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#121211 Executive Sr Assoc AD Compliance/Scholar Athlete

Initial Review Date: Mon 2/27/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This position is expected to be an on-site position and subject to change based on leadership determination in alignment with University guidance on flexible work arrangement policies and protocol.

  • For a complete application, please submit a cover letter.


The University of California San Diego is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Executive Sr. Assoc AD Ethics, Compliance & Scholar-Athlete Success. 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. Triton Athletics has a proud tradition of academic and athletic excellence and sponsors 23 varsity sports. The UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program is a member of the Big West Conference, an NCAA Division I conference with 11 academically and athletically nationally proclaimed institutions. The Executive Sr. Assoc AD- Ethics, Compliance & Scholar-Athlete Success is responsible for the integrity of UC San Diego's intercollegiate athletics program by protecting the programs reputation through compliance with all relevant rules.

This is a vital position ensuring that UC San Diego maintains full compliance with NCAA rules and regulations relating to institutional control and eligibility, student eligibility and federal and state laws regarding gender equity/ Title IX, financial aid, and other matters applicable to athletics and the University. This position has a dual reporting line to the Athletics Director on NCAA general matters and to the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer (per the Chancellor's directive) on NCAA compliance and reporting to ensure that NCAA compliance maintains its independence and objectivity. With authority delegated by the UC San Diego Chancellor, innovates and manages the UC San Diego NCAA Compliance Program on behalf of the institution per NCAA regulations.

The incumbent conceptualizes, designs and implements innovative and comprehensive compliance and student services programming that impacts all levels of the University while demonstrating a high level of management skill, leadership ability, political acumen, and specialized knowledge of NCAA, conference and University issues, rules, and dynamics. This position leads and ensures the intentional development and sustainability of an organizational culture that aligns with UC San Diego Athletics' core values and strategic directions. 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. 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.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related area with a minimum of 5 years experience in Division 1 collegiate athletics and/or equivalent experience/training required. Master's degree preferred.

  • Has broad and thorough knowledge of the compliance and ethics profession, theories, and standards. Must maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the affiliated athletic conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), as well as other associations and agencies to which the campus adheres, and, at all times avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards. Superior knowledge of the structure of athletic associations and their rules and regulations, including the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at a DI level. Experience in the Big West Conference, Western Water Polo Association (WWPA), Pacific Collegiate Swim & Dive Conference (PCSC), or like conferences.

  • Ability to supervise support and professional analyses functions for compliance and ethics programs. Demonstrated supervisory skills, including the ability to provide lead direction, to effectively motivate, delegate, train, supervise and evaluate staff and student employees.

  • Ability to demonstrate professional judgment in the supervision of projects and staff. Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills to work independently with all levels of University personnel, including staff and coaches, and to facilitate agreement on issues and corrective actions. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse client group. Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted professional behavior, etiquette and standards of protocol that are appropriate within a collegiate athletic setting. Demonstrated interpersonal skills to establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, staff, faculty, supporters, targeted community groups and corporate executives.

  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment. In-depth abilities in collaboration, facilitation, and strategic and creative thinking. Ability to multi-task effectively; demonstrates sound judgment and decision-making; is an effective problem solver and effectively communicates verbally and in writing. Original thinking for analysis, evaluation, development of ideas, negotiation and reasoning. Ability to anticipate compliance and budgetary trends, anticipate problems, and develop cogent plans that apply to the department-wide vision. Senior management skills, including organization, problem-solving, negotiation, decision-making, research, analysis, interpersonal and motivational skills, and the ability to effectively delegate responsibilities.

  • Comprehensive project management skills. Is able to apply appropriate policies and practices in the completion of ethics and compliance assignments. Skills in critical decision making. 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.

  • Is able to apply appropriate policies and practices in the completion of ethics and compliance assignments. Skills in critical decision making. 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.

  • Expert writing cogent, objective and persuasive reports, and presenting analyses both orally and in writing. Ability to extract, verify, compile and develop recommendations related to ethics and compliance programs, issues, policies and procedures.

  • 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.

  • Ability to present complex issues in a clear and concise manner, both in writing and verbally for presentation or review by senior leadership.

  • Knowledge of, or ability to quickly acquire 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, particularly for Divisions II. Professional knowledge of NCAA Division II rules and regulations related to academic eligibility, recruiting, amateurism, playing and practice seasons, and financial aid, among others.

  • Intermediate computer application skills in programs relevant to job duties Experience using and evaluating new technologies in the athletics administration and management industry such as CA, LSDBi and ARMS.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Proven ability to provide critical analysis, using sound judgment with realistic expectations for alumni prospects and donors.


  • 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 the disclosure of information about crimes on and around campus.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $87,000 - $202,600 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $41.67 - $97.03

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.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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