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. With long standing traditions and core values centered on family, NIU Athletics is home to 17 NCAA Division I sport programs. Northern Illinois University, chartered in 1895, is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with over 19,000 currently enrolled students and houses seven (7) degree-granting colleges-Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. Centrally located in DeKalb, Northern Illinois University is 30 miles west of Aurora, 65 miles west of Chicago, 36 miles west of Naperville, and 45 miles southeast of Rockford.
This position is responsible for management of all areas pertaining to student-athlete insurance as well as assisting the Associate AD/ABO with business functions of the ABO and ultimately to the Sr. Associate AD/HR and Finance Administration.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Assist Sr. Associate Athletic Director for HR and Finance Administration, the Associate Athletic Director/ABO, and the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine and Athletic Training in areas of administrative and student athlete insurance support. This position requires a high level of confidentiality and customer service.
Minimum Required Qualifications (Civil Service)
CREDENTIALS TO BE VERIFIED BY PLACEMENT OFFICER
1. Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, or a field
related to the position.
2. Two (2) years of professional business, financial, and/or managerial
(NOTE: A Master’s Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the
position may be substituted for one (1) year (12 months) of work
3. Based on position requirements, additional education, training, and/or
work experience in an area of specialization inherent to the position
may be required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership techniques, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, data entry, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
Knowledge of technology including electronic equipment, computer hardware and software, and their applications.
Knowledge of basic arithmetic, algebra, statistics, and their applications.
Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Ability to work independently and effectively organize and prioritize multiple tasks.
Ability to analyze and develop guidelines, procedures and systems to outline specific goals and implement plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish tasks.
Ability to manage a budget and work within the constraints of that budget.
Ability to analyze, interpret, and explain work related documents, policies, and procedures.
Specialty Factors (Civil Service)
Preferred Qualifications (Civil Service)
Knowledge of healthcare practice, revenue, and claim life cycle.
Previous experience in nursing or similar medical field.
Experience with processing DME, pharmacy, facility, and professional medical health claims.
Knowledge and application of ICD 10, CPT, and medical terminology.
Understanding of UM/UR in terms of COB and precertification processes.
Comprehensive application of health information management, HIPAA, and FERPA.
Comprehensive application of health industry billing practices including audits, fraud, waste and abuse concepts.
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, preferably from working within a D1 institution.
Experience with creation of grant writing and/or RFP proposals.
Experience with Sportsware, Vivature/Blue Ocean.
Experience with medical vendor negotiations.
Minimum Required Qualifications (SPS)