Athletics Business Analyst

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Athletics, Temporary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)


Working Title: Athletics Business Analyst

Classification Title: Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Exempt I

Posting Details 

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Sunday, May 19th, 2024 at 11:55pm PDT

Hiring Preference

Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Business (SAADBO), the Athletics Business Analyst (ABA) is independently responsible for administering the financial activities of the assigned teams and/or administrative departments within Sacramento State’s Division I Intercollegiate Athletics program. The ABA is responsible for making purchasing decisions for assigned teams and/or departments with combined annual budgets from multiple sources, such as general funds, operating funds, camp funds and foundation accounts or any other athletic-related funding sources. The ABA works closely with coaches and/or managers within each assigned team and/or department to plan, execute and analyze annual operational and travel budgets from various sources. In addition, the ABA ensures the most timely and cost-effective travel and operating purchases are made for the designated areas.

FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,379 per month - $4,510 per month commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training

CSU Classification Salary Range: $ 4,379.00 per month -  $7,922.00 per month

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Salary Grade/Range:  2

Recruitment Type: Temporary (Annually Renewable)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months 

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm with the occasional need to work hours outside of these to meet operational needs.

Department Information 

The program of Intercollegiate Athletics is organized and conducted as an integral part of the total educational program of the University. Academic excellence and athletic accomplishments go hand in hand at Sacramento State. There are three separate and unique missions in this program: to contribute to the educational objectives of the University; to provide a healthy, competitive athletic experience to individual student-athletes; to serve as a public relations vehicle within the community.

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics offers both academic courses and an intercollegiate athletics program. Academic courses offer the opportunity for individuals to gain knowledge and understanding in a particular area of expertise related to intercollegiate athletics.

Sacramento State has made a strong commitment to the achievement of national excellence at the NCAA Division I level. It also is committed to maintaining an equitable program between men and women. Intercollegiate Athletics are members of the Big Sky, Big West, Western Athletic Conference, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and American Athletic Conferences.

Minimum Qualifications 

Entry to this classification requires general knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.

Required Qualifications 


  1. Experience performing business processes and financial analysis duties in an office environment
  2. Experience and knowledge of budget preparation, financial management and analysis; ability to understand and analyze a variety of numerical datasets.
  3. Experience and knowledge of purchasing policies and procedures.


  1. Demonstrated ability to apply standard principles, practices and techniques to fiscal administration.
  2. Strong organizational prioritization and follow-through skills, with the ability take initiative, be detailed-oriented and coordinate multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  3. Demonstrated ability to investigate and analyze a variety of problems, with the ability to anticipate and address problems proactively.
  4. Strong communication (verbal/written) and interpersonal skills, with the ability to clearly convey financial information maintaining cooperative working relationships across the organization while maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information.
  5. Demonstrated ability to research and accurately analyze data using sound judgement to provide input and make appropriate recommendations.
  6. Excellent interpersonal skills with the demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships in a diverse environment.
  7. Thorough knowledge of standard office software (e.g. Microsoft Office), with the ability to create/update spreadsheets, maintain databases, create and utilize pivot tables, create reports, compose correspondence and related documents.
  8. Ability to understand and apply a wide variety of policies and procedures.
  9. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  10. Ability to work some evenings, weekends and/or holidays and to be “on-call”.

Conditions of Employment 

  • Ability to pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications 

  1. One or more years of experience in a NCAA Division I athletic department.
  2. One or more years of experience making travel arrangements for Athletics teams at a college or university.
  3. Understanding of the special situations and requirements that often arise in an Intercollegiate Athletics program and the ability to respond with the appropriate sense of urgency.
  4. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university.
  5. Working knowledge of NCAA policies and practices related to financial administration and travel of Division I Intercollegiate Athletics programs.
  6. Working knowledge of Common Management Systems (CMS) and Common Financial Systems (CFS).

Documents Needed to Apply

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification  

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the United States. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

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