ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS FOR COMPLIANCE & STUDENT-ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT
Lafayette College: Human Resources: Staff Positions: Athletics
Location Easton, PA Open Date
May 17, 2019
May 26, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
The Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance and Student-Athlete Development reports to the Director of Athletics and is responsible for oversight, supervision and coordination of all activities related to athletic compliance with the NCAA, Patriot League Conference, and Lafayette College bylaws, rules, and regulations. The Associate AD is also responsible for creating an environment for student-athlete development, wellness and growth through educational initiatives, programming and community engagement efforts. The Associate AD will also serve as a sport administrator for select sports.
The Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance and Student-Athlete Development will:
- Serve on the departments Leadership and Management teams to assist in the communication and execution of the strategic goals and objectives for Lafayette Athletics.
- Oversee the management of initiatives that promote institutional and department culture of integrity and compliance, including the implementation of an ongoing comprehensive rule education program, providing rules interpretations, coordination of the waiver submissions, completion and submission of annual reports, and violation reports.
- Oversee student-athlete development initiatives that ensure the holistic development of our student-athletes, including the Oaks Leadership Program, career development programming, community service and campus engagement.
- As a sport administrator, provide leadership, guidance and oversight for each assigned program. Serve as the point of contact on all issues related to assigned sport programs and utilize leadership and communications skills to resolve concerns for coaches, student-athletes and support staff.
- Provide supervision and oversight to the Assistant Director of Compliance and the Coordinator for Student-Athlete Academic Support, including the establishment of goals and priorities, conducting annual evaluations, and providing recommendations for professional development.
- Serve as liaison to the Coordinator for Student-Athlete Academic Support.
- Build strong relationships with student-athletes, teams, coaches, campus partners, and community members.
- Provide insight and organize staff in the implementation of student-athlete development programming.
- Serve as liaison to Admissions and Financial Aid.
- Coordinate development of student-athlete policies and updates to the Student-Athlete Handbook while managing student-athlete discipline.
- Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred, plus a minimum of five years experience in a Division I athletics compliance office.
The successful candidate must have experience or demonstrated ability to manage staff and coaches.
The candidate must also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, and a commitment to customer service.
Candidate must have outstanding interpersonal skills to connect with a diverse community of students, faculty and staff.
The successful candidate must be proficient in computer skills, including the use of NCAA Compliance Assistant, compliance management databases, and the Microsoft Office Suite.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Start date is July 1, 2019.
Please submit your cover letter of application indicating the exact position, resume, and list of at least three professional references via the online link.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of sex); the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of disability); Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin); and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin); and other applicable laws and College policies.