Assumes responsibility for development, management and oversight of all facets of compliance, academics and student-athlete welfare. Leads the development, implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive NCAA Division I, America East Conference (Big Sky for Men’s Golf and MAAC for Women’s Golf) and institutional compliance program for the University of Hartford. Supports the development, implementation and monitoring of systems related to the NCAA, America East as well as University of Hartford rules and regulations to ensure timely and efficient compliance office activities as well as accountability and institutional control. In all actions, adheres to federal and state laws as they relate to financial aid administration, rules and regulations governing University, America East, Big Sky, MAAC and the NCAA, including assisting in the education process extended to alumni, boosters, regents, friends and the community. Performs all duties in full support of the University’s mission, understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the education of the University’s students.
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Maintains oversight of the Department of Athletics’ NCAA compliance, academic and student-welfare functions. Implements and delivers compliance-related activities, prioritizing student-athlete academic services and support, reporting efficiencies as well as monitoring and maintaining accurate compliance data. Oversees the timely production of all interpretations of NCAA rules and regulations to coaches, staff, administrators, student-athletes and the University community to support the institution’s compliance efforts for 17 Division I sport programs. Ensures student-athlete programming includes mental health, wellness and adheres to all America East Initiatives.*
Manages and delegates required work of the institutional compliance software system, providing training to coaches, staff and administrators in an effort to ensure that employees are up-to-date on operating the systems and properly monitoring functional usage to review official/unofficial visits, CARA, complimentary tickets, recruiting activity, playing and practice logs, NLIs, declaration of playing seasons, and roster management. Triages technical issues as necessary and/or appropriate.*
Leads in the review and evaluation of initial and continuing academic eligibility for student-athletes. Identifies irregularities, inconsistencies and potential NCAA violations and reports and/or addresses compliance infractions with compliance staff as necessary and/or appropriate. Assists with Assistant Athletic Director of Academic Services in preparation and review of academic eligibility documents and financial aid lists for all sports teams for certification purposes. *
Oversees the coordination, preparation and presentation of monthly compliance education training classes on a full range of NCAA rules and regulations for coaches, administrators, student-athletes, regents, donors and booster groups. Leads the gathering of University-wide information for required NCAA reporting. *
Provides direct oversight and actively participates in drafting, editing and submitting legislative waiver requests, student-athlete applications and associated reports to the NCAA, the America East, Big Sky, MAAC as necessary and/or appropriate.
Establishes, cultivates and maintains effective working relationships with campus constituents including, but not limited to, the Office of Financial Aid and Admissions.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
* Indicates an "essential" job function.
Normal office situation.
May require travel, including overnight stays
Typically sitting at a desk or table.
Light lifting or carrying 25 lbs. or less
KEY JOB REQUIREMENTS
Master’s Degree required. Juris Doctorate preferred.
7 years to < 10 years.
Impact of Actions:
Makes recommendations or decisions which usually affect the assigned department, but may at times affect operations, services, individuals, or activities of others outside of the assigned department.
Analytic: Work is non-standardized and widely varied requiring the interpretation and application of a substantial variety of procedures, policies, and/or precedents used in combination. Frequently, the application of multiple, technical activities is employed; therefore, analytical ability and inductive thinking are required. Problem solving involves identification and analysis of diverse issues.
Highly Complex: Supervisor is available to review established departmental and/or organization objectives. Independent judgment is required to recommend departmental or organization objectives, evaluate new approaches to problem solving, and assess changing facts or conditions.
Requires regular contacts with internal persons of importance and influence involving considerable tact, discretion and persuasion in obtaining the cooperation of others. Requires the handling of delicate/sensitive relationships and complex situations.
Requires regular contacts with external persons of importance and influence involving considerable tact, discretion and persuasion in obtaining the cooperation of others. Requires the handling of delicate/sensitive relationships and complex situations.
Contact with customers involves providing service in person to resolve serious complaints, maintain key relationships, make significant adjustments, handle high profile meetings or deal with very sensitive relations.
Responsible for making recommendations within a department in the areas of compensation, staff selection, disciplinary action, complaints, staff performance appraisal, and similar supervisory duties. Plan, assign, and evaluate the work of subordinates for effective operation and results.
Knowledge & Skills:
Professional Skills. Requires knowledge of theories and practices of a professional field. This level of skill is typically reserved for an individual with a four-year degree or a high level of vocational skill demonstrated by a number of years of on-the-job experience. Writes reports using technical data requiring considerable interpretation. Develops new methods and procedures. Frequently applies knowledge to practical issues and problems.
* The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
About University of Hartford
Located on a scenic 350-acre campus that traverses three municipalities - Hartford, West Hartford and Bloomfield - the University of Hartford is situated minutes from Connecticut's capital city and midway between Boston and New York City. UHart's quintessential New England landscape offers the beauty of four distinct seasons and the diverse recreational opportunities that go with them - from kayaking to skiing - can be found within a short drive.
The University of Hartford is at an important moment in its history under the energetic leadership of President Gregory Woodward, who took office in July 2017. Now 60 years old, UHart has emerged as a vibrant and dynamic force in higher education, having built a reputation for a dynamic integration of liberal arts education and professional studies; service to and partnership with local, regional, national and global communities; and high standards of scholarly and creative excellence.
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