The Assistant Director, Compliance/Financial Aid oversees all financial aid for student-athletes to ensure their total aid does not exceed their cost of attendance.
- Responsible for monitoring individual and institutional (team) financial aid award limits - Assist in giving interpretations of NCAA rules to all coaches, athletics staff, institutional staff members, and representatives of athletics interest - Ensures that the University’s athletics programs are in compliance with NCAA rules and regulations governing financial aid to student-athletes - Processes financial aid for student-athletes and works directly with student-athletes and coaches to ensure they are within individual and team NCAA financial aid limitations - Discuss with student-athletes and/or parents on concerns about financial aid issues - Work collaboratively with the Office of Student Accounts, the Financial Aid Office, the University Bookstore and Food Services on all issues dealing with student-athlete scholarships to help with oversight and maintain NCAA institutional control - Work with Information Technology Services staff on changes yearly for JumpForward Financial Aid compatibility - Forecast for the Athletics Director and/or Senior Associate Athletics Director for Internal Operations the cost of athletic scholarships by sport for the year and for summer school - Work with the Academic Advisors for Student-Athletes on providing the number of hours student-athletes need if enrolled less than full time to graduate, or if participating in internships or student teaching. Provide these hours to the Associate Director/School Certifying Official in the Office of Student Financial Aid Liaison before each semester and all hours for each summer session for each student-athlete for whom athletics is helping to pay for their education - Approve/deny refunds for student-athletes, checking to ensure their total aid does not exceed their attendance, except for NCAA/University allowed exceptions - Assist with maintaining the compliance portion of the athletics website - Serve on relevant campus committees as requested/needed - Demonstrate a commitment to and compliance with the University’s and Department of Athletics policies and procedures as well as the conference and NCAA constitutions, bylaws, legislation and regulations - Perform other related duties as required
Bachelor’s degree required.
Must have at least one year of experience in NCAA compliance or related field.
Exceptional attention to detail required.
Capable of working in a fast-paced environment and meeting deadlines.
Ability to calculate and maintain accurate athletics and institutional financial aid awards for student-athletes.
Must demonstrate the highest levels of ethics and integrity.
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina, Appalachian State University has built a national reputation for providing outstanding academics. With a student/faculty ratio of 17:1 and an average class size of 25, faculty members are able to take a personal interest in student progress, often becoming mentors, advisers, and friends - even tennis partners. That can only happen in a close-knit community.Nestled at the base of Howard's Knob, the university is located in downtown Boone, NC (year-round pop. 15,000), a small town which thrives as one of the Southeast's premier tourism and outdoor recreation destinations. The nearby Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest provide a beautiful natural setting with unlimited possibilities for outdoor adventure.Appalachian is a public institution and part of The University of North Carolina System.