Assistant Athletics Director for Finance-Business Operations
Location: Peoria, Illinois
Type: Full Time
The Bradley University Athletics Department is now accepting applications for the position of Assistant AD for Finance/Business Operations.
Bradley University is a top-ranked, prestigious, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university. Bradley offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in Central Illinois.
Purpose of Position: To serve and represent the Athletic Director managing the day-to-day business operations of the athletics department. This position reports directly to the Senior Associate Athletics Director.
Provides administrative leadership and guidance to various departments within the University as they relate to athletics.
Assist with budget forecasting and management plans as directed by the Senior Associate Athletics Director.
Analyzes and recommends necessary changes to departmental policies and procedures including recommendations to increase overall effectiveness of business, finance, facilities, event management.
Serve as a secondary liaison to the Controller.
Manage all departmental internal accounting.
Ensure that all travel and recruiting expenditures comply with NCAA legislative requirements.
Ensure that all department expenditures comply with University policies and regulations.
Assist with NCAA Fiscal Reporting and Agreed Upon Procedures.
Approve and allocate department expenses and revenues.
Facilitate payment to vendors, (i.e. review bills and statements, and assign appropriate accounts to be charged, submit for approval).
Coordinate and audit all revenues and deposits including on-line platforms.
Final review and allocation of monthly bank card statements.
Process monthly expense credit, recruiting, and travel summaries for approval and payment.
Prepare cash advance requests and reconcile accordingly.
Assist the Senior Associate Athletics Director with contractual matters including review and approval of:
Game contract and guarantees.
Multi-year purchasing and rental agreements.
Athletic insurance contracts.
Multi-year maintenance agreements.
Coach employment contracts.
Approve and audit hourly payroll for student help, classified/hourly and part-time workers (e.g., Braves Vision, Ticket Office, study hall monitors, and marketing student workers).
Supervise and delegate responsibilities of Equipment Manager.
Assist with the day-to-day supervision of the Director of Ticket Operations.
Provide data analytic (financial and other) support for Bradley Athletics
Create and develop reports and dashboards to support the day-to day needs of Bradley Athletics
Interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports and dashboards
Serve on Department, University, Conference and NCAA committees as assigned.
Serve as event/site coordinator at athletics events.
Other duties as assigned by the Senior Associate Athletics Director or Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics.
A Bachelor’s degree is required, with a major in business or accounting preferred; the successful candidate must also be willing to uphold the mission and values of Bradley Athletics and adhere to all NCAA, Missouri Valley Conference and University rules and policies.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and complete contact information for a minimum of three professional references with telephone numbers. Please submit all materials at the time of initial application.
Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Bradley University is a top-ranked, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering nearly 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students opportunities, choices, and resources to build their futures. Innovation, action, and collaboration drive Bradley students to generate ideas and create solutions that remake the world around them. Our comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs includes business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology.
Bradley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.
ALL students, faculty, and staff MUST have received their second dose of a two dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single dose COVID-19 vaccine.
The ONLY exceptions to this will be:
Those who receive a medical or religious exemption for vaccination.
Those faculty and staff who are working entirely remotely and who will not be on campus. However, please note, individual programs may require you to be vaccinated to meet their requirements.
We recognize the challenges and need for clarity in this ever-changing environment. Please visit the Bradley Unite website for full policy details.
Bradley University is a top-ranked, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university. Bradley offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in the largest metropolitan area in central Illinois.