Director of Compliance

  • Amherst, MA


: $132,915.00 - $167,060.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

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Director of Compliance

Job no: 501777
Work type: Staff Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Athletics
Union: PSU
Categories: Athletics

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Associate Athletic Director for Governance and Compliance, this position is responsible for the day to day creating, maintaining, and monitoring of a compliant environment that results in clear institutional control of all athletic programs relative to Conference and NCAA legislation as required by NCAA Division I membership. Additionally, this position is responsible for providing interpretations to coaches and staff regarding NCAA legislation and creating rules education documents. This position will have a primary focus on initial eligibility and monitoring in addition to other compliance responsibilities.

Essential Functions

  • Research, write, and issue NCAA rules interpretations
  • Serve as the liaison to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Oversee reviews of initial eligibility and maintain the prospective student-athlete admissions database, running reports as needed.
  • Manage ARMS software, squad list management
  • Assist with educational efforts for student-athletes, coaches, staff and boosters as needed; present at rules education meetings.
  • Schedule and administer yearly NCAA coach s certification recruiting exams Coordinate institutional monitoring program for assigned NCAA bylaw areas. (11, 13 & 17)
  • Maintain files and admission status of all prospects supported by athletics and communicates information to the sport programs.
  • Monitor recruitment activities, countable athletically-related activities, promotional activities, donation requests, and coordination of all official and unofficial visits.
  • Work directly with staff, coaches, and student-athletes regarding NCAA compliance in a timely manner.
  • Provide game day support at various sporting events, and execute other duties assigned to assist the Office of Athletic Compliance with day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Assist other members of the Office of Athletic Compliance in developing and implementing new processes and procedures as deemed necessary to enhance the overall function of the office.

Other Functions

Performance of all other duties and special projects as assigned by the Athletic Administration

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Bachelor s degree required with 2-4 years of compliance experience within a Division I athletics program.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and athletic compliance procedures
  • Proficient in ARMS software and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • High degree of integrity and confidentiality
  • Ability to interpret complex oral and written concepts
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to relate to a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

Master's degree preferred

Work Schedule

M-F 8:30-5:00

Salary Information

PSU level 26

PSU Salary Ranges

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure consideration applicants must apply by the priority deadline of July 30. Applications may be accepted after the priority date until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.

To apply, please provide cover letter; resume; and names, titles and telephone numbers of at least 3 references.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: Jul 12 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

Associated topics: administrative, chief operations officer, document, facilities, front desk, front office, operational assistant, operations director, records management, support

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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