University of Notre Dame Athletics
March 27, 2024
C113 Joyce Center, Notre Dame, IN 46556, Notre Dame, IN
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Notre Dame Athletics is committed to building a diverse workforce passionate about maximizing the student-athlete experience. Our pillars of Education; Excellence; Faith; Tradition; and Community guide us in the work we do each day. We are eager to attract, recruit, and retain individuals who positively contribute to a collaborative, inclusive working environment where all may thrive.

Building on the University’s Spirit of Inclusion, we are committed to the work needed to cultivate sustainable progress and change. As a prospective member of Notre Dame Athletics, we encourage you to apply if you embrace, embody, and demonstrate a commitment to the aforementioned values.

As a member of the Notre Dame Athletics Compliance Team, the Sr. Director of Compliance will have the unique opportunity to impact the lives of our student-athletes, coaches, and staff on a daily basis and be part of an excellence-driven environment. In this role, you will contribute to a high-functioning team that will help to determine Notre Dame’s national mark in an ever-changing industry.

In Athletics Compliance we are committed to serving student-athletes and ensuring their well-being while positioning Programs to be competitive within the collegiate framework. We are looking for a great teammate with pertinent NCAA experience to help lead, strategically manage, and exercise the flexibility to quickly and efficiently adapt to legislative changes.

The Sr. Director of Compliance will serve as a department liaison to academic campus units such as Admissions, Academic Services for Student-Athletes, the Registrar, the Faculty Athletics Representative, Notre Dame International, the Graduate School, and Community Standards. The individual will specialize in student-athlete eligibility, overseeing the certification process. Additionally, this role will assist the Department with mandatory reporting obligations such as NCAA Sport Sponsorship, APR, and the Compliance Annual Report. Along with Academic Services for Student-Athletes, this individual will assist in educational impact efforts with College Deans and the Honesty Committee. Additionally, the position will represent the University in national conversations related to eligibility and transfers, particularly with the Conference and NCAA staff.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
--Oversight for all aspects of SA eligibility certification including amateurism, initial eligibility, and academic progress toward degree completion.
--Work closely with colleagues in Admissions, the Registrar, Academic Services for Student-Athletes, the Faculty Athletics Representative and Community Standards to ensure institutional, conference, and NCAA eligibility standards are met.
--Responsible for all waivers sought and violations reported related to academic initial and continuing SA eligibility.
--Periodically report on exceptions and rules violations to Senior Staff and the Athletic Director. Provide ongoing education to all constituents involved in eligiblity processes on-campus.
--Supervision of Assistant Director of Compliance specializing in initial eligibility, roster management, and general rules education.
--Create and routinely submit national reports related to NCAA Sport Sponsorship and Academic Performance. Assist the Director of Academic Services for Student-Athletes in drafting and submitting any waivers related to the Academic Progress Rate. Oversee the Athletics Compliance Annual Report.
--Provide NCAA and ACC rules interpretations to coaches, student-athletes, and administrative staff affiliated with assigned teams.
--Lead all aspects of the student-athlete transfer process including creating policy, providing education, communicating with student-athletes, submitting and matriculating student-athletes in the Transfer Portal, and periodic reporting to Senior Staff and the Athletics Director.
--Work with the NIL Office to ensure NIL Disclosures are monitored / reported appropriately according to NCAA legislation.

Minimum QualificationsBachelor’s Degree (4 years)
--5 to 6 years experience within compliance

Skills needed:
--Excellent verbal and written communication; ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with a wide range of constituents; creative and strategic thinking; ability to multitask and attention to detail
--Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the NCAA DI Compliance Experience for student-athletes.
--Knowledge and understanding of NCAA and ACC compliance standards and reporting requirements.
--Ability to develop and formulate working processes, policies, and procedures in areas of expertise.
--Ability to design and implement systems necessary to collect, maintain, and analyze data.
--Group communication and presentation skills.
--Knowledge of financial aid policies, procedures, and eligibility requirements.
--Knowledge of university admissions policies, standards, and procedures.
--Demonstrated organizational and management skills.
--Research, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
--Computer literacy and database management skills.
--Ability to foster a cooperative environment and to work in a collegial fashion with peers in other organizational units.