Senior Associate AD, Governance & Compliance The University of Delaware Newark, Delaware
The Sr. Associate Athletic Director for Governance & Compliance at the University of Delaware is a valued member within the University and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Services (DIARS), upholding and embracing the departmental mission of “Inspiring Greatness Together.”
Under the limited direction of the Director, Athletics and Recreation Services, the Senior Associate Athletic Director (Sr Associate AD) is responsible for leading, planning and organizing all phases of a Division I NCAA governance & compliance program for 21 varsity sports and more than 550 student-athletes, athletics department and University administration & staff, representatives of athletics interests, and other outside constituencies. The Sr Associate AD wil serve as the UD liaison to the NCAA and Conference Office on legislative and governance matters, and will ensure that UD voice is heard in discussions of conference and national office change. The Sr Associate AD will work collaboratively with the Vice President & General Counsel Office to limit risk exposure to the University, personnel and public image by ensuring that all activities comply with relevant legal standards and requirements. The Sr Associate AD is responsible for education, monitoring and enforcement of University, Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) and NCAA rules and regulations, and interacts with various campus constituencies and the University community (e.g., Board of Trustees, Senior University Officials, representatives of athletics interests) in implementing an effective compliance program.
This position may serve as the Senior Administrator (Woman), acting as a role model and resource to all student-athletes and coaches, and a spokesperson for the needs and interests of women athletes.
The Sr Associate AD must lead with a solution-oriented spirit, while upholding the values, legislative standards, and rules and guidelines required based on the university’s various memberships.
The Sr Associate AD is responsible for fostering a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness throughout all levels of the organization, including but not limited to, staffing and programming by collaborating with campus constituents that work in these areas, such as the Vice Provost, Diversity, Director, Diversity & Inclusion in the Division of Student Life and the Office of Equity & Inclusion.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Team Leadership
Manages the Compliance team. This includes providing leadership, setting and evaluating team and individual goals, developing and sustaining appropriate training, and monitoring primary focus area of team members.
Summarizes and reports on all team responsibilities and activities.
Drives a culture of analytics to pursue continuous improvement in all responsible areas.
Develops and manages the team budget.
Proactively builds and maintains positive and collaborative working relationships with colleagues across campus to enhance the Athletic Department brand and the University of Delaware mission.
Serves as a member of the Athletic Department leadership team to promote a culture of growth and learning.
Partners with the development team to assist in the department’s fundraising efforts through attending events, participating in gift conversations and building relationships with our constituents.
Proactively maintains knowledge of current trends in the areas of responsibility:
- Participating in peer networking opportunities. - Participating in professional education opportunities. - Monitoring trade publications and websites.
Potentially serving as the Senior Administrator (Woman) involved in the administration and governance of athletics for both men and women, promoting and ensuring equity across all varsity programs, to include funding and resources strategy.
Develops strategies and iniatives in conjunction with, but not limited to, the Vice Provost, Diversity, Director, Diversity & Inclusion in the Division of Student Life and the Office of Equity & Inclusion to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment in the Division. In partnership with the Manager, Talent Management co-lead the department wide Diversity and Inclusion committee.
Serves as the Deputy Title IX coordinator, as directed by the University’s Title IX Coordinator, by reporting and responding to incidents of sexual misconduct to the University’s Title IX coordinator; offering information to parties involved in these matters about their rights, resources and options; ensuring compliance with Title IX requirements by monitoring and implementing gender and minority plans; and ensuring and providing as educational and preventive programming per university, federal, state, NCAA and conference regulations to student-athletes, administrators and staff .
Serves as the liaison to the Faculty Athletics Representative and Faculty Board on Athletics. Assists with day to day questions and requests, faculty engagement strategy, as well as meeting preparation as appropriate.
The Sr Associate AD will work collaboratively with the Vice President & General Counsel Office to limit risk exposure to the University, personnel and public image by ensuring that all activities comply with relevant legal standards and requirements.
Governance & Compliance
Leads, organizes, and manages all aspects of Athletics Compliance activities.
Leads the department’s effort as the primary liaison with Admissions, Student Financial Services, and Residence Life & Housing, ensuring seemless coordination.
Serves as the University’s primary compliance liaison to the NCAA and Conference offices, ensuring that UD is well represented at the conference and national levels and plays a role in helping to shape the future of college athletics.
Responsible for leading the department-wide strategic utilization of Jump Forward. This includes but is not limited to: understanding the functionality, providing appropriate training and education on systems use, and granting access to the sytem. Evaluate future technology solutions for potential implementation.
Designs, directs, implements and coordinates an engaging, comprehensive, and interactive rules education program involving student-athletes, coaches, administrators and other campus constituencies, and representatives of athletics interests (boosters).
Serve as the UD liaison to the NCAA and Conference Office for purposes of all legislative and governance matters, including evaluation and implementation of NCAA legislation (based on input from UD coaches and administrators) and Board of Governor directives.
Collaborates with Leadership Team members on the development and implementation of compliance-related internal policies and procedures (e.g., UD Drug Testing Program, Medical Disqualification Policy, scholarship philosophy and processes, etc.).
Responsible for creating a clear process for review, approval and reporting on the use of the NCAA Student Assistance Fund. Working in partnership the Sr Associate AD for Student Services & Sport Administration, and the Sr Associate AD for Finance.
Responds in a timely and supportive manner to questions, helping to interpret regulations regarding NCAA and CAA rules that coaches, athletic department personnel, student-athletes, athletics representatives and the general public may ask.
Collaborates with Sr Associate AD for Student Services & Sport Administration on program roster and scholarship management, including defining limits to comply with Title IX and gender equity requirements, and tracking roster changes, transfers, and communication to necessary Sport Administration team members. Assists in the completion of the annual EADA report required by the federal government.
Investigates and reports alleged violations to appropriate University officials, CAA, and/or the national governing body, as applicable.
Maintains updated Compliance Policy & Procedure Handbook and web-page, including regular assessment and development of new forms and procedures, as necessary.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in sports management, athletic administration or other related field, with seven years related experience. Law degree preferred. Experience with NCAA compliance administration in a Division I institution preferred.
Expert understanding of NCAA rules and regulations, careful judgment and discretion with respect to strategic and confidential material.
Flexibility, efficiency, creativity, and the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines for a wide variety of assignments.
Ability to function independently and autonomously.
Ability to be accountable for decision-making in all areas of responsibility related to NCAA compliance for UD’s Division I Athletics Program.
Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Effective organizational management, strategic planning, and negotiation skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (spreadsheet, database, word processing, PowerPoint).
Ability to plan, organize and implement programs and initiatives to ensure support of student-athletes and compliance with NCAA regulations.
Must present knowledge of intercollegiate sports and administrative functions of a Division I athletics program.
Ability to integrate complicated bodies of knowledge and strong analytical skills.
Ability to establish priorities, resolve issues and operate with significant autonomy.
To Apply: For a complete list of requirements and job duties and to apply online, please visit the UDJOBS website at www.udel.edu/udjobs Job ID 104972 .
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