Under the direction of the Senior Compliance Administrator through the General Counsel, the successful candidate will be primarily responsible for assisting all NCAA related initiatives including compliance rules education, monitoring, coordination of required NCAA reports, and implementation of compliance policies and procedures.
Reports to the Senior Compliance Administrator through the General Counsel. Assist the Senior Compliance Administrator by maintaining the athletic compliance databases: NCAA Compliance Assistant and ARMS. Assist in monitoring of recruiting activities (e.g., official/unofficial visits; recruiting correspondence; contacts/evaluations; tryouts; camps/clinics), tracking playing and practice season activities (sport sponsorship requirements; participation in outside competition; daily and weekly practice limitations), extra benefits (e.g. travel; housing; meals; awards), roster management, and promotional activities to ensure adherence to NCAA, institutional, and state regulations. Assist in researching answers to interpretive questions and scenarios for coaches, alumni, faculty, and staff members. Develops and disseminates educational material (e.g., social media, newsletters, etc.) to student-athletes, coaches, and staff on a continual basis. Serve as a liaison to Academic Affairs: Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, and the Center for Counseling and Well-Being (CCWB). Assist in the coordination of the eligibility certification process on behalf of the athletic department and serve as a liaison to the university’s Registrar’s Office. Includes communicating with the NCAA Eligibility Center and/or the NCAA AMA staff on any questions or problems relative to academic initial eligibility, amateur status, and transfers. Assist with Financial Aid Office regarding athletic financial aid agreements and scholarships, the National Letter of Intent, and monitoring NCAA equivalencies Updates institutional processes as appropriate to ensure adherence to NCAA legislation. Assist in the coordination of Conference and NCAA waivers and hardship requests with Director of Athletics, Compliance Office, FAR, and other necessary individuals. Assists with the UCO Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Attend all Conference and NCAA meetings/conventions as requested by the Senior Compliance Administrator including the NCAA Regional Rules Seminar, Regional Compliance Seminar, and/or the NAAC Convention. Performs other duties as assigned.
Estimated Percentage of Time Commitment Percentage for Each Major Area of Job Responsibility:
25% Maintaining Databases
20% Research & Education
20% Liaison to University Departments
10% Student-Athlete Engagement
5% Other Duties
Bachelor’s degree required; master's degree in a related field or a J.D. is preferred. The successful candidate should possess a good working knowledge of NCAA Division II eligibility regulations, excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail, and a working knowledge of LSDBi Compliance Assistant, and ARMS or other athletic compliance software. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; participate in and contribute to group meetings, conferences, and interviews; present clear and concise information orally and in written reports; carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.
Will this employee supervise others?
Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About University of Central Oklahoma
Founded in 1890 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Central connects its nearly 15,000 students to unmatched value found in 122 undergraduate areas of study and 78 graduate programs from its main campus in Edmond and facilities throughout the metro area.
UCO employees more than 2,000 faculty, staff and student employees.
At UCO, salary is just one component of the many benefits available to employees. Overall, we come out ahead of what’s considered the “norm” at many companies and organizations in the U.S. Excellent benefits, dedication to work-life balance and professional development opportunities are just a few reasons to join our team.