Associate Athletic Director for Compliance
Alcorn State University - Lorman, MS

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Purpose of Job:

The Associate Athletic Director for Compliance (AADC) is responsible for providing senior level administrative support to the Department of Athletics. The AADC serves as the university’s chief administrator for state, Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), and NCAA Division I rules compliance. Additionally, the AADC serves as the liaison to all university departments involved in the recruitment, certification, matriculation, and graduation of student athletes at Alcorn State University.

Scope of Responsibilities:

The AADC oversees university, state, SWAC, and NCAA rules compliance for all Division I sports teams, and serves as an educational resource to student athletes, coaches, athletics administration staff, and all other appropriate staff at Alcorn State University. Additionally, the AADC serves as the liaison between the Department of Athletics and academic departments, Registrar, Financial Aid, Admissions and Recruitment, Residence Life, Bursar, and Institutional Research and Assessment to provide leadership in rules compliance and student athlete success.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three (3) successful years in rules compliance at a Division I university is required
Experience with entering and submitting data through NCAA Compliance Assistant software is required
Master’s degree is preferred.

Essential Job Functions:
•Coordinating all aspects of the initial eligibility certification process for all prospective student athletes
•Monitoring the continuing eligibility for all continuing student athletes
•Maintaining team rosters and eligibility lists for all team sports
•Educating student athletes, parents, coaches, university faculty and staff, and alumni on SWAC and NCAA rules compliance
•Training academic departments and advisors on tracking and reporting progress towards degree
•Preparing and submitting routine reports/forms including, but not limited to, initial eligibility form, progress towards degree form, team rosters, certification of participation form, eligibility certification report, length of playing time report, phone log and countable related activities report, and academic progress rate (APR) report
•Tracking transfer-out student athletes for delayed graduation points
•Reviewing and amending the university compliance handbook for continuous improvement
•Maintain certification and eligibility files for all student athletes
•Ensuring the quality and security of all certification, graduation success rate, APR, and other pertinent compliance data
•Serving as an advocate for the personal, academic, and athletic success of student athletes and a resource to coaches and other university staff
•Performing other duties as assigned by the President
Licensing and Certifications: N/A
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
I. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
1. Ability to sit at a workstation for extended periods
2. Occasional ability to lift, carry, and put away parcels weighing up to 25 pounds
3. Normal physical mobility, which includes movement from place to place on the job taking distance and speed into account
4. Normal physical agility, which includes ability to maneuver body while in place
5. Normal physical strength to handle routine office materials and tools
6. Normal dexterity of hands and fingers
7. Normal coordination, including eye-hand, hand-foot
8. Normal endurance

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