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The University of California San Diego is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Director- Compliance. UC San Diego, located in La Jolla, in the San Diego Metropolitan area, enrolls over 35,000 students, earned recognition as one of the world's premier research universities, and is ranked as one of the top-10 public universities in the nation. UC San Diego Athletics has a proud tradition of academic and athletic excellence, sponsors 23 varsity sports, and is reclassifying to NCAA Division I as a member of the Big West Conference. Triton Athletics consistently ranks as one of the most successful athletic programs, ranking among the top 7 nationally in the Learfield Director's Cup on 13 different occasions and has finished second overall three times.
Reporting to the Associate Athletics Director (AD)- NCAA Compliance, the Assistant Director is responsible for monitoring NCAA rules compliance and education programs. The Assistant Director is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of selected aspects of the Intercollegiate Athletics Compliance Program, including understanding and monitoring recruiting matters, playing and practice seasons, camps and clinics, extra benefits, complimentary admissions, initial eligibility, admissions evaluations, and other compliance areas.
Responsible for understanding and applying NCAA rules to all assigned tasks. Develops rules education for coaches, student-athletes, prospects, staff and parents of student-athletes. Provides interpretations, prepares various NCAA and conference waivers, and participates with investigations and self-reports. The Assistant Director- Compliance will also provide work direction to graduate-level compliance interns, as needed. The incumbent will follow the athletic philosophy consistent with that of the UC San Diego Athletic Department and NCAA, and a commitment to diversity in all of its forms.
Triton Athletics promotes the pursuit of excellence, strength of character, teamwork, ethical conduct, and diversity, and is inextricably linked to the educational mission of the University.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training. Masters or JD in relevant field with 1-2 years of experience preferred.
Thorough knowledge of program activity and best practices. Knowledge and skills to analyze, interpret, and review NCAA procedures to enhance monitoring of NCAA legislative compliance. Professional knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of NCAA athletics programs.
Professional knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations related to academic eligibility, recruiting, amateurism, playing and practice seasons, and financial aid, among others.
Problem-solving skills; multi-task, work with frequent interruptions, and effective listener. Proven ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret data and provide appropriate response utilizing campus/department resources for report preparation and correspondence, and implementation of policies and procedures.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact in a positive manner with diverse clientele, using a high degree of confidence, initiative, tact, diplomacy, flexibility, patience and discretion in dealing with a diverse population of students, parents, staff, supporters, campus administrators, faculty and the general public.
Advanced writing skills to independently draft correspondence and guidelines, pertaining to athletic operations, policies, and procedures.
Demonstrated ability to prepare and present educational and informational workshops and seminars to coaches and student-athletes regarding NCAA compliance, scholarships and student development services.
Skill in reading and understanding complex and/or detailed documents such as NCAA and UC San Diego policies and procedures
Ability to analyze and resolve special circumstances (non-routine) which are brought forth by colleagues, student-athletes and coaches, ensuring that the goals of the athletic program are met and that outcomes are within compliance.
Knowledge of and experience with student financial aid programs, academic programs, and/or intercollegiate athletic programs.
Ability to maintain equanimity while under the pressure of coordinating multiple projects and being subject to constantly changing priorities.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.