Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Finance
The University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois


CSL Athletics and Recreation

About the Department

The University of Chicago is one of the nation's leading institutions of higher education and research. Campus and Student Life (CSL) carries the core mission of the University to all aspects of life outside the classroom. It enriches the lives of its students, staff, and faculty and academic staff members and contributes to a vibrant, collaborative, and diverse campus community that inspires excellence and sustains the University's culture of inquiry, innovation, and continuous learning. The unit also works to support the overall well-being of students, including their health and safety. This happens in the context of a campus located in a dynamic, thriving city, in which opportunities abound for students to learn from, contribute to, and engage with their urban environment. CSL is importantly charged with the dual task of promoting the interests of students in the University, and managing multiple campus departments and services that serve the entire campus community, including Athletics & Recreation; the Office of the Bursar; Center for Leadership and Involvement; Disciplinary Affairs; International House; Office of International Affairs; Office of the University Registrar; Rockefeller Memorial Chapel; Spiritual Life; Student Centers; Student Disability Services; UChicago HELP; Student Wellness; and UChicago Dining. The University of Chicago community includes approximately 7,000 undergraduates and 10,500 graduate, professional, and other students and there are over 400 recognized student organizations working together to create a vibrant and dynamic student life.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Athletics and Recreation, the Senior Associate Director of Athletics will work to support the mission and core values of the University and Department as a member of the leadership team.


  • Involved in all phases of the departmental budget preparation, submissions, special requests and general oversight of fiscal and daily budget operations.
  • Manages the purchase of practice and departmental apparel.
  • Approves all expenditures, travel, purchasing and payment of outside contractors.
  • Monitors team travel and reserves team flights.
  • Supervises Fiscal Assistant, Head Athletic Trainer, and Strength and Conditioning Coaches.
  • Reviews and approves department foreign tours and camps/clinics operations.
  • Oversees the Sports Medicine and Sports Performance operation.
  • Collects and submits data for all Federal and NCAA reporting requirements.
  • Coordinates fall pre-season and serves as the liaison to Housing and Residence Life and UChicago Dining.
  • Serves as liaison to IT Services and monitor computer replacement program.
  • Updates the department's operations manual and policies annually.
  • Develops and implements an overall recruiting plan. Determines fiscal requirements and prepares budgetary recommendations; monitors, verifies and reconciles expenditures of budgeted funds.
  • Manages a team of managers and professionals responsible for the planning, coaching, recruiting, administration, and promotion of University intercollegiate athletics programs. Ensures student-athletes and athletics representatives comply with NCAA and University rules and regulations.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 7+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree.

  • Seven plus years of athletic administration experience.
  • Strong financial and accounting knowledge.
  • Strong knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.

Preferred Competencies
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Exceptional analytical problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize and manage issues and tasks.
  • Must demonstrate strong organizational skills, and the ability to conduct research and present data in a clear and persuasive manner.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to exercise excellent judgement, effective interpersonal skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships, professional rapport, and effectively accomplish work within a University setting.

Application Documents
  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)
  • References (preferred)

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family

Student Affairs & Services

Role Impact

People Manager

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Requires Compliance with University Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Statement

Employees must comply with the University's COVID-19 vaccination requirements. More information about the requirements can be found on the University of Chicago Vaccination GoForward.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

Women Inclusion Jobs

Gain Access

Add Your Resume

Add your resume to our resume database that can be searched by employers looking to hire!

Job Alerts

Stay up to date with job alerts! Customize your alerts based on a specific area, category and receive weekly updates!

Sign up now to gain access!

More Education and Training jobs

Waubonsee Community College
Sugar Grove, Illinois
Posted about 1 hour ago
Waubonsee Community College
Aurora, Illinois
Posted about 1 hour ago
Waubonsee Community College
Sugar Grove, Illinois
Posted about 1 hour ago
View Education and Training jobs ยป

Share Inclusion Job

Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Finance is also posted to sites within our Inclusion Job Network.

Disability inclusion jobs logo
Asian inclusion jobs logo
Black inclusion jobs logo
Diversity inclusion jobs logo
LGBTQ inclusion jobs logo
Seniors inclusion jobs logo
Women inclusion jobs logo
Hispanic inclusion jobs logo