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Director of Business Operations, Men's Basketball (5173U) 37030
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 5, 2022
Title Director of Business Operations, Men's Basketball (5173U) 37030
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Athletics

Director of Business Operations, Men's Basketball (5173U) 37030

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs. These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). We are currently seeking a Director of Business Operations who will work with the department's Men's Basketball team.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: June 17, 2022


The Director of Business Operations for Men's Basketball will provide administrative support for all Men's Basketball program activities. The incumbent will assist with planning, scheduling, recruiting, student managers, budgeting, and coordinating travel among other responsibilities. This position will assist the Director of Operations for Men's Basketball and the coaching staff with other projects as assigned. This is a contract position.
  • Manages business needs for sport team: Submits, tracks, and follows up on purchase requests. Manages travel expense report process for coaches and follows up with Accounts Payable on status of reimbursements. Responsible for day to day oversight of sport operations budget. Reviews monthly expenditure reports and works with budget analyst to identify and resolve areas of concern.
  • Direct, manage, and oversee operations for the Men's Basketball program. Serve as a "go-to" and liaison between the coaches and outside vendors, campus staff, department staff, and in some cases donors/alumni.
  • General office management, including coordinates all incoming phone calls and mail for office, purchasing office supplies, scheduling all staff meetings (including academic meetings), and assists with scheduling gym time for practices.
  • Meets with Travel Coordinator to arrange travel for the season, which includes flight, hotel, ground transportation, meals, and prepares travel itineraries.
  • Coordinates coaches' travel for all recruiting trips and works with Travel staff to ensure all arrangements are booked. Also coordinates all travel arrangements (flights, transportation, hotel, restaurants, etc.) for official visits for recruiting trips.
  • Manages compliance requirements for coaching staff, such as CARA logs, time management plans, team calendar, financial aid processing, and admissions requests.
  • Organizes all team meals, including team breakfast and training table, with Sports Nutritionist and Business Office.
  • Serves as liaison between coaching staff and equipment room to coordinate ordering of practice equipment and gear/clothing for team. Also works with Facilities and Events Management staff to ensure all practice and game equipment are properly stored and maintained.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree is required and equivalent training/experience.
  • Problem-solving skills and effective listening skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and to work with frequent interruptions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of the sport of basketball.
  • Understanding of NCAA compliance rules as they relate to Men's Basketball.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the Pacific-12 Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience working in sports operations.
  • Demonstration of a positive attitude, creativity, and initiative.

Salary & Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

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Referral Source info
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Other Information
  • This is a full-time (100% FTE) 1-Year Contract Position

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

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