Business Manager, Director of Athletics, Senior Administration
4 Year Degree
The Assistant Athletics Director manages all fiscal activities associated with the Athletics Department and for all aspects of the Athletics Business Office.
Typical duties include but are not limited to:
• Manages the day-to-day operations of the administrative functions, including finance, human resources, contracts, property control, and purchasing.
• Provides guidance and direction to staff. Delegates work, establishes work schedules, and communicates performance standards.
• Develops and manages budgets to ensure program alignment with fiscal allocation. Prepares financial analyses such as income and expense forecasting, as well as a variety of routine and ad-hoc financial reports.
• Plans and implements special projects as assigned. Represents the department or college on committees and work groups as requested.
• Serves as a liaison between administration and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering policies and procedures, and resolving escalated issues and concerns related to the scope of duties.
• Ensures that all administrative operations and activities comply with university policies and guidelines.
• Participates in the strategic planning for assigned areas and assists with developing and implementing the departmental strategic plan.
• Establishes performance goals and measures to evaluate success within the assigned area of responsibility.
• Develops and implements business and fiscal processes to ensure compliance and good stewardship of university resources.
• Complies with all University, ASUN or CCSA regulations, as well as all NCAA rules and regulations. Remains current with all changes in NCAA, as well as changes to University, ASUN and CCSA rules and regulations regarding intercollegiate athletics. This includes the requirement for self-reporting any possible rule violations and participation in the annual NCAA continuing education programs including passing the NCAA certification test, if applicable. Any violation of NCAA rules is prohibited and may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities -
Knowledge of NCAA, ASUN Conference (ASUN), and Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) rules and regulations as they pertain to the job duties.
Knowledge of accounting, budgeting, finance and management principles, practices and procedures.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects.
Ability to collaborate and develop strategic relations with a diverse group of staff, faculty, students, and business partners.
Ability to work successfully as both a member of a team and independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to take initiative to plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations when numerous and diverse demands are involved.
Ability to use effective decision making and problem solving techniques.
Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures consistently.
Ability to analyze and interpret complex financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections.
Ability to think critically and creatively, have a high standard of integrity, and be motivated to incorporate best practices into the organizational structure.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times.
Ability to exercise a high degree of independent judgement in the establishment, interpretation, application, and enforcement of all rules, regulations, and policies.
Ability to effectively manage the work of others by providing information, guidance, and motivation.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field.
Five years of full-time professional experience in a higher education athletics department related to the position.
Experience operating a personal computer and proficient in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
Preferred Qualifications -
Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field.
Experience with NCAA financial reporting requirements and NCAA bylaws.
Experience with WorkDay.
Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications will be considered.
Internal Number: PS845P
About Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Since enrolling its first students in 1997, Florida Gulf Coast University has set student success as its highest priority. Our commitment to our students is reflected in the close, personal and collaborative relationships between faculty and students; in the state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories in which they learn; and in the university’s commitment to service to the community, which has inspired and informed our curriculum.
While FGCU is known for its excellent facilities, we are equally well known for the close interaction with students that our faculty enjoy. Our students are service-minded, concerned about the environment and eager to make a difference. Take a look at just a few:
Yoni and Dani Papanikolaou are two brothers whose final project for their civic engagement class was designed to change the lives of children in the community. The idea was simple: bring art to disadvantaged children in the community. They collaborated with a local middle school, raised more than $6,000 from local businesses in support of the project and finally took 100 students to the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida. Fort Myers Middle School princ...ipal said of the project: “It lets kids know that they are capable [of] way more than they think. I am a firm believer that the arts help define what kind of adults kids become.” Yoni and Dani plan to continue the program. [Link]
Matthew Walzer, who is a sophomore in the FGCU Honors Program, has received national attention for challenging Nike to develop shoes for athletes with physical challenges. In 2012 he wrote a letter to Nike that said in part: “Out of all the challenges I have overcome in my life, there is one that I am still trying to master, tying my shoes. Cerebral palsy stiffens the muscles in the body. As a result I have flexibility in only one of my hands, which makes it impossible for me to tie my shoes.” The results of Matthew’s letter was unveiled this year—Nike’s FLYEASE, which will bring a new level of independence to thousands, like Matthew, across the country. http://360.fgcu.edu/fgcu-honors-student-teams-with-nike-meets-lebron/
Christie Mauretour left her home in Haiti for the first time to major in mathematics at FGCU. She says that the transition was a little overwhelming, but that the Eagle Ambassadors and professors quickly made her feel at home and a part of the FGCU community. Christie enrolled in the Honors Program her second semester, and one of her professors challenged her to take on a research project. Since that time, Christie has presented her research at conferences across the country. She begins her graduate work in mathematics in the fall of 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuggcRUhC9Q
In little over 20 years, FGCU has made an indelible impact on Southwest Florida. We are a catalyst for the area’s economy and a cultural hub for the community. Our campus and community serve as a living laboratory where life-improving discoveries are made. Our athletic teams energize the entire region. Our faculty challenge their students, and our students challenge their communities to do better.
Inspiring those who then inspire others
That’s The FGCU Effect
Come see what effect it will have on you.