Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: Y6005 / Sports Compliance Manager
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Oversees all compliance activities for the University of New Mexico's NCAA Division I Intercollegiate athletic programs, ensuring strict adherence to all University policies, as well as Mountain West Conference and NCAA rules and regulations. Determines and monitors student-athletes eligibility for financial aid, playing, and practice season. Oversees and administers the Academic Performance Program (APR) managing all adjustments, waivers, and appeals. Submits all violations to the NCAA or MWC as appropriate and enforces penalties. Coordinates and administers all educational programs and materials related to NCAA and MWC rules and regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Oversees the day-to-day administration of the student-athlete Academic Performance Program, to include adjustments, waivers, appeals, department education, and enforcement of contemporaneous and historical non-compliance penalities
  2. Oversees and monitors the determination of student-athlete eligibility for financial aid, initial and continuing academic eligibility, and other playing and practice season eligibility issues.
  3. Formulates policies and procedures to be used within the Compliance department to ensure adherence to all UNM, NCAA and MWC rules and regulations related to student-athletes.
  4. Educates coaches, staff, student-athletes, and campus constituents on all changes to sports compliance rules; provides NCAA interpretations to all coaches and athletic advisors, and serves as primary contact for the NCAA and MWC conference offices on compliance matters.
  5. Manages the maintenance and administration of NCAA Compliance Assistance software supporting student-athlete financial aid, eligibility, and recruiting.
  6. Provides leadership, coordination, and operational support in the execution and submission of all student-athlete rule violation investigations to the MWC Conference Office or to the NCAA.
  7. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  8. Oversees the budgeting and fiscal control of the Sports Compliance activity and all grant-in-aids.
  9. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Academic Performance Program for NCAA student-athletes.
  • Knowledge and understanding of NCAA and MWC compliance standards and reporting requirements.
  • Knowledge of NCAA academic and behavioral rules, regulations, guidelines, and standards for student-athletes
  • Ability to develop and formulate working processes, policies, and procedures in area of expertise.
  • Ability to design and implement systems necessary to collect, maintain, and analyze data.
  • Knowledge of budget management and fiscal control principles and procedures.
  • Group communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of financial aid policies, procedures, and eligibility requirements.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules concerning student-athlete eligibility, recruiting, and financial aid.
  • Knowledge of university admissions policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational and management skills.
  • Research, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
  • Computer literacy and database management skills.
  • Working knowledge of NCAA Compliance Assistance software.
  • Program planning and leadership skills.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative environment and to work in a collegial fashion with peers in other organizational units.

Conditions of Employment

  • Compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations is required in this position.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017