Sr Assoc/Assoc Dir Athletics for Business Strategy - Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, 01601

Job Description

Senior Associate/Associate Director of Athletics for Business Strategy and Operations

About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members,students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Athletics and in close collaboration with the Finance Office and the Human Resources Department, the Senior Associate Athletics Director/Associate Athletic Director, Business Strategy and Operations will serve as the lead for all financial and business operations for the department of athletics. This position will lead the department in all financial areas with an emphasis on strategic financial planning, optimum resource allocation, programmatic fiscal strength, efficient and effective financial reporting, budget forecasting and proper monitoring of financial process & procedures. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, highly collaborative team player who can analyze financials, systems and processes in an effort to drive operational performance internally and externally.

This is a senior staff and leadership position within the department of athletics. As such, the Senior Associate Athletics Director/Associate Athletic Director, Business Strategy and Operations will assist will all aspects of strategic planning and vision execution for the department. The position will oversee equipment operations and athletics information technology and will also serve as the departmental liaison with campus human resources. The position could also have sport supervision as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Leading all Intercollegiate Athletics daily fiscal functions with direct oversight of all accounting, fiscal and NCAA reporting, auditing, control procedures and policies.
  • The Senior Associate Athletics Director/Associate Athletic Director, Business Strategy and Operations will provide the Vice President for Administration and Finance, Director of Athletics and other staff members with reporting and analysis including executive reporting and various scorecards/performance metrics.
  • Review and revision of department fiscal policies and control procedures as required to comply with department, campus, conference and NCAA policies and requirements in addition to standard accounting procedures.
  • Development of department level financial processes, training and education to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Perform internal audits and monitor organizational performance and the necessary checks and balances on financial function activities to ensure controls are operating as designed.
  • Lead the creation of the annual Intercollegiate Athletics budget, long-range fiscal and strategic planning and capital financing.
  • Promote a positive image of the intercollegiate athletics program and the College by participating in community and professional organizations and representing the College as a spokesperson at appropriate events, professional meetings, campus committees and in community activities as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the intercollegiate athletics program by willingly performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Athletics.


  • A Bachelor's degree in an applicable discipline is required, a Master's Degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated professional success and relevant athletics experience in financial operations is required.
  • Preference will be given to applicants holding an MBA, CPA credentials and or previous fiscal experience working in a Division I a program.
  • Demonstrated internal controls expertise.

Core Competencies

  • Skills that are required for this job and are in line with the College's mission.
  • Supervision
  • Thinks & Acts Strategically
  • Exemplifies Holy Cross Values & Mission
  • Creates Compelling Vision of the Future
  • Leader of Professional Development & Employee Engagement
  • Expert in Higher Education Best Practices
  • Project Management
  • Dependability & Flexibility
  • Service Oriented
  • Excellent Written & Verbal Communication
  • Proficient Problem Solving
  • Understands Risk Management
  • Excellent Innovation/Creativity
  • Strong Teamwork & Team Facilitation
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Understands, values and respects diversity as an individual, in a team and within groups while fostering an inclusive and supportive environment

Additional Information:

College Description

The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,000 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.

Region Description

Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

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Application Instructions:

In your cover letter please address how your work supports the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see ) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit

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The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts ( ) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( )

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