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$87,000 - $105,000 / Year
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#121388 Associate Athletic Director- Compliance

Filing Deadline: Fri 3/31/2023

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The University of California San Diego is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Associate Athletic Director- Compliance. UC San Diego, located in La Jolla, in the San Diego Metropolitan area, enrolls over 35,000 students, earned recognition as one of the world’s premier research universities, and is ranked as one of the top-10 public universities in the nation. UC San Diego Athletics has a proud tradition of academic and athletic excellence, sponsors 23 varsity sports, and is entering the third year of transition to NCAA Division I as a member of the Big West Conference.

We are looking for a dynamic individual to fill the Associate Athletic Director- Compliance position. Triton Athletics promotes the pursuit of excellence, strength of character, teamwork, ethical conduct, and diversity, and is inextricably linked to the educational mission of the University. UC San Diego has a proud tradition of academic and athletic excellence.

The Associate Athletic Director- Compliance will coordinate and oversee the Intercollegiate Athletics’ compliance and recruiting daily operations; particularly the institution's transition from NCAA Division II to Division I. Expected to be a technical leader with a high degree of knowledge in the overall NCAA compliance profession, the incumbent has functional responsibility for developing the Compliance program and will ensure the department and all of its 23 sports programs are in compliance with department, university, conference, state, and NCAA rules and regulations. The position plans and executes a comprehensive and systematic approach to monitor, evaluate and assure adherence to the rules and regulations while maintaining the quality of sensitive data and confidential information. The Associate AD, Compliance shall assess the effectiveness of the program by developing and reviewing metrics of success and will make recommendations for long-range programming needs based on requirements of the department, university, conference, and NCAA legislation. The various areas of responsibility include department education, monitoring, interpretations, investigations and other areas within the program that strengthen the athletic compliance effort. The incumbent will follow the athletic philosophy consistent with that of the UC San Diego Athletic Department and NCAA, and a commitment to diversity in all of its forms.

A complete application will include an online resume and cover letter.


  1. Advanced knowledge of program activity and best practices. Progressively responsible knowledge in intercollegiate athletics compliance and management; Comprehensive understanding of NCAA Division I rules and regulations; knowledge of, financial aid processes and database management in order to accurately assess student-athlete's overall financial aid packages and verify NCAA compliance. 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.

  2. Problem-solving skills; multi-task, work with frequent interruptions, and effective listener. Demonstrated skill to logically analyze complex situations and data and develop clear and concise reports or recommendations for management. 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. Ability to independently make decisions/solve problems exercising professional judgment; establish workload priorities to meet deadlines and work collaboratively and effectively.

  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact in a positive manner with diverse clientele, using a high degree of confidence, initiative, tact, diplomacy, flexibility, patience and discretion in dealing with a diverse population of students, parents, staff, supporters, campus administrators, faculty and the general public. Ability to interact effectively with others, with an affinity for networking and collaboration, while focusing on the pursuit of departmental objectives.

  4. Proficiency in the use of 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. Knowledge of and experience working with compliance monitoring software (ie. ARMS/JumpForward) and Compliance Assistant preferred - UC San Diego utilizes ARMS

  5. Demonstrated integrity and commitment to academic excellence. Ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters, with a strong sense of ethical conduct, fairness, cooperation, civility, mutual respect and professionalism.

  6. Demonstrated ability to advise and counsel coaches, staff, student-athletes, and other university departments and personnel on NCAA rules and regulations.

  7. Demonstrated experience interpreting complex policies, procedures, and regulatory information and developing comprehensive policies, procedures, tools, guidelines and forms.

  8. Ability to organize and manage information into coherent, accessible and efficient format. Demonstrated skill in organizing, prioritizing and maintaining diverse workload, establishing and meeting goals and deadlines, and independently following tasks through to completion.

  9. Demonstrated ability to research, compile, analyze and interpret information, and write formal directives and abstracts.

  10. Advanced skills and techniques to recognize problem issues and situations and apply resourcefulness in finding appropriate solutions to implement problem solving to mitigate potential negative effects and follow-through to ensure effective resolution. Ability to provide leadership in addressing complex and sensitive problems/matters.

  11. Must be skilled in managing and organizing personnel, equipment and material resources in order to provide the most efficient working environment, including the ability to effectively delegate tasks, and, using authority and tact, to train, supervise, motivate and evaluate student staff and non-career personnel.

  12. Knowledge of Title IX and Gender Equity policies and issues


  • Background check and DMV check required.

  • Incumbent must participate in the DMV Pull program and maintain a clean DMV record.

  • This position is a mandated reporter of known or suspected child abuse or neglect, according to the California law, Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA). This position is a campus security authority (CSA) for the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which is a federal law requiring disclosure of information about crimes on and around campus.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $78,900 - $179,900 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $37.79 - $86.16

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

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