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Job Standard for Athletics NCAA Compliance Director

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Athletics NCAA Compliance Director Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75505
  • Pay Grade: P11
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Director
  • Family: Athletics
  • Function: Athletic Services


This position is responsible for institutional control of NCAA Compliance. They are also responsible for the monitoring systems which assist the University in complying with all University, Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations governing the intercollegiate athletics operations. They personally coordinate and direct coaches and monitors the recruitment, admission, and initial eligibility of prospects in all sports programs.

Level Scope

Oversees through subordinate Managers a large, complex organization with multiple functional disciplines/occupations, OR manages a program, regardless of size, that has critical impact upon the campus. Significant responsibility for formulating and administering policies and programs, manages significant human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a very high degree of autonomy. Frequently influences business decisions made by senior leadership. Oversees through subordinate Managers the accountability and stewardship of campus resources and the development of systems and procedures to protect organizational assets. Negotiates and influences others to understand and accept new concepts, practices and approaches.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree plus 8 years relevant experience including 5 years managerial experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have strong experience and knowledge of all NCAA and conference rules and regulations regarding compliance issues.
  • Supervisory skills with the ability to administer and motivate staff.
  • Strong computer knowledge with the ability to learn different compliance software, including experience with the NCAA Compliance Assistant Software.
  • Ability to generate, cultivate and maintain relationships with many and maintain a high level of communication skills and the ability to work well with many people.
  • Ability to present information in front of large audiences with the ability to communicate information.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Athletics NCAA Compliance Director must:

  • Oversight of roster management in the Athletic Department’s sports programs
  • Provide vision and leadership for the University NCAA Compliance Unit. This includes the maintenance of systems and mechanisms for rules monitoring, staff education, and the reporting of violations should they occur.
  • Provide timely and accurate system of completing mandated forms, reports, assessments, and audits as required by various agencies
  • Provide leadership, training, evaluation of compliance staff members. Will plan lead work, delegate work, and evaluate work/performance as necessary.
  • Representation of department at University, conference, and national groups as appropriate. Assure the timely investigation, resolution and self-reporting of rules infractions as they occur. Oversee the administration of financial aid and scholarships.
  • Liaison between the NCAA, Initial Eligibility Center, Conference, and other institutions regarding compliance
  • Provides for rules education, monitoring compliance systems, monitoring of current policy related to following procedures with recruiting, on-campus recruiting visits, financial aid, housing/dining, as it relates to the athletics department
  • Maintain allocated budget.
  • Manage new employee compliance orientation.

35% of Time the Athletics NCAA Compliance Director

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Athletics NCAA Compliance Director

  • 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

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.