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Athletics Certification Analyst

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job no: 511922
Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time

Job Summary

The Athletics Certification Analyst serves as the primary contact and expert for NCAA certification and has primary responsibility for evaluation of NCAA academic certification requirements for Cal Poly’s approximately 600-700 student athletes. This position within the Evaluations Unit of the Office of the Registrar, under general supervision of the Associate Registrar for Evaluations, provides program leadership, analysis, and planning for all facets of the athletics evaluations and certification process.

The incumbent has responsibility for planning, developing, implementing, maintaining, and improving complex compliance procedures and practices, ensuring adherence to all applicable NCAA bylaws and rules, as well as adherence to state and Cal Poly policies and procedures.

Department Summary

Within the Strategic Enrollment Management Division, the Office of the Registrar plays a pivotal role in serving the entire campus community and its alumni. It is responsible for the integrity and maintenance of all aspects of the student academic record from the point of admission to the University, progressing through the evaluation of transfer credit, registration, program and enrollment changes, verification of enrollment activity, tracking of degree progress, academic certification of student athletes, degree conferral, diploma preparation, graduation, and transcript production. The Office of the Registrar is also responsible for the administration of the University's courses, curricula, and academic scheduling that support student enrollment and progress to degree and for developing and publishing articulation agreements. It undertakes proactive collaborative efforts to advance university goals related to progress to degree, graduation rates, retention, and overall enrollment management.

Key Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of, or the ability to quickly acquire expertise in, policies, procedures, and outside regulations pertaining to athletics in higher education and to the functions of the Registrar’s Office.
  • Working knowledge of and ability to apply standard theories, principles, practices, and techniques that are applicable to NCAA rules and regulations to develop sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Expertise in investigating and analyzing problems with a broad administrative impact and implications. Ability to anticipate problems and address them proactively.
  • Skill in the research, development and evaluation of policies and programs, including skill in the collection, evaluation, and interpretation of data to develop sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Highly developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills; independent judgment and discretion to envision and arrive at solutions and approaches to complex problems and to interpret, communicate, and apply complex policies and procedures and guidelines which can be vague and subject to differing interpretations.

Education and Experience

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university. Three years of technical or administrative experience. A graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Salary and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range: $50,000 - $65,000 per year

Classification Range: $46,764 - $84,612 per year

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.

Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Poly’s hands-on philosophy, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California and the world. For more information, visit

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer.

Supplemental Information

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to [email protected].

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

Advertised: April 15, 2022 (11:30 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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