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Compliance Coordinator / Legal Fellow

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Compliance Coordinator / Legal Fellow



About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

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Typical business hours of Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with experience

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Open until filled:


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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

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Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree required. Additional professional licensure and/or certification in the field may be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Completion of a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.

Position Summary:

Serves as a member of the compliance team, which is committed to excellence and advancing the vision of the University of Georgia Athletic Association. This position works in conjunction with the compliance staff to provide counsel in implementation and adhering to NCAA, SEC and institution regulations.

This position is focused on furthering knowledge and skills in the field of athletic compliance and focuses on monitoring of all Bylaws. Additionally, this position is a member of the compliance monitoring team to ensure adherence to personnel, recruiting, extra benefit, and playing and practice season legislation. This position is expected to act with integrity and discretion as they will be exposed to sensitive and confidential information. This position works in a fast-paced creative and collaborative team environment where change is embraced and innovation is encouraged.

The fellow position is a one year appointment that may be renewed at the discretion of the department.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Strong organizational and time management skills, including ability to manage multiple tasks, work independently, and seek guidance when appropriate.

Advocacy skills, excellent writing skills, and experience working with diverse and vulnerable populations.

Expected to have successful experience working in a collaborative and team-oriented environment and act with integrity and personal accountability.

Physical Demands:

Normal for a standard office environment. Travel.

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Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Monitor the day-to-day activities of all student-ahtletes, coaches, and support staff to ensure compliance with assigned NCAA and SEC bylaws.

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Monitor sport assignments to verify personnel seated with sport-specific roles in order to comply with NCAA regulations for those in head coach, assistant coach and support staff positions.

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Monitor recruiting documentation, playing and practice sessions, student-athlete housing and meals, vehicles and other pertinent information to comply with NCAA, SEC and institutional regulations.

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Other duties and projects as assigned by the Deputy Athletic Director for Legal & Regulatory Affairs.

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Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name:

Geoff Bentzel

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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