CFO Athletics

Pennsylvania, United States
06 May 2019
End of advertisement period
06 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Penn Athletics is a broad-based Division that serves the University community through 33 intercollegiate varsity programs and diverse recreational offerings. Penn is home to two of the most iconic venues in college athletics, The Palestra and Franklin Field. The Quakers are proud members of the Ivy League. The Division aims to make an impact through athletics by empowering individual excellence and fostering community through varsity, club, and recreational activities. Penn Campus Recreation sponsors 36 club sports and hundreds of intramural teams to provide opportunities to students, both undergraduate and graduate, and faculty/staff. A wide-array of classes and programs are offered through the Pottruck Health and Fitness Center and the Fox Fitness Center for recreation and wellness.

Serves as a member of the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics (DRIA) executive team, reporting directly to the Director of Athletics and Recreation with secondary reporting to the Associate Provost for Finance and Planning. Works collaboratively with the AD in setting strategy and defining priorities for DRIA, employing analytics to weigh alternatives and manage resources. Oversees and directs the fiscal and internal operations for DRIA including financial planning, financial analysis, budgeting and accounting, human resources, administrative information systems, IT, facilities management, capital planning, and equipment operations.

A Bachelor’s Degree and 7 to 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Background in finance and/or accounting. Previous experience in financial analysis, managing budgets, handling day to day financial activities is required. Previous supervisory experience required. Excellent written and oral communications also required. Understanding of athletic programs preferred. Knowledge of Penn’s budgets, policies and procedures preferred. Ability to work evenings & weekends as required.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.