The individual will assist with setting the strategic direction and overseeing the development and implementation of the rules education of coaches, student-athletes, administrative staff, representatives of athletics interests, parents, fans and prospective scholar-athletes to help foster an atmosphere of compliance. Additionally, the Assistant Athletics Director will direct and oversee matters pertaining to the monitoring, interpretation, documentation and implementation of all NCAA, conference, and university rules and regulations for coaches, staff, scholar-athletes, prospective scholar-athletes, campus constituents, boosters, alumni, and parents of scholar-athletes and prospective scholar-athletes.
Thorough knowledge of program activity and best practices. Knowledge and skills to analyze, interpret, and review NCAA procedures to enhance monitoring of NCAA legislative compliance.
Demonstrated experience working with NCAA Division I rules and experience providing interpretations and preparing waivers.
Demonstrated experience investigating matters relating to NCAA rules violations and reporting violations to the NCAA, the appropriate Conference and the University.
Must be able to maintain working knowledge of NCAA and conference athletic aid regulations for the 23 men's & women's sports.
Professional knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of NCAA athletics programs. Professional knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations related to academic eligibility, recruiting, amateurism, playing and practice seasons, and financial aid, among others.
Proven ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret data and provide appropriate response utilizing campus/department resources for report preparation and correspondence, and implementation of policies and procedures.
Highly effective and excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language. Proven interpersonal skills. Ability to interact in positive manner with diverse clientele, using a high degree of confidence, initiative, tact, diplomacy, flexibility, and patience in dealing with diverse population of students, parents, staff, supporters, campus administrators, faculty and the public.
Proficiency in the use of basic computer applications relevant to job duties. Skill in use of personal computer for word processing, database management and use of various compliance programs such as CA, LSDBi and ARMS.
Thorough knowledge of and experience working with compliance monitoring software (ie. ARMS/JumpForward) and Compliance Assistant preferred – UC San Diego utilizes ARMS.
Ability to develop, implement and disseminate training materials with a broad understanding of NCAA policies and the best practices issues in the field of athletic compliance, while effectively tailoring materials to respective audiences (student-athletes, coaches, parents, faculty, alumni, donors), utilizing varied styles of presentation, including oral, visual, written and interactive.
Must be able to educate students, coaches, staff, campus community, boosters and administrators on the appropriate rules. Ability to act as a liaison between the coaching staff, students and parents with the Financial Aid Office and Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Proven experience interpreting policies, procedures, and regulatory information and developing comprehensive policies, procedures, tools, guidelines and forms. Ability to communicate Compliance interpretations.
Experience in maintaining comprehensive records of athletically related aid awarded by Intercollegiate Athletics by sport, and by other categories.
Ability to follow the athletic philosophy consistent with that of the UC San Diego Athletic Department and NCAA. Commitment to diversity in all of its forms. Ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters. A strong sense of ethical conduct, fairness, cooperation, civility, mutual respect and professionalism.