Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance and Student-Athlete Services
FLSA Status: Exempt
Months Per Year: 12
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Position Description This 12-month position provides support to all internal and external constituents regarding NCAA Division I rules compliance and education for 18 intercollegiate athletic programs. Seattle University does not sponsor football.
Reporting to the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance and Student-Athlete Services, coordinate and provide leadership to all aspects of day-to-day compliance procedures and operations. Serve as the liaison to university Admissions and manage and monitor all activities and procedures regarding the recruitment of PSAs (25%). Manage initial eligibility certifications, IRL activations and execute the NLI program (10%). Develop and implement comprehensive and ongoing rules education curriculum, including changes in legislation, for coaches, staff, student-athletes, and student employees, as well as campus and external constituents (20%). Provide interpretations to coaches and staff, and manage the waiver process through RSRO (10%). Serve as primary administrator for JumpForward and ensure maintenance of all required participation records (15%). As part of a compliance team, monitor practices, competitions, open gyms, etc. (10%). Annually amend the Athletics Compliance Manual, and conduct regular audits to insure ongoing adherence to rules compliance (5%). Assist in the development and review of enrollment and retention strategies and athletic aid budget planning (5%). Serve as a member of the university eligibility certification committee. Serve as a ex-officio member of the Athletics Advisory Board.
Travel may be required for attendance at Regional Rules, as well as for occasional team travel. Position supervises one graduate assistant.
Serve on strategically beneficial campus committees regarding rules compliance and/or student-athlete welfare, as available.
Other duties as assigned.
Relationships: University Council; Enrollment Services (Admission, Registrar and Financial Aid); and University Advancement.
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and two years of management of NCAA Division I rules compliance OR an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Successful candidate must have a strong knowledge of, and commitment to, NCAA rules and guidelines, and will be required to pass the NCAA Coaches Certification Exam, annually. Knowledge of football (FBS or FCS) is not required. Demonstrated willingness to support and engage diversity and gender equity.
Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the NCAA, any athletics conference Seattle University may join, and other established bodies that govern or oversee intercollegiate athletics. In the event Employee becomes aware, or has reasonable cause to believe, that violations of these organizations' constitutions, bylaws, rules or regulations may have taken place, Employee shall promptly report the same to the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Rules Education at the University. Employee shall cooperate fully and completely with any investigation of any alleged violation, whether such investigation is conducted by the University, NCAA or any other duly authorized agency or individual.
All candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university's mission, vision, and values. This position requires a criminal history background check.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's or advanced degree with three to five years experience managing NCAA Division I rules compliance and designing rules education for internal and external constituents. Strong working knowledge of JumpForward, as well as RSRO, LSDBi and the Eligibility Center through the NCAA My Apps. Possess demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with internal and external constituencies for the purpose of advance the program.
Benefits at a Glance Consistent with its fundamental Jesuits value, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental and vision insurance programs. Protect your income with life, short & long-term disability coverage, and plan for your future with a generous 10% employer contribution for retirement benefits. You may also take advantage of 100% tuition remission benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Christmas break closure, vacation and paid sick leave, and paid community service leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at: https://www.seattleu.edu/hr/benefits/
Application Instructions Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying. Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified.