Commensurate with experience; Offers a robust benefits package
Northern Illinois University (NIU) is accepting applications for the position of Associate Athletic Director for Compliance. This is a full-time, 12-month position with benefits. The mission of NIU Athletics is to enhance the University, community and region through service and engagement while developing champions in the classroom, in competition and in life.
Reporting to the Sr. Associate Athletic Director/Sports Administration, the individual in this position will provide leadership to the athletic department relative to education, monitoring, enforcement, and maintenance of a comprehensive FBS NCAA compliance program.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Establish within Intercollegiate Athletics a culture of compliance with NCAA, conference and university regulations through the development and conduct of continuing rules education for all Intercollegiate Athletics staff members and NIU student-athletes and the establishment of open communication with all parties involved in Intercollegiate Athletics.
Liaison for all compliance audits. Responsible for initial communication with the Faculty Athletic Representative of all student-athlete appeals of NCAA and/or institutional policies to include follow-up presentation to the appeals committee on behalf of NIU Athletics.
Serve to enforce all NCAA and Mid-American Conference regulations.
Keep abreast of new and changing rules and regulations with the NCAA and Mid-American Conference.
Serve as the “single point of contact” with the NCAA and Mid-American Conference pertaining to compliance, eligibility issues, and rules interpretation.
Supervise the work of the Director of Compliance and/or Assistant Director(s) for policy management and compliance.
Oversee the submission of all NCAA waivers, reinstatement requests and violations to respective NCAA or Mid-American Conference parties.
Serve as a NIU Athletics Department Head, attending, participating, and leading meetings as required.
Build collaborative relationships and establish regular communications and processes with persons with operational compliance responsibilities across the university.
Coordinate efforts with the Faculty Athletics Representative to ensure that all parties on campus involved in the certification of student-athletes are educated to and in compliance with NCAA and Conference regulations.
Present year-end compliance review to Athletic Advisory Board.
Create tools to depict, identity, and monitor the various compliance obligations, including identifying the appropriate office/department responsible for each obligation
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Two (2) years of supervisory experience
Two (2) years of Division 1 experience within NCAA and Mid-American Conference rules and regulations
Demonstrated knowledge of Name/Image/Likeness
*Note: Master’s Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1 year) of work experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's):
Classification-Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Skill in analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Skill in scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Ability to adjust actions in relation to others’ actions.
Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Ability to develop goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.
Ability to work effectively with staff, the public, and outside constituency groups.
Ability to effectively plan, delegate, and supervise the work of others.
Ability to utilize various computer software packages, such as Accounting Software, query, etc.
Ability to work independently and exercise judgment in order to be able to analyze and investigate a variety of questions or problems.
Ability to analyze and develop guidelines, procedures and systems.
Ability to sit/stand and use of computer/electronic equipment for extended periods of time.
Position-Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Effective oral, written, and electronic communication skills with constituencies involved in a Division I intercollegiate athletics program.
Knowledge of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations, both those general in nature and those which apply directly to your position’s responsibilities. Strict adherence to all applicable governing policies, procedures, and regulations of the NCAA is required and is a condition of your employment.
Knowledge of Mid-American Conference rules and regulations.
Three plus academic years’ experience (post-bachelor’s degree) in Athletic Compliance and eligibility at a Division I level, Conference Office or NCAA National Office.
Experience working with ARMS, Opendorse, and/or Compass
Chartered in 1895, NIU is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with a student enrollment of approximately 17,000. Located in one of the most dynamic regions of the country, DeKalb is 65 miles west of Chicago, Illinois. NIU is included in the Doctoral/Research Universities-Extensive category of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and is a member of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. NIU has a diverse student population with 735 international students representing 118 nations. Approximately 3,500 students live on campus in residence halls and apartments.
Northern Illinois University is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. The Constitution and Bylaws of Northern Illinois University afford equal treatment regardless of political views or affiliation, and sexual orientation. NIU recognizes Dual Career issues.