GENERAL SUMMARY Direct, coordinate, implement, and consistently improve upon a comprehensive systematic NCAA compliance monitoring program to ensure policies, procedures and protocols of the Eastern Michigan University Office of Athletic Compliance are effectively ensuring control over the institution’s Intercollegiate Athletics Program.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
The Director of Compliance will assist in the development, implementation, and management of a comprehensive athletics compliance program including creation and development of policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable NCAA, Conference, and university rules, and regulations.
Assist in strategic planning and positioning of the Compliance Department.
Responsible for maintaining institutional compliance with NCAA, Conference, and university rules, and will report to the associate athletics director for compliance.
Serve as primary point of contact and coordinate the administration of all compliance duties and functions for select sports. Specific areas include eligibility (initial, transfer, continuing), financial aid & NLIs, recruiting, personnel, playing and practice seasons, awards and benefits, processing waivers, interpretations, and rules monitoring to ensure adherence to university, Conference, and NCAA regulations.
The Director of Compliance will play a significant role in the overall rules education program that serves a broad constituent base, including responsible for the dissemination of NCAA legislation to coaches, athletics staff and administrators, student-athletes, key university personnel, boosters, and external constituents in a timely manner. The director will also coordinate the orientation process and compliance on-boarding of new coaches and staff.
Work closely with other departments and offices on campus (e.g., Admissions, Student Financial Aid Office, Student Business Services, Registrar, Housing and Residence Life, Dining Services, Office of International Students & Services) to implement and maintain appropriate compliance procedures.
Assists in the investigation of possible violations of NCAA regulations. Assists with the response to internal audits and external reviews of the compliance programs.
In conjunction with Sports Medicine department, assist in coordination of drug testing program.
Coordinate all institutional camps and clinics, and coaches and staff participating in non-institutional camps and clinics.
Serve as primary liaison for, and coordinate usage, of recruiting and compliance software.
Coordinate internship and program with Sports Management Department and externship programs local law school partners.
Assist with various other tasks and duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and an intimate knowledge of all NCAA Division I rules and regulations is required. A Law degree, or Master's degree in athletics administration, management or business is preferred.
A minimum of three (3) years compliance-related experience working in a Division I athletic compliance office, or, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved is required.
Five (5) or more years direct and demonstrable full-time experience in the implementation of a comprehensive Division I athletic compliance program is preferred.
Experience with NCAA Compliance Assistant internet (CAi), NCAA Academic Performance Program (APP), NCAA Legislative Services Database for the internet (LDSBi), recruiting/compliance software (preferably Jump Forward), and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook) is required.
Have a comprehensive understanding of the Jump Forward software and NCAA Compliance Assistant software and their monitoring applications.
Outstanding writing, reasoning and critical thinking skills is required.
Ability to manage and direct multiple collaborative projects and systems in a fast-paced environment.
The ability to work independently and make continuous improvement upon current monitoring systems and job duties is required.
An interest, ability, and understanding of how to work collaboratively with Division I student-athletes and coaches is required.
About Eastern Michigan University
EMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator that is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, persons of color, and applicants with disabilities, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups.