The successful candidate for Associate Athletic Director, Director of NCAA Compliance will be directly responsible for planning, organizing, and directing administrative and support activities of the Athletics Department, including the administration of women's and selected men's varsity sports.Work performed under the broad administrative direction of the Deputy Director of Athletics, who reviews such work through observation of results obtained, conferences, and written reports. Develops systems, strategies and procedures to assure the University's Division I program is in compliance with the bylaw and operating standards of the NCAA's national governing body.
- Potential administration and oversight of the day-to-day operations of women's and selected men's varsity sports (as assigned) - Directs and supervises coaches as a sport administrator - Plans, organizes, and controls the men's and women's athletic programs that are direct reports, including personnel, budget and finance, sports schedules, team travel, fundraising, and promotion.
- Develops and implements athletics department policies and procedures as they relate to compliance.
- Monitors and supervises the administration of the University's athletic scholarship program to ensure compliance and eligibility with NCAA, NEC, MAAC, Atlantic Hockey (and other conferences) and University's policies and regulations.
- Develops and implements gender equity plans and programs.
- Serves as the department's representative at conferences and meetings as needed.
- Meets with each student-athlete usually in a team setting to review legislation relevant to their participation in intercollegiate athletics. Handbook is distributed, NCAA forms are reviewed and signed by each student-athlete.
- Works and consults with the Admissions-Athletics Recruiting Liaison on all matters related to recruiting and shares initial eligibility certification responsibilities (via the Clearinghouse).
- Works with departments including the Registrar's Office (continuing and transfer eligibility certification) and the Financial Aid Office (NCAA Squad Lists).
- Reports any suspicion of rules violation to the Executive Director of Athletics, who is responsible for reporting any violations to the University President, Senior Vice President and Faculty Athletics Representative, NEC Conference, and NCAA.
- Conducts periodic rules education sessions including all persons involved with the Department, student-athletes, key University administrative offices (Admissions, Financial Aid, and Registrar) and representatives of the University's athletics interests.
- Responsible for holding review sessions and conducting the NCAA recruiting test conjunction with the Faculty Athletics Representative.
- Performs periodic sessions of individual team recruiting files.
- All other duties as assigned.
Master's degree required.
Three to five years' intercollegiate athletics experience required and at least three years experience in some phase of NCAA compliance as an assistant.
Skills required are good organizational systems, solid planning and communications, both oral and written.
Sacred Heart University, the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Conn., located less than 60 miles from Manhattan and approximately 150 miles from Boston. With its five miles of shoreline, marinas, parks, open space and plenty of shopping and fine dining, Fairfield is consistently recognized as a top community in the Northeast in which to live. In 2018 the town earned an A+ in a 'report card' by Niche on "Best Places to Live" in Connecticut. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland. It comprises more than 300 acres of land, including an 18-hole golf course and the former global headquarters of General Electric. Rooted in the 2000-year-old Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, Sacred Heart embraces a vision for social justice and educates students in mind, body and spirit to prepare them personally and professionally to make a difference in the global community. More than 8,500 students attend the University's six colleges: Arts & Sciences; Health Professions; Nursing; the Jack Welch College of Busin...ess; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; and St. Vincent's College. Consistently recognized for excellence, The Princeton Review includes SHU in its guides, Best 382 Colleges-2018 Edition, "Best in the Northeast" and Best 267 Business Schools-2018 Edition. It also placed SHU on its lists for "Best College Theater" and "Most Engaged in Community Service," each of which comprises only 20 U.S. schools. U.S.News & World Report ranks SHU in its Best Colleges 2018 guidebook and calls SHU the fourth "Most Innovative School" in the North. The Chronicle of Higher Education also names SHU one of the fastest-growing Roman Catholic universities in its 2016 almanac. .