Description of Work Unit
This work unit exists to ensure that all individuals who represent CSU’s athletic programs comply with the rules and regulations set forth by Colorado State University, the Mountain West Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The efforts of this work unit allow CSU to maintain the highest level of integrity both on and off the field by providing instruction and awareness of NCAA rules and regulations to coaches, administrators, student-athletes and prospective student athletes; ensuring compliance with these rules; monitoring activity such as recruiting, eligibility, financial aid, amateurism, playing and practice limitations; and investigating and reporting NCAA or Mountain West rules violations.
Under the general supervision of the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, this position is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of a comprehensive NCAA Division I-FBS athletics compliance program. Under the NCAA mandate of institutional control, each member institution must ensure its intercollegiate athletics program is in compliance with the rules and regulations of the association. This position reports to the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance. Under the mandates of University control, this unit reports directly to the University President.
Required Job Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, sports management, psychology, liberal arts or other field related to duties and responsibilities;
- Minimum of one year of experience in NCAA compliance required, preferably at the institutional level;
- Comprehensive knowledge of NCAA rules, regulations, processes, interpretations, appeals and governance structure;
- Knowledge of NCAA technological processes such as CA, LSDBi and RSRO required
- Proven ability to relate well to coaches, student-athletes and other compliance constituency groups;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational abilities with attention to detail.
Preferred Job Qualifications
- NCAA Division I-FBS experience;
- Master’s or Law Degree.
Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse community and advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Job Duty Category Eligibility Duty/Responsibility
- Ascertain and manage all aspects of NCAA and MW initial and transfer eligibility requirements for all incoming prospective student-athletes.
Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category Recruiting Duty/Responsibility
- Direct and manage sport-specific recruiting activities of all coaches.
Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category General Compliance Duty/Responsibility
- Investigate and create required NCAA reports, waivers and appeals in areas assigned;
- Research and issue accurate interpretations to coaches and staff;
- Manage and implement all facets of compliance software program including formulating processes to address software issues;
- Train coaches, staff and student-athletes in use of compliance software program;
- Work with admissions, financial aid and registrar’s offices to ensure compliance with institutional, NCAA and MW regulation;
- Investigate potential NCAA violations in areas assigned.
Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category Playing and Practice Seasons Duty/Responsibility
- Ascertain and manage all aspects of playing and practice seasons for all sports.
Percentage Of Time 15% Job Duty Category Camps and Clinics Duty/Responsibility
- Direct and manage all institutional sports camps and clinics.
Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Awards and Benefits Duty/Responsibility
- Manage complimentary admissions for student-athletes and coaches.
Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Rules Education Duty/Responsibility
- Create monthly student-athlete newsletter
- Maintain and assess compliance website
- Assist with NCAA rules education programs for administrators, coaches, student-athletes and support staff.
Percentage Of Time 5%
Special Instructions to Applicants
Interested applications must submit a cover letter, current resume, and minimum of three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
You may upload any license or certifications you have obtained which pertain to compliance in the optional ‘License/Certifications’ slot.
Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
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