Athletic Eligibility Certification Analyst

Updated: 2 months ago

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Current employees must apply internally via connectU > connectu.olemiss.edu


Definition of Class

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.


Examples of Work Performed
  • 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.

Essential Functions

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

  • Verifies the admission and initial eligibility of freshmen and transfer student-athletes through the NCAA Clearinghouse.
  • Certifies the continuing eligibility of all enrolled student-athletes.
  • Maintains student-athlete database, academic eligibility documents, and reference material.
  • Develops a strong knowledge base of NCAA and SEC rules and regulations.

  • Minimum Education/Experience

    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.


    Salary/Wage Information

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    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, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, 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.


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