Executive Board Openings

Looking to shape the direction of the Emerald City Softball Association? Or add some great volunteer experience to your resume? Now is the perfect time to apply for an open ECSA board position.

If you're interested, please e-mail commissioner@emeraldcitysoftball.org with the following information.

  • Your name and position(s) desired
  • Photo
  • Statement of qualifications and why you are seeking the Board Position
  • Any other information that voters may find valuable when considering you as a candidate.

Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM on June 15th. Voting will take place June 22nd thru July 2nd.

The following member-elected positions are open or coming due for election. Candidate approval requires a plurality of votes from the ECSA membership. No imcumbents are standing for re-election.

  • Director of Competition
  • Assistant Commissioner - A/B Divisions
  • Assistant Director of Competition - C Division
  • Assistant Commissioner - D Division
  • Secretary

Volunteer position descriptions are as follows. Full position descriptions are also available in the ECSA bylaws (PDF), beginning on Page 21.

DIRECTOR OF COMPETITION

  • Understand the NAGAAA Player Ratings Guidelines and how they should be applied to players.
  • Oversee the rating of all ECSA players using the NAGAAA player rating guidelines, according to the ECSA player ratings review & change processes, as outlined in the ECSA Administrative Rules.
  • Ensure all new ECSA players have an assigned Player Rating before approving them to a roster.
  • Review and approve new player ratings for A/B Division players. Oversee new player ratings for other divisions.
  • Oversee all online aspects of player ratings and work with Database Administrator to ensure they are updated in a timely fashion.
  • Research to find a player rating for any new ECSA player that previously played in another NAGAAA member city.
  • Assist in the entry of ECSA teams and players into the NAGAAA database.
  • Lead all ECSA rating reviews. Ensure involvement by the appropriate Executive Board members as outlined in our ECSA Administrative Rules and the Rating Change Voting Matrix (Appendix Eight).
  • Lead and/or participate in requests for Player Rating changes, per the Rating Change Voting Matrix (Appendix Eight) and Ratings Change Review Process (Appendix Nine).
  • Investigate and engage the Commissioner and appropriate Assistant Commissioners and Assistant Directors of Competition in any requests to watch or review an ECSA Player.
  • Using the NAGAAA Player Rating database, research and validate player ratings of players on Emerald City Classic team rosters.
  • Sit on all player rating protest boards.
  • Assist the Assistant Commissioner A/B Division and Assistant Commissioner C Division in selection of players on the C and D Select teams.
  • Perform any other duties delegated from the Commissioner or Executive Board.

Position requirements:

  • ECSA member for at least 5 years.
  • ECSA member in 2 or more divisions OR member of the ECSA Executive Board in a ratings capacity for 3 or more years.

ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER - A/B DIVISIONS

  • Oversee all activities of the A/B Division teams in the Emerald City Softball Association, including creation and maintenance of team and player information on ECSA website.
  • Participate and vote on all player rating changes and reviews for players in the A/B Division, as well as any players in other Divisions whose proposed rating change would require them to play in the A/B Divisions.
  • Ensure eligibility of all players on a roster for the A and B Division teams; criteria may include:
    • Fee payment
    • Waiver status
    • Rating eligibility
    • Existence and accuracy of online profile
  • Manage all aspects of C Select teams including selection of players; assigning coaches, practices, communications and ensuring full teams are available to play when scheduled.
  • Open and close fields when designated to do so.
  • Communicate to all A/B Division coaches and managers on all ECSA matters.
  • Assist with the Emerald City Classic as needed
  • Perform any other duties delegated from the Commissioner or Executive Board.

Position requirements:

  • ECSA member for at least 3 years.
  • experience as an ECSA member in the B Division for at least 2 years.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF COMPETITION - C DIVISION
  • Oversee the Player Ratings of all Players in the ECSA C Division.
  • Work in conjunction with the Director of Competition and the C Division Assistant Commissioner in reviewing C Division Players to ensure they have accurate Player Ratings.
  • Review and approve new player ratings for C Division players.
  • Work with IT Director to update online player ratings in a timely fashion.
  • Participate in pre-season, mid-season, end of season and post-World-Series player rating reviews.
  • Lead and or participate in requests for Player Rating changes per the Rating Change Voting Matrix (Appendix Eight) and Ratings Change Review Process (Appendix Nine).
  • Investigate and engage the Commissioner, Director of Competition and appropriate Assistant Commissioners and Assistant Directors of Competition in any requests to watch or review an ECSA Player's Rating.
  • Assist the Assistant Commissioner A/B Division in selecting players for the C Division Select team.
  • Perform any other duties delegated from the Commissioner or Executive Board.

Position requirements:

  • ECSA member for at least 3 years.
  • ECSA member in more than one Division.
  • participated as a player or coach or represented ECSA for protest duty in at least 2 Gay Softball World Series.
ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER - D DIVISION
  • Oversee all activities of the D Division teams in the Emerald City Softball Association, including creation and maintenance of team and player information on ECSA website
  • Participate and vote on all player rating changes and reviews for players in the D Division.Ensure eligibility of all players listed on a roster for the D Division teams; criteria may include:
    • Fee payment
    • Waiver status
    • Rating eligibility
    • Existence and accuracy of online profile
  • Assist the Assistant Commissioner C Division in assigning players to the D Select Teams.
  • Communicate to all D Division coaches and managers on all ECSA matters.
  • Open and close fields when designed to do so.
  • Assist with the Emerald City Classic as needed.
  • Perform any other duties delegated from the Commissioner or Executive Board.

Position requirements:

  • ECSA member for at least 3 years.

SECRETARY

  • Record the minutes from all Executive Board meetings and Team Representative Meetings and publish them within 5 days of meetings.
  • Maintain all Emerald City Softball Association history and records.
  • Maintain updates to By Laws, Administration Rules, Play Rules and Protest Rules.
  • Maintain an Action Log capturing all actions assigned from Board & Team Rep Meetings.
  • Maintain a Motion Log capturing all motions made and voting results from all Board Meetings.
  • Assist with the Emerald City Classic as needed.
  • Perform any other duties delegated from the Commissioner or Executive Board.


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