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.
This individual will keep the Sr. Associate Athletics Director aware of progress and issues related to maintaining institutional compliance with NCAA, Mid-American Conference, and university regulations by student-athletes, coaches, institution staff members and representatives of Northern Illinois University’s athletic interests, as well as reporting all violations of those rules. This position acts as the institutional liaison and manages all aspects of a departmental compliance program. On a daily basis, this position provides independent interpretation of NCAA Bylaws to individuals ranging from the Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics and Head Coaches to other departmental and university personnel. Additionally, it is imperative for this position to use cost effective, efficient and initiative in planning work assignments and implement long-range program improvements. The potential ramifications of an improper interpretation could have a devastating impact on a student-athletes eligibility, a staff member’s ability to recruit prospective student-athletes, the athletic department’s status within the NCAA and Mid-American Conference, and ultimately the University’s local, regional or national reputation.
Minimum Required Qualifications for this position: - Bachelor’s Degree, followed by three years’ experience in Athletic Compliance at a Division I or Division II institution, Conference Office, or with the NCAA National office. - Administrative and supervisory experience in the field of athletic compliance at a Division I or Division II institution or Conference Office, or with the NCAA National office. - Proven experience with effective oral, written, and electronic communication skills with constituencies involved in a Division I intercollegiate athletics program. - Experience working with JumpForward or similar recruiting program.
Education and Experience Preferred
- Master’s degree. - Three plus years’ experience at a Division I institution - Experience working with PeopleSoft
Internal Number: 4421
About NIU Athletics
Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive, public institution of higher education enrolling more than 25,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. In addition to the main campus in DeKalb, Illinois, programs are offered at four additional campus sites.