The University of Akron (UA), Office of Athletics, is seeking to fill the position of Senior Associate Athletic Director of Institutional Services. This role provides direct assistance to the Director of Athletics in the areas of internal management, day-to-day operations, and student-athlete success.
Monitoring, investigating, enforcing and providing education regarding NCAA and MAC regulations, compliance policies and procedures
Monitoring and regulating Title IX protocols within the department; coordinating the eligibility status of participating student-athletes and arrange eligibility for approval by the Registrar or designated campus official
Preparing all required NCAA and MAC paperwork for preseason team meetings and review department rules and regulations, ensuring each student-athlete meets necessary requirements
Ensuring necessary forms for medical hardship, student-athlete reinstatement and NCAA administrative reviews are completed and provide NCAA rules education to coaches, staff, student-athletes and boosters on a regular basis
Overseeing and managing all compliance, sports medicine, strength, and conditioning staff, and ensuring needs of coaching staffs and student-athletes are being met; overseeing the academic support staff ensuring that academic needs are met from a coaching and student-athlete welfare stance and that we are compliant with NCAA and institutional policies
Overseeing or designating advisor to Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and meeting regularly throughout the academic year to address concerns, develop community service projects and bring about university spirit in the classroom and on the court or field
Monitoring student-athlete welfare check-in initiative each semester
Handling all discipline scenarios and sanctions for the athletic department following departmental and university policies and procedures
Maintaining and reviewing the student-athlete handbook
Preparing and maintaining accurate financial aid budget allocations and scholarship records for student-athletes
Overseeing the National Letter of Intent program
Preparing and submitting necessary NCAA reporting forms (i.e. Academic Progress Rate, Sports Sponsorship, etc.)
Assisting the Institutional Researcher in completion of the graduation success rate
Collaborating with the financial aid department across campus to upload and monitor the athletic department's financial aid; preparing of eligibility, certification and financial aid reports required by the MAC and NCAA
Completing other reports requested by the Director of Athletics
Relevant Bachelor's degree
Minimum of five (5) years of leadership within an NCAA athletic department
Working knowledge of NCAA rules and software
Ability to work cooperatively and take direction from the Director of Athletics and/or his designee
Relevant Master's degree
Application Deadline: The position will be open until filled; however, review of candidates will begin July 1, 2021.
The University of Akron, as an equal education and employment institution, is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified individuals in its education programs or activities, including applicants for admissions or employment, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. To further this commitment, the University complies with state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination. Questions or concerns about the administration of this commitment can be directed to the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office (uakron.edu/hr/eeoaa).
The University also strives to provide an environment free from the negative impacts of gender-based discrimination and harassment as prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Questions about Title IX can be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education or both. For more information on Title IX at the University of Akron, including how to contact the Title IX Coordinator, how to file a complaint under Title IX with the University or the Title IX process at the University of Akron, please visit the University’s Title IX page at uakron.edu/title-ix/at-uakron.
Additional Salary Information: The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications. We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package.
Internal Number: 12944
About University of Akron
The University of Akron is the region’s most influential public research university, contributing to the resurgence of the local economy, providing a workforce highly trained in diverse disciplines, and known for an innovative approach to higher education.
With nearly 26,000 students and more than 300 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate and law degree programs, UA offers career-focused and experiential learning that defines the polytechnic approach to education.
UA brings together diverse disciplines in ways that provide students with life-long skills, internships and co-ops, opportunities for academic research, study abroad, on-campus student employment and service projects designed for diverse groups of learners, including full-time, part-time and online students, veterans, and adults returning to the classroom.