Under general supervision of the registrar, the certification coordinator collaborates with appropriate personnel across campus to certify student-athletes for NCAA competition.
Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Job Responsibilities and Execution
Exercises discretion in determining continuing eligibility for returning student-athletes
Monitors and certifies full-time enrollment and designation of academic degrees
Verifies that student-athletes maintain adequate credits to stay on-track toward degree completion
Monitors student-athlete grade point average (GPA), academic standing, and major/minor enrollment status according to NCAA guidelines
Reviews and certifies all transfer credits and calculation of transferrable GPA
Ensures coaches follow all necessary procedures to maintain student-athlete eligibility
Manages the NCAA certification of clearing process
Develops and manages processes related to student record systems
Reviews overall academic eligibility rosters for all teams, taking action as necessary
Supports the mission of the University and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
Models, supports, and holds others accountable to the University’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and teamwork
Assists with commencement ceremonies
Communication, Teamwork, and Collaboration
Collaborates with Athletics, Enrollment Management and Student Engagement, academic advisors, and others across campus to certify student-athletes for competition
Provides expertise and collaborates with necessary parties in determining solutions to appeals and other matters concerning NCAA and conference guidelines
Job may require other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.
Minimum of 2 years’ related professional experience
Minimum of 6 months’ experience in athletic eligibility preferred
Completion of vaccination status survey and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of hire.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
In-depth understanding of NCAA bylaws and Lindenwood’s institutional policies
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of all records reviewed
Knowledge of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations and privacy laws governing higher education
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to use good judgement and think critically
Familiarity with academic catalogs and academic services policies and procedures
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.
General office setting
Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
Ability to sit for extended periods of time
Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.
Lindenwood University, often referred to as Lindenwood or LU, is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university located in St. Charles, Missouri. Founded in 1827 by George Sibley and Mary Easton Sibley, it is the second oldest higher-education institution west of the Mississippi River and since 1990 the fastest growing university in the Midwest. The University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 16,000 students a year through values-centered programs that lead to development of the whole person. Lindenwood is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.