Job Summary With the ever-changing landscape of college athletics, compliance isthe administrativelifeblood of every institution across the country, and especially here at BYU. By joining the compliance team, you will be a part of an exciting and fast-paced environment, you will work with a dedicated team, and gain invaluable experience from one of the best-performing athletic departments in the country. This position specifically, has the opportunity to interact with student-athletes, coaches, and administrators on adaily basis. We rely heavily on our compliance team to help our Cougars succeed and are searching for the best talent the industry has to offer.
Led by the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, this position will assist in maintaining institutional control in all aspects of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and respective Sport Conference rules and regulations compliance at Brigham Young University. This includes actively educating, monitoring and managing NCAA compliance of over 600 student-athletes and more than 200 athletic department employees, as well as external entities.
Essential Functions 1. Oversee institutional control for assigned sports, including Football. a. Research and issue rules interpretations of NCAA and conference legislation. b. Determine and assist in determining NCAA violations and report violations through NCAA process. c. Educate respective sports on NCAA, conference and institutional rules and regulations. i. Document educational efforts. d. Monitor respective sports to ensure rules compliance in all areas, including, but not limited to academics, financial aid, extra benefits, transfers. e. Maintain a culture of compliance that emphasizes an “ask before you act” philosophy.
2. Build and cultivate interpersonal relationships with respective sport coaches, administrators, student-athletes, prospective student-athletes, parents, boosters, businesses, and various other entities. a. Meet with above individuals regularly. This includes attending practices, games, meeting during visits, etc… b. Educate various groups on NCAA compliance rules c. Deescalate volatile situations involving coaches, current/prospective student-athletes and parents of current/prospective student-athletes.
3. Create and oversee athletics compliance educational efforts. a. Organize and assign compliance staff members to provide education to varying internal and external groups. b. Regularly review groups/areas to receive education and ensure it takes place on schedule. c. Create and approve social media education. d. Create and approve departmental education, including, but not limited to Cougar news, internal television spots, newsletters.
4. Coordinate and approve official visits and National Letter of Intents (NLI) for prospective student-athletes. Evaluate initial eligibility status and work to find solutions to both domestic and international complex initial eligibility issues involving both academics and amateurism. a. Determine permissibility of prospective student-athletes to make official visits to campus as well as sign scholarship offers and NLIs. b. Meet with and communicate eligibility issues with prospective student-athletes and parents. c. Approve Media Relations press releases concerning prospective student-athletes. 5. Assist in University and NCAA Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) efforts. a. Assist in NIL educational efforts. b. Monitor respective sports for NIL compliance.
6. Complete NCAA, conference, and federal reports and waivers as assigned for approval and submission a. Coordinate with student-athletes, coaches, and others to gather necessary documentation. b. Write letters of appeal. c. Complete required documentation and accompanying forms.
7. Maintain rosters and completion of NCAA Eligibility/Squad lists for assigned sports a. Ensure reports are completed appropriately and submitted. b. Ensure eligibility of all student-athletes for practice, competition and financial aid is accurate. c. Coordinate with coaches, student-athletes, and various athletic department areas on the eligibility of student-athletes for practice, competition, and financial aid.
3 years experience in NCAA compliance
Or a combination of experience and education
3-5years experience in NCAA compliance
Juris Doctorate or Master's Degree
Skills, abilities or knowledge needed:
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Working knowledge of CAi, LSDBi, APR, GSR, and other applicable NCAA programs
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to make informed and decisive decisions in a fast paced and demanding environment
Knowledge and understanding of NCAA rules and regulations in the NCAA Division I Manual and interpretations in the NCAA database
Ability to practically apply and interpret NCAA/conference rules and regulations for student-athletes, coaches, athletic department staff members, boosters, and outside individuals who work with athletics
Employee Class: Administrative
Work Location: Provo Campus
Environment: General office or other equivalently good environment
Desired Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Close Date: Open until filled
Pay Level: 52
Approximate Starting Salary: Depends on experience and qualifications
Documents Required at time of Application: Required: Cover Letter, Resume Optional: Letter of Recommendation