Staff Associate, Manager for Diversity, Inclusion, and Compliance (Grant Funded)
Department Summary: From Bridgewater State University’s inception in 1840 by Horace Mann as one of the first normal schools in America to the current day, BSU has worked to ensure that our students receive an accessible, affordable, and exceptional education. BSU aspires to be the leader in our mission class for closing equity gaps for Black/Cape Verdean, Latinx, Native American, Asian, and other students of color. BSU’s institutional values, the work of the President’s Special Task Force on Racial Justice, and leadership of the Leading for Change Higher Education Diversity Consortium underscore the campus’ commitment to racial equity and other forms of social justice.
The mission of the department of Athletics is to provide inclusive intercollegiate athletics and recreational programs that contribute to the recruitment, retention, and graduation of a diverse student body. We develop leaders, encourage community engagement, and strengthen the overall social fabric of the university.
Position Summary: As part of the department's leadership team, direct all aspects of University, Conference and NCAA diversity and inclusion efforts initiatives including assessment and implementation of education and programming initiatives. Manage and direct compliance and certification of student-athletes, as well as rules education for staff, student-athletes, alumni, and boosters.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Associate Director of Athletics for Student Athlete Welfare.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervision over professional, subordinate classified, and student personnel assigned to the area.
This is a full-time, 12-month APA position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.
This position is grant funded by the NCAA Strategic Alliance and Matching Grant
Position Type: APA Professional
Essential Duties: -Participate as a member of the Athletics Department leadership team to advise and provide input regarding compliance, diversity, and inclusion perspectives.
-Assess current diversity and inclusion efforts to create and implement programming options for both students and staff to ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment.
-Collaborate and represent the department on University-wide initiatives and committees, including the Presidential Task Force on Racial Justice and the Racial Equity and Justice Institute Retention Working Group.
-Develop a recruitment strategy for obtaining a diverse applicant pool for open full-time coaching and administrative positions within the department, including the utilization of tools that can be used to seek these candidates nationally.
-In conjunction with Recruiting Coordinator, evaluate current recruiting efforts including strategies, marketing materials, etc. to improve a diverse student-athlete recruiting class.
-Utilize diversity and social justice practices to promote student success.
-Develop and implement intentional programs, services and activities that will meet the unique needs of all student populations.
-Adhere to and support all rules, conditions and regulations as set forth by Bridgewater State University, Conference affiliations and the National Collegiate Athletic Association pertaining to all aspects of the team’s management.
-Manage and implement all intercollegiate compliance and certification efforts for all student-athletes as mandated by NCAA, the University, and athletic conferences.
-Direct and assess education efforts/communications for staff, student-athletes, alumni and boosters on NCAA, Conference and University regulations and rules interpretations.
-Lead the University’s athletic compliance efforts which encompasses all policies and procedures that are the foundation for establishing consistency and institutional control.
-Prepare various reports, waivers and appeals to appropriate governing bodies within the NCAA and athletic conferences.
-Communicate and submit documentation relating to permission to contact and transfer tracers for student-athletes at other schools, as well as for all currently enrolled student-athletes who request such documentation.
-Serve as the institutional liaison to the NCAA Academic and Membership Affairs (AMA) Group.
Required Qualifications: -Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of related experience with athletic compliance.
-Demonstrated experience advancing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and ensuring gender equity and full compliance with Title IX.
-A strong personal commitment to diversity as well as high integrity and ethical believer in the ideals of intercollegiate athletics.
-Ability to create and execute policies and procedures for enhanced institutional control consistent with NCAA and Conference governance.
-Demonstrated experience in knowledge of and adherence to NCAA rules and regulations.
-Ability to maintain files accurately and prepare records and reports and maintain confidentiality of records and information.
-Ability to determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of a sensitive nature.
-Strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences (i.e., students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, administration, and community) .
-A strong work ethic; great attention to detail; the ability to balance conflicting goals and agendas; the ability to make difficult decisions as part of a team.
-Ability to work evening, weekends, and holidays as playing and practice season schedule dictates.
-Ability to lift 25 lbs. with appropriate accommodations.
-Candidates must also be in compliance with requirements of the NCAA Strategic Alliance and Matching Grant.
Preferred Qualifications: -Master’s Degree in related field.
-Experience servings as a Division III Compliance Officer.
-Familiarity with NCAA Compliance Assistant Internet (Cai), RSRO and FrontRush recruiting software.
-Familiarity with student information software networks such as BANNER, COLLEAGUE, etc.
-Valid U.S. driver’s license.
Work Environment: Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities.
Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5 pounds.
Special Conditions for Eligibility: Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
Salary Range: $50,000 - $55,000 Posting Number: S00657P Open Date: 06/24/2021 Close Date: 7/13/2021 Open Until Filled: No
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
*a minimum of one (1) employment history entry.
*a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.