Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance Athletics
Canisius College seeks an Assistant/Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance. Canisius is a member of the Division I Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and Atlantic Hockey Conference. The Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining a comprehensive NCAA Division I, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Atlantic Hockey, New York State and institutional compliance program for Canisius College.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Be knowledgeable and current with all applicable NCAA, conference and department rules and regulations. Provide written updates and interpretations of current, new and proposed NCAA and conference rules and regulations. Research and respond to inquiries regarding rules and compliance interpretations. • Oversee and ensure departmental compliance with all NCAA, conference and institutional rules and policies. • Athletic Department liaison with Financial Aid, Registrar, Admissions, Student Athletic Academic Advisor, the NCAA, Eligibility Center, and the MAAC Compliance Office to ensure institutional compliance. • Develop and coordinate pro-active rules education seminars/materials for student-athletes (yearly), coaches (monthly), and all athletic staff members (monthly) on NCAA and conference rules and regulations. Develop educational materials/presentations for support departments (Registrar, Blue/Gold Fund, Alumni Office, Development Office, Financial Aid, and Residence Life) on a yearly basis. • Coordinate educational sessions for high school guidance counselors and student-athletes as requested. • Work in conjunction with the College President, Director of Athletics, Associate Director of Athletics Faculty Athletic Representative and Intercollegiate Athletic Board in the investigation and/or reporting of alleged violations. • Provide information and/or, prepare reports for documentation submitted to the NCAA and conferences to include, but not limited to: waivers, NCAA violations, appeals, Revenue Distribution report, Sport Sponsorship and Demographic report, Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act report, and APR/graduation rate reports. • Develop and implement systems and procedures to ensure compliance and tracking of all NCAA and conference rules (i.e., National Letter of Intent, recruiting, financial aid limits, playing season, eligibility, etc.). • Maintains utilization and operation of the institutional compliance software system in an effort to ensure that all coaches, staff and administrators are up-to-date on how to operate the systems and properly monitor functional usage to review official/unofficial visits, CARA, complimentary tickets, recruiting activity, playing and practice logs, NLIs, declaration of playing seasons, roster management, etc. Triages technical issues as necessary and/or appropriate. • Work with Associate Director of Athletics to closely monitor sport financial aid limitations and department athletic scholarship budgets. Work closely with Assistant Director of Financial Aid in issuing athletic grants-in-aid. • Develop and implement a collaborative process for certification of initial, transfer and continuing eligibility with the assistance of the Student Athletic Academic Advisor. • Accept responsibility for the dissemination of all important compliance related information/materials from Department, Conferences and NCAA to the required staff members. • To participate in continuous training and development including attending the NCAA Regional Rules Seminar and conference compliance meetings. • Supervise the Compliance staff, including but not limited to interns, graduate assistants and student workers. • Athletic event supervision duties • Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: • Applicant must have the ability to work compatibly and cooperatively with the staff and personnel in the department of Athletics and other College departments. • Bachelor’s Degree is required (Master’s Degree preferred). • Knowledge of compliance office in an NCAA Division I institution • Ability to analyze, interpret, and report in an accurate and timely manner. • Ability to work in a complex office environment while helping to maintain an atmosphere of professionalism, cooperation, service, and teamwork. • Working knowledge of compliance software (i.e. ARMS)
The Office of Human Resources at Canisius College utilizes an online recruitment management system.
Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA in order to participate in the search process should contact the office of human resources at (716) 888-2240.
To apply, go to https://www.canisius.edu/about-canisius/employment-canisius. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please include your cover letter and resume with your application.
Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit University, has as its foundation the fundamental values of academic excellence, leadership, faith and social justice. Canisius is committed to educating and preparing men and women to become leaders in their professions and their communities, and in service to humanity. The college is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: This is an exempt, full-time, 12-month position which reports to the Associate Director of Athletics and to include the Director of Athletics on matters regarding NCAA violations. Benefits are available the first of the month after the full-time employee’s date of hire and include – health, dental and vision insurance, life and long term disability insurance, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time employees with contribution from College after one year. Paid holidays, vacation, personal leave and sick leave. Tuition benefits are also available for full-time employees and their qualified dependents.
