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Senior Associate Athletic Director of Compliance and Governance

Athletic Administration, Rose Hill

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 


Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents 
A generous employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.  
University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Hybrid Policy:       

Please review the Hybrid Policy here.


Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports, the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Governance will provide strategic leadership to the athletic department and the University community to ensure compliance with policies, rules, and regulations of the institution, the Atlantic 10, and Patriot League Conferences, and the NCAA.


This position requires frequent travel, as well as evening and weekend hours.


Essential Functions        

Oversees all compliance department activities, educational programs, publications, manuals and website to ensure institutional compliance with University, NCAA, Patriot League and Atlantic 10 Conference regulations.
Serves as primary contact for all NCAA and conference interpretive requests.
Is responsible for the implementation and oversight of student-athlete-specific policies and procedures.
Serves as a member of the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics’ Cabinet
Acts as liaison with the NCAA Eligibility Center and monitors initial eligibility for prospective incoming student-athletes.
Serves as liaison to Financial Aid, Residential Life, and Admissions on behalf of the Department of Athletics.
Assists the Certification Officer with initial and continuing eligibility of student-athlete certification.
Monitors the practice and playing seasons and recruiting activities for all sports, as well as status of incoming and outgoing transfer of student-athletes.
Oversees the management of rosters, ensuring that they are accurate and distributed to University constituents.
Assists with data collection for mandatory and internal reporting.
Assists with the oversight of the NCAA Student Assistance Fund from the collection of applications to the distribution of checks.
Coordinates the National Letter of Intent Program.
Supervises administrative and competitive aspects of assigned programs as a sport administrator.
Develops and maintains up-to-date Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) educational materials for student-athletes, recruits, coaches, and staff; schedules NIL speakers and identifies additional external resources for education and program development.
Manages, tracks and monitors athletic scholarships, summer school awards, book awards and meal plans for scholarship student-athletes.
Assists in the coordination of internal NCAA and conference reviews and associated reports.
Complies with all NCAA, Atlantic 10 Conference and University rules and regulations.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Management Responsibilities  

Supervises the work of other Fordham employees who are individual contributors. Responsible for hiring, training and developing, managing performance and administering corrective action. Has significant input in compensation decisions.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum of 4 years’ experience working in NCAA compliance at a Division I institution.
Previous experience with ARMS or comparable program.

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Demonstrated commitment to integrity,
High level of written and verbal communication skills.
Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks and projects
Attention to detail.
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

Advanced degree

Minimum Starting Salary: $90,000


Maximum Starting Salary: $113,000


Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.







Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 


Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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