The Grant-in-Aid Specialist (Assistant Director of Compliance) is responsible for monitoring financial aid received by student-athletes in accordance with University, Big Ten Conference and NCAA regulations.
Act as primary liaison for Division of Intercollegiate Athletics to University Office of Student Financial Aid Educate coaches, student-athletes and staff on NCAA Bylaws 14 & 15 Proactively monitor all forms of financial aid to ensure all aid sources adhere to NCAA, Big Ten Conference and University rules preventing NCAA, Big Ten Conference and University rules violations Prepare and present educational materials for coaches, student-athletes and staff regarding recently adopted NCAA legislation Prepare appropriate reports to coaches, administrators, and compliance office to ensure compliance with all NCAA, Big Ten Conference and University Rules Prepare National Letters of Intent and initial financial aid tenders for all student-athletes and prospective student-athletes, ensuring NCAA financial aid limits are adhered to Coordinate renewal, reduction and cancellation of financial aid agreements for continuing student-athletes Coordinate with Office of Student Financial Aid to determine annual full grant-in-aid and cost-of-attendance figures for NCAA equivalency calculations Coordinate student-athlete awards and team meals Document recruited status of student-athletes for countable financial aid purposes Coordinate room and board payments to student athletes Coordinate distribution of Student-Athlete Opportunity Fund Verify summer athletic aid amounts and student-athlete eligibility to receive summer athletic aid Maintain knowledge of and compliance with specific NCAA, Big Ten Conference, and institutional rules that relate to this position.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, higher education administration, sport management, or related field
Minimum of two years of experience in intercollegiate athletics, working with financial software
Master's degree in sport management, business administration, ore related field
Knowledge of and experience with NCAA Division I financial aid
The successful candidate will have:
Proven ability and desire to work independently and to perform accurate and detail-oriented work
Salary and Appointment Information:
This is a full-time Civil Service Program Coordinator position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the close date. Salary is commensurate with experience.
About University of Illinois
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a member of the Big Ten Conference and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.