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Assistant Director of Athletics, Business Operations

Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 16, 2024

Job Details

Founded in 1764, Brown is a leading institution for education, discovery, and global intellectual progress as well as one of the largest employers in Rhode Island. Working at Brown brings more than just a paycheck and generous benefits; it offers an opportunity to contribute to a greater good. Join us in supporting the pursuit of knowledge and individual growth that defines higher education and enriches our community.

Job Description:

The Assistant Athletic Director, Business Operations provides high-level financial support for the Division of Athletics and Recreation, a complex organization with annual operating expenses of $30 million. This position provides appropriate financial controls by reviewing and approving expense reports, purchase orders and supplier invoices as one of three Cost Center Managers for 45+ Athletic Department cost centers. The incumbent manages and coordinates various areas of responsibility within the Athletic Business Office and ensures effective daily operations, and compliance with University, NCAA and Ivy league policies.

All department employees are required to demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations; the duties of the position are to be performed in compliance with all NCAA, Ivy League and ECAC rules and regulations; and any rules violations on behalf of themselves or any knowledge of violations within the department are to be reported to the appropriate parties.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to complete a criminal background check satisfactory to Brown University prior to commencing employment.

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years related experience or equivalent combination of education

  • and experience, including previous managerial experience.

  • Highly proficient in Excel applications (data manipulations); MS Excel and Google Docs

  • preferred.

  • Previous experience in Workday preferred, but not required.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload in a multi-tasking environment while maintaining

  • careful attention to detail.

  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.

Job Competencies
  • Excellent financial analytical ability.

  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) to elicit and disperse information; to present information (including data) and communications in a clear and concise manner.

  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage competing priorities.

  • Demonstrated creative problem solving and financial analytical skills.

  • Strong organizational, administrative, time management and critical thinking skills.

  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, multi-faceted work environment.

  • Possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.

  • Flexible to change and interruptions.

  • Demonstrated customer service-oriented experience and skills.

Benefits of Working at Brown:

Information on the Benefits of Working at Brown can be found here .

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Job Posting Title:

Assistant Director of Athletics, Business Operations


Athletics and Recreation


Grade 10

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Time Type:

Full time

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Position Work Location:

Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer , Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.


 Brown University

Founded in 1764, Brown is a nonprofit leading research university, home to world-renowned faculty, and also an innovative educational institution where the curiosity, creativity and intellectual joy of students drives academic excellence.

The spirit of the undergraduate Open Curriculum infuses every aspect of the University. Brown is a place where rigorous scholarship, complex problem-solving and service to the public good are defined by intense collaboration, intellectual discovery and working in ways that transcend traditional boundaries. As a private, nonprofit institution, the University advances its mission through support from a community invested in Brown's commitment to advance knowledge and make a positive difference locally and globally.

Brown is a leading research university, where stellar faculty and student researchers deploy deep content knowledge to generate new discoveries on those issues and many more. What sets their work apart? Collectively, Brown's researchers are driven by the idea that their work will have a positive impact in the world.

Brown students and faculty are tackling the nation’s opioid crisis. Planning the next Mars landing site. Uncovering the locations of ancient civilizations. Advising world leaders on new political models. Exploring new frontiers in multimedia arts. In each of their intellectual endeavors, our scholars and researchers are uncommonly driven by the belief that their work must — and will — have an impact in their communities, in society and the world.

We are a learning community grounded in a commitment of respect for the diversity of viewpoints that is fundamentally essential to intellectual discovery. We encourage the right of all individuals to express ideas and perspectives — and we embrace the value of vigorous debate in pursuit of knowledge.

Providence, Rhode Island — Brown's home for more than two and a half centuries — is a vibrant place to live, work and study, a stimulating hub for innovation, and a city rich in cultural diversity. 

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