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Assistant Athetic Director - Compliance
DATE:   4/9/2014
JOB TITLE:   Assistant Athletic Director - Compliance
JOB STATUS:   FT
FLSA STATUS:   Exempt
WORK LOCATION:   ULGC
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Director of Athletics
DEPARTMENT:   Athletics
SECTOR:   Business Affairs

SUMMARY:

The Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance and Administration oversees the University’s adherence to NCAA rules, including providing rules education for athletics staff members and other appropriate university personnel, as well as human resources operations. The Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance and Administration also develops and implements systems for monitoring rule compliance as well as coordinates the University’s athletics financial aid program, including the awarding of athletic scholarships. This position also has direct oversight of sport programs. Responsible for adherence to the athlete’s Code of Conduct.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Analyze and collect compliance information.

Educate coaches on NCAA rules and compliance issues.

Maintain squad and verify academic progress.

Maintain recruiting lists and coordinate National Letter of Intent program.

Responsible for review and adjudication of alleged violations of the athletes Code of Conduct.

Verify adherence to recruiting policies and procedures.

Serve as liaison for athletics with admissions, financial aid and each college.

Manage athletics aid budgets and approve summer aid requests.

Administer NCAA Special Assistance Fund and Student-Athlete Opportunity Fund.

Provide game management oversight for selected athletics events.

Operate the program under the rules and regulations of the university, the NCAA and the MAAC; understanding that an employee can be suspended for a period of time without pay or terminated if found to be involved in significant or repetitive violations of NCAA regulations.

Faculty and staff are expected to maintain the confidentiality of all confidential and proprietary information (including but not limited to:  student personal information, student grades, employee personal information, etc.), both during and after their employment with the University.  If a faculty or staff member has a question about the confidentiality of a particular matter, he/she should consult their supervisor.  Any violation of this rule shall subject the faculty/staff member to disciplinary action, up to and including immediate termination of employment.

 Perform other duties as assigned.



GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

65%    Analyze and collect compliance information; educates coaches on NCAA rules and compliances; verify adherence to recruiting policies and procedure.

10%    Provide oversight for designated sports programs.

10%    Manage athletics aid budget.

10%    Provide game management oversight.

 5%    Perform other duties as assigned.           



REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  1. Ability to work non-traditional business hours including evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary.
  2. Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.
  3. Knowledge of NCAA rules, education and training.
  4. Proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to: computer, keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, copy machine and fax.
  5. Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and effectively communicate with others.
  6. Ability to drive a personal or university vehicle for the purpose of university business on a regular basis.

ERGONOMIC REQUIREMENTS:

The functions of the position usually performed sitting, but may require some amount of time standing. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. Tasks involving working on a computer keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, cutting, labeling, and taping involve extensive wrist and hand movement. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.


QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:
  1. Bachelor's degree in related field is required. Master’s degree preferred.
  2.  Minimum of three years of experience performing similar tasks is required.
  3. A valid New York State driver’s license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. Must also be able to operate a motor vehicle in Canada.


Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:

The University affirms its commitment to equal opportunity and non-discrimination and recognizes its responsibility to provide for all employees an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, national origin, age, marital status, predisposed genetic disorder, Vietnam Era or disabled veteran status, disability or other category protected by law. The University also does not tolerate any actual or attempted reprisals or retaliation against an employee who raises a sincere and valid concern regarding harassment or discrimination. All such discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation is, therefore, strictly prohibited. This policy protects and covers the conduct of all employees, without regard to job title or status. Anyone engaging in the above mentioned conduct is subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge or termination of any other status.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety
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