The LEAD1 Association, a national association representing 130 of the largest college athletic programs in the U.S. and based in D.C. and Virginia, is seeking a Legal & Policy Affairs Assistant to help research and monitor various legislative issues relative to the mission of the organization. The successful candidate must have a combination of a bachelor’s degree and three or more years of experience in the legal/compliance field, preferably working in sports. The individual will work closely with the Director of Business Operations and Development. The individual will help support, coordinate, and engage in research and the implementation of legal and policy related processes and regulations within the Association membership.
Experience working within an athletic department, conference or national office at the collegiate level is preferred. The individual must have the ability to work well with a variety of constituents, including athletics directors, administrators and staff at member institutions.
SPECIFIC AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY AND EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: The legal and policy affairs assistant will assist with the oversight and documentation of the NCAA legislative calendar, exclusively with regards to legislative tracking. Other governance areas may include, but are not limited to: the rules, regulations, and requirements of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA); the rules, regulations, and requirements of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS); policies, practices, and requirements of LEAD1 member institutions; and laws, regulations, and requirements by federal, state, and other jurisdictions. The individual will manage a number of research projects and be asked to frequently exercise strong written and communication skills. Other preferred areas of expertise include:
-Interpretive knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations -Experience in college athletics administration and knowledge of NCAA Bylaws -Must be able to work independently, exhibit high professionalism & flexibility
This position is full-time. Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes participation in the conference’s employee benefit plan.
The LEAD1 Association is an equal opportunity employer. Our culture principles emphasize that there is strength in diversity as we believe diverse teams are more innovative, creative and productive. The LEAD1 Association encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.
About LEAD1 Association
LEAD1 represents the athletics directors and programs of the 130 member universities of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Key to the LEAD1 mission are influencing how the rules of college sports are enacted and implemented, advocating for the future of college athletics, and providing various services to our member schools.