Northern Illinois University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance. This is a full-time, 12 month position with benefits. 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.
The mission of NIU Athletics is to enhance the University, community and region through service and engagement while developing champions in the classroom, in competition and in life. With long standing traditions and core values centered on family, NIU Athletics is home to 17 NCAA Division I sport programs. Northern Illinois University, chartered in 1895, is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with over 19,000 currently enrolled students and houses seven (7) degree-granting colleges—Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. Centrally located in DeKalb, Northern Illinois University is 30 miles west of Aurora, 65 miles west of Chicago, 36 miles west of Naperville, and 45 miles southeast of Rockford.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
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
Three plus years’ experience at a Division I institution
Experience working with PeopleSoft
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience and education