Northwestern State University – Natchitoches – Louisiana Associate Athletic Director for Business and Finance
Northwestern State University invites applicants for the full-time – 12-month position of Associate Athletic Director of Business and Finance. Northwestern State is an NCAA Division I institution, a member of the Southland Conference and sponsors 14 varsity sports.
The Associate Athletic Director for Business & Finance is responsible for managing the Northwestern State Division I Intercollegiate Athletics budget. The Associate Athletic Director for Business & Finance reports to the Director of Athletics (AD) as part of the senior leadership team and has a dotted line to the University Controller.
The Associate Athletic Director for Business & Finance leads executive/senior staff and head coaches in the development of the annual Athletics budget and provides administrative responsibility for the financial and budgetary operations of Northwestern State Intercollegiate Athletics, in accordance with the policies of Intercollegiate Athletics, Northwestern State, the Louisiana State University System, Southland Conference and NCAA.
% OF TIME DESCRIPTION
35% Develop, implement & monitor all athletic budgets including, university funding, student fees, grants and non-profit private fundraising. Submit these budgets for approval to university administration and governing boards for approval. Monitor and adjust budgets as necessary throughout the fiscal year.
25% Preparing annual financial reports for all audits and other reporting requirements. Includes NCAA Agreed Upon Procedures, Foundation Audit, Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, Southland Conference Financial Reports, Annual Budget Reports to NSU and the LA Board of Regents, and any other financial reporting requesting by internal or external entities.
20% Serve as liaison with NSU Business Affairs - Review and approve all requests for travel and procurement to ensure compliance with all applicable policies and procedures.
10% Develop, implement and monitor policies and procedures to ensure adequate internal controls for business operations and work toward improved operational efficiency to meet overall goals of the department.
5% Training of new employees, coaches and staff, in business operations and financial affairs. Constant education through staff meetings, email messages and sports budget meetings.
5% Miscellaneous: - Represent the department by attending special events, engaging in networking opportunities and being involved in civic organization and campus committees. - Attend as many athletic events as possible. - Attend conference meetings, professional development activities, conventions, etc. - Other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references to: email@example.com.
Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE 1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university. 2. Three or more years of progressively responsible professional experience in the areas of financial management, accounting, compliance and/or budgeting. 3. Three or more years of experience effectively managing professional and support staff.
SKILLS/ABILITIES 1. Excellent organizational skills to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with competing deadlines 2. Demonstrated ability to understand and analyze a variety of numerical data sets (e.g. revenue and expense reports, workforce/salary reports, and budgets) 3. Demonstrated skill in the research, development, and evaluation of policies and procedures related to fiscal administration 4. Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret, organize, and present financial information 5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills 6. Excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse organization 7. Ability to effectively use common computer application programs and related computer software packages (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, database, internet) 8. Demonstrated strong commitment to inclusion and diversity including but not limited to differences in ethnicity, national origin, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification and ability
Preferred Qualifications 1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Master's degree in business, public administration, or a related field. 2. Five or more years of progressively responsible professional experience in the areas of financial management, accounting, compliance and/or budgeting, specifically completing EADA, NCAA Financial Reporting and NCAA Financial Audits; knowledge of NCAA rules; 3. Two (2) or more years experience working in Intercollegiate Athletics, particularly in budget planning and administration 4. Experience managing staff in a collective bargaining environment 5. Knowledge of NCAA policies, practices and financial accounting and reporting requirements 6. Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) / Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Northwestern State University is a responsive, student-oriented institution committed to acquiring, creating, and disseminating knowledge through innovative teaching, research, and service. With its certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs, Northwestern State University prepares its increasingly diverse student population to contribute to an inclusive global community with a steadfast dedication to improving our region, state, and nation.
Northwestern State University was established in 1884 as the Louisiana State Normal School, an institution created specifically for the training of teachers, in a time when public education was an increasing priority across the nation.
The location of the school is tied to the roots of the city of Natchitoches and is the oldest continually occupied site for higher education in Louisiana. When legislation was introduced in 1884 to create a state Normal School, local civic and business leaders marshaled support to purchase the 100-acre site of a former convent and school and offer it as the site of the new state school. The selection was announced in October 1884 and a short, two-month session began in March 188...5 with an enrollment of 60 students.
In 1921, the Louisiana State Normal School, which initially offered a 2-year degree program to prepare educators, began offering a 4-year educator degree program and was renamed the Louisiana Normal College. In 1944, the further expansion of degree offerings led to the school’s name being changed to Northwestern State College. In 1970, the college achieved university status and was renamed the title it still holds today: Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Ever-growing, Northwestern State also serves the region at its off-campus instructional sites in Shreveport, Alexandria and Fort Polk.
Since its inception, Northwestern State University has had a tremendous social and economic impact on northwest Louisiana and beyond. NSU has provided and continues to offer educational and cultural opportunities to prepare individuals for success in life, careers and citizenship.