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Athletic Eligibility Certification Analyst

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply. An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position. Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application. All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Athletic Eligibility Certification Analyst
Department Registrar
Job Location Oxford
Job Type Full-Time
Job Description

This position certifies the student athletes’ eligibility to practice and participate in competition while conforming to University rules and regulations, IHL guidelines, NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) and SEC (Southeastern Conference) guidelines, and monitors progression toward degree objective.

Job Responsibilities

Verifies freshmen, transfer, and returning student-athletes are admitted or readmitted in accordance with the requirements.

published in the University’s Undergraduate Catalog and confirms that each student-athlete is eligible under NCAA and SEC rules to receive athletic related financial aid, to practice, and to compete in intercollegiate athletic events.

Develops a comprehensive knowledge of NCAA and SEC rules and regulations, and other educational materials published by these organizations (i.e. NCAA web page, The NCAA News, etc.).

Identifies and monitors the various student-athlete status groups within the University’s student information system.

Verifies the accuracy of information on squad lists and ensures that supporting documentation is on file (i.e. transcripts, scores, Clearinghouse certifications, etc.).

Reviews the pending eligibility status of prospective freshmen student-athletes with the NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse.

Communicates with the Clearinghouse to resolve disputed documents or calculations.

Coordinates with the Athletic Department’s Eligibility Records Specialists the publication of an admission and eligibility status report for all newly recruited student-athletes enrolling for the first time.

Provides preliminary admission and eligibility projections to the Athletic Department’s Student Athlete Services on prospective student-athletes being recruited.

Coordinates with representatives of each dean’s office and other academic departments to ensure student-athletes have satisfied the course, GPA, and percent of degree requirements for continued eligibility (i.e. “progress towards a degree” or “satisfactory progress”).

Provides a comprehensive evaluation of each student-athlete’s readmission and eligibility status prior to the beginning of each summer session.

Coordinates with the Director of Financial Aid the collection and issuing of documents required to verify the accuracy of non-athletic financial aid (i.e. exemption letters, etc.).

Monitors academic and eligibility issues, which have the potential of developing into a rules violation, and advises the Registrar and the institution’s compliance director about matters, which may require investigative efforts to resolve.

Ensures all assigned tasks are in compliance with University, SEC Conference, and NCAA rules.

Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring Department.

1. Verifies the admission and initial eligibility of freshmen and transfer student-athletes through the NCAA Clearinghouse.

2. Certifies the continuing eligibility of all enrolled student-athletes.

3. Maintains student-athlete database, academic eligibility documents, and reference material.

4. Develops a strong knowledge base of NCAA and SEC rules and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.

AND

Experience:
One (1) year of experience related to the above described duties.

Substitution Statement:
Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Special instructions to applicants

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.

An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position.

Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Work Schedule
If part-time, specific number of hours per week
Published Salary $17.45/hr - $20.26/hr
Exceptional Employment Benefits

The University of Mississippi is proud to offer a comprehensive salary and generous benefits package. Benefits include employer-paid portions of medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. In addition, the UM retirement program includes an employer contribution. UM offers generous paid holiday time off, personal (vacation) and medical leave for most employees – staff members accrue personal and medical leave based on their years of service. UM was named the state’s healthiest workplace among all Mississippi colleges and universities and offers wellness programs. For eight consecutive years, UM has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For information about our employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview (http://hr.olemiss.edu/benefits/).

Job Open Date 09/12/2017
Employee Category Professional / Administrative
Employee Designation Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this particular job opening?
    • University of Mississippi website
    • Print ad/newspaper
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • WIN Job Center/MDES Jobs Website
    • Professional meeting or conference
    • Professional journal and through a professional organization
    • Professional list service
    • Listed at historically black or predominately minority college or university
    • Predominately minority-targeted publication
    • Other institution/laboratory/program
    • Referred by a friend who is an employee of the University
    • I am a current employee
  2. * Do you have at least a Bachelor's Degree from a four-year college or university in a related field and one (1) year of experience OR at least nine (9) years of related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * After reviewing the examples of work and the essential functions of this position, please describe the related experience (a minimum of one year) that you possess.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Vitae
  2. Cover Letter