The Associate Athletics Director for Compliance serves on the Athletics Executive Staff and Student Athlete Performance Team, directly manages the NCAA, conference and institutional athletics compliance programs for all teams, departments and other constituents of the University. Position is also responsible for creating and managing the development of a comprehensive compliance program including rules education for student-athletes, coaches and administrators.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages the daily compliance operations of the athletic compliance office to ensure strict adherence with University, conference, and National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) rules and regulations for amateurism, eligibility, recruiting, financial aid, awards and benefits, playing and practice seasons, and enforcement
Creates, maintains and monitors compliance monitoring mechanisms that support all athletic programs and student athletes
Provides rule interpretations and coordinates educational programs and resources to University and external community (coaches, staff, student-athletes, faculty, foundation, alumni, etc.)
Produces, publishes and distributes rules education materials
Monitors recruiting activities and maintenance of recruiting logs
Conducts investigations, recommends and applies penalties as appropriate
Works with athletic academic advisors
Assists with eligibility certification process for new and continuing student-athletes
Provides compliance related liaison support to campus constituents
Assists with roster management
Assists with preparation of standard NCAA institutional reports
Serves as the Athletics Compliance Office liaison to various campus constituents including, but not limited to: Financial Aid, Residential Life and Student Housing, Registrar, Enrollment Services and others
Aid with appropriate sports administration responsibilities
Assists with game management and operations duties as assigned
Serves as an official representative of the University at institutional, conference and NCAA Meetings as requested
Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience / Knowledge / Skills: Two (2) years of work experience with an NCAA Division I and / or II athletics compliance program. Experience investigating and processing violations of NCAA rules and regulations. Strong working knowledge of NCAA Division I and / or II rules and regulations. Strong investigative and analytical skills to identify and assess facts and determine outcomes. Strong presentation skills with the ability to present clear and accurate information when conducting training for various groups is essential. Ability to demonstrate strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills to effectively interact with a wide range of constituents. Strong written communication skills. Strong organizational skills to effectively prioritize and achieve deadlines on multiple projects. Self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively within a team environment. Strong commitment to integrity. Demonstrated ability to deal with sensitive and stressful situations in a professional and confidential manner, as the person in this role will be required to deal with confidential information with discretion. Oral and written communication skills.
Ability to: Multi-task and work well as part of a team.
PREFERRED EDUCATION / SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE:
Knowledge of and / or experience with LSDBi or Compliance Assistant
Master’s or Juris Doctorate (J.D.)
NCAA compliance supervisory experience in a campus environment
SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:
Director of Athletics Compliance, Athletics Financial Aid Specialist (dual oversight), student workers and interns