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Deputy AD- Financial Operations and Strategy

University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 24, 2024

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Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics, responsible for the daily management of all fiscal activities of the NCAA Division II Athletic Department including budget planning and execution. Assure all fiscal activities are conducted in compliance with Federal, State, Conference, Institutional and NCAA laws and regulations. Maintain and ensure fiscal integrity of the Department’s operating budget. Oversee the daily management of the Athletic Business function.

Assist in the creation, implementation, and management of comprehensive business operations systems and processes that maintain and support a sound fiscal environment for the Department’s 23 sports programs and administrative/support offices. Prepares necessary financial reports required throughout the given fiscal year to be used as a tool for budget management, budget preparation, and financial reporting to maintain proper funding levels for all areas within athletics.

Responsible for daily management of financial operations in the Athletic Department; assisting with budget and compliance with federal, state, college, and NCAA financial regulations, directly monitoring corporate sponsor contracts, assisting with daily operation of the Athletic Business Office, and the coordination of general accounting activities.

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Become a Greyhound! The University of Indianapolis is a private, liberal arts university and home to a close-knit community of more than 700 faculty and staff supporting 5,600 undergraduate and graduate students on our main campus. We offer an inclusive work environment where your individual contributions will be recognized and rewarded and the University’s motto, “Education for Service,” provides the foundation for all our work.

Situated on 65 acres in the University Heights neighborhood and just minutes from downtown Indianapolis , UIndy’s campus is close to all of the cultural, shopping, sports, and recreational amenities you’d expect in the 13th-largest city in the United States. Want to cheer on your Hounds when they play their rivals in the Great Lakes Valley Conference? UIndy employees and their families enjoy free admission to home sporting events, and many arts and cultural events on campus are free for employees as well. The University is proud to offer a competitive total rewards package, including a generous time off policy, ensuring you can enjoy your time outside of work as you wish.

If you’re interested in joining our dynamic environment and experiencing hard work, creativity, and teamwork, we welcome your application.

The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, citizenship status, military status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Indianapolis does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission as required by Title IX.

  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Tuition Discount
  • Retirement Savings Plan - 403B
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time Accruals
  • Paid Holiday time and additional University days off
  • Employee Discounts & Services
  • Free Parking
  • Onsite Health & Wellness Center
For more information about the benefits of being a staff member at UIndy, visit our Benefits site.

Qualifications- Deputy AD- Financial Operations and Strategy
  • 5+ years of executive financial leadership experience
  • Quality writing and speaking skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with student-athletes, parents, faculty, administrators and outside constituents.
  • Excellent computer skills – strong Excel, database and financial systems experience.
  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred
Essential Functions- Deputy AD- Financial Operations and Strategy
  • Collaborates with the Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics to develop and implement the resource strategy in support of a robust athletics experience for students, ensuring strong communication, integration, and teamwork.
  • Serves as a trusted advisor to the Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics regarding the resource strategy of the department.
  • Serves as a member of the Leadership Team and leads the efforts in forecasting, monitoring, and managing all of the department’s daily and long-term resource activities.
  • Collaborates with our development team to develop priorities for fundraising and effective gift management strategies.
  • Strong concentration of the role will be on long term financial and gender equity planning (3-5 years); reporting and measuring, to include establishing key financial performance indicators, executive reporting and market analysis; revenue generation forecasting and modeling; and overseeing trend and data analysis to maximize current and future resources.
  • Incumbent will collaborate extensively with internal and external partners on maximizing the department’s revenue growth opportunities through sponsorships, licensing, and other external partnerships.
  • Role will be responsible for engaging with college financial leadership, campus partners and NCAA and conference colleagues on all financial matters, planning, reporting, etc. as necessary.
  • The position ensures the integration and compliance of the department’s financial and accounting activities with those of the University and works proactively to mitigate audit risks and ensure compliance.
  • Position will be responsible for preparing and delivering budget and financial presentations to college and other internal and external stakeholders. In addition, the role will consistently engage with a peer network in the industry for benchmarking and sharing of best practices.
  • Serves as primary liaison with the Accounting department on matters involving operating and capital budgets. Communicates and implements college fiscal policies and controls throughout the department.
  • Develops strategies to maximize financial resources to meet Athletics objectives.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with fiscal officers across the institution.
  • Serves on campus wide committees and ad hoc working groups.
  • Oversees annual zero-based budgeting process in accordance with the University’s budget timeline and gender equity benchmarks.
  • Monitors resource allocation and prepares financial forecasts adjusting in revenue and/or expense to resolve financial problems as they develop and ensures attainment of expected year-end results and goals.
  • Evaluates the facilities on a continuing basis to identify existing and foreseeable needs for repair, replacement, upgrade, and new construction to meet department goals and objectives.


 University of Indianapolis

The University of Indianapolis (UIndy) is a private United Methodist Church-affiliated university in Indianapolis, Indiana

Since opening our doors in 1902, the University of Indianapolis has been building a culture of connectedness with a unique emphasis on giving back through service-learning and volunteer work. As an academic ecosystem interconnected with the city of Indianapolis, here, you’re surrounded with myriad opportunities, including museums, music, culture, service, and more ways to grow and emerge greater. 

At UIndy, personal attention isn't just for students. You'll find a family-like atmosphere where coworkers quickly become friends, and colleagues provide support and encouragement both on the job and off. Combine that great environment with outstanding education benefits and an array of insurance coverage, vacation time and other perks, and you've got a workplace that is hard to beat.

Personal attention and applied learning are top priorities at UIndy. Just as you encourage your students' academic growth, UIndy supports your career growth and research pursuits. Plus, we're just 10 minutes from downtown, so you'll enjoy the many cultural and entertainment opportunities Indianapolis has to offer.

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