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State University of New York at Oswego Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success in Oswego, New York

Location: Oswego, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Tue Apr 25 2023 Job Description:

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full time Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success.

Posting Date: April 25, 2023

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Compensation: Salary levels ( , commensurate with experience plus full New York State benefits package.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Click here ( for more information.

Date of Appointment: July 1, 2023


Under general supervision of the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Director of Intercollegiate Athletics (AVP/DIA), the Assistant Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete Success (ADA-SS) plays a key role in the department of Intercollegiate Athletics (IA) and the broader campus community. Situated within the Division of Student Affairs, Intercollegiate Athletics at SUNY Oswego seeks, through the administration of 24 intercollegiate varsity sports, to advance the College's overall mission by preparing student-athletes to be leaders who live ethical and meaningful lives and build a better world as successful SUNY Oswego graduates.

The ADA-SS is responsible for the development and execution of a comprehensive NCAA Division III compliance program and student-athlete success program. Consistent with SUNY Oswego's, the Division of Student Affairs, and IA mission and strategic priorities, the ADA-SS will provide visionary leadership for staff, coaches, and student- athletes, develop strategies dedicated to student-athletes personal and professional growth, and fostering an atmosphere of rules compliance by serving as a rule's education resource.


  • Work within the mission of SUNY Oswego, Division of Student Affairs, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to provide a competitive, unique, and memorable collegiate athletic experience for student-athletes.

  • Support SUNY Oswego, Department of Student Affairs, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Support coaches' efforts in the recruitment of student-athletes from geographically and demographically diverse populations.

  • Assist the AVP/DIA in the overall administration of the department. Serve on the IA cabinet and leadership team.

  • Provide leadership to the IA staff relative to education, monitoring, enforcement, and maintenance of a culture in the NCAA, SUNYAC, and SUNY Oswego compliance.

  • Monitor compliance of all NCAA legislation, including recruiting, playing and practice seasons, financial aid, camps and clinics, amateurism, awards, benefits and expenses, name, image, and likeness.

  • Responsible for the investigation and reporting of alleged violations of NCAA legislation to the Vice President of Student Affairs, AVP/DIA, Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR), the NCAA, and other University personnel as appropriate.

  • Provided regulatory research, review, and interpretations as it applies to SUNY Oswego staff, student-athletes, and campus partners.

  • Maintain current knowledge of new and pending legislation or rules/regulations related to student-athletes, coaches, boosters and campus partners and disseminate as appropriate.

  • Confirm eligibility of all entering freshmen, transfers, and continuing student-athletes.

  • Investigate transfer and prospective transfer student-athletes through contacting other non-NCAA institutions.

  • while updating, maintaining, reviewing, and matriculating student-athlete profiles in the NCAA transfer portal.

  • Manage and maintain all aspects of roster management via department forms and Arms software or comparable system.

  • Responsible for updating SUNY Oswego Intercollegiate Athletics Compliance Manual and Student-Athlete Handbook.

  • Serve as an advisor to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) through a minimum of monthly meetings and providing support to SAAC activities.

  • Responsible for nominating student-athletes for NCAA awards and programming (i.e., Student-Athlete Leadership Forum, Career in Sports Forum, etc.)

  • Assist in completing all required reporting including but not limited to Graduation Reports, EADA, and NCAA Financial Report

  • Develop and implement annual student-athlete success strategies and educational programs. Serve as chair of the Student-Athlete Leadership Development Team.

  • Coordinate early return and intersession arrangement with Residence Life and Auxiliary Services.

  • Serve as the department's liaison with Admissions, Advising, Counseling Services, Financial Aid, Resident Life and Housing, Institutional Research, Registrar, and the Tutoring Center.

  • Sport and/or area oversight as assigned by the AVP/DIA.

  • Serve as a game day administrator as assigned by the AVP/DIA.

  • Secure, assign, train, and supervise graduate assistants, part-time employees, student workers, and interns associated with the overall function of the department.

  • Serve on institutional committees in consultation with the AVP/DIA.

  • Contribute to the overall success of the intercollegiate athletics program by performing all other duties as assigned by the AVP/DIA.


Staff members must possess a commitment and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of State University of New York at Oswego, SUNYAC or affiliated conference, and the NCAA. Staff members must cooperate with and furnish the NCAA, SUNYAC or affiliated conference, and/or the institution with truthful and complete information concerning involvement in or knowledge of rules violations. Any person who is found in violation of NCAA regulations shall be subject to disciplinary or corrective actions a set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement or termination of employment for significant or repeated violations.

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan ( . As such, the incumbent is expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.

Job Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 1-3 years of progressive intercollegiate athletics experience

  • Working knowledge of NCAA Division III legislation

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills

  • Experience in developing and implementing diversity, equity, inclusion, wellness related, and student success programming.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree

  • Collegiate coaching experience

  • Experience with ARMS or comparable system.

  • Experience with Banner or comparable system.

At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is to foster an environment which respects, embraces and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. (

As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see Application Instructions)

Additional Information:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:

Heather Moore, Search Chair at

Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Background checks will be conducted for finalists.