7. Facilitator of Meetings:  Athletic Commission, Executive Board, and Executive Council
  8. Committee Coordinator:  non-voting member of all OK Conference committees
  9. Establish sites and management concerns for meetings, ie, locations, rooms, timing, meals, etc.
  10. Prepare a yearly calendar for all events
  11. Update the Conference handbook as needed
  12. Initiate any investigations, collect information, and render decisions in cases of dispute between two conference schools or between divisions within the conference
  13. Supervise the Assistant Commissioner
  14. Complete questionnaires requested by the MHSAA and conference as needed
  15. Organize for the assignment of game officials in all sports as requested
  16. Attend as many sporting events as feasible
  17. Attend local, state , and national meetings as requested by the Executive Board
  18. Create the initial proposal for expansion/realignment consideration at the start of a realignment cycle


Method of Application:

Email (preferred) or mail a letter of interest and resume to:

Jerry Haggerty, OK Conference Assistant Commissioner

Grandville High School

4700 Canal SW

Grandville, MI 49418




At or near $25,000 annually.  The Commissioner’s job is part-time, but s/he may have duties to perform on a year-round basis.  To review the job description, please visit the Conference website, www.okconference.org and look up the handbook.  Article 3, section ADC-1 further outlines the position.



Application Deadline:  March 2nd

First Round Interviews:  March 12th – 14th

Second/Final Round (if needed):  March 21st – 23rd

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