Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance

McKendree University, a proud member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference, is seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance position. Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the successful candidate will be responsible for all facets of compliance to include the following:

  • Oversees all compliance matters for NCAA programs in coordination with Admission, the Office of Financial Aid, Academic Records, and Student Affairs.
  • Sport administrator for designated sports.
  • Serves as the liaison between Athletics and the Office of Development.
  • Provides interpretation for NCAA Division II and conference rules and regulations for NCAA programs.
  • Responsible for providing rules education to athletic coaches and staff, student-athletes, alumni, faculty, institutional staff members, and representatives of athletic interests.
  • Prepares NCAA, conference, and institutional compliance reports.
  • Serves as a member of the Compliance Committee.
  • Serves as the advisor for the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC).
  • Serves as an athletic representative on various campus committees.
  • Accepts inquiries and conducts investigations into alleged rules violations.
  • Liaison for the NCAA Eligibility Center.
  • Updates the President regarding NCAA violations and general compliance concerns as necessary.
  • Updates and manages the Compliance Assistant database.
  • Maintains the University’s athletics compliance manual.
  • Participates as an active member in the administration and governance of the athletics program.
  • Assists in the hiring of departmental personnel.
  • Attends meetings and functions relative to the department, as assigned by the Director of Athletics (i.e., conference meetings, rules education seminars).
  • Assist the Director of Athletics in creating the vision and strategic plan for the athletic department.


  • Bachelor’s degree with a demonstrated commitment to excellence.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong understanding of the importance of detail.
  • An understanding of the unique opportunities and challenges in the environment of higher education.
  • Extensive knowledge of NCAA Division II rules.
  • Maintains CPR and AED certifications.          


  • Progressive experience in intercollegiate athletics and compliance.
  • Familiarity with the NCAA, GLVC, MIAA, and MIVA rules and regulations.
  • Familiarity with Compliance Assistant (CAi) and with NCAA technology.


  • Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Previous work experience in an NCAA Division II environment.


  • Ability to work nights and weekends.

McKendree University, Illinois’ first and finest, is a private university in Lebanon, IL, just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, home of the 11-time World Series champs (St. Louis Cardinals) and the 2019 Stanley Cup winner (St. Louis Blues). St. Louis also boasts a wonderful zoo, a first-rate botanical garden, a vibrant art scene (both performing and visual), and a plethora of top-notch restaurants. 

Interviews will begin immediately. Qualified candidates should complete and submit the McKendree Employment Application and send a letter of interest referencing Job #ADA64 with a resume/CV and contact information for three professional references to the Director of Human Resources at

McKendree is an ADA/EEO/Vet/Disabled employer committed to enhancing the cultural and gender diversity of the campus. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.