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Assistant Director, Compliance/Financial

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 29, 2019

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs, Athletics, Financial Aid, Executive, Executive Directors
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Full Time
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Position Title Assistant Director, Compliance/Financial Position Number 091151 Department Athletics Office - 120000 Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Must have at least one year of experience in NCAA compliance or related field.
  • Exceptional attention to detail required.
  • Capable of working in a fast-paced environment and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to calculate and maintain accurate athletics and institutional financial aid awards for student-athletes.
  • Must demonstrate the highest levels of ethics and integrity.
License/Certification Required Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Assistant Director, Compliance/Financial oversees all financial aid for student-athletes to ensure their total aid does not exceed their cost of attendance.
  • Responsible for monitoring individual and institutional (team) financial aid award limits
  • Assist in giving interpretations of NCAA rules to all coaches, athletics staff, institutional staff members, and representatives of athletics interest
  • Ensures that the University's athletics programs are in compliance with NCAA rules and regulations governing financial aid to student-athletes
  • Processes financial aid for student-athletes and works directly with student-athletes and coaches to ensure they are within individual and team NCAA financial aid limitations
  • Discuss with student-athletes and/or parents on concerns about financial aid issues
  • Work collaboratively with the Office of Student Accounts, the Financial Aid Office, the University Bookstore and Food Services on all issues dealing with student-athlete scholarships to help with oversight and maintain NCAA institutional control
  • Work with Information Technology Services staff on changes yearly for JumpForward Financial Aid compatibility
  • Forecast for the Athletics Director and/or Senior Associate Athletics Director for Internal Operations the cost of athletic scholarships by sport for the year and for summer school
  • Work with the Academic Advisors for Student-Athletes on providing the number of hours student-athletes need if enrolled less than full time to graduate, or if participating in internships or student teaching. Provide these hours to the Associate Director/School Certifying Offical in the Office of Student Financial Aid Liaison before each semester and all hours for each summer session for each student-athlete for whom athletics is helping to pay for their education
  • Approve/deny refunds for student-athletes, checking to ensure their total aid does not exceed their attendance, except for NCAA /University allowed exceptions
  • Assist with maintaining the compliance portion of the athletics website
  • Serve on relevant campus committees as requested/needed
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and compliance with the University's and Department of Athletics policies and procedures as well as the conference and NCAA constitutions, bylaws, legislation and regulations
  • Perform other related duties as required
Suggested Salary Range Commensurate with experience. Physical Demands of Position Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach required documents:
Cover Letter
Provide a minimum of 3 professional references in the application or attach a List of References with Contact Information AA/EEO Statement
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Important Contacts:

Director of Human Resources/ EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144

ADA /504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056 Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community. Quick Link
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