Assistant Athletic Director-Equipment Operations—UCLA

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Athletic Director, Equipment Operations. This is a career, full-time position with a targeted salary range of $80,000.00 – $95,000.00/year with full health benefits and membership in the UC Retirement Plan. The Assistant Athletic Director, Equipment Operations will lead, manage, and oversee all aspects of the UCLA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (DIA) equipment operations for, teams and staff. Major job responsibