Assistant Athletics Director for Business Operations and Finance
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Salary: $65,000 - $70,000 + benefits
The Athletics department at UNC Asheville is an integral part of the University committed to providing an exemplary NCAA Division I Athletics Program that creates an environment where student-athletes have high-impact learning experiences while pursuing academic, athletic and lifelong goals, and engages the University’s internal and external constituents and communities. Competing in the Big South Conference, UNC Asheville’s Athletics department strives to be nationally recognized for developing “Champions in Athletics and Leaders in Life” by winning in the classroom, community, and competition. The ideal candidate will exhibit character traits of integrity, servant-leadership, work ethic, creativity, and respect for others, and will be passionate about working in college athletics.
Reporting directly to the Athletics Director (AD), the Assistant Athletics Director for Business Operations and Finance is a member of the AD’s Senior Team and is committed to advancing the department through its strategic plan. This position serves as the primary leader and manager of the daily operations and administration of all business/financial activities and travel operations of the department. This includes financial strategic planning, developing and managing budgets, all accounting functions for revenues and expenses for departmental operating funds and Athletics Foundation accounts, preparing and ensuring compliance with annual EADA, NCAA, Big South Conference, and University Financial Reports. This position has a dotted reporting line to the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Sports Administration or Management; demonstrated experience (at least three (3) years) in accounting and fiscal management with working knowledge of various financial software and spreadsheet programs. Experience in analyzing and interpreting financial data and budget preparation. Ability to assess, interpret and apply applicable policies, procedures and guidelines that have significant financial and/or operational impact on the Athletics Department. Effective decision making, data analysis and supervisory skills.
Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgement and discretion and interact effectively with multiple constituencies, both internal and external, to execute job responsibilities.
Master's degree preferred. Experience working in a NCAA Division I collegiate athletics environment and completing EADA and NCAA Financial Reporting and Audits is highly preferred. Working knowledge of Ellucian's Banner is a plus.
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.
UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution’s efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate is expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.