The Director of Business Operations is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization’s business aspects according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.
The priority for the Director of Business Operations includes:
Fundraising through Sponsorships, Grant Writing, Events and donor development.
Ensuring adequate field coverage for practice, game and tournament needs.
Lead initiative to develop or acquire fields for Club home.
Marketing and Promotion and Communications
Responsibility for the following major events:
Golf Tournament (in December)
Host tournaments (Summer Cup in August and Youngers tournament in December)
Club Night (Fall at UCSB game)
Work directly with Club Administrator to ensure day to day operations of the club are efficient and effective.
Work directly with Director of Coaching related to items that overlap between the soccer and business aspects of the Club.
Serve as a liaison to the Spanish speaking community involved in our Club. (Spanish capabilities a plus)
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Director of Business Operations performs some or all of the following:
Financial planning and management
Work with staff and the Board to prepare a comprehensive budget. In particular work with the treasurer in compiling the budget. Also, work with the Coaching Director by providing a coaching budget for the Coaching Director to work with for the fiscal year.
Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization
Research funding sources, oversee the development of fundraising plans and write funding proposals to increase the funds of the organization
Participate in fundraising activities as appropriate
Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board
Ensure that the Club Administrator follows sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures.
Administer the funds of the organization according to the budget approved by the Board and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization.
Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organization
Ensure that the organization complies with all legislation covering taxation and withholding payments
Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization
Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization
Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Director on all business aspects of the organization's activities
Act as a spokesperson for the organization
Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate
Represent the organization at community activities to enhance the organization's community profile
Operational planning and management
Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization
Ensure that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of its members, Board and Funders
Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization
Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies; review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate
Ensure that personnel, client, donor and volunteer files are securely stored and privacy/confidentiality is maintained
Provide support to the Board by preparing meeting agenda and supporting materials
Program planning and management
Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization's programs and services
Ensure that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization's mission and reflect the priorities of the Board
Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve quality
Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects
Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the community served by the organization
Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization
Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization's people (clients, staff, management, volunteers), property, finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks
Ensure that the Board of Directors and the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage
Ensure that the Board and staff understand the terms, conditions and limitations of the insurance coverage
Director of Business Operations reports to the Board of Directors
Any Administrative Staff reports to the Director of Business Operations
Director of Business Operations sits as a non-voting member on the Board of Directors
Education - High School Required, College Degree Highly Preferred
Coaching License Requested -Coaching National Diploma NOT required
Santa Barbara Soccer Club
Santa Barbara Soccer Club (SBSC) is one of the largest year round, youth serving, non-profits on the South Coast. The Club fields over 40 teams and serves over 500 student-athletes.