Director of Compliance (HR title: Associate Director 1)
Southern Methodist University
Location: Dallas, Texas
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Internal Number: ATH00000222
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
SMU’s more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through eight schools.
Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities – from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor.
About the Position:
The Director of Compliance directly manages the NCAA, conference, and institutional athletics compliance program for designated teams, departments, and other constituents of the University.
The person in this role assists with the development of a comprehensive compliance program including rules education for student-athletes, coaches and administrators and serves as the Athletics Compliance Office liaison to various campus constituents.
The role also serves as an official representative of the University at institutional, conference and NCAA meetings as requested.
Provides rules interpretation to University community.
Produce, publish and distribute rules education materials
Assist with monitoring of recruiting activities and maintenance of recruiting logs
Investigate and process secondary violations
Assist with eligibility certification process for new and continuing student-athletes
Provide compliance related liaison support to campus constituents
Assist with roster management, assist in preparation of standard NCAA and institutional reports
Attend NCAA, Conference or Compliance Related Meetings/Seminars/Conference
Perform other duties as requested by immediate supervisor
Some evening and/or weekends are required in consideration of athletics compliance-related duties at athletics department practices, competitions, and other events. Some travel is required on occasion in conjunction with athletics department events and competitions, meetings, conferences, and seminars.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree is required.
A minimum of three years of experience in athletics compliance, including experience implementing/managing an NCAA athletics compliance program, is required. Some experience at an NCAA Division I institution in athletics compliance is also required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidate must demonstrate strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to forge strong working relationships and manage interests of multiple stakeholders. Must also demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing. Strong presentation skills with the ability to present clear and accurate information when conducting training for various groups is essential.
Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify need for corrective action and develop alternatives. Must also possess strong analytical skills to identify and assess facts and determine outcomes. A strong commitment to confidentiality is essential, as this position will be required to handle confidential and sensitive information.
Candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to integrity, professionalism and ethical behavior in regards to adherence to NCAA and University rules and regulations. Must also have a strong focus on attention to detail. A working knowledge of NCAA Division I manual essential.
Candidate must have a strong working knowledge of MS office and Adobe products. Experience with NCAA databases and websites (e.g., LSDBi, Compliance Assistant, Requests/Self-Reports Online) is required.
National Association for Athletics Compliance (NAAC) Education Certification is preferred.
Physical and Environmental Demands:
Bend, stand, kneel
Reach above shoulders
Handle objects (dexterity)
Carry/lift 25 lbs.
Sit for long periods of time
Deadline to Apply:
July 11, 2022
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SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.
SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU's retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.
SMU is a private university that employs 2,000 staff and faculty to support the more than 11,000 students. SMU’s tree lined campus is just five miles north of downtown Dallas and offers a unique workplace environment, including historic Georgian architecture buildings, beautiful lawns, landscaped gardens and an exciting campus community.
The range of career opportunities at SMU is as diverse as the SMU community. SMU seeks to attract, develop and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and students. Employees gain satisfaction in
knowing that they are helping, in their own way, to complete the educational experience for a diverse body of countless students.
In addition to being a great place for starting an exciting and rewarding career, SMU’s total compensation philosophy incorporates choice, flexibility, and competitive programs that drive many to join our growing and vibrant community.
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