Overview: Quinnipiac University's Department of Athletics seeks applications for an Associate Athletic Director for Compliance. The Associate Athletic Director for Compliance is responsible for administering and monitoring athletic scholarship efforts within the Department of Athletics. The Associate Athletic director will work with coaches and student-athletes to ensure accurate and complete processing of National Letters of Intent. In addition, the Associate Athletic Director will assist in the coordination of a comprehensive rules education program and updating and refining policies and procedures. The Associate Athletic Director will coordinate department and coach efforts with respect to institutional camps and clinics to ensure that NCAA rules and the institutional outside income policy are followed. The position will also monitor and approve official and unofficial visit requests from coaches and the complimentary ticket process in conjunction with the ticket office as well as playing and practice seasons.
About Quinnipiac: Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 6,800 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in more than 140 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Computing and Engineering, Education, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report's America's "Best Colleges" issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in The Princeton Review's "The Best 387 Colleges." Quinnipiac has been named a "Great College to Work For" as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. Please visit qu.edu for more information. An education at Quinnipiac embodies the university's commitment to preparing graduates for 21st-century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities, and fostering lifelong connections and success. The university believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The university's innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.
Identifies, reports, and/or resolves compliance infractions with senior athletics department and institutional administrators as necessary and/or appropriate Assists in the coordination of a comprehensive rules education program, which includes preparing, leading and presenting monthly compliance education training seminars on a full range of NCAA rules and regulations, publication of a monthly newsletter and other rule education publications for coaches, administrators, student-athletes, institutional departments outside of athletics, donors, & boosters
Coordinates and conducts coaches recruiting certification education program. Works with the Senior Associate AD for Compliance and Student Development on efforts to educate and solicit feedback regarding proposed legislation Updates and refines compliance policies and procedures, including the compliance manual and the student-athlete handbook
Oversees the utilization and operation of the institutional compliance software system. Ensures that all coaches, staff and administrators are fully up to date on how to operate the system and properly monitoring functional usage Responsible for managing the processing of scholarships, including the initial awarding of and renewal/nonrenewal of scholarships, issuing scholarship agreements, calculating appropriate amounts of scholarship aid to be awarded to student-athletes, and cancellation and reduction of athletics scholarships for the academic year, J term and summer
Administer the National Letter of Intent program for prospective students
Responsible for monitoring scholarship budgets in conjunction with head coaches, department administrators and ensures that all awards do not exceed NCAA individual limits and/or team limits
Maintains lines of communication and necessary procedures with the Financial Aid office and One Stop. Educates and works with the Financial Aid office to ensure that outside scholarships received by student-athletes are counted toward team's equivalency and/or head count limit is appropriate
Maintains records in Transfer Portal. Assists with the transfer certification and pre-reads for eligibility for incoming transfer students
Responsible for certifying initial-eligibility requirements of incoming student-athletes
Responsible for keeping student-athletes, coaches and administrators up to date as to who is eligible for practice and competition. Schedules, plans and conducts beginning of the year eligibility meetings for all incoming and returning student-athletes
Monitors playing and practice season regulations
Ensures institutional policy and NCAA rules are being followed in regard to camps and clinics that occur on Quinnipiac's campus. Ensures that other institutional camps and clinics that coaches are participating in are in line with NCAA institutional camps and clinics rules by monitoring the institution's outside income policy
Monitors and approves official/unofficial visit requests from coaches. Includes reviewing and approving recruiting expense reports, and administering and monitoring the complimentary ticket process in conjunction with the ticket office. Ensures coaches are logging recruiting contacts/evaluations in compliance software system and coaches are educated on their sport's recruiting calendars
Oversees the administration of the student-assistance fund
Serves as primary liaison for institutional Name, Image, and Likeness program disclosure to ensure compliance with NCAA regulations, MAAC rules, and state law. Reviews and approves all promotional activities and donation requests
Works with the University's housing office regarding dates of preseason and winter term housing
Researches and issues interpretations and writes waivers to NCAA and/or MAAC as needed
Manages Compliance GA and Law School Extern
Bachelor's degree required
Master's degree preferred
1-2 years of experience in an athletics compliance office
Demonstrated working knowledge of NCAA rules
Strong work ethic
Ability to interact professionally and negotiate skillfully with both internal and external constituents.
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
Special Instructions to Applicants: TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.
Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Please note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For more information, please visit www.qu.edu/health-wellness-and-safety/covid-19-resources/