Compliance and Student Services Coordinator

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Athletics & Recreation

Bucknell is seeking a Compliance Coordinator. Under the direct supervision of the Associate Director of Athletics/Compliance and Student Services, the Compliance Coordinator will be responsible for the day to day creating, maintaining, and monitoring of a compliant environment that results in clear institutional control of all athletic programs relative to Conference and NCAA legislation as required by NCAA Division I membership. Further responsible for assisting coaches and student-athletes for 27 programs and approximately 700 student-athletes in interfacing with University, Conference, and NCAA offices. Position serves in role of Academic Enhancement support.

All Athletics staff members are expected to contribute to Bucknell's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Job Duties:
1. Working under the direction of the Associate Director of Athletics/Compliance and Student Services in establishing and maintaining a program which will insure proper transmission of NCAA, Patriot League and University rules and interpretations to coaches, other athletic department staff and student-athletes.
2. Coordinate an education program for the athletics staff and regularly update for new rules and interpretations.
3. Develop and continually evaluate the effectiveness of a comprehensive compliance orientation and rules education program for new staff members who are hired in the Department of Athletics and Recreation.
4. Direct a program for conducting rules/eligibility meetings for student-athletes to ensure that athletes receive a strong message about the commitment of the department and coaches to comply with the rules and are informed of their individual responsibilities for compliance.
5. Coordinate the system for disseminating information on current rule interpretations that affect coaches and staff.
6. Respond in a timely manner to requests by coaches and staff for rule clarification and interpretation.
7. Disseminating information on new NCAA or Patriot League interpretations and legislation, and assisting in the development of new guidelines/procedures for incorporating changes to existing compliance functions and administrative systems.
8. Work in conjunction with the Associate Director of Athletics/Compliance and Student Services on the tracking, approval and reporting of NCAA Special Assistance Fund.
9. Coordinate the scheduling and operation of the Academic Enhancement Program, including but not limited to the Laptop computer program.
10. Support coordinate the University's NCAA National Letter of Intent program in conjunction with the Patriot League.
11. Assist with Department compliance/business processes database, ARMS software.
12. Perform any other duties and/or jobs deemed necessary for the functioning and success of the compliance services area.

Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree
- Background in NCAA compliance and/or work within legal industries

Preferred Qualifications:
- Prior experience in a Division I Intercollegiate Athletics compliance office

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About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 60 majors and 70 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,700 undergraduate and 30 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its undergraduate students. Student life is vibrant with about 200 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletics teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Lewisburg (pop. 5,700) is located in central Pennsylvania and features beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), a variety of restaurants, shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. It is the seat of Union County, which has about 44,000 residents.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is within a three-hour drive of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and outstanding opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School consistently ranks among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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