Director of Athletic Compliance

200231 Requisition #

Reports to the General Counsel and assists the Athletic Director in the overall organization and administration of the University’s intercollegiate athletic program.  As a member of the senior leadership team within Athletics, the Director of Athletics compliance oversees the University’s compliance with NCAA and BIG EAST Conference legislation as it relates to intercollegiate athletics, and develops and implements policies and strategies to achieve compliance in conjunction with the University’s and department’s missions.  Oversees the Athletics department’s compliance with University policies to ensure proper reporting of compliance-related issues to the President.

Oversee and manage efforts by the Compliance staff to interpret rules, research case precedent and seek interpretive confirmation from the NCAA and BIG EAST. Responsible for monitoring compliance with NCAA legislation for the entire University community, specifically in the areas of personnel, recruiting, camps and clinics, student-athlete eligibility, financial aid, playing seasons, amateurism and athletic administrative regulations.  File waivers for legislative relief and medical hardships, and report violations of NCAA bylaws to the NCAA.


Serve as liaison between athletics to offices including Admissions, Financial Aid, Division of Student Life, Internal Audit, Office of Equity and Inclusion and the General Counsel’s office. Active participation and leadership on various NCAA and Big East Conference committees, in addition to the appointments to specific University entities including but not limited to the Student Athletes Compliance Committee and the Athletics Board.


Educate coaches, staff, student-athletes and University community on BIG EAST/NCAA legislation and institutional policies through regular in-person group meetings, team meetings, newsletters, social media and electronic correspondence. 


Oversee financial aid agreements and renewals for all sport programs. Assign and distribute all athletic endowed and annual scholarship awards to student-athletes, degree completion students, managers, graduate assistants, student workers, mascots and spirit participants. Collaborate with financial aid, development and university relations as needed to ensure proper reporting and accounting of all scholarships.

Devise, implement and maintain department and University-wide systems for ensuring compliance with institutional, conference and NCAA legislation.

Oversee all NCAA reporting requirements, including APP, GSR, SVP, Sports Sponsorship & Demographic and ensure all NCAA communication and requirements of others on campus is appropriately communicated and managed.

Serve as member of senior staff and assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree Required; Master’s or Juris Doctorate Preferred.

5-10 years related work experience in compliance

Management experience and experience working within intercollegiate athletics (3 or more years preferred), including familiarity with a variety of legal and legislative concepts, practices and procedures required for Division I athletics and NCAA membership.

Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills in support of a diverse community

Possess the ability to think clearly through complex issues along with the ability to perform accurate detail-oriented work

Ability to set priorities, coordinate multiple projects, meet deadlines and work with minimal supervision

Experience with NCAA platforms (CAI, LSDBI< RSRO, Eligibility Center, Transfer Portal, etc.) and Teamworks

Ability to work effectively with coaches, students, faculty, administration and community

Physical Requirements:

Seeing: 75 – 100%
Hearing: 75 – 100%
Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 50 – 75%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0 – 24 % (pound: 10 lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%
Travel: Yes
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No

AAP/EEO Statement:
Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement:
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

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