The University of California, San Diego is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Athletics 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. Under general direction from the Associate Athletics Director (AD) – NCAA Compliance, the Assistant Athletics Director will be responsible for the NCAA rules monitoring and education programs and assisting with the administration of all other aspects of the Athletics NCAA Division I Compliance Program.
The individual will assist with setting the strategic direction and overseeing the development and implementation of the rules education of coaches, student-athletes, administrative staff, representatives of athletics interests, parents, fans and prospective scholar-athletes to help foster an atmosphere of compliance. Additionally, the Assistant Athletics Director will direct and oversee matters pertaining to the monitoring, interpretation, documentation and implementation of all NCAA, conference, and university rules and regulations for coaches, staff, scholar-athletes, prospective scholar-athletes, campus constituents, boosters, alumni, and parents of scholar-athletes and prospective scholar-athletes.
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.
~ This position requires flexibility to adjust work schedule to accommodate workload and deadlines.
A complete application will include a Cover Letter, Online Application and Resume. Apply at: https://jobs.ucsd.edu/bulletin/job.aspx?jobnum_in=105071
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.
Demonstrated experience working with NCAA Division I rules and experience providing interpretations and preparing waivers.
Demonstrated experience investigating matters relating to NCAA rules violations and reporting violations to the NCAA, the appropriate Conference and the University.
Must be able to maintain working knowledge of NCAA and conference athletic aid regulations for the 23 men's & women's sports.
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.
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.
Highly effective and excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language. Proven interpersonal skills. Ability to interact in positive manner with diverse clientele, using a high degree of confidence, initiative, tact, diplomacy, flexibility, and patience in dealing with diverse population of students, parents, staff, supporters, campus administrators, faculty and the public.
Proficiency in the use of basic computer applications relevant to job duties. Skill in use of personal computer for word processing, database management and use of various compliance programs such as CA, LSDBi and ARMS.
Thorough knowledge of and experience working with compliance monitoring software (ie. ARMS/JumpForward) and Compliance Assistant preferred – UC San Diego utilizes ARMS.
Ability to develop, implement and disseminate training materials with a broad understanding of NCAA policies and the best practices issues in the field of athletic compliance, while effectively tailoring materials to respective audiences (student-athletes, coaches, parents, faculty, alumni, donors), utilizing varied styles of presentation, including oral, visual, written and interactive.
Must be able to educate students, coaches, staff, campus community, boosters and administrators on the appropriate rules. Ability to act as a liaison between the coaching staff, students and parents with the Financial Aid Office and Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Proven experience interpreting policies, procedures, and regulatory information and developing comprehensive policies, procedures, tools, guidelines and forms. Ability to communicate Compliance interpretations.
Experience in maintaining comprehensive records of athletically related aid awarded by Intercollegiate Athletics by sport, and by other categories.
Ability to follow the athletic philosophy consistent with that of the UC San Diego Athletic Department and NCAA. Commitment to diversity in all of its forms. Ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters. A strong sense of ethical conduct, fairness, cooperation, civility, mutual respect and professionalism.
Additional Salary Information: Full benefits
Internal Number: 105071
About UC San Diego Tritons
UC San Diego, located in La Jolla, in the San Diego Metropolitan area, enrolls over 35,000 students and is one of the University of California’s 10 campuses. UC San Diego has earned recognition as one of the world’s premier research universities and one of the top-10 public universities in the nation.
UC San Diego Athletics sponsors a broad based program of 23 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sports, with approximately 600 student-athletes. It promotes the pursuit of excellence, strength of character, teamwork, ethical conduct, and diversity, and is inextricably linked to the educational mission of the University.
UC San Diego has begun the journey to reclassifying to NCAA Division I and the Big West Conference. The Tritons will begin playing a full schedule in the Big West in the fall of 2020, spend four years in a reclassification period, and then have full-fledged NCAA Division I status in the fall of 2024.
A premiere NCAA athletics program, our vision encompasses; setting the standard in all aspects of competitive success, academic excellence, ethical conduct, student-athlete experience, campus pride, the development and retention of coaches and staff, and t...he establishment of lifelong relationships. Athletics enhances campus, alumni, and community pride while fostering collaborations that increase our profile and visibility throughout the region.
As of the end of the 16-17 academic year:
Triton teams have captured 30 national championships while 44 squads have finished as national runners-up and 49 others have achieved national third-place honors. All told, UC San Diego has won 251 national, regional and conference championships. UC San Diego student-athletes have won 138 individual national championships. A remarkable 1,309 Tritons have been named to All-America teams. UC San Diego student-athletes have excelled academically as well, earning 36 prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships and 78 Academic All-America selections, including a program-high 10 over the 2015-16 campaign. Consistently, over 55 percent of student-athletes earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, placing them on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll. In 2016-17, UC San Diego posted a fourth-place finish out of 266 Division II schools in the Learfield Directors' Cup, an award emblematic of the best overall athletics department in the country. Since moving to the NCAA Division II level for the 2000-01 academic year, UCSD has placed in the top seven programs in the country on 12 different occasions and finished second overall twice. UC San Diego won its seventh California Collegiate Athletic Association Commissioner's Cup title in 2017, an award symbolizing the best overall athletics department in the prestigious conference.