Summary: The Assistant/Associate Athletic Director for Compliance/Internal Relations will report to the Director of Athletics and is responsible for ensuring departmental compliance with all MSU Denver, NCAA, and RMAC rules and regulations. This position will provide leadership and oversight of a comprehensive Division II compliance program in all matters pertaining to the monitoring, interpreting, educating, documenting and investigating of all institutional, NCAA and conference rules and regulations; as well as submitting required NCAA and RMAC reports and serving as liaison to the NCAA and RMAC on all compliance rules interpretations. This position will also serve on the senior leadership team within the Department of Athletics and will participate in the development and coordination of programs, policies, and procedures for all sports. Title and position will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.
Duties and Responsibilities: 60% Compliance for the Department of Athletics: Establish and implement appropriate departmental policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all NCAA, RMAC and university rules and regulations; as well provide rules education to both internal and external constituents in order to ensure a culture of compliance and institutional control at MSU Denver.
• Ability to interpret rules and provide education to coaches, boosters, student-athletes, and staff regarding university, conference, and NCAA eligibility legislation. • Utilize web-based services such as LSDBI, CAi, and Banner. • Conduct pre-season NCAA certification meetings to coordinate completion of compliance forms. • Monitor initial and continuing eligibility for student-athletes. • Monitor playing and practice seasons, process waivers, monitor recruiting and CARA logs, etc. • Collaborate with Associate AD for Student Services to monitor progress-towards-degree and other NCAA, conference and university academic eligibility requirements. • Complete required conference and NCAA compliance reports. • Serve as liaison with NCAA Eligibility Center. • Collaborate with the offices of Financial Aid, Registrar and Admissions offices to ensure accurate certification of initial and continuing student-athlete eligibility. • Collaborate with the Associate AD Student Services to prepare departmental and conference academic reports.
25% Internal Operations: Assist the Director of Athletics in the review and development of appropriate internal operating policies and procedures to enhance overall departmental efficiency, oversight and processing of scholarship budget, and work on special projects as assigned.
• Assist the Director of Athletics in implementing the department’s strategic plan. • Develop and update athletic program policies and procedures, compliance manual, student-athlete handbook, educational materials, and ensure operating efficiency throughout the department. • May provide oversight and coordination for the 5th year student-athlete program. • May provide oversight in the coordination of athletic schedules/contracts across all sports as well as assist with event coverage and team travel.
10% Supervisory Responsibilities: This position will also serve on the athletics department senior leadership team and will assist the Director of Athletics in providing oversight for the department, as well as participate in the development and coordination of programs, policies, and procedures for all sports.
• Serve as Chair of the MSU Denver Athletics Compliance Committee. • Serve on the MSU Denver Athletic Advisory Committee. • Supervise assigned staff and students. • Assist with Game-Day operations, event coverage, and team travel. • May serve as sport administrator for designated sport(s).
Other duties as assigned: 5%
• Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. • Experience working in intercollegiate athletics compliance, which includes experience implementing/leading an NCAA athletics compliance program. • Knowledge of and experience utilizing technology (e.g. CAi, Banner, LSDBi, RSRO, Recruiting Software). • Demonstrated commitment to student-athlete success, a high level of problem solving/analytical skills, effective communication and interpersonal skills, as well as ability to work within a team environment. • Demonstrated commitment to institutional and departmental mission, vision, & core values.
Internal Number: E 356
About Metropolitan State University of Denver
MSU Denver is a leader in educating Coloradans in university programs particularly relevant to the state’s economy and the demands of today’s employers. With the highest number of ethnically diverse students among the state’s four-year colleges, MSU Denver offers 58 majors plus master’s degrees in accounting, teaching and social work. More than 20,000 students are currently enrolled at MSU Denver, and 75 percent of the University’s nearly 77,000 graduates have remained in Colorado as valuable members of the state’s workforce. Located in downtown Denver, MSU Denver shares the 175-acre Auraria Campus with two other post-secondary institutions.
Metropolitan State University of Denver’s vision is to become the preeminent public urban university in the nation.