Executive, Executive - Associate Athletics Director
4 Year Degree
The Associate AD for Compliance at Lenoir-Rhyne University (Hickory, NC) has a primary responsibility to direct, oversee, and coordinate all aspects of the NCAA Rules compliance program in accordance with all South Atlantic Conference, NCAA and University rules. This position is also responsible for educating all applicable constituents and monitoring activities to ensure compliance with all Lenoir-Rhyne University, NCAA and conference rules and regulations. The position serves as a member of the athletics senior administrative team.
Description of Duties and Tasks 1.Oversee the development, implementation, and monitoring of compliance systems necessary to support all LR, SAC, and NCAA rules and regulations. 2.Responsible for the tracking of NCAA legislation and interpretations, processing waivers, and administering rules violations investigations. 3.Coordinate the certification of eligibility process working with the certification team. 4.Monitor student-athletes academic progress and eligibility. 5.Develop and implement a robust rules education program to ensure all institutional stakeholders are appropriately educated on essential NCAA Division II rules. 6.Conduct meetings with all teams periodically to educate student-athletes on key NCAA, athletic department, and SAC rules and regulations. 7.Utilize compliance software to monitor eligibility, financial aid, playing and practice season, and any other applicable areas of NCAA rules compliance. 8.Serve as a liaison with key units across campus including financial aid, admissions, student life, and academic support services. 9.Serve as an ex-officio member of the LR Intercollegiate Athletics Committee and chair of the Compliance Committee (sub-committee of the IAC). 10.Represent the University at institutional, Conference and NCAA meetings, and serve on internal and external committees. 11.Assist with and ensure accurate completion of required NCAA, Conference, and any other federal reports (EADA). 12.All Intercollegiate Athletic Staff members are required to follow NCAA DII, SAC, and LR compliance rules, regulations, and department policies and procedures. This will be part of the yearly evaluation process whereby all athletic department staff will be held accountable for all NCAA DII rules compliance. 13.Serve on the LR Athletic Department senior administrative team. Participates in long-term strategic planning and provides leadership to the overall athletics department. 14.Assists with development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures. 15.Some weekend and evening hours required. 16.Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.
To Apply: To complete the online application process (required), candidates are directed to: http://www.lr.edu/employment
While completing the application process, candidates will be prompted to submit a Letter of Application and a Resume (including the names and addresses of three references). The application letter should discuss specifically how one’s professional experiences and perspectives relate to the needs of the position and of Lenoir-Rhyne University. (The University’s mission, vision, and values statements may be reviewed at: http://www.lr.edu/about.) Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Any questions regarding the position or the search process should be submitted electronically to Kim Pate, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bachelor’s Degree Required, Master’s Degree Preferred Experience in higher education athletics administration preferred Has a working knowledge of NCAA Division II Rules Compliance Critical thinking, problem solving, and evaluation skills Strong written and verbal communication skills Ability to function effectively in pressure situations Attention to detail and ability to meet time demands Strong organization skills with the ability to multi-task Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment
About Lenoir-Rhyne University
Founded in 1891, Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private liberal arts institution with 53 undergraduate degree programs and over 30 graduate degree programs. With a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio, LR enrolls more than 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students and has had ten consecutive years of enrollment growth. Additionally, LR awards more than $22 million in merit scholarships, and nearly 99 percent of our students are awarded financial aid. LR’s main campus is located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town with a population of over 40,000, where both undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered. The University also offers graduate degree programs on its campuses in Asheville, North Carolina and Columbia, South Carolina. The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary is also located in Columbia. The LR community strives to support an inclusive campus that promotes a safe and healthy living, learning, and working environment. LR students have the opportunity to participate in more than 70 clubs and student organizations designed to develop a sense of self-worth, responsibility, and accountability and to engage students in active service to the world. Known as the Bears, th...e University’s athletic teams have been a longstanding source of pride and a vital part of student life. LR’s NCAA Division II athletic program includes 22 intercollegiate athletic teams, 11 for men and 11 for women, which compete in the South Atlantic Conference. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne promotes a diverse campus open to people from all religious backgrounds. It is an EOA/AA employer under all applicable civil rights law. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.