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Job Standard for Athletics Compliance Specialist, Associate

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Athletics Compliance Specialist, Associate Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75637
  • Pay Grade: P4
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Associate
  • Family: General Administration
  • Function: Compliance


This position is responsible for monitoring the procedures of NCAA Compliance for the Athletic Department.

Level Scope

Entry-level professional with limited or no prior experience to contribute on a project or work team. Incumbent learns to use professional concepts to resolve problems of limited scope and complexity under close supervision while achieving day-to-day objectives. Works on developmental assignments that are initially routine in nature, requiring limited judgment and decision making. This level is typically focused on self development. Requires theoretical knowledge through specific education and training.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent relevant professional experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of all NCAA rules and regulations regarding compliance issues.
  • Ability to generate, cultivate and maintain business relationships with corporate community, maintain a high level of communication skills and the ability to work well with many people
  • Excellent research and writing skills

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Athletics Compliance Specialist, Associate must:

  • Primary compliance administrator for men’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf and gymnastics as well as initial-eligibility for football.
  • Participate and assist in various NCAA rules education initiatives
  • Assist with responding to all interpretive issues in accordance with office policy
  • Assist with coordination of reporting, investigating and filing all violations in accordance with office policy
  • Assist with compiling waivers for the NCAA and Mountain West Conference pursuant to office policy
  • Assist with administration of the National Letter of Intent program
  • Assistant liaison to local area hotels in coordinating and booking hotels for campus visits for prospective student-athletes, athletic department interview candidates and other athletic department guests.

35% of Time the Athletics Compliance Specialist, Associate

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Athletics Compliance Specialist, Associate

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Ability to travel

Career Path

Compliance Specialist

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.