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Associate Athletic Director of Business Administration (Administrator I)

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Diego
Categories: MPP, Athletics, At-Will, Finance/Accounting, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Position Summary

The Department of Athletics, utilizing the services of over 150 employees, is responsible for the intercollegiate athletics program at San Diego State University.  Currently, there are 18 sport programs, approximately 550 student-athletes, and 17 offices in the department.  The offices include the following:  The Aztec Club/Development, Administration, Athletic Medicine, Business Office, Compliance, External Corporate Sales, Equipment, Event Management/Facilities and Operations, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Media Relations, Strength and Conditioning, Student-Athlete Academic Support Services, Ticket Office, and Video.

Under the direction of the Executive Associate Director of Athletics, the Assistant Athletic Director of Business Administration will support and enhance the mission of the San Diego State University Athletic Department.  The incumbent will oversee and manage all Athletic Department finances and business operations, serve as the financial lead for the Athletic Department, collaborate with university personnel in Business and Financial Affairs to develop policies and procedures for the unique needs of the Athletic Department, be accountable for budgets, policies, procedures, and activities in accordance with department, university, conference, and NCAA regulations. This position will be an integral part of the continuing growth of Aztec Athletics with oversight and management of all of the Athletic Department finances and business operations.  This individual will serve as the financial lead for the Athletic Department partnerships with OVG-Spectra regarding the operations of Snapdragon Stadium and JMI Sports regarding the multi-media rights. The incumbent will be critical in advising the Director of Athletics and Executive Associate Director of Athletics-CFO on internal and external Athletic Department issues and developing financial forecasting along with providing recommendations for major business, operational, strategic planning, and integrated capital project planning decisions. This position will also have oversight over Equipment services and secondary oversight over post-season travel for NCAA competitions. The incumbent will also participate in conversations regarding human resources issues and strategy.  This position will advise the Executive Associate Director of Athletics and Director of Athletics on internal and external Athletic Department issues and make recommendations on major business and operational decisions.

University employees that have direct job responsibilities involving intercollegiate athletics are expected to have knowledge and understanding of NCAA, conference and University rules, policies and procedures governing intercollegiate athletics.  Additionally, he or she is required to notify the appropriate personnel of any knowledge of, or should have known of any violation or suspected violation of NCAA, conference or University regulations. 

For more information regarding the Athletics department, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits-eligible, at-will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation.  Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

The individual hired into this role will work on-campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in accounting, finance, or closely-related field.
  • A minimum of five years of professional management experience developing, overseeing, and executing business plans and financial projects.
  • At least three years management experience in a NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics business/financial operations office.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree.
  • Six or more years of management experience in a NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics business/financial operations office.
  • Experience in higher education, or other similar organizations.

Compensation and Benefits

San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. 

Anticipated hiring range: $90,000 - $110,000

San Diego State University also offers a rich benefits package that includes:

  • Extensive Leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;
  • Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension (with CalPERS and UC Retirement Plan reciprocity) and retiree healthcare benefits;
  • An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no-cost or low-cost to the employee; and
  • California State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependent

SDSU COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine. Afterward a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated.

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university’s secure online health portal prior to beginning work.  Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU’s COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on November 28, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by November 27, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is made.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Rachael Stalmann at or 619-594-0473.

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