Assistant Athletics Director for Business Operations and Finance

Asheville, NC
Mar 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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 University Foundation accounts, preparing and ensuring compliance with annual EADA, NCAA, Big South Conference, and University Financial Reports. This position has a secondary reporting line to the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance.

UNC Asheville boasts a small-college setting in one of the most scenic areas of the country. Our beautiful location provides the backdrop for career-minded professionals who value work and life balance. UNC Asheville employees embrace and reflect the university's core values of diversity and inclusion, innovation and sustainability as we build a respectful, vibrant, responsible and inclusive campus community.Preferred applicants will have:
  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Sports Administration or Management; a Master's degree is desired.
  • Experience working in a collegiate athletics environment preferably NCAA Division I and completing EADA and NCAA financial reports and audits.
  • Demonstrated experience (at least three (3) years) in accounting and fiscal management with working knowledge of various financial software and spreadsheet programs.
  • Working knowledge of Ellucian's Banner software.
  • 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.

Learn more about this vacancy, and apply online at Applications accepted until the position is filled.

UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.


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