UIC Athletics seeks a passionate, dedicated and talented leader to manage its athletics compliance and risk management operations and contribute to the growth and success of its student-athletes, teams and department.
The Senior Associate Athletics Director / Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer is directly responsible for the development, implementation, and management of an effective Division I athletics compliance program. The position will also lead the department’s risk management initiatives and coordinate its compliance with state, system and institutional regulatory requirements, including internal and external audits.
The position will report to the Director of Athletics and serve on the Athletics Executive Cabinet, the department’s senior leadership team responsible for strategic implementation and resource allocation. It may also supervise select sports programs as assigned.
Job Responsibilities (Essential Duties)
•Lead the department’s NCAA Compliance program, including but not limited to, rules education and monitoring, interpretations, student-athelte eligibility, amateurism, financial aid, recruiting, time management, hazing, camps and clincis, etc.
•Adhere to and enforce all policies and procedures of UIC, UIC Athletics, the Horizon League, the NCAA and other governing entities related to intercollegiate athletics. •Lead the department’s risk management initiatives and compliance with relevant regulatory requirements, including facility rentals, camps and clinics, travel policies, internal and external audits, etc.; ongoing review of risks and development and implementation of mitigation strategies.
•Develop and coordinate UIC Athletics’ Name, Image & Likeness compliance, monitoring and implementation strategies.
•Coordinate annual reporting requirments including EADA, Clery Act, NCAA and Horizon League reports, etc.
•Evaluate, manage and monitor compliance systems, policies and procedures, and risk management tools, including ARMS compliance software, data and workflows, student-athlete annual surveys and exit interviews, etc.
•Serve as the department’s liaison to and partner with key university units, including: Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, Office of the Registrar, and University Housing.
•Represent UIC Athletics on internal and external committees, including: the Chancellors Athletic Advisory Committee, UIC Compliance and Risk Management team, and Horizon League and NCAA Committees. •Oversee, manage, develop, and hire athletics compliance staff and interns.
•Serve as sport administrator for assigned sports.
•Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
Job Knowledge & Skills, Education, Experience
Minimum of five (5) years of NCAA compliance experience.
Demonstrated ability to monitor, maintain and further develop a comprehensive NCAA Division I collegiate compliance program.
Demonstrated ability to productively engage with athletics administrators, coaches, student-athletes, boosters, faculty and institutional, conference and NCAA personnel.
Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and exercise sound judgment in highly complex regulatory environment.
Knowledge of and commitment to compliance with NCAA rules and regulations.
A commitment to the academic success, personal development and overall wellbeing of student-athletes.
A commitment to integrity, diversity, equity and inclusion.
Strong organizational skills and ability to balance multiple iniatives.
Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
Master's degree, JD or PhD.
Working knowledge of Banner, ARMS, and Teamworks software platforms.
Demonstrated success in Division I collegiate compliance program.
Demonstrated progressive leadership roles in intercollegiate athletics.
Experience in legal, athletic or higher education administration.
For fullest consideration, applicants must apply and submit a cover letter, CV or resume and names of three references (names, titles, phone numbers and e-mail addresses). Application Period Extended to June 11, 2021
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.
The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899
About University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
University of Illinois Chicago
As a top research institute, a leading healthcare provider, and one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse universities in the country UIC is paving the way for how modern, urban, global public education should work. We are, and have been since our earliest days, dedicated to opening doors and clearing hurdles to provide an outstanding education to bright and ambitious students, no matter what. This mission is amplified through our five-year, $750 million IGNITE Campaign that will redefine the model for student success, cultivate and empower faculty leaders, drive life-changing discovery and strengthen connections to communities.
UIC Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
UIC’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is a nationally competitive Division I program serving nearly 300 student athletes in 18 sports, which have won numerous conference championships and awards for both academic excellence and community engagement. The aim of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is to project the University’s image as a national competitor in athletics while enriching the lives of student-athletes by providing opportunities for ph...ysical, intellectual, and social growth. As a Division I athletic program in a major city with highly competitive programs, UIC’s athletic mission is to attract top notch student-athletes reflecting the rich tradition of our students’ competitive work ethic and the campus’ ethnic and gender diversity. The Department’s goal is to win conference championships regularly and to be nationally competitive in men’s and women’s sports each year while demonstrating high standards of sportsmanship and ethical conduct. The University provides student-athletes with academic assistance to enhance opportunities for graduation, creates an enthusiastic arena in which student-athletes compete and showcase UIC’s winning team through effective media coverage.