SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience
PERIOD OF APPOINTMENT: Full time, twelve month position
Bachelor’s degree and demonstrated experience in a leadership role within an Athletic Compliance Program for at least five years.
Demonstrated ability to adhere to and comply with NCAA, PAC-12 and University rules and regulations.
Ability to perform duties independently with a great degree of accuracy, meeting deadlines, and completing work under conditions of frequent interruptions and fluctuating workload.
Analytical skill to evaluate information, identify and resolve problems.
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with parents, student-athletes, coaches, administrators and staff both at the University and within the Athletics Department.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with coaches, students, other staff members and campus administrators.
Demonstrated skill in overseeing, organizing, maintaining and producing all required accurate, up to date accounting records for NCAA auditors, finance area and accounting.
Strong leadership abilities and inter-personal skills.
Candidates who promote and enhance diversity are strongly desired.
Master's degree or equivalent; J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school.
Working knowledge of university procedures and departments, particularly those in Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Enrollment Management (Admissions, Financial Aid, etc.) and Registrar's Office.
Working knowledge of NCAA, PAC-12, and University rules and regulations.
Working knowledge of sports and athletes, specifically, University of Oregon, past and present.
Working knowledge of current Social Media sites such as facebook, Twitter, My Space, etc.
Provide leadership and take primary responsibility the compliance program. Create an atmosphere for commitment to compliance and institutional control with all coaches, staff, student-athletes, university personnel and boosters. Understands all applicable NCAA rules and regulations, PAC-12 conference, and University rules and regulations. Provide oversight for all coordination, implementation, facilitation and evaluation of all facets of the University of Oregon Athletic Compliance program.
Provide NCAA and Pac-12 rules interpretations. Oversee the educational, monitoring, and investigating components, as well as other areas within the program that strengthen and enhance the athletic compliance effort as a whole. Inform and educate Athletic Department personnel, student-athletes, selected university personnel (i.e. Financial Aid office), student support groups, boosters, former students, and the public, regarding NCAA rules and regulations. Monitor all phases of recruiting, financial aid, academic eligibility and other areas requiring specific oversight.
Act as liaison to the Pac-12 Conference and NCAA for interpretations and eligibility issues, legislative proposal input and including in conjunction with the FAR, prepares all NCAA, Pacific-12 Conference, or University waivers.
Develop comprehensive general compliance and specific rules education programs for athletics department staff, students, coaches, boosters, representatives of athletics interests, members of the public and staff in other university offices supporting the functions of the athletics department; monitor the effectiveness of the ongoing training and rules education program.
Provide vision and leadership for the University NCAA Compliance Unit. This includes the development and maintenance of systems and mechanisms for rules monitoring, staff education, and the reporting of violations should they occur. Provide timely and accurate system of completing mandated forms, reports, assessments, and audits as required by various agencies. Provide leadership, training, evaluation of currently four full-time staff members; plan and lead work, delegate work, and evaluate work/performance as necessary.
In coordination with the Faculty Athletics Representative, monitor initial and continuing eligibility for all student-athletes, including attention to amateur status rules. Serve as a university representative at Pac-12 Conference, and national groups, as appropriate. Assure the timely investigation, resolution and self-reporting of rules infractions, as they occur.
Maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the Pac-12 Conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), as well as other associations and agencies to which the University of Oregon adheres, and, at all times avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards.
Serves as primary athletic department liaison with the Academic Support Services for Student Athletes Unit which reports directly to the Provost of the University. Works to ensure proper integration of the academic support and compliance functions within University operating structure.
Provides leadership to Department of Athletics as member of the Athletic Director’s senior leadership team. Collaborates with other members of the athletic leadership team in strategic planning, policy formulation and other initiatives under the direction of the Athletic Director. Position may include sport supervision and/or other duties as assigned by Athletic Director.
Submit letter of interest, resume and the names and phone numbers of three references via email to Mark Ruckwardt, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mailed or faxed applications will not be considered. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by May 20, 2013. The position will remain open until filled. Finalist must successfully complete a criminal background check. An equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.