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Associate Athletic Director for Compliance (4421) EXTENDED
Northern Illinois University

Date Posted Sep. 21, 2023
Title Associate Athletic Director for Compliance (4421) EXTENDED
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department Intercollegiate Athletics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Legal
    Human Resources
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 and Responsibilities
Compliance Liaison
    • 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.

NCAA Waivers
  • Oversee the submission of all NCAA waivers, reinstatement requests and violations to respective NCAA or Mid-American Conference parties.

Department Head
  • 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.

Staff oversight
  • Create tools to depict, identity, and monitor the various compliance obligations, including identifying the appropriate office/department responsible for each obligation

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