Assistant Director of Compliance for Athletics | Florida Atlantic University


Posted: 21-Apr-22

Location: Boca Rotan , Florida

Type: Full-time

Preferred Education: Masters



Operations – Compliance


Collegiate Sports



With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic’s faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.

Florida Atlantic University is seeking an Assistant Director of Compliance for Athletics, Boca Raton, FL.

Summary of responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance and act as an NCAA compliance liaison for the Intercollegiate Athletics Program. This includes research, investigation, interpretation, and educational arm of the department with compliance and risk management issues. The position will be responsible for educating and developing the student-athletes, coaches, athletics staff, other institutional staff members, boosters, fans, and local community regarding compliance and certification issues.
  • Responsible for acquiring and maintaining a detailed knowledge of NCAA, Conference, and University Policies & Procedures.
  • Responsible for the timely completion and submission of all NCAA, Conference, and University student-athlete forms as they pertain to student-athlete departmental staff rules. Individual will implement and maintain all policies and procedures of the department, University, Conference, and NCAA.
  • Monitoring and ensuring compliance of Bylaw 11 (Personnel) to include but not limited to collecting the staff declaration forms from each sport team throughout the academic year to confirm that the sports team is operating within the numerical coaching/staff limitations and that the duties, qualifications, and responsibilities for each position is in conformity with NCAA legislation and institutional policies and procedures.
  • Monitoring and ensuring compliance of NCAA Bylaw 13 (Recruiting) legislation to include but not limited to the topic areas of Camps/Clinics, Contacts/Evaluations, Telephone Calls, Official/Unofficial Visits, Individuals Associated with Prospective Student-Athletes, Recruiting Materials, Banquets & Meetings, Recruiting & Scouting Services, and Local Sports Clubs.
  • Collecting and monitoring outside athletically related income and benefits that are received by athletic department staff members annually.
  • Reviewing and monitoring student-athlete employment opportunities and student-athlete Name, Image, and Likeness opportunities to ensure compliance with NCAA, Conference, and state of Florida rules and regulations.
  • This individual will administer the Coaches Recruiting Rules Compliance Test.
  • Performing Bylaw 14 initial eligibility academic projections for potential domestic/international incoming prospective student-athletes consistent with the NCAA, Conference, and institutional rules and regulations.
  • Maintaining an online filing system and possessing the ability to navigate and utilize ARMS computer software.
  • Submitting waivers, interpretation requests, and violations to the Conference and NCAA when applicable.
  • Monitoring and ensuring compliance of Bylaw 16 (Awards & Benefits) to include but not limited to reviewing awards that are distributed to student-athletes, team entertainment expenses, occasional meal expenses, and managing the complimentary admissions process for guests of coaches and student-athletes as well as complimentary admissions that are provided to prospective student-athletes and high school/prep school/two-year college coaches from the institution.
  • Reviewing expense reports through Workday to ensure that recruiting expenses, vacation period expenses, and team travel expenses are in conformity with NCAA legislation and institutional policy.
  • Monitoring and ensuring compliance of all Bylaw 17 (Playing & Practice Season) rules and regulations to include but not limited to the length of playing seasons for each sport, maximum and minimum number of contests/dates of competition for each sport, countable athletically related activities, required athletically related activities, voluntary athletically related activities, student-athlete outside competition, tryouts for enrolled students, summer athletic activities for Football and Basketball, time management plans, and foreign tours.
  • This position also supervises volunteers and entry-level compliance staff members.
  • Working all home football contests and majority of men’s basketball home games.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of appropriate experience required. 

Master’s degree preferred.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential to success in this position.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.

Must also have excellent customer service, organizational and time management skills.

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Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

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