The Director/Assistant Director of Compliance for Eligibility will support several areas related to eligibility and recruiting and will have primary responsibility for managing the continuing, transfer and initial eligibility process, including keeping coaches, admissions, academic support and related staff informed as to the academic status of current and incoming student-athletes. The Director of Compliance, Eligibility will also have a thorough understanding of NCAA and Big Ten rules, and UM policies and programs. The Director of Compliance, Eligibility will convey a strong customer service attitude and assist coaches, student-athletes and athletic administrators with issues related to NCAA, Big Ten and institutional rules and policies. The Director of Compliance, Eligibility will consistently and reliably demonstrate good judgment, a commitment to high ethical standards, sound reasoning, and practicality.
Oversee continuing eligibility of student-athletes.
Liaison to Registrar’s Office and college and unit degree audit personnel.
Verify academic eligibility of continuing student-athletes based on NCAA and Big Ten eligibility requirements.
Prepare and submit eligibility lists to the Big Ten Conference office using an approved format.
Interpret NCAA and Big Ten eligibility requirements and advise student-athletes, academic staff and coaches.
Monitor full-time enrollment status of student-athletes.
Oversee transfer eligibility for incoming transfers and completion/coordination of release forms for incoming and departing transfers.
Respond to requests for transfer information for departing transfers.
Assess eligibility of incoming transfer student-athletes based on NCAA and Big Ten rules.
Oversight of initial eligibility issues and work with Admissions Office on issues of initial eligibility.
Help communicate issues with coaches and Admissions Office regarding amateurism clearinghouse review process.
Liaison with NCAA Eligibility Center and ACT/SAT for test score validations following institutional policy.
Prepare and submit waivers as required.
Prepare well-written, persuasive arguments to support waiver requests being filed on behalf of student-athletes in areas such as Initial Eligibility, Progress Towards Degree and Athletics Activity waivers.
Assist with academic data collection and reporting.
Serve as liaison with Registrar’s Office for reporting of APR/GSR data.
Tracking student-athlete grade changes for review by the Faculty Athletics Representative.
Other data collection and review as requested.
Be a compliance liaison to multiple sport programs as assigned.
Investigate possible violations of NCAA rules and draft violation reports, as assigned.
Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Associate Athletic Director.
2 or more years of full-time compliance experience in a Division I athletics program.
Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA rules.
Masters, law or other relevant advanced degree.
Demonstrated knowledge of Big Ten rules.
Previous experience in a BCS-level athletics program.
How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:
Generous time off
A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
Long-term disability coverage
Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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About University of Michigan Athletic Department
The University of Michigan athletics date back to 1866 when baseball became the school’s first varsity athletic team. Now, 150 years later, the athletic department fully supports 31 varsity athletic teams and annually ranks among the premiere collegiate athletic programs in the nation, both on the competition field and in the classroom.
The Wolverines have accumulated 52 national team titles along the way, with ice hockey and men’s swimming and diving claiming more national championships in their respective sports than any other Division I program. In 2001, the field hockey team won Michigan’s first women’s NCAA title, followed four years later by softball who claimed the first Women’s College World Series title east of the Mississippi in 2005.
At the Big Ten Conference level, Michigan is far and away the preeminent athletic program. Upon the conclusion of the 2007-08 academic year, the Wolverines claimed a Big Ten record 343 conference team titles, 117 more than their closest competitor. One of the original member institutions from 1896, Michigan teams have won more Big Ten titles than any other conference member in nine sports: baseball (35), football (42), women’s gymnas...tics (16), women’s rowing (4), softball (12), men’s swimming and diving (33), women’s swimming and diving (14), men’s tennis (36) and men’s track and field (57).
Dynasties have been developed over the years in sports such as football who boasts more all-time victories, and the highest winning percentage, in the history of collegiate football. The Michigan women’s gymnastics team has won 15 Big Ten titles in the last 17 years. The women’s swimming and diving team, who won a record 11 consecutive conference titles from 1987-1998, and women’s gymnastics also claim more total championships (14) than any other women’s program – in any sport – in the history of the conference.
Academically, Michigan is just as proud of its 71 student-athletes who have combined for 96 Academic All-America honors, including fullback Dick Balzhiser who was initiated into the Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 2002.
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