The NCAA Compliance Coordinator serves as the Chief Compliance Officer for the college’s NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics program and reports to the Director of Athletics. This administrator serves in a vital role and oversees the development, implementation and maintenance of the athletic department’s comprehensive compliance program in adherence with NCAA Division II and NE10 bylaws and regulations. As Team Travel Specialist, this individual coordinates transportation plans for varsity teams to ensure NCAA guidelines and College policies are followed.
Essential Responsibilities and Position Accountabilities:
Oversee department’s comprehensive NCAA Compliance program and assume day-to-day responsibility of ensuring that Saint Anselm’s athletic operations are in compliance with NCAA Division II, NEWHA (women’s ice hockey), and NE10 rules and regulations. Monitor all compliance-related functions and policies including recruiting, initial and continuing eligibility checklists, amateurism, awards and benefits, financial aid, academic progress, roster management and student-athlete participation, with a keen focus on countable athletically related activities (CARA). Manage ARMS, the athletic department’s compliance and recruiting software platform. Work closely with Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) in facilitating and directing the Athletics & NCAA Compliance Committee including meetings each semester. Serve as primary or secondary liaison to the campus divisions represented on the Athletics & NCAA Compliance Committee—Admission, Financial Aid, Advancement, Registrar, Academic Dean’s Office, Facility Services, Health Services/Counseling, Human Resources, College Communications, Budget, Dining Services and Student Affairs as well as Faculty Members assigned to the committee. Collaborate with the Director of Athletics and the offices of Enrollment and Financial Aid to ensure monitoring of team and individual athletic financial aid, scholarship limits and annual renewals. Coordinate with Financial Aid on athletic financial aid awards, preparation of squad lists, academic certification for initial, continuing and transfer eligibility. In conjunction with other staff members who assist with NCAA compliance, conduct a comprehensive rules education program on an annual basis that strengthens and enhances the department’s compliance efforts, including rules education meetings with coaches. Serve as primary lead on rules interpretations for all internal and external constituents and consult with conference office regarding rules and NCAA bylaw related inquiries. Perform compliance checks and monitoring of CARA. Oversee and track fulfillment of NCAA Division II University learning portal certifications required of coaches. Ensure that championship and non-championship seasons, practice and competition schedules are declared prior to start of the season in each sport. Conduct pre-season team meetings. Administer and oversee National Letter of Intent (NLI) program. Coordinate and approve official visits and team tryouts. Assist Title IX coordinator with preparation of annual reports (EADA) and oversee NCAA required reporting for Athletics (academic tracking report, graduation rates, sport sponsorship). Follow and monitor NCAA legislative updates regarding student-athlete Name, Image and Likeness (NIL). Work diligently to encourage and create an atmosphere of NCAA compliance, governance, and institutional control. Promote sportsmanship, professionalism and respect among the staff, coaches and student-athletes. Other duties as assigned by department’s senior leadership team.
Minimum of two years of athletics management, NCAA compliance, or administrative experience required. Comprehensive understanding of multiple facets of NCAA athletics required. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. Demonstrated excellence with interpersonal communications (written and oral) skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment is necessary. Attention to detail and accuracy; customer service oriented and able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with staff, coaches and student-athletes. Must be comfortable working in team environment with a positive attitude and sense of humor. Unwavering commitment to academic integrity, inclusion, diversity, gender equity, student-athlete welfare and knowledge of NCAA, Title IX compliance.
Experience working with Compliance Assistant (CA) or ARMS software preferred. Familiarity with NCAA RSRO and LSDBi preferred. This position will require travel, working weekends and variable hours, including nights and weekends.
About Saint Anselm College
Saint Anselm is located on a hilltop overlooking Manchester, N.H., within an hour of the seacoast, Boston, the White Mountains, and New Hampshire's Lakes Region.Founded in 1889 by the world's oldest religious order, the Benedictines—a Catholic order that has endured and thrived for more than 1,500 years.Whether you want to be a doctor, teacher, nurse, or lawyer; start your own business or make films—or you simply know you want to make a difference and you want to figure out the best way to do it, Saint Anselm will give you the options, experience, and mentors to connect, solve, to serve, lead and especially to do the right thing.Named one of the country's "Colleges with a Conscience" by The Princeton Review, Saint Anselm shapes the kind of leader the world is hungry for; not only smart, but good. We invite you to be one of them.