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ASSOCIATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR OF COMPLIANCE AND FACILITIES/SWA|
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:
Director of 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
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
Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: