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Senior Associate Athletics Director

College of the Holy Cross
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 4, 2022
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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 3,100 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 Associate Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and in close collaboration with the Finance Office and the Human Resources Department, the Senior Associate Athletic Director will serve as the lead for all business, facility, and event 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 also oversee the areas of facilities and event operations, leading a staff responsible for managing events for all 27 varsity sports. Success in the role will be positively impacted by a high degree of self-motivation, collaboration and team play, and the ability to 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 Athletic Director will assist with all aspects of strategic planning and vision execution for the department. The position will oversee equipment operations, athletics information technology and will also serve as the departmental liaison with campus human resources. The position will 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 Athletic Director will provide the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance, Associate Vice President for Intercollegiate 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.
  • Coordinate the successful function of all athletic facilities and event operations for the Department of Athletics, while also creating strategies for monetizing facilities and enhancing operational efficiency.
  • Manage the Department of Athletics human resources and coordinate all processes in collaboration with campus HR.
  • 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 Associate Vice President for Intercollegiate 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.
To prevent the infection and spread of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, College of the Holy Cross requires that all successful applicants show proof of full vaccination by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted. Applicants believing they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, sincerely-held religious belief, or otherwise should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information on your application materials.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, exempt level position. The College is committed to providing competitive market pay for its employees. The College also offers a competitive benefits package for full-time staff, including:
  • 10% College contribution to the 403(b) Retirement Plan (1 year wait waiver available)
  • Hybrid work
  • NEW - condensed summer 4-day work week
  • Tuition benefits
  • Wellness programs & ongoing Training and Development opportunities
  • Generous paid time off
  • Free parking and free use of the athletic/fitness facilities.
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College Description

The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,100 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 200,000 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 which you can read more about here .

The College of the Holy Cross is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer.

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

To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to:

Holy Cross Benefits at a Glance PDF for download: click here

Application Instructions:

Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.

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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