University of Portland

Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Student Services

Closing Date: 9/7/2012
Department: Athletics
Job Type: Non-Academic Staff
Hours Per Week: Full Time


The University of Portland, an NCAA Division I institution and West Coast Conference member located in Portland, Oregon, is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Student Services. The selected candidate for this position is responsible for leading a comprehensive NCAA rules compliance program for the Portland Athletic Department, and for organizing Student Services/Life Skills programming. Compliance duties include ensuring effective operating systems in appropriate areas, with particular emphasis on education, monitoring, evaluation and certification. Specific responsibilities include serving as a liaison to the NCAA and WCC in compliance matters, providing accurate and timely rules interpretations to coaches and staff, and providing rules education for coaches, staff, student-athletes, prospects and others with athletic interests. Other responsibilities include monitoring athletic department activities in critical areas (recruiting, amateurism, playing and practice seasons), certifying compliance with all applicable rules through systems and certification (eligibility, financial aid), investigating rules violations and other inquiries, and processing NCAA or conference reports as needed (APR, GSR). Student Services duties include working with the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, coordinating a New Student-Athlete Orientation event, and organizing other appropriate Life Skills activities throughout the academic year. Position serves as primary liaison to the University Registrar, Financial Aid Office, and works collaboratively with many other campus offices. Position is part of Athletic Department’s Student Services team, and works closely with Academic Advisor for Student-Athletes and Student Development Coordinator (who has academic and compliance responsibilities).


Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree or JD preferred, with a minimum of 4-5 years working in NCAA compliance in a Division I institution, conference office and/or the NCAA national office. Candidates must demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, exceptional administrative and organizational skills, the ability to meet deadlines while handling multiple projects and priorities, and an excellent attention to detail. Candidates must also possess a professional demeanor and the ability to work effectively with various constituencies including prospective students, current students, their families, the general public, faculty, administrators and alumni. The position is classified as full-time, exempt, and includes full benefits.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of Karen Peters, Senior Associate Athletic Director, at Applications and referrals will be accepted until September 7, 2012.

A background investigation check is required before final hiring procedures can be completed.

Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university of 3800 students, 3200 undergraduates and 600 graduates presently enrolled, with a mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership. We are an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER striving to employ personnel at all levels who will support and enhance our educational mission and purpose. Please visit our website at for more information about this position and the University.

Salary: $50,000
Benefits: Full Time Salaried
Start Date: As soon as possible
Contact: Karen Peters
Phone: 503-943-8110