Associate Athletics Director, Compliance & Student Services with University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley · CA

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The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs.  These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA).  We are currently seeking an Associate Athletics Director of Compliance & Student Services.

Description of Position:  
The Associate Athletics Director, Compliance & Student Services supports Department-wide strategic initiatives as well as the day-to-day administration of the Compliance & Student Services Office.  The position will have a dual reporting line to the Senior Associate Athletics Director, Administration and the University’s Chief Ethics, Risk, and Compliance Officer. Incumbent is responsible for overseeing the area of NCAA Compliance ensuring adequate institutional control for our thirty (30) varsity teams, including the tracking and monitoring our activities in regard to our Division I status within the NCAA.  Additionally, the department monitors programs to self-identify and report to the NCAA any instances in which compliance has not been achieved and takes appropriate corrective measures to mitigate risk to our organizational eligibility status.  NCAA policies and practices are numerous and may change on an annual basis. 

This position oversees the entire Compliance & Student Services office (currently 5 FTEs), which provides assistance to the entire department in the areas of NCAA and Pac-12 rules interpretations, current and prospective student-athlete eligibility, investigating potential rules violations, transcript evaluations, on and off campus recruiting activities, and financial aid. Oversees the Department’s relationships with other Campus units, such as Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and the Cal Housing Office.

  • Plans, administers and manages Compliance efforts for the entire department, including but not limited to NCAA and Pac-12 rules interpretations, current and prospective student-athlete eligibility, investigating potential rules violations, transcript evaluations, on and off campus recruiting activities, and financial aid.  
  • Prepares regular training and educational programming for student-athletes, donors, staff, and coaches regarding Compliance rules/policies and initiatives. Ensures material is delivered in consumable and diverse methods to reach a variety of audiences.
  • Lead the athletics department’s efforts related to student services, including serving as the primary liaison to the Housing Office, International Office, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, Physical Education Department, and Golden Bear Orientation leadership.  
  • Oversee the Compliance unit, including the work of professional and support staff of 5 FTEs. Selects, trains, including developing training materials, evaluates, schedules and as required, takes corrective action with staff. Responsible for departmental human resources oversight such as recruitment, hiring, training, evaluations, etc. of all full-time staff.
  • Supervise and manage the Compliance unit, through directing and providing leadership to achieve the goals of the organization. Ensure that the unit is functioning properly and meeting the demands of the departments and each sports program. 
  • Formulates, recommends and implements policies relevant to Compliance. Implements and revises policies for the Compliance unit and department as needed. Constantly monitors college landscape for potential NCAA or conference rules changes that will affect the department.
  • Develop and monitor operating budget for Compliance & Student Services office and ensure unit is being run in a fiscally responsible way.
  • Other duties as assigned, including professional development.

    Required Qualifications:   
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training/experience.
  • Must be able to multi-task effectively, demonstrate sound judgment and decision-making, be an effective problem solver, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent organizational skills to work on multiple projects with competing deadlines and to establish goals and work load priorities, and complete projects within budget and time constraints.
  • Solid supervisory and leadership skills to effectively recruit, select, hire, train, evaluate, motivate and lead subordinate supervisors and staff. 
  • Excellent written communication skills to prepare a variety of correspondence, reports, policies and procedures, agreements, and training documents.
  • Solid active listening and interpersonal communications skills to successfully resolve issues both within the organization and with various external constituencies.
  • Advanced computer applications skills, particularly with Microsoft Office, Compliance software systems (e.g. JumpForward), and NCAA systems (e.g. LSDBi or RSRO).
  • Effective customer service skills.
  • Five years of full-time experience in Division I Athletics Compliance or equivalent.
  • Advanced working knowledge of NCAA Division I and Pac-12 policies, rules and regulations.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in a related field.
  • Eight years of full-time experience in Division I Athletics Compliance or equivalent. 

For more information on our department, please visit  The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.  

It is mandatory that you apply for this position on the Berkeley Jobs Website by visiting, indicating job #7842.  Please include a cover letter, resume, and three references submitted as a single attachment with your application.  

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