Director of Compliance University of Massachusetts Amherst - Athletics
About UMass Amherst: UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
Job Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Associate Athletic Director for Governance and Compliance, this position is responsible for the day to day creating, maintaining, and monitoring of a compliant environment that results in clear institutional control of all athletic programs relative to Conference and NCAA legislation as required by NCAA Division I membership. Additionally, this position is responsible for providing interpretations to coaches and staff regarding NCAA legislation and creating rules education documents. This position will have a primary focus on initial eligibility and monitoring in addition to other compliance responsibilities.
Assist in development, implementation, and documentation of all departmental policies and procedures related to NCAA rules compliance and rules education for student-athletes, athletics staff, applicable university staff, and representatives of athletics interests.
Complete and submit requests for waivers of NCAA and conference rules, where necessary.
Provide rules education for student-athletes, coaches, staff and boosters as needed.
Research, write, and issue NCAA rules interpretations.
Serve as the daily liaison with Transfer Admissions.
Coordinate institutional monitoring program for assigned NCAA bylaw areas.
Oversee all aspects of scholarship awards (initial, renewals, reductions, non-renewals) as well as scholarship adjustments in conjunction with appropriate University and department offices.
Schedule and administer yearly NCAA coach’s certification recruiting exams.
Work with the Assistant Registrar and Academic Support Services staff to maintain accurate academic database of approximately 600 student-athletes for purposes of certifying NCAA continuing eligibility.
Responsible for the completion of any information required in the NCAA transfer portal.
Assist other members of the Office of Athletic Compliance in developing and implementing new processes and procedures as deemed necessary to enhance the overall function of the office.
Perform all other duties and special projects as assigned by the Athletic Administration.
Special Instructions to Applicants: To ensure consideration, applicants must apply by the priority deadline of July 24. Applications may be accepted after the priority date until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.
To apply, please apply online at: https://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/505865/director-of-compliance and provide cover letter, resume, and names, titles and telephone numbers of at least 3 references.
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.