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DATE:   6/10/2019
WORK LOCATION:   Gallagher
DEPARTMENT:   Athletics


The Associate Athletics Director/SWA is a member of the Athletics senior leadership team with direct responsibility for the department compliance, human resources, facilities, and operations. This position has direct oversight of several of the sport programs and employees, as well as summer camps, equipment room, and executing several contracts.


Assist Director of Athletics in execution of the Niagara University athletics strategic plan; Serve as the Senior Woman Administrator for Athletics (In compliance with NCAA requirements see: http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/inclusion/senior-woman-administrators); Analyze NCAA rules and regulations governing member institutions as well as University instructional policies, develops specific procedures, and guides the implementation of these to ensure University compliance; Evaluate and audit NU Athletics compliance responsibilities and systems.  Audit are used to determine the department has necessary checks and balances as well as administrative oversight to identify problems and maintain an atmosphere of compliance; Systemically maintain and review compliance documents to insure accuracy in all compliance areas, including eligibility certification, recruiting activities, financial aid, practice and competitions, staff size and permissible benefits and awards; Responsible for researching, developing, writing, updating and keeping a current; compliance policy and procedure manual on file for use;Educate coaches on NCAA rules and compliance issues; Maintain squad lists 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; Collaborate with University Facilities to manage and maintain all athletic facilities: Gallagher Center, Dwyer Ice Rink, Niagara Field, Bobo Field, and the Kiernan Center; Develop and execute plans for all game and event operations including but not limited to men’s and women’s basketball and men’s ice hockey games; Maintain the highest levels of integrity and adherence to all NCAA, MAAC, Atlantic Hockey Association and Niagara University rules and regulations. Oversee several sports as well as employees: Men’s and Women’s Golf, Softball and Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving.Investigate potential NCAA violations by communicating with Director of Athletics, Faculty Athletics representatives, University General Counsel, and any external counsel assigned by the university. Maintain confidentiality of information (including but not limited to: student and employee personal information, student grades, etc.), both during and after their employment with the University.  Any question regarding the confidentiality of material, should be referred to the supervisor.  Any violation shall subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Perform other duties as assigned. 


40%  Conduct all compliance operations for the Athletics Department; educates coaches on NCAA rules and compliance; verify adherence to recruiting policies and procedure. Manage athletics aid budget. Autonomy with regards to compliance operations within the athletics department.   

20%  Manage athletics facilities and game operations.   

15%  Provide oversight for sports programs. Provide game management oversight. Supervise and evaluate performance of head coaches for assigned programs.   

10%  Gather data, prepare information, and submit reports required by the U.S. Department of Education, NCAA, and MAAC.  

10%  Manage operations of all department human resources functions. 

5%    Train new staff and coaches on compliance office policy and              procedures.


Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of NCAA rules, education and training. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with student-athletes, coaches, staff and campus constituents. High level of organizational skills including an ability to work under pressure while handling multiple requests and tasks under deadlines. Ability to drive a personal or university vehicle for the purpose of university business on a regular basis. Ability to work non-traditional business hours including evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary.


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.


Bachelor's degree in a related field is required, Master's degree is preferred. A minimum of three years of work experience in collegiate athletics with a minimum of one year of experience in athletics administration preferred. 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 

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NIAGARA UNIVERSITY is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex (gender), national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristic, status as veteran or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Ryan Thompson, Esq., Title IX Coordinator, Office for Equity & Inclusion, 716-286-8324, rthompson@niagara.edu, www.niagara.edu/oei, Office Location: O’Shea Hall, B27. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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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