Competitive, yet commensurate with the chosen candidate's levels of expertise and experience.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 131106
Reports to the Director of Athletics. Serves as the campus compliance liaison between the University, MEAC and NCAA. Provides ongoing rules education program for athletics staff, student-athletes, boosters, and other specific University personnel (faculty athletics representative (FAR), registrar, admissions, financial aid; institutional research, department chairs and advisors, etc.) to include updating coaches, department staff, financial aid, registrar and other campus personnel on legislation changes. Meets with each team at the beginning of each semester to discuss the teams' results: eligibility, cumulative grade point average, graduating seniors, progress towards degree, freshmen, transfer student-athletes, drug testing, etc. Maintains a compliance rules education calendar and distributes to University personnel who perform specific functions for athletics. Manages eligibility certification checklists and squad lists per NCAA, MEAC and University procedures.
Reviews compliance documents to ensure accuracy. Reviews and revises compliance manual annually (or more frequently as legislation; procedures change) and distributes to University personnel who perform specific functions for athletics. Meets bi-monthly with the University’s Athletics Committee (to include, but not limited to the FAR, registrar, admissions, financial aid, institutional research, department chairs and advisors). Investigates, prepares, and reports NCAA violations. Manages the National Letter of Intent (NLI) in accordance with NCAA and University policies and procedures. Complete the initial, continuing and transfer eligibility certification processes for student-athletes in accordance with NCAA regulations.
Manages APR for all sports sponsored by the University. Tracks Academic Progress Rate (APR) and Federal Graduation Rate (GSR) in conjunction with the FAR and institutional research staff. Manages University records on NCAA platforms such as Eligibility Center, Compliance Assistant and other platforms. Manages and/or reviews student-athlete records on platforms such as Banner, Teamworks, ARMS, Influencer, Opendorse, etc.
Monitors playing and practice seasons. Reviews and approves team travel requests for eligible student-athletes. Reviews and approves coaches’ on- and off-campus recruiting requests in accordance with NCAA rules. Provides rules interpretations. Prepares and completes NCAA and MEAC compliance reports. Manages prospective student-athlete recruiting lists in collaboration with the Admissions Office and Financial Aid to include, but not limited to, thorough reviews of transcripts to ensure progress towards degree will be met by transfers. Develops and manages a compliance intern program. Works with the Academic Support Team to develop and implement strategies to support student-athlete academic success. Evaluates direct reports as assigned by the Director of Athletics. Other duties as assigned (subject to change based upon the needs of the department).
The final candidate who will fill this position must have an on-campus presence for monitoring purposes. Therefore, telecommuting will not be permitted.
Minimum Requirements for Entry into Position:
Bachelor’s Degree; at least 5 years of successful experience working as an NCAA campus compliance officer. Possesses strong analytical and data coordination skills and knowledge; Experience with NCAA compliance software is required. Progressive experience in athletics rules compliance and interpretation are required. Knowledge of and commitment to strict adherence of NCAA, MEAC and institutional bylaws; Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, attention to detail, and essential working knowledge of various computer systems are required.
Preferred Requirements: Master’s Degree; at least 5 years of experience working as a Division I campus compliance officer
Submit cover letter describing your interest and experience in NCAA athletics compliance and student services, resume and at least three reference letters that includes the references' email addresses and phone numbers.
Located in Orangeburg, S.C., SC State was founded as a land grant college with a mission of providing education and service to the citizens of the state. SCSU currently sponsors 14 sports (8 women's sports; 6 men's sports) and has been home to generations of scholars and leaders in business, military service, government, education, medicine, science, engineering technology and more. This HBCU is one of the founding members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and has won numerous championships in several sports. The University currently has an enrollment of about 2,500 students and is committed to providing affordable and accessible quality baccalaureate, master’s educational specialist and doctoral degree programs. SC State, through instruction, research, technology and service, continues to contribute to economic development, enhance the quality of life of citizens, and prepares highly skilled, competent and socially aware graduates (30,000) to meet life’s challenges and demands and enables them to work and live productively in a dynamic, global society.