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Bachelor’s degree required
Must have at least one year experience in NCAA compliance or related field
Exceptional attention to detail required
Capable of working in a fast-paced environment and meeting deadlines
Ability to calculate and maintain accurate athletics and institutional financial aid awards for student-athletes
Must demonstrate the highest levels of ethics and integrity
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for monitoring individual and institutional (team) financial aid award limits
Assist in giving interpretations of NCAA rules to all coaches, athletics staff, institutional staff members, and representatives of athletics interest
Ensures that the University's athletics programs are in compliance with NCAA rules and regulations governing financial aid to student-athletes
Processes financial aid for student-athletes and works directly with student-athletes and coaches to ensure they are within individual and team NCAA financial aid limitations
Discuss with student-athletes and/or parents on concerns about financial aid issues
Work collaboratively with the Office of Student Accounts, the Financial Aid Office, the University Bookstore and Food Services on all issues dealing with student-athlete scholarships to help with oversight and maintain NCAA institutional control
Work with Information Technology Services staff on changes yearly for JumpForward Financial Aid compatibility
Forecast for the Athletics Director and/or Senior Associate Athletics Director for Internal Operations the cost of athletic scholarships by sport for the year and for summer school
Work with the Academic Advisors for Student-Athletes on providing the number of hours student-athletes need if enrolled less than full time to graduate, or if participating in internships or student teaching. Provide these hours to the Associate Director/School Certifying Offical in the Office of Student Financial Aid Liaison before each semester and all hours for each summer session for each student-athlete for whom athletics is helping to pay for their education
Approve/deny refunds for student-athletes, checking to ensure their total aid does not exceed their of attendance, except for NCAA/University allowed exceptions
Assist with maintaining the compliance portion of athletics website
Serve on relevant campus committees as requested/needed
Demonstrate a commitment to and compliance with the University's and Department of Athletics policies and procedures as well as the conference and NCAA constitutions, bylaws, legislation and regulations
Perform other related duties as required
At least one year of direct athletics/financial aid experience at a Division I institution
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.