The Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance is responsible for organization and administration of the Athletics Department’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) compliance program. The Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance certifies eligibility and processes financial aid for student-athletes, monitors coaches’ activities relative to rules compliance, and interacts with departmental staff members and coaches to ensure compliance with NCAA rules and regulations.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required, with an emphasis in Sports Administration, Student Services, Recreation, Higher Education Administration, or a related field preferred.
Experience: At least one year of administrative experience in intercollegiate athletics is required, preferably at a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level. A demonstrated knowledge of NCAA rules and compliance issues concerning the administration of intercollegiate athletics is required.
Skills: Strong organizational, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills are required. The ability to work with people in a multi-ethnic environment is required. Management and organizational skills are required. The ability to compile data and prepare, write, and review reports is required; must have excellent computer skills with a working knowledge of MS Office and the ability to learn compliance assistance software. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Other: The scope of the position requires weekend and evening work.
About Missouri State University
Missouri State University was founded in Springfield in 1905 as the Fourth District Normal School. During its early years, the school's primary purpose was the preparation of teachers for the public school systems in southwest Missouri. The School's first name change came in 1919, when it became the Southwest Missouri State Teachers College, reflecting the institution's regional mission. By the mid-1940s, it had expanded beyond teacher education to include instructional programs in the liberal arts and the sciences; as a consequence, in 1945, the Missouri Legislature authorized an official name change to Southwest Missouri State College. In the ensuing decades, with the implementation of more programs at the undergraduate level and the development of a graduate education program, the College became an educationally diverse institution. Recognition of its further growth and development resulted in yet another name change in 1972, to that of Southwest Missouri State University. Finally, on March 17, 2005, the 100th anniversary of Founders' Day, Governor Matt Blunt signed Senate Bill 98, which included changing Southwest Missouri State University's name to Missouri State University. T...oday, Missouri State University is a multipurpose, metropolitan university providing a broad array of instructional, research, and service programs.