Associate Director of Athletics for Governance and Compliance

Posting Date
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, MA
Job Type
Full Time - Experienced
Salary Range
Commensurate with experience

Job Description
The University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Athletics is accepting applications from qualified applicants for an Associate Director of Athletics for Governance and Compliance.

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. urther 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:
- Implement, control, and monitor 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.
- Coordinate a pro-active, comprehensive and dynamic NCAA rules education program for the University faculty, staff, coaches, boosters, and student-athletes.
- Coordinate the NCAA Coaches' Certification exam
- Interpret NCAA and conference rules.
- Monitor the distribution of athletics aid by the University's financial aid office and the Bursar's Office.
- Monitor the preparation of all NCAA and conference compliance forms and reports.
- Responsible for all aspects of all waivers and appeals to the NCAA.
- Review all possible NCAA rules violations and resolve all determined violations through appropriate sources.
- Monitor the verification of student-athlete eligibility.
- Represent 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.
Sport Administration:
- Serves as the Sport Program Administrator for assigned sport programs
- Provide 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.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree required from an accredited institution.
- A minimum of three to five years of compliance experience in the NCAA Office, a Conference Office and/or in intercollegiate athletics required.
- Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations governing intercollegiate athletics.
- Ability to foster and maintain working relationships with coaches, staff and members of the University community.
- Ability to successfully complete the administrative tasks of the position.
- Ability to interpret complex oral and written concepts.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Master's degree from an accredited institution.
2) A minimum of three to five years of compliance experience in the NCAA Office, a Conference Office and/or in intercollegiate athletics in Division I Intercollegiate Athletics.



For additional salary information please visit the following website: PSU Salary Schedule.pdf

On-campus applicants are defined as Amherst campus non-student employees.

The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

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