Associate AD/Senior Associate AD - Governance & Compliance
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts
Member of the department’s senior management team. Responsible for the overall creating, maintaining, and monitoring of a compliant environment that results in clear institutional control of all athletic programs relative to Conference and NCAA legislation as required by NCAA Division I membership. Further responsible for assisting coaches and student-athletes for 21 programs and approximately 600 student-athletes in interfacing with University, Conference, and NCAA offices. Supervisor of several intercollegiate sports.
Member of the Department’s Senior Management Team:
Assists the Director of Athletics in formulating department policy.
Advises the Director of Athletics on various department matters.
Provides information to the Chancellor’s Office and Board of Trustees as requested by the Director of Athletics.
Consults with the Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) on appropriate Conference and NCAA issues.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Governance and Compliance:
Implements, controls, and monitors procedures such as but not limited to: athletic recruiting; eligibility of student-athletes; athletics personnel; awards and benefits; financial aid; and playing seasons for adherence to NCAA regulations.
Coordinates a pro-active, comprehensive and dynamic NCAA rules education program for the University faculty, staff, coaches, boosters, and student-athletes.
Coordinates the NCAA Coaches’ Certification exam.
Interprets NCAA and conference rules.
Monitors the distribution of athletics aid by the University’s financial aid office and the Bursar’s Office.
Monitors the preparation of all NCAA and conference compliance forms and reports.
Responsible for all aspects of all waivers and appeals to the NCAA.
Reviews all possible NCAA rules violations and resolve all determined violations through appropriate sources.
Monitors the verification of student-athlete eligibility.
Represents the University at NCAA and conference meeting concerning institutional compliance issues.
Serves as the primary liaison to Admissions for all circumstances deemed special consideration.
Responsible for all aspects of all admissions appeals.
Serves as the Sport Program Administrator for assigned sport programs
Provides leadership with goal setting, personnel and performance management, budget planning and monitoring and overall program support
Responsible for assisting with the Department’s Strategic Plan efforts.
Responsible for heading the Department’s NCAA and Conference certification efforts.