Associate Athletic Director of Compliance

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Definition of Class

This position directs and monitors the activities of compliance staff to ensure compliance with NCAA and SEC rules and regulations concerning amateurism, recruiting, eligibility, financial aid, awards/benefits, and practice activities. The incumbent creates systems to monitor and audit related activities, develops educational programs, researches legislation and provides interpretations, prepares related compliance reports, and exercises discretion and independent judgment. 

Examples of Work Performed
  • Directs and monitors the activities of compliance staff to ensure compliance with NCAA and SEC rules and regulations concerning amateurism, recruiting, eligibility, financial aid, awards/benefits, and practice activities.
  • Reviews compliance documents to insure accuracy in all compliance areas, including eligibility certification, recruiting activities, financial aid, practice and competition, amateurism, staff size, and permissible benefits and awards.
  • Audits and approves records documenting practice, competition, phone calls, off and on-campus recruiting, camps and awards and benefits.
  • Develops and implements educational programs for coaches, student-athletes, institutional staff, and alumni concerning limitations, interpretations, and individual compliance responsibilities.  
  • Researches NCAA Manual and LSDBI for interpretations, NCAA staff and committee decisions to provide interpretations and prepare reports.
  • Investigates potential secondary rules violations; researches penalties leaved in similar cases; and submits infraction reports to the SEC and NCAA.
  • Uses NCAA, conference and other athletic web based systems to prepare squad lists and reports and monitor records.
  • Researches, prepares and submits legislative waiver requests to the NCAA and SEC.
  • Provides answers to questions from coaches, student-athletes, prospects, staff, and alumni regarding the application of NCAA, SEC and University rules.
  • Provides supervision and guidance to the staff of the Compliance Department, though leadership, training, performance evaluation and feedback.
  • Ensures all assigned tasks are in compliance with department, University, Southeastern Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  • Directs and monitors activities of the compliance staff to ensure compliance with NCAA and SEC legislation.
  • Develops and implements educational programs and interpretations regarding NCAA, SEC or University rules as they apply to athletic teams.
  • Develops and implements institutional compliance policies and procedures.
  • Prepares institutional compliance reports and documents.

  • Minimum Education/Experience

    Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.


    Five (5) years of experience related to the above described duties.

    Substitution Statement:

    Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

    Salary/Wage Information

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