By Jeff Goodman
The NCAA is looking for an Executive Vice President for Championships and Alliances.
It's a high-powered position within the organization, one currently held by Greg Shaheen -- who basically negotiated and orchestrated the NCAA's recent 14-year, $10.8 billion television deal with Turner and CBS. He's also the guy who oversees the entire NCAA tournament.
Here's a a portion of a posting by Parker Executive Search, the firm hired by the NCAA to fill the position currently occupied by Shaheen.
Position Overview: The Executive Vice President for Championships and Alliances will oversee the strategic direction, operation and management of all NCAA championships across the three divisions and the association's multiple broadcast and marketing rights. This position will be actively engaged in strategic planning and development of all championships and will serve as a leader in their promotion, implementation and development. The position has oversight of all championships personnel including operational issues, financial management and staffing. The Executive Vice President will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer and will have direct access to the President.
Shaheen is extremely well-respected in this industry - by coaches, media, sponsors and many I have spoken with in the NCAA. His current job title -- which has included the word interim since shortly after NCAA president Mark Emmert took over -- means that he oversees 89 championships in all for the NCAA -- including, of course, the NCAA tourney.
Sources told CBSSports.com that Shaheen remains under consideration for the position.
However, this doesn't exactly appear as a positive sign for his future within the organization.