Senior Associate Director, Business Operations
Stanford's Department Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) supports the campus Recreation and Wellness initiatives. The core tenants of the Departments culture, “The DAPER Way” are: Embrace Scholar-Athleticism, Pursue and Revere Excellence, Lead with Courage, and Work Cohesively. All department actions and employees are guided by these principles.
The Division of Health and Human Performance in Recreation and Wellness is hiring for a full-time Academic Operations Manager. The ideal candidate enjoys working directly with students, faculty and staff to create a vibrant student life focused community, and is confident in explaining and upholding policy, implementing and improving current practices, and tracking the many details related to business operations. We seek someone with outstanding communication skills, a talent for influence and negotiation, acute problem-solving skills, diplomatic savvy, a good sense of humor and a sharp mind.
Under the direction of the Director of Health and Human Performance the Academic Operations Manager is responsible for the leading our business operations unit. The functions of this unit include finance, human resources, marketing, and customer support.
Provide management and coordination of administrative and operations-related functions for the divisions within Recreation and Wellness. Manage operational staff to achieve the mission, goals and objectives of the units. Partner with unit leadership and faculty on divisional affairs.
Administrative Responsibilities (100%) Manage staff in the day-to-day operations related to finance, human resources, marketing, and customer support. Responsible for hiring and retaining staff, career coaching, personal development for direct reports and accountable for the performance of employees. Ensure work completion within schedule and constraints.
May independently or in collaboration with human resources managers, guide faculty supervisors in the interpretation and implementation of human resources policies, procedures and programs.
Evaluate business processes as well as operational and financial effectiveness. Analyze and resolve complex issues and provide alternative solutions as necessary. May lead process improvement for immediate unit.
Analyze unit needs and make recommendations to leadership for changes in staffing, facilities, health and safety compliance, finance, technology and/or administrative functions. Work with unit leadership regarding resources to support activities and interests.
Interpret, implement and ensure compliance with university academic and administrative policies and procedures within an operating unit. Recommend new internal policies, guidelines and procedures.
Manage the finances across all sources for the annual budget, including developing, monitoring, analyzing, forecasting and reporting.
Manage and coordinate contracts for the department. Ensure compliance with institutional and external requirements.
Represent the unit's business and academic operations within the organization.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience in administrative and financial management, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Demonstrated supervisory skills including conflict resolution.
Excellent planning and organizational skills.
Excellent communication skills
Working knowledge of accounting, budget planning and financial forecasting.
Working knowledge of grants and contract administration.
Strong negotiation and effective interpersonal skills.
Solid analytical and problem solving skills.
Attention to detail and accuracy.
Strong expertise in business and management computer applications and databases.
Strong knowledge in industry standards and/or regulatory requirements.
Ability to multi-task and manage deadlines.
Subject matter expertise for area(s) of responsibility.
Able to keep abreast of general industry knowledge and trends
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Occasionally stand/walk, writing by hand, use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.
Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Occasional evening and weekend hours.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/.
*Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.