Executive, Executive - Associate Athletics Director
4 Year Degree
This position provides strategic direction and leadership for the Athletics Business Office, including Finance and Accounting. Guides and oversees the overall administration of a $150 million, 23 sport NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Athletic Program serving as a key member of the Athletic Director's Senior Management Team.
The incumbent will be responsible for day-to-day oversight responsibilities for the Athletic Business Office.
• Provide leadership for Business Office, to include finance and accounting
• Long-range strategic financial planning
• Department liaison to the Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee of the Athletic Board
• Primary liaison with UW Foundation's financial leadership and Campus Business Services
• Member of Vice Chancellor's Administrative Council (Campus CFO's)
• Capital project planning and execution
• Annual budget preparation, forecasting, monitoring and reporting
• Revenue management operations
• NCAA and Bowl Travel planning and logistics
• Contract administrator
• Financial master plan coordinator
• Liaison with travel partner
• Additional duties including strategic planning and goal setting, participation in campus committees, athletic conference representation and special projects as assigned
• Other duties may be assigned based on personal expertise and skill set fit with the current members of the Senior Management Team.
Key Deliverables: Successful selection, implementation and integration of cloud-based financial systems in a complex organization
• Through technology, develop dashboards and access to analytics used to drive business decisions and ongoing measurement of performance
• Successful identification and implementation of technology solutions to improve enterprise efficiency
• Creating and implementing a robust budgeting, forecasting, modeling and capital project process
• Creating and implementing financial data strategies (Content, Process, Governance, Storage)
• Communicating and delivering financial materials and packages at the board level
• Influence and guide Senior Staff, Athletic Board members and Vice Chancellor Finance Administration regarding financial planning and capital spending
• Developing strategy and policy deployment process to define strategic financial goals, establish KPI's, and align resources to achieve greater results
Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or closely related field is required. Advanced degree or CPA credential preferred.
Well qualified candidates will possess:
Leadership experience in the fields of accounting, budgeting, forecasting, financial management and financial reporting is required.
Three to five years of collegiate athletics administration experience is preferred.
An understanding of NCAA, Big Ten, and WCHA regulations are preferred.
Experience with and knowledge of budgeting, forecasting, accounting, governmental accounting, financial reports, purchasing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, cost allocation and customer relations is required.
Extensive experience with implementing accounting, financial management and financial reporting software systems is required.
Effective communication, presentation, organizational, supervisory, and team building skills required.
Skills in leadership and management, including the ability to coach, mentor, and support staff in creating a positive and inclusive workplace is required.
Must have proven ability to effectively assess and communicate financial risks to the organization, taking immediate steps towards resolution.
Must have ability and tact to independently and resourcefully reconcile financial problem areas and work out satisfactory solutions to complex problems.
Must communicate professionally and effectively, both orally and in writing and be able to interact amicably with both internal and external constituents, including internal and external audit experience.
The selected individual must be a proven self-starter with excellent time management skills setting an example for staff and colleagues with a high level of fiscal, ethical, and personal integrity.
Conditions of Appointment: This is a 100% Limited appointment. Salary will be assigned within the appropriate range, commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is also included. Anticipated start date on or after July 1, 2019. Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by 11:55 p.m. CDT, on the assured consideration date. To apply, please complete the online application here:https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/500908/associate-athletic-director-for-business-operations and attach a cover letter referencing your qualifications and experience, a comprehensive resume as well as the current contact information for three professional references. All application materials will be reviewed by our search committee after the posted deadline. Applicants selected to participate further in the selection process will be notified directly. All applicants will be notified once a final selection has been made and the search has been completed.
NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in your online application, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
Special Note: UW-Madison conducts criminal background checks for final candidate(s).
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Internal Number: 98049
About University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison dedicates itself to the mission of providing athletic opportunities to a wide range of students in an environment in which all student-athletes can achieve their academic and competitive goals. The Division strives to provide equitable opportunities for all student-athletes and fosters the principles of sportsmanship, respect and fair play on the field of play. The Division sponsors teams in 23 sports (12 women, 11 men) competing under the regulatory guidelines established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Big Ten Conference, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA).
UW-Madison is located in the heart of Madison which is the state capital and the state's second largest city. Madison has a solid and long standing national reputation as a vibrant and thriving city.