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Athletic Certification Specialist

Title Athletic Certification Specialist
Categories Administrative and Professional Career Postings
Search # SA-0035-13
Employee Type Professional Full-Time
Department Registrar
Status Open
Position Summary

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for the position of Athletic Certification Specialist. The primary purpose of this job is to establish and maintain student athlete records, monitoring their academic progress and eligibility in compliance with the rules and regulations set forth by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Mountain West Conference (MWC) and Boise State University.

You will have the opportunity to: 

  • Monitor continuing eligibility of student athletes. Active student athlete records are reviewed and updated for continuing eligibility.  This includes understanding and applying all necessary NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Monitor degree progress of student athletes.  This involves reviewing current credits to ensure enrollment in academic courses are applicable to declared baccalaureate degree program.  This requires being familiar with major requirements, curriculum changes, courses acceptable for degree progress and NCAA percentage requirements. 
  • Determine eligibility of recruits. Records of potential student athletes, predominately transfer, and on occasion high school, are sent for review to the Athletic Certification Specialist for determination of eligibility prior to an official campus visit.  All documents are examined using Boise State University transfer, admissions rules and guidelines as well as NCAA and Mountain West Conference (MWC) rules and regulations.  
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent professional experience plus 1 year in similar type of work
  • Experience researching, interpreting and applying university policies and procedures demonstrating a considerable knowledge of transfer credit issues or graduation requirements
  • Experience interpreting, applying and explaining university academic and vocational program requirements
  • Experience compiling data and preparing reports
  • Experience using on-line database systems
Preferred Qualifications
  • A Master’s Degree
  • Experience researching, interpreting and applying NCAA policies and procedures 

$34,507 per year, plus an excellent benefits package is available for eligible employees, for more information visit: .

If This Sounds Like the Job for You

Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position.  Attach a resume that includes employment history (including dates of employment) and three professional references with contact information.  Application materials should be emailed to (required method)


Close Date Review of applications will begin November 4th and will continue until finalists are identified. Applications received after that point may be considered if the position is not filled from the finalist pool.
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