Director of Enforcement (Football)
National Collegiate Athletic Association - Indianapolis, IN

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Position : Director of Enforcement (Football)

Basic function : This position is responsible for developing, supervising and overseeing the football development and investigations within enforcement, which provides specific expertise in and knowledge of the football recruiting and agent environment through monitoring, investigation, outreach and educational efforts designed to strengthen the enforcement staff's ability to monitor and enforce compliance with NCAA bylaws.

Duties and responsibilities:

1. Football leadership.

a. Provide necessary guidance and leadership to the football staff.

b. Effectively manage the development and implementation of the department initiatives related to football.

c. Effectively assign workload to football staff and take active role in individual development of each staff member.

d. Coordinate football work with applicable NCAA staffs.

e. Ensure staff conformity with enforcement bylaws, procedures and other internal policies.

f. Effectively organize and lead a team of individuals to work collaboratively as one unit.

2. Case management.

a. Effectively manage, monitor and facilitate the development of case information and strategies by the football staff.

b. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the information and evidence obtained.

c. Demonstrate a working knowledge of NCAA bylaws and appropriately recognize when legislative assistance is needed.

d. Communicate effectively with member institutions, involved counsel and others regarding case issues and the enforcement process.

e. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of and an adherence to enforcement policies and procedures.

f. Ensure that there is effective and adequate communication between football staff and all other involved parties.

3. Ensure the development of a working knowledge of the football recruiting and agent environment and applicable NCAA legislation to effectively monitor and enforce rules compliance. In order to effectively develop the requisite knowledge:

a. Track legislative issues that may impact the sport of football.

b. Stay current on topics of interest affecting the sport of football.

c. Monitor and document information relevant to the sport of football consistent with the technological practices of football and the enforcement department.

d. Act as a resource to NCAA enforcement staff members relating to pertinent issues involving football.

4. Develop and maintain relationships with constituents in the football recruiting environment, including but not limited to college coaches, high school coaches, nonscholastic football coaches, professional leagues, prospective student-athletes and their family members.

a. Attend and engage in networking activities to promote football objectives throughout the year.

b. Engage in frequent communication and correspondence with various football constituents throughout the year.

5. Coordinate the assistance of football group members in investigations involving the sport of football conducted by the enforcement staff.

6. Travel with football assistant/associate directors of enforcement to network and build relationships as well as to assist in developing investigative skills of staff.

7. Attend NCAA Committee on Infractions hearings that include alleged infractions relating to football, and provide relevant information to the committee during the hearing.

8. Attend enforcement leadership team meetings, providing expertise especially relating to football.

9. Maintain a training and orientation program relating to football for new assistant/associate directors of enforcement.

10. Work closely with the academic and membership affairs staff during the development of legislation and interpretations relating to football.

11. Update the managing director of enforcement on a weekly basis of the status of football activities, and provide informed recommendations for football group actions.

12. Communicate frequently with the various member conferences and football constituent groups to keep them informed of enforcement and compliance trends relating to football.

13. Perform other tasks as assigned by the managing director of enforcement.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Public speaking engagements to explain the NCAA enforcement process to member institutions, conferences, affiliated members and public groups.

2. Consistent with national office policies, respond to media inquiries concerning enforcement matters.

3. Review and approve expense reports of the assistant/associate directors supervised.

Preferred Qualifications and Minimum Requirements:

1. Minimum requirements include:

a. Bachelor's degree.

b. The ability to lead and develop staff and manage job assignments.

c. Well-developed oral and writing skills are required.

d. Ability to remain poised and able to think clearly in stressful circumstances.

e. Willingness to keep information confidential.

f. The ability to communicate effectively.

g. Strong knowledge of and interest in the sport of football.

2. Preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience in collegiate athletics as an athlete, coach or administrator.
  • A law degree or an advanced degree.


  • Principal Contacts:

    1. NCAA vice president of enforcement.

    2. NCAA managing directors of enforcement.

    3. NCAA assistant/associate directors of enforcement.

    4. NCAA academic and membership affairs staff members.

    5. NCAA championships staff members.

    6. Any person with information relevant to the sport of football and/or NCAA rules violations.

    7. Institutional and athletics department officials at NCAA member institutions.

    8. Football coaching staff members.

    9. Prospective and enrolled student-athletes, and parents, friends, high school coaches and administrators.

    10. Nonscholastic football coaches.

    11. Professional sports organizations.

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