Summary: The Director of Compliance is responsible for ensuring coaches, staff, student-athletes and athletics department affiliates are compliant with NCAA, Mid-American Conference and University rules and regulations. This position primarily oversees compliance education, monitoring, and implementation of Bylaws 13, 14 and 17.
Responsibilities: Oversight of bylaws pertaining to recruiting, academic eligibility and playing and practice seasons. Assists with rules education efforts for coaches, student-athletes, staff and community constituents. Assists with NCAA and Mid-American Conference bylaw interpretations. Investigates possible NCAA rules violations and reports on rules infractions to the NCAA and MAC office. Oversees and approves campus visits for all sports. Reviews and approves all camp/clinic materials. Monitors and reviews contacts and evaluations for all sports. Prepares NCAA initial and continuing eligibility certification of student-athletes for CMU, NCAA, MAC and affiliate conference(s). Primary contact for coaches, student-athletes, high school counselors and prospective student-athletes regarding initial and continuing eligibility. Monitors eligibility status, prepares squad lists and competition lists for student-athletes. Oversees/point person for waivers and transfer portal. Responsible for APR and GSR reporting. Serves as liaison between compliance office and registrar’s office. Determines and monitors student-athletes’ eligibility to engage in countable athletically related activities (CARA). Evaluates and approves playing and practice season declarations and competition schedules for all sports. Prepares NLI and scholarship paperwork. Administers NCAA coaches’ certification exam. Oversees and trains compliance interns. Other duties as assigned by the Associate AD of Compliance.
Bachelor’s degree. One year of experience working in an NCAA intercollegiate environment. Working knowledge of NCAA bylaws. Commitment to academic integrity and compliance with University, Conference and NCAA regulations. Positive interpersonal skills. Ability to work and communicate effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse educational and social backgrounds. Ability to multi-task. Effective organizational skills. Strong listening skills. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Willingness to work irregular hours, nights, weekends and holidays as necessary. Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Master’s degree, Juris Doctor degree or other relevant advanced degree. Two years of working in an NCAA intercollegiate environment. Knowledge of Division I athletic programs. Experience working with Compliance Assistant, LSDBi and ARMS software
Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.
We serve nearly 19,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.
CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.
Central is home to 17 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the c...lassroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.
CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.
Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.
CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie).