Chief NCAA Compliance Officer

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Job Title:

Chief NCAA Compliance Officer

Position Number:






Position Type:

Professional Staff


Non-Union Non-Classified Staff

Pay Grade Level:


Pay Grade Range:

Hiring range up to $90,000 (fulltime calendar year)

Status :

Calendar Year, Full-time, Permanent


NCAA Compliance Office


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Job Description Summary:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by May 3, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by May 26, 2021. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (May 26, 2021) may not be given full consideration.


As a valued member within the University of Rhode Island and the University’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, uphold and embrace the departmental vision in being nationally recognized for creating champions in the classroom, in competition, and in life.

Maintain a dual reporting framework of reporting directly to both the University General Counsel and the Director of Athletics. Responsible for implementing a Division I compliance program for 18 varsity sports teams made up of 500+ student-athletes, Athletics Department and University staff, representatives of athletics interests and other outside constituencies.
Responsible for education, monitoring, and enforcement of University, Atlantic 10, Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) and NCAA rules and regulations and interacting with various campus constituencies and the University community (e.g., Board of Trustees, Senior University Officials, representatives of athletics interests) in implementing an effective compliance program.

Serve as the primary liaison between the athletic department coaching staff and the office of Admissions on all incoming freshmen and transfer applicants.

Serve as the primary liaison with the offices of University Enrollment Services and other campus partners deemed necessary. Responsible for developing and executing the systems necessary to ensure full compliance with financial aid rules and regulations by coordinating and monitoring the award of financial aid to varsity student-athletes.

Serve as liaison with the Atlantic 10, CAA and NCAA for compliance related matters. Responsible for submission of applicable waivers, violation reports and interpretation requests to support student-athletes and staff. Have oversight of two Athletics Compliance staff members.

Duties and Responsibilities:


Provide leadership to the compliance team including setting team and individual goals, developing, and sustaining appropriate training, and monitoring primary focus area of team members.

Lead the department’s effort as the primary liaison with Student Financial Services, ensuring seamless coordination.

Responsible for leading the department-wide strategic utilization of ARMS. This includes but is not limited to understanding the functionality, providing appropriate training and education on systems use, and granting access to the system. Evaluate future technology solutions for potential implementation.

Design, direct, implement and coordinate an engaging, comprehensive, and interactive rules education program involving student-athletes, coaches, administrators and other campus constituencies, and representatives of athletics interests (boosters).

Serve as the URI liaison to the NCAA and Conference Office for purposes of all legislative and governance matters, including evaluation and implementation of NCAA legislation (based on input from URI coaches and administrators) and Board of Trustee directives.

Responsible for creating a clear process for review, approval and reporting on the use of the NCAA Student Assistance and Student Athlete Opportunity Funds. Work in partnership with the Associate Athletic Director for Business and Personnel.

Respond in a timely and supportive manner to questions, helping to interpret regulations regarding NCAA, Atlantic 10 and CAA rules that coaches, athletic department personnel, student-athletes, athletics representatives and the general public may ask.

Complete and ensure continuing accuracy of NCAA reports, including, but not limited to, squad lists and sports sponsorship forms.

Oversight of all NCAA, Atlantic 10 or CAA waivers submitted including, but not limited to, Legislative Relief, Student-Athlete Reinstatement, Medical Hardship.

Oversight of all NCAA violations submitted.

Monitor NCAA required sexual assault training program.

Evaluate systems and procedures of all facets of the compliance program on a regular basis and implement change, as necessary.

Evaluate and update the Athletic Department policies and procedures manual when applicable.

Complete all documentation and reporting as required for the NCAA and other outside entities with regard to sport sponsorships, APR, Graduation Rates, EADA, etc., working in conjunction with Enrollment Services and Institutional Research.

Coordinate appeals of reduction/removal of athletics aid and denial of transfer.

Act as integral part of the team that works closely with and educates new coaches, athletic department employees, and others with regard to NCAA rules and regulations.

Responsible for creating content for monthly rules education meetings for coaching staffs.

Interpret NCAA, Atlantic 10 and CAA legislation for coaches, staff, student-athletes, and other constituents.

Update student-athlete data in all applicable tools.

Develop Student Athlete monitoring and education program associated with Name Image and Likeness legislation expected to be passed.

Provide potential Sport Administrative oversight.


Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Personal computers, printers, word processing, database management and spreadsheet software. NCAA software and databases.

Required Qualifications:


1.Master’s degree.

2.Minimum of four years of compliance experience.

3.Demonstrated experience in Division I intercollegiate athletics.

4.Demonstrated working knowledge of NCAA rules.

5.Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced environment.

6.Demonstrated knowledge and experience with NCAA software and databases.

7.Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

8.Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

9.Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

10.Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and implement programs and initiatives to ensure compliance with NCAA regulations.

11.Demonstrated ability to manage and impart confidential information.

12.Demonstrated ability to gather and analyze data, compile information, and prepare reports and projections.

13.Demonstrated experience with software applications (i.e., database, spreadsheet, presentation, word processing, etc.)

14.Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills.

Preferred Qualifications:


1. Juris Doctorate.


Environmental Conditions:

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Date:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter.

(#2) Resume.

(#3) Other – References – names and contact information of three professional references.

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Posted: 4/22/2021
Application Due: 7/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time