Reporting to the Vice President for Athletics, the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance primary responsibility is to direct, oversee, and coordinates all aspects of the NCAA Rules compliance program in accordance with all South Atlantic Conference, NCAA and University rules. This position is also responsible for educating all applicable constituents and monitoring activities to ensure compliance with all Lenoir-Rhyne University, NCAA and conference rules and regulations. The position serves as a member of the athletics senior administrative team.
Description of Duties and Tasks
Oversee the development, implementation, and monitoring of compliance systems necessary to support all LR, SAC, and NCAA rules and regulations.
Responsible for the tracking of NCAA legislation and interpretations, processing waivers, and administering rules violations investigations.
Coordinate the certification of eligibility process working with the certification team.
Monitor student-athletes academic progress and eligibility.
Develop and implement a robust rules education program to ensure all institutional stakeholders are appropriately educated on essential NCAA Division II rules.
Conduct meetings with all teams periodically to educate student-athletes on key NCAA, athletic department, and SAC rules and regulations.
Utilize compliance software to monitor eligibility, financial aid, playing and practice season, and any other applicable areas of NCAA rules compliance.
Serve as a liaison with key units across campus including financial aid, admissions, student life, and academic support services.
Serve as an ex-officio member of the LR Intercollegiate Athletics Committee and chair of the Compliance Committee (sub-committee of the IAC).
Represent the University at institutional, Conference and NCAA meetings, and serve on internal and external committees.
Assist with and ensure accurate completion of required NCAA, Conference, and any other federal reports (EADA).
All Intercollegiate Athletic Staff members are required to follow NCAA DII, SAC, and LR compliance rules, regulations, and department policies and procedures. This will be part of the yearly evaluation process whereby all athletic department staff will be held accountable for all NCAA DII rules compliance.
Serve on the LR Athletic Department senior administrative team. Participates in long-term strategic planning and provides leadership to the overall athletics department.
Assists with development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures.
Assists with game day administration support on occasion.
Some weekend and evening hours required.
Perform additional administrative duties as assigned by the VP for Athletics.
Experience in higher education athletics administration preferred
Has a working knowledge of NCAA Division II Rules Compliance
Critical thinking, problem solving, and evaluation skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to function effectively in pressure situations
Attention to detail and ability to meet time demands
Strong organization skills with the ability to multi-task
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment
Founded in 1891, Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private liberal arts institution with 53 undergraduate degree programs and over 30 graduate degree programs. With a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio, LR enrolls more than 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students and has had ten consecutive years of enrollment growth. Additionally, LR awards more than $22 million in merit scholarships, and nearly 99 percent of our students are awarded financial aid. LR’s main campus is located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town with a population of over 40,000, where both undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered. The University also offers graduate degree programs on its campuses in Asheville, North Carolina and Columbia, South Carolina. The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary is also located in Columbia. The LR community strives to support an inclusive campus that promotes a safe and healthy living, learning, and working environment. LR students have the opportunity to participate in more than 70 clubs and student organizations designed to develop a sense of self-worth, responsibility, and accountability and to engage students in active service to the world. Known as the Bears, the University’s athletic teams have been a longstanding source of pride and a vital part of student life. LR’s NCAA Division II athletic program includes 23 intercollegiate athletic teams, 11 for men and 12 for women, which compete in the South Atlantic Conference.
Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne promotes a diverse campus open to people from all religious backgrounds. It is an EOA/AA employer under all applicable civil rights law. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Whether it is students, faculty or staff, the well-being of the people at Lenoir-Rhyne is the university's highest priority! We believe that every member of the university plays an essential role in supporting our mission and making a long-lasting impact on students’ lives.
Explore our career opportunities and become part of the Lenoir-Rhyne community at one of our three campuses located in Hickory, NC, Asheville, NC and Columbia, SC.
We offer a competitive benefits package to eligible employees that includes:
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
Paid Life Insurance with Supplemental Options
Full Tuition Remission for Employees and Eligible Dependents
Competitive Retirement Benefits
Vacation and Sick Bank Accrual
Significant Employee Discounts at Local Establishments
And most importantly, an environment supportive of a healthy work/life balance!
Please note, we are a fully vaccinated campus. Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Lenoir-Rhyne University has made the decision to require all U.S. employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a cond...ition of employment. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, may request a reasonable accommodation.