Northern Kentucky University, a member of the Horizon League, is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Director of Compliance. The Assistant Director of Compliance reports to the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Student-Athlete Services and is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of a comprehensive athletics compliance program that seeks to ensure compliance with NCAA, Horizon League, and NKU policies, procedures and regulations. The Assistant Director of Compliance must have a commitment to the philosophy of providing a compliance atmosphere that emphasizes integrity and the educational welfare of its student-athletes and strives for excellence within the University’s mission.
Compliance with NCAA rules is of the utmost importance at Northern Kentucky University. As a member of the athletics department staff it is expected that the Assistant Director of Compliance will have a full understanding of the NCAA rules that pertain to the position. It is also expected that the Assistant Director of Compliance will comply with all NCAA rules and if he/she becomes aware, or have reasonable cause to believe, that a violation of a rule has occurred he/she will immediately report it to the Director of Athletics or his/her designee. • Assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive athletics compliance program that seeks to ensure compliance with NCAA, Horizon League, and NKU policies, procedures and regulations. This position will be responsible for insuring compliance with NCAA rules, including but not limited to the areas of: Athletics Personnel, Amateurism and Eligibility, Recruiting, Awards/Benefits/Expenses for Enrolled Student-Athletes and Playing and Practice Seasons.
• Research NCAA rules and provide coaches and staff with interpretations. Work with Horizon League and NCAA to obtain official rules interpretations as needed.
• Maintain student-athlete records within the athletic department, Jump Forward, SAP, CAi, and the NCAA Eligibility Center.
• Provide coaches with regular updates on eligibility status of incoming student-athletes.
• Maintain a high quality rules education program for coaches, staff, student-athletes and other internal and external constituents.
• Track APR (Academic Progress Rate) data throughout the year to alert coaches and administrators of any potential concerns. Compile data for NKU’s annual APR submission to the NCAA and organize improvement plans when necessary.
• Prepare and submit waivers to the NCAA on an as needed basis.
• Assist in the investigating and reporting of NCAA rules violations.
• Assist with the completion of transfer releases for currently enrolled student-athletes.
• Assist with updating and distributing the NKU Compliance Manual.
• Monitor contact and evaluation logs, official visit approvals, meals and entertainment forms, unofficial visits, and CARA logs using the Jump Forward software.
• Assist in determining eligibility of all student-athletes in accordance with NKU, Horizon League, and NCAA regulations.
• Serve on the University Athletics Compliance Committee and the NKU Student-Athlete Certification Team.
• Liaison with Housing and Residence Life, Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid and International Education.
Minimum of 2 years of related experience
Division I experience
About Northern Kentucky University
Northern Kentucky University is a growing metropolitan university of approximately 15,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky, just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati, NKU has become a leader in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students’ names. In fall 2011, we celebrated the construction and opening of the $52.8 million and 110,000-square-foot Griffin Hall, home of NKU’s College of Informatics. In 2008, we opened our $37 million, 144,000-square-foot student union building, as well as the BB&T Arena, a $60 million, 9,400-seat arena for basketball games and other events.
The 2016-17 academic year marked the first season NKU was eligible for participation in NCAA Championships after reclassifying to Division I. The Norse qualified for the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship and NCAA Men's Basketball Championship in 2016-17.