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Associate Athletic Director for Compliance

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Position Information

Working Title Associate Athletic Director for Compliance
Classification Title Administrator II
Job Summary

The Associate Athletic Director for Compliance (AADC) reports directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs. The AADC is responsible for overseeing, implementing, facilitating, and evaluating all facets of Sacramento State’s Athletic Compliance program to ensure institutional control and conform to industry best practices. This position will be directly involved in the educational, monitoring, and investigating process to create, ensure, and promote an atmosphere of compliance, as well as being involved in any other areas that will further enhance the compliance effort as a whole. The position works closely with the Athletic Director and Faculty Athletic Representative and provides supervision for three full-time compliance staff and two-three Athletic Compliance interns. The AADC manages a budget of $250,000. This position works with University Counsel and representatives of the Big Sky Conference and the NCAA. Additionally, the AADC is a member of the Athletics Advisory Committee.

FLSA MPP - This position is defined in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. It is excluded from the collective bargaining process and is exempt from overtime provisions of FLSA. This position is covered by health benefits.
Classification Salary Range

3,635-12,456 monthly

Hiring Range $3,635-$12456/monthly
Salary Grade/Range 1
Step N/A
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary Regular
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm with the need to work hours outside of normal business hours to meet operational needs.
Department Information

Minimum Qualifications
Required Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree in higher education, sports management, business administration, law, or related field

2. Five (5) or more years of experience in the area of Compliance for intercollegiate athletics at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level
3. Experience handling NCAA Compliance issues and concerns with internal and external constituents, such as institutional staff members, athletic donors, campus partners and the community.
4. Experience presenting and creating information regarding NCAA Compliance rules, regulations and policies
5. Two (2) or more years of supervisory or management experience
6. Experience with compiling, preparing, writing, and reviewing reports.
7. Experience with conducting thorough investigations with confidentiality and discretion.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
8. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of NCAA and Conference (e.g. Big Sky, WAC, Big West, and American) rules, regulations, policies and processes related to compliance (e.g. eligibility, recruiting, financial aid, and institutional control)
9. Strong organizational and detail-oriented skills to handle a high-volume workload and meet multiple deadlines
10. Effective communication skills
11. Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain composure and professionalism
12. Strong computer skills with the ability to use web-based compliance software (e.g. ACS Athletics software)
13. Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with ability to provide appropriate solutions
14. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external constituents
15. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications

16. Master’s degree in higher education, sports management, business administration, law, or related field
17. Juris Doctor
18. Experience with or supervision of staff working with NCAA Compliance Assistant (CA)
19. Experience with or supervision of staff working with NCAA Legislative Services Database for the internet (LSDBi)
20. Experience with or supervision of staff working with ACS Athletics Compliance Solution
21. Experience with or supervision of staff working with NCAA Requests/Self-Reports Online (RSRO)
22. Experience serving on a variety of university campus committees or groups
23. Involvement in professional societies and organizations

Physical Demands
Required Licenses/Certifications
Is Background Check Required Yes
Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Hiring Preference Not Applicable
Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS0122P
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 10/11/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Priority Review Date 11/01/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants


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Contact Phone 916-278-6326
Contact Email

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the highest level of education obtained.
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctoral or Professional Degree
    • Some college
    • None of the above
  2. * This position requires at least five years of experience with NCAA Division I athletic compliance and the ability to train others on compliance rules. Briefly describe how your previous work experience meets those requirements.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * This position requires at least two years of experience supervising or managing employees. Briefly describe how your previous work experience meets that requirement.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * The Division of Student Affairs is looking for applications who have extensive experience collaborating and working directly with campus offices such as Housing & Residential Life, the Financial Aid Office, the Bursar’s Office, and the University Bookstore. Briefly describe how your previous work experience meets that requirement.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * The Division of Student Affairs is looking for applications with budget planning and oversight, as well as strategic planning and goal setting. Briefly describe how your previous work experience meets that requirement.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents