Deputy Athletic Director, Compliance and NCAA Governance
The Intercollegiate Athletics Department at George Mason University, an NCAA Division I institution and a member of the Atlantic 10 athletic conference, is seeking qualified applicants for a Deputy Athletic Director, Compliance and NCAA Governance position (full-time, 12-month administrative professional). George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Lead the department’s NCAA Compliance and Governance Program;
Provide guidance, interpret and enforce NCAA and conference rules and regulations for student-athletes, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and University Staff;
Organize and maintain a comprehensive program to assess compliance risks and ensure compliance with University, Atlantic 10 Conference and NCAA regulations;
Educate coaches, staff, student-athletes, prospective student-athletes and athletics interest groups regarding NCAA, Atlantic 10 and institutional rules;
Create and direct monitoring systems to ensure compliance with NCAA, Atlantic 10 Conference and institutional rules;
Review and monitor certification of student-athlete eligibility and academic progress;
Manage all aspects of department’s annual athletically related financial aid budget;
Serve as a liaison for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to the:
University Title IX office
Office of the Registrar
Office of Financial Aid
NCAA** Atlantic 10;
Prepare and file waivers and petitions to the Atlantic 10 Conference and NCAA;
Coordinate the process for and assist in the investigation of possible rules violations;
As part of the Athletic Director’s senior staff collaborate on strategic planning, policy, departmental contracts and risk management;
Act as Sport Supervisor for assigned sports.
Advanced degree or training and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree;
Substantial legal experience, NCAA Division I compliance related experience on campus, at the NCAA national office or in a conference office setting;
Excellent working knowledge of NCAA Division I rules;
Technologically proficient and have prior experience or familiarity with NCAA applications (e.g., LSDBi, RSRO, CAi);
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships (e.g., with coaches, student-athletes, faculty, staff and the community);
Highly developed problem-solving skills with demonstrated sound judgment evaluating, interpreting and applying policies and procedures with complex compliance issues;
Strong analytical skills;
Well-developed written and oral communication skills;
Ability to balance multiple projects;
Successful experience working in a collaborative and team oriented environment;
Ten plus years of relevant professional experience;
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA709z at https://jobs.gmu.edu by April 22, 2021; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.