Washington Athletics aims to inspire champions in competition and in the classroom. We exist to enrich the lives of students to positively impact our community and world for generations to come. Operating with the four core values of growth mindset, committed service, humility and grit, the Huskies choose to lead by example. With over 650 student-athletes competing throughout UW's 22 sports programs, the department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to a leading-edge student-athlete experience, and offering student-athletes the ability to compete for NCAA, IRA, and Pac-12 championships while working toward a degree from one of the world's leading public research universities.
Initial Eligibility: Independently review and determine initial and transfer eligibility of incoming student-athletes for assigned sports. This includes evaluating transcripts with regards to NCAA and Pac-12 eligibility regulations. Review and monitor eligibility of any prospects that may trigger the NCAA Prospective Student-Athlete Review process. Prepare freshman and transfer eligibility reports.
Admissions Liaison: Primary contact with the NCAA Eligibility Center and the University Admissions Office. Counsel prospective student-athletes and coaches on NCAA eligibility and admission requirements. Counsel and provide education to high school and junior college personnel about NCAA eligibility requirements. Administrative support for Admissions Committee. Write waivers regarding initial eligibility as needed.
Amateurism Eligibility: Monitor incoming and continuing student-athlete amateurism. Responsible for NCAA and Pac-12 rules interpretations regarding amateurism. Counsel students and coaches regarding amateurism situations. Provide accurate interpretive information regarding amateurism. Write waivers regarding amateurism as needed.
Education: Independently create educational materials and organize in-person educational sessions for assigned sports. This position is responsible for creating a timeline for educational efforts and timely materials as well as documenting these sessions.
These responsibilities require highly specialized knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations and how they integrate with institutional guidelines. Communicate directly with representatives of the NCAA and Pac-12 conference regarding issues in these areas. Identify and resolve problems and issues in a timely manner using independent judgment and decision-making abilities. Issue NCAA and Pac-12 rules interpretations regarding eligibility and amateurism. Assist in providing rules education for coaches, student-athletes, administrators and representatives of athletics interests. Serve as the compliance liaison with outside entities including the University Admissions and Registrar’s Office and the NCAA Eligibility Center. Finally, work directly with ICA staff, coaches and student-athletes to promote a positive compliance environment and to establish and maintain programs and procedures to ensure compliance with University, Pac-12 Conference and NCAA regulations and federal and state law.
Requirements: Undergraduate degree and 2 years of related working experience. Knowledge of evaluating student records and making athletic eligibility determinations. Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions. Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to assume a variety of independent responsibilities. Ability to work under pressure in a busy and diverse environment, handling confidential and sensitive information, in a professional manner. Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail and to prioritize and complete several tasks and meet deadlines. A working knowledge of Word, Excel and database applications.
Desired: Post-graduate degree in law, sports management, athletic leadership or a related field. Background and experience in NCAA initial, transfer, and continuing eligibility regulations. Knowledge of recruiting software programs, LSDBi, and internet version of NCAA Compliance Assistant software, and Grades First systems.
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Internal Number: 171464
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