Canisius at a Glance
Canisius College is the premier private university in Western New York, one of 28 Jesuit, Catholic colleges in the nation, and is consistently ranked among the top regional colleges in the Northeast. Founded in 1870 by German Jesuits, Canisius College is named for St. Peter Canisius, a renowned Dutch educator and one of the original members of the Society of Jesus. What began in a single building in downtown Buffalo now consists of 56 buildings located on 72 acres in a residential neighborhood in North-Central Buffalo.
John J. Hurley is Canisius College's 24th president. He took office July 1, 2010. President Hurley succeeded Rev. Vincent M. Cooke, SJ, who had been president since 1993.
Canisius College, a Jesuit, Catholic university, offers outstanding undergraduate, graduate and professional programs distinguished by transformative learning experiences that engage students in the classroom and beyond. Canisius fosters in our students a commitment to excellence, service and leadership in a global society.
Rankings and Distinctions
The high quality of a Canisius education is consistently recognized and ranked in a wide variet...y of ways, including the following:
Accounting Graduates No. 1 in New York
Canisius College alumni ranked first, overall, in New York State on the 2013 CPA exam cycle, with a 71 percent pass rate, in the category of large programs.
Approximately 90 percent or more of our graduates are working or in graduate school within one year after graduation.
Graduate School Acceptance Rate for Law School
Nine of ten Canisius students who apply to law schools are accepted.
Graduate School Acceptance Rate for Medical School
Nine of ten Canisius students who apply to medical and health schools are accepted.
US News & World Report “America’s Best Colleges”
For the second consecutive year, Canisius earned its highest ranking in college history with the 20th spot in the top tier of U.S. News and World Report’s 2012 rankings of America’s Best Colleges, Regional Universities – North. Consistently ranked among the top regional colleges, Canisius also moved up four spots in “Great Schools, Great Prices” category for regional universities in the north.
US News & World Report “Top Online Education Degree Programs”
The Canisius College Online Graduate Program in Education ranked high in U.S. News & World Report’s first-ever ranking of top online education degree programs. Canisius scored well in the categories of Teaching Practices and Student Engagement and Student Services and Technology among others.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Best Value Private University
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Canisius College one of the nation’s best values among private universities for 2011-12. Canisius is the only private college in Western New York to rank in Kiplinger’s top 100 private universities. Only 13 of the 114 private colleges and universities in New York State made the list.
GI Jobs Magazine Lauds Canisius as “Military Friendly”
Canisius received the designation “military friendly” from GI Jobs Magazine. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.
Forbes America’s Top Colleges
Canisius was named to Forbes’ 2012 ranking of the 650 best undergraduate institutions for quality of teaching, great career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt.
2011 National Survey of Student Engagement
Canisius earned high marks from its student body in the 2011 National Survey of Student Engagement. Ninety-three percent of freshman students reported a favorable image of the college and felt that Canisius demonstrated a substantial commitment to academic and social successes. Eighty-five percent of seniors said they would choose Canisius again, if they had to start their college career over.
The student-faculty ratio is 11:1, which allows students to work closely with their instructors, often publishing or presenting scholarly articles based on joint research. There are more than 200 full-time faculty at Canisius, 95 percent of whom hold a PhD or other terminal degree.
Campus Ministry is responsible for the religious life of the campus. Activities are open to students and staff of all faiths and include spiritual retreats, service opportunities and the promotion of social justice. Mass is celebrated in Christ the King Chapel for the college community at 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, and 11:45 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Student Services and Activities
More than 140 college-sponsored organizations offer Canisius students experiences related to service, the media, student government, academics, and religious and social interests.
Total number of students – 5,148
College of Arts and Sciences
Richard J. Wehle School of Business
School of Education and Human Services
There are more than 1,000 courses and more than 100 distinct majors, minors and special programs offered at Canisius. View a listing of majors, minors and special programs.
There are more than 40,000 Canisius alumni who live and work in the United States and 52 other countries around the world.
96 percent of Canisius alumni live in the United States.
69 percent of Canisius alumni live in New York State.