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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Director/Assistant Director of Compliance for Eligibility will assist in a number of areas related to eligibility and recruiting and will have primary responsibility for managing the continuing, transfer and initial eligibility process, including keeping coaches, admissions, academic support and related staff informed as to the academic status of current and incoming student-athletes.  The Director of Compliance, Eligibility will also have a thorough understanding of NCAA and Big Ten rules, as well as UM policies and programs.   

The Director of Compliance, Eligibility will convey a strong customer service attitude and assist coaches, student-athletes and athletic administrators with issues related to NCAA, Big Ten and institutional rules and policies. The Director of Compliance, Eligibility will consistently and reliably demonstrate good judgment, sound reasoning, and practicality.


  • Oversee continuing eligibility of student-athletes.
    • Liaison to Registrar’s Office and college and unit degree audit personnel.
    • Verify academic eligibility of continuing student-athletes based on NCAA and Big Ten eligibility requirements.
    • Prepare and submit eligibility lists to the Big Ten Conference office using an approved format.
    • Interpret NCAA and Big Ten eligibility requirements and advise student-athletes, academic staff and coaches.
    • Monitor full-time enrollment status of student-athletes.
  • Oversee transfer eligibility for incoming transfers and completion/coordination of release forms for incoming and departing transfers.
    • Respond to requests for transfer information for departing transfers.
    • Assess eligibility of incoming transfer student-athletes based on NCAA and Big Ten rules.
  • Oversight of initial eligibility issues and serve as liaison to Admissions Office on issues of initial eligibility.
    • Assist with communication of issues with coaches and Admissions Office regarding amateurism clearinghouse review process.
    • Liaison with NCAA Eligibility Center and ACT/SAT for test score validations in accordance with institutional policy.
  • Prepare and submit waivers as required.
    • Prepare well-written, persuasive arguments in support of waiver requests being filed on behalf of student-athletes in areas such as Initial Eligibility, Progress Towards Degree and Athletics Activity waivers.
  • Assist with academic data collection and reporting.
    • Serve as liaison with Registrar’s Office for reporting of APR/GSR data.
    • Tracking student-athlete grade changes for review by the Faculty Athletics Representative.
    • Assist in compiling data regarding independent studies for review. 
  • Investigate possible violations of NCAA rules and draft violation reports, as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Associate Athletic Director.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 1 - 3 years of compliance experience in a Division I athletics program.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA and Big Ten rules.
  • Demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi – task and work in a fast – paced office setting.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in work product.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Masters, law or other relevant advanced degree.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Big Ten rules.
  • Previous experience in a BCS-level athletics program.


Underfill Statement

This posting is for the Director of Compliance for Eligilibilty, but may be underfilled as an Assistant Director of Compliance for Eligibility depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.