Executive, Executive - Associate Athletics Director
4 Year Degree
Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) supports the nearly 900 student-athletes who compete on the 36 intercollegiate athletics teams sponsored by the university. DAPER also supports the campus physical education, recreation and wellness initiatives. Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics department is seen as the premier athletics program in the country, achieving the highest levels of success both in the classroom and on the field. The core tenets of the Athletics Department culture—the “The DAPER Way”— are: Embrace scholar-athleticism, Pursue and revere excellence, Lead with courage, and Work cohesively. All department actions and employees are guided by these principles.
This position works under the direction of the Deputy Athletic Director for Legal, Compliance Services and Human Resources and works cooperatively with Athletics Department coaches and staff, student-athletes, and other constituencies to provide rules education, assess and make recommendations on technology needs, day-to-day monitoring of all NCAA and Pac-12 rules.
Summary of essential job functions
Provide day-to-day oversight over all DAPER initiatives for compliance with NCAA and Pac-12 Conference rules. Conduct creative, proactive and comprehensive rules training program for coaches, staff, student-athletes and representatives of athletics interests/donors. Supervise compliance staff to direct the monitoring of student-athlete eligibility, recruiting, financial aid, awards & benefits, amateurism, and playing-practice season regulations. Prepare required NCAA and Pac-12 reports and petitions. Assist with rules enforcement, including conducting inquiries and investigations into possible rules violations. Respond to rules inquiries from coaches, staff, student-athletes, representatives of athletic interests/donors, parents, and other individuals associated with the operations of the intercollegiate athletics program. Other duties may be included as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years of related experience required. Master’s degree preferred. Preference to prior experience with Division I regulations on an institutional campus. Commitment to and knowledge of NCAA rules is required. Experience with NCAA rules compliance at Division I level preferred.
NCAA and Administrative Guide Policy:
This position, along with all DAPER coaches and staff, is responsible for the integrity of Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics program and for protecting the reputation of Stanford University through compliance with all relevant rules. This position is responsible for insuring that her/his involvement with Athletic Department activities maintains the integrity of the University’s reputation and does not negatively impact the relationship between the University and its faculty, staff, students and alumni. Additionally, this position must comply with University policies and procedures, NCAA and Pacific-12 rules and regulations.
have outstanding judgment, high ethical standards, and the capacity to deal effectively with a widely varied array of issues.
have a highly collegial approach to problem-solving and a willingness to engage in clear and transparent dialogue about compliance and non-compliance issues. Must be dedicated to finding solutions consistent with institutional and departmental mission.
have demonstrated managerial and leadership acumen, founded upon a deep respect for persons at all levels in the organization.
have a demonstrated ability to manage staff through strong leadership and interpersonal skills
be able to perform effectively, calmly and collegially under pressure.
have an exceptional ability to communicate and calibrate risk with clarity and directness.
be able to set priorities, coordinate multiple projects, meet deadlines and work with minimal supervision.
have demonstrated integrity and wisdom with the ability to inspire confidence and trust.
have a good sense of humor and enjoy working in a fast paced environment.
To apply for this position, please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references online though http://jobs.stanford.edu. Please reference job requisition #.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Internal Number: 79614
About Stanford Athletics
Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) supports the nearly 900 student-athletes who compete on the 36 intercollegiate athletics teams sponsored by the university. DAPER also supports the campus physical education, recreation and wellness initiatives. Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics department is seen as the premier athletics program in the country, achieving the highest levels of success both in the classroom and on the field. The core tenets of the Athletics Department culture—“The DAPER Way”—are: Embrace scholar-athleticism, Pursue and revere excellence, Lead with courage, and Work cohesively. All department actions and employees are guided by these principles.