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Assistant Athletic Director, Compliance (5174U), Intercollegiate Athletics - 66220
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Mar. 20, 2024
Title Assistant Athletic Director, Compliance (5174U), Intercollegiate Athletics - 66220
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Athletics

Assistant Athletic Director, Compliance (5174U), Intercollegiate Athletics - 66220

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

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Departmental Overview

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs. These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). We are currently seeking an Assistant Athletic Director who will work within the department's Compliance unit.

Description of Position: The Assistant Athletic Director, Compliance will serve as the compliance office's primary contact person for rules interpretations, will develop and oversee the rules education program, prepare waivers and self-reports for submission to the NCAA and conference office, assist with strategic planning, and establish and implement policies and systems to ensure rules compliance. The Assistant Athletic Director, Compliance will also serve as the primary Compliance liaison for several sports programs.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: April 1, 2024


A. NCAA and Conference Office Interpretations:

  • Serve as the Compliance Office's primary contact person for providing rules interpretations on NCAA and Conference rules to coaches, staff, student-athletes and external constituents.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of NCAA bylaws and interpretations, Conference rules, and University of California policies regarding athletic rules.
  • Maintain interpretations database.

B. Rules Education

  • Develop and oversee a comprehensive rules education program.
  • Present rules education sessions to student-athletes, coaches, athletic department staff, other University staff, and external constituents.

C. Policies and Procedures

  • Analyze, establish and implement new or revised policies and procedures to help ensure rules compliance and institutional control.
  • Implement and update recruiting/compliance software system.

D. Eligibility

  • Serve as liaison to the Athletic Edibility Director with regard to student-athlete eligibility matters.
  • Assist with development of systems to certify student-athletes for practice and competition.
  • Assist in the maintenance of Student-Athlete Database.
  • Conduct research and draft waiver petitions to the NCAA and Conference Office.

E. Violations:

  • Conduct preliminary investigations and report findings on all potential violations
  • Draft violation reports for submission to the NCAA and Conference Office.

F. Other

  • Oversee the compliance internship program.
  • Assist with risk assessments and strategic planning for the athletic compliance program.

Required Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of program activity and best practices.
  • Highly developed problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work with frequent interruptions.
  • Effective listening skills.
  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of basic computer applications and the NCAA's LSDBi, RSRO, and Compliance Assistant systems.
  • Effective customer service skills.
  • Three years of full-time experience in Division I Athletics Compliance or equivalent.
  • Advanced working knowledge of and/or ability to learn NCAA Division I and Conference policies, rules and regulations.


  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training/experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in a related field and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Five years of full-time experience in Division I Athletics Compliance or equivalent.
  • Proficiency with a recruiting/compliance software system, and FileMaker Pro computer software programs.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $85,000.00 - $95,000.00.

  • This is a 100%, full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is exempt and paid monthly.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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