Director of Legal Affairs/Senior Counsel for Health & Safety and Compliance

Indianapolis, IN, USA

NCAA

About the Role

Job Responsibilities
Assist with legal risk management related to the work of the NCAA’s sports science institute and in areas of student-athlete well-being.
Assist with the legal risk management of NCAA scientific, medical, academic and litigation data research and the compilation, analysis, dissemination, use and protection of the same.
Assist with the legal risk management associated with various student-athlete and membership disclosures/attestations and related policies.
Provide legal guidance and facilitation for the development, interpretation and implementation of various internal and external policy compliance matters.
Provide legal guidance to key governance DI stakeholder committees such as the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects (CSMAS) and the Strategic Vision and Planning Committee (SVPC), as well as to DIII and its various committees, and other association-wide governance groups.
Provide legal guidance for various regulatory and privacy matters.
Provide legal guidance in the areas of higher-ed student-athlete academics, Title IX regulation and inclusion.
Provide legal guidance for various contractual and procurement matters.
Assist with contract drafting, interpretation and related advice for all matters listed above and others as assigned.
Other duties as assigned and as consistent with emerging/changing OLA needs and priorities.

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About the Company

Job Function: The director of OLA will provide counseling to various national office and membership client groups. The position assists in the overall service offerings on all subject matters as a member of the NCAA national office legal team and provides coverage for multiple specific legal areas, including health & safety, academics, and compliance. This is a high-visibility position for a mid to senior level attorney who is tasked with supporting key association governance, compliance and student-centric matters. The role requires excellent decision-making and counseling sophistication and on-site attendance. This role reports to the deputy general counsel.