Job Title: Director of Compliance
Reporting Structure: Athletic Director
Division: Intercollegiate Athletics
The Athletic Department at Bethune Cookman University invites applications for the full-time position of Director of Compliance.
This position oversees the Compliance office, which provides assistance to the entire department in the areas of NCAA and SWAC rules interpretations, current and prospective student-athlete eligibility, investigating potential rules violations, transcript evaluations and on-and-off campus recruiting activities. Responsible for overseeing the area of NCAA Compliance ensuring adequate institutional control for all teams, including the tracking and monitoring activities in regard to our Division-I status within the NCAA. The position monitors athletic programs to self-identify and report to the NCAA any instances in which compliance has not been achieved and takes appropriate corrective measures to mitigate risk to the department's organizational eligibility status.
Plans, administers and manages Compliance and Eligibility efforts for the entire department, including but not limited to NCAA and SWAC rules interpretations, current and prospective student-athlete eligibility, investigating potential rules violations, transcript evaluations, on and off campus recruiting activities, and financial aid. Effectively communicates first-year and transfer admission requirements to coaches and staff.
Monitors and tracks the status and eligibility of incoming and outgoing transfer student-athletes. Prepares waivers, releases, transfer evaluations, and reports for the conference or national office. Monitors, investigates, and analyzes student-athlete academic performance, progress towards degree and NCAA eligibility; including initial, transfer, and continuing eligibility.
Using high-level analytical and human relation skills provides comprehensive advisement and mentoring to assist student-athletes to identify and address academic needs, with increased consideration for at-risk student-athlete challenges. Utilizes technology to maintain detailed and current student records. Oversees, supervises, and manages the Compliance unit, through directing and providing leadership to achieve the goals of the organization.
Prepares regular training and educational programming for student-athletes, staff, and coaches regarding Compliance rules/policies and initiatives. Leads and coordinates investigations of known and/or alleged rules violations. Keeps the Director of Athletics informed of all alleged and known violations.
Ensures material is delivered in consumable and diverse methods to reach a variety of audiences. Ensures that the unit is functioning properly and meeting the demands of the department and each sports program. Formulates, recommends and implements policies relevant to Compliance and Eligibility.
Implements and revises policies for the Unit and department as needed. Constantly monitors college landscape for potential NCAA or conference rules changes that will affect the department. Responsible for the collection of relevant data and information, and for the completion of all NCAA and SWAC required forms.
Represent the athletics department on various institutional and conference committees and meetings. Will provide input and assistance in the day-to-day operations of the Athletics Department, including special event/project planning, and other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
A minimum of three (3) years compliance-related experience working in a Division I athletic compliance office, or, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved is required.
Experience with NCAA Compliance Assistant internet (CAi), NCAA Academic Performance Program (APP), NCAA Legislative Services Database for the internet (LDSBi), recruiting/compliance software (preferably Jump Forward), and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook) is required.
Have a comprehensive understanding of the Jump Forward software and NCAA Compliance Assistant software and their monitoring applications.
Outstanding writing, reasoning and critical thinking skills is required.
Ability to manage and direct multiple collaborative projects and systems in a fast-paced environment.
The ability to work independently and make continuous improvement upon current monitoring systems and job duties is required.
An interest, ability, and understanding of how to work collaboratively with Division I student-athletes and coaches is required.
Preferred Skills, Experience and Education: Master's degree.
Four or more years of working in an NCAA intercollegiate environment. Knowledge of Division I athletic programs. Possess effective communication skills, both orally and in writing, to various constituents.
Possess high level of computer skills, including, but limited to: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint and Jenzabar. Possess commitment to high ethical standards. Possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills with the ability to take initiative, complete time-sensitive matters, and multi-task under minimal supervision.
The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, retaliation, marital status, religion or disability, or any other applicable local, state or federal regulation. Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities, equal employment opportunity and Title IX matters should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at 386-481-2049.
The university reserves the right to modify job descriptions at any time in its' attempts to improve the operations of the university