Vanderbilt University's Athletics Department prepares student-athletes to become leaders and champions in life by placing the highest values on integrity, character, sportsmanship and victory. Vanderbilt is a charter member of the Southeastern Conference and is the conference's only private school. The university fields 16 varsity teams (6 men's teams and 10 women's teams, a total of 351 student athletes), 14 of which compete in the Southeastern Conference.
The Assistant Director of Compliance will support the Vanderbilt Athletics Department in monitoring the daily implementation and operations of assigned NCAA bylaws. All assigned duties are designed to ensure the compliance office continuously assesses and demonstrates that Vanderbilt University meets the National Collegiate Athletic Association's definition of institutional control and adheres to applicable University policies and/or state and federal regulations.
Duties and responsibilities
Support Vanderbilt Athletics in monitoring the daily operations of assigned NCAA bylaws.
Two-plus years recent experience working with NCAA compliance issues
Implement and maintain policies and procedures related to NCAA Bylaws 13 (Recruiting), 16 (Extra Benefits), and 17 (Playing and Practice Season).
Oversee the daily operations related to assigned bylaws.
Prepare and conduct rules education initiatives for assigned areas, sports, and/or bylaws.
Compile and draft waivers for submission to the Southeastern Conference and/or NCAA.
Identify, investigate, and draft violation reports as needed.
Research and respond to interpretive issues.
Provide gameday support as needed for various sports in relation to recruiting, player pass gates, visiting team pass lists, etc. and ensure all pass lists are in accordance with NCAA and SEC regulations and guidelines.
Other duties as assigned by the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance
Profile of an Ideal Candidate
A Master's Degree is preferred, but a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education is necessary.
Two-plus years recent experience working with NCAA compliance issues in an athletics department, conference office, and/or NCAA national office.
Demonstrates excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communication, and presentation skills.
Excellent PC skills using standard office automation software (e.g. Microsoft Office).
Working knowledge of NCAA and other athletics compliance-related software systems (e.g., NCAA CA/LSDBi, Jump Forward, Teamworks).
Upholds high ethical standards and core values, maintains integrity, has professional demeanor and understands professional boundaries.
Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
About Vanderbilt Benefits In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview.
About Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university's students and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”