Executive, Executive - Associate Athletics Director
Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance and Student Athlete Welfare University of Massachusetts Boston
The Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance and Student Athlete Welfare for UMass Boston will work with colleagues within the division to ensure that the Athletics department is in consistent compliance with all governing body rules, regulations, policies and procedures; this includes but is not limited to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Little East Conference (LEC), and New England Hockey Conference (NEHC). The incumbent will provide compliance and rules education through forums, workshops and newsletters to all appropriate parties within the campus community; and will be directly responsible for NCAA compliance of all varsity sports, staff and coaches.
The Assistant Director is also responsible for developing and sustaining a strong community outreach program, as well as monitoring career development and advancement opportunities for student-athletes. The incumbent will collaborate and build relationships with administrative offices to achieve developmental goals of student-athletes; and will serve as the liaison to the NCAA Life Skills program for student-athletes focusing on overall student-athlete development and welfare.
Examples of Duties:
Oversee National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) compliance for eighteen varsity sports teams, student athletes, coaches, athletics staff and all appropriate University personnel ensuring that the University’s athletics programs are in compliance with NCAA rules and regulations governing recruiting, amateurism, awards and benefits, playing and practice seasons, and sports camps and clinics
Responsible for departmental and student-athlete compliance paperwork and compliance office operations
Develop and conduct NCAA rules education sessions for coaches, student-athletes, alumni, and athletics boosters to encourage broad-based knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, and monitor compliance
Oversee, monitor and certify student-athlete initial and continuing eligibility with regards to practice, financial aid and competition
Interpret NCAA rules and conduct investigations of all major and secondary violations and prepare all NCAA waivers and appeals
Update and analyze prospective student-athlete and active squad members’ records
Responsible for preparing yearly, quarterly and weekly compliance reports, as needed
Contribute to the development of programming for all student-athletes, focusing on overall student athlete development and welfare; coordinate the Regional and National Student-Athlete Leadership Conference nominations for UMass Boston student-athletes and the Education/Health/Safety Speakers Grant programming, including the selection of speakers and topics
Oversee student-athlete eligibility and assist with monitoring satisfactory academic progress of student-athletes pursuant to NCAA rules and regulations
Ensure recruiting activities of coaching staff and official paid visits provided by the institution to prospective student-athletes are in compliance with NCAA regulations
Organize and maintain NCAA compliance Internet system; oversee Academic Performance Rate (APR), Graduation Rates, Sports Sponsorship, retention rates and all other NCAA and LEC reporting
Advise and coordinate the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), new student orientation, and other special events to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of UMass Boston student-athletes
Serve as a liaison, for compliance purposes, between the Athletic Department and university departments, including but not limited to Undergraduate Admissions, Office of the Registrar, Financial Aid and University Advising Center
Oversee financial aid regulations and coordinate with the financial aid office
Oversee, develop and maintain a structured year-round program of athletics and recreation for community service, community engagement and community relationship for the division; coordinate community service opportunities for student-athletes, including identifying activities, maintaining databases and providing for public recognition of activities
Serve on various committees both on and off campus
Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred
Minimum of 3-5 years of full-time or part-time equivalent work experience at a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III institution, conference office or NCAA national office required
An additional one-three years of collegiate experience in coaching or administration preferred.
Experience working with NCAA Compliance Assistant Internet (CAI), Legislative Services Database (LSDBI), Academic Progress Rate database (APR) preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge and proficiency of various administrative software applications and programs, including Microsoft Office
Thorough understanding of special demands of the athletic environment with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with student-athletes, coaches, athletic department staff, boosters, University administration, faculty and surrounding community
Ability to direct, prioritize, and perform detailed work with accuracy under time constraints
Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and handle confidential information with discretion
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
Strong commitment to student and customer service
Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and list of three professional references here.
The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the University operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.