Utah State University

Assistant Athletics Director of Compliance

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/11/2023 2:01 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Vice President-Athletics
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Assistant Athletics Director of Compliance (Compliance Officer I) will assist in the day-to-day operations of the Athletics Compliance Office including monitoring, education, rules interpretations, and NCAA reporting. The individual will have primary compliance oversight of assigned sports as determined by the Associate Athletic Director of Compliance. Additionally, the individual will be the primary compliance liaison for the eligibility process in conjunction with the NCAA Eligibility Coordinator and Student-Athlete Academic Services coordinators. This position will report to the Associate Athletics Director of Compliance.


  • Learn, follow and reinforce NCAA, Mountain West Conference and Utah State University Department of Athletics rules, policies and procedures
  • Primary compliance oversight of assigned sports as determined by the Associate Athletic Director – Compliance
  • Assist in compliance monitoring of eligibility including collaboration with Student-Athlete Academic Services and the NCAA Eligibility Coordinator in certifying initial and continuing eligibility and tracking transfers
  • Responsible for managing the ARMS compliance software including monitoring recruiting, CARA, complimentary admissions, camps and clinics, and other compliance forms for student-athletes and staff
  • Maintain roster management in ARMS and Compliance Assistant (squad lists)
  • Assist with reviewing all student-athlete compliance forms to ensure compliance and completeness
  • Provide rules interpretations to coaches, student-athletes and staff
  • Assist with NCAA rules education for coaches, student-athletes, athletics and University staff, and donors
  • Assist in the submission of rules violations, waiver requests, and appeals
  • Oversee housing for student-athletes and act as the primary liaison with the on-campus housing office
  • Prepare participation reports
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Athletic Director – Compliance
  • Responsible to view issues proactively to prevent violations before they occur
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of constituencies
  • Be available some evenings and weekend for monitoring duties and to provide rule interpretations to coaches/staff


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of two (2) years of compliance experience, preferably at the institutional level
  • Comprehensive knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to perform accurate detail-oriented work and communicate effectively with a diverse population (e.g., coaches, student-athletes, staff, boosters, parents)
  • Ability for analytical and critical thinking, and to make wise decisions in a fast paced and stressful environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s or law degree
  • 2-4 years of full-time experience working in an athletics compliance office
  • Experience with continuing and transfer eligibility
  • Working knowledge of NCAA and institutional compliance software (Compliance Assistant, ARMS, LSDBi database)

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 11/2022


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