Western Kentucky University, a member of Conference USA and a Football Bowl Subdivision NCAA member institution, seeks to hire an individual for the position of Director of Compliance. This is a 12-month, full-time position. This position will report directly to the Associate Athletics Director of Compliance and Student Services. Applicants must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of WKU, Conference USA and the NCAA.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs. - Monitor academic, amateurism, eligibility and financial aid rules of the NCAA, Conference USA, and Western Kentucky University. - Evaluate transcripts for incoming freshmen and transfer student-athletes - Monitor and assist with the progress of prospective student-athletes through the NCAA Eligibility Center process - Maintain records of student-athletes outside competition, employment, and other activities related to their amateurism status - Work alongside the admissions, financial aid, and registrar's offices. - Monitor and assist with the progress of prospective student-athletes through the institutional admissions process - Coordinate receipt and distribution of student-athlete transcripts and student records as needed for eligibility and/or waiver purposes - Interpret and train on NCAA rules, policies and regulations for students, coaches, athletic staff and representatives of athletics interest. - Coordinate educational sessions with pertinent parties as needed - Provide rules interpretations to coaches as needed - Oversee, audit, and review compliance forms, policies, and procedures. - Monitor new NCAA legislation. - Report information required by the NCAA and Conference USA. - Participate with amateurism oversight. - Participate in the preparation of NCAA squad lists, national letters of intent and financial aid agreements. - Oversight and training of office student workers/GAs/interns and support staff. - Special projects as assigned by the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance.
Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success: - Experience with NCAA waivers, monitoring, and international student eligibility. - Experience working with NCAA Eligibility Center and Compliance Assistant. - Excellent oral and written communication skills. - Must be able to make decisions independently without oversight from supervisors. - Ability to handle confidential and sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy. - Must be able to use Microsoft Office. - Strong attention to detail. - Must be self-motivated and team-oriented. - Excellent organization, interpersonal, and communication skills. - Must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends. - Must be willing to travel on an occasional basis. - The duties and responsibilities of this position must be performed in a competent manner following the highest standards for leadership, professionalism, integrity, accountability, responsibility, cooperation and customer service.
At least three years of experience in Division I athletic compliance (a Master's degree or higher can substitute for one year of experience).
Working knowledge of NCAA rules, LSDBi and CA software.
Internal Number: 996629
About Western Kentucky University Athletics
Founded in 1906, Western Kentucky University (WKU) is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, an ethnically and racially diverse city of just over 68,000 people, situated approximately 65 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just over 100 miles south of Louisville, KY. More than 50 different languages are spoken in and around Bowling Green and people from 35 nationalities call the area home. Core to our mission, WKU strives to foster a sense of community where people of all backgrounds, identities and perspectives feel welcomed and enriched, and is committed to employing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We seek to attract research- and teaching-active faculty, as well as staff members, from academically and culturally diverse backgrounds.The university's population of approximately 20,000 students includes 33% first generation university/college, 15% underrepresented minority and 3% international students. A regional comprehensive university, WKU is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state and nation.We proudly offer a comprehensive benefits package to employees and their family, including domestic partners ...and other qualified dependents. In addition, we offer generous vacation, medical and holiday paid-time-off and an outstanding tuition discount program for employees and dependents.