The Deputy AD/COO is responsible to the Vice President for Athletics for leading, monitoring and ensuring successful operations within the Business & HR Services, Facilities, Event Operations, Sports Medicine, Strength and Conditioning Units.
ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.
Title of Position
Deputy AD/COO for Athletics
A. Directs and oversees ongoing programs and activities of the Business & HR Services, Facilities, Event Operations, Sports Medicine, Strength/Conditioning Units. Ensure proper management, planning, controlling, coordinating, negotiating, budgeting, counseling, advising others, and resolving problems.
B. Serve as a member of the executive team and a sport administrator for assigned sports.
C. Maintain understanding of all NCAA and WAC rules and regulations governing member institutions as well as University institutional policies, develop specific procedures, and guides the implementation of these to ensure University compliance.
D. Establish and maintain outstanding relationships with campus constituents to develop a teamwork approach to all institutional control tasks.
E. Performs other duties as necessary and assigned by the VP for Athletics.
A. Responsible for ensuring adequate and efficient Business & HR office functions including, but not limited to, budget planning, monitoring, forecasting, accounts payable and receivable, contract management, human resources administration, employment policy and procedures.
B. Responsible for ensuring adequate and efficient facility and event operations office functions including, but not limited to, day to day facility oversight, long term planning & deferred maintenance schedules, capital projects, all ACU gameday and outside events operations.
C. Oversight and personnel management of the Sport Medicine and Strength/Conditioning units.
D. Responsible for serving as Chief Operating Officer and supporting VP for Athletics (AD) where responsibilities include, but are not limited to, point of contact between AD and other stakeholders, act as an advisor when called upon, oversee employment & personnel matters and the in absence of AD serve as one of the decision-making authorities in matters unrelated to sport supervision.
E. Serve in primary administrative role in educating campus constituents, and implementing satisfactory processes, to meet NCAA Division best practices and competitive standards.
Professional Development Requirements
1. Exceptional communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
2. Knowledge of NCAA and WAC rules.
3. Adaptable and solution oriented
4. Time management proficiency.
5. Comprehensive decision-making skills.
6. Experience and competence with various software packages; word processing, spreadsheets, databases.
2. Thorough knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
3. Previous budget and financial management experience in a NCAA division I setting strongly preferred.
4. Previous facility and event operations experience in a NCAA division I setting strongly preferred.
1. Ability to communicate and interact easily with a variety of constituents
2. Adaptable and solution oriented.
3. Extremely organized.
4. Goal oriented and self-motivated, strong work ethic
5. Reliable, thorough, and accurate
6. Strong Christian beliefs demonstrated in a local church.
A. Able to endure long hours in a variety of work environments.
B. Ability to endure fast-paced schedules.
C. Ability to endure non-traditional working hours.
D. Ability to withstand stressful confrontations.
ACU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.
ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets. Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.
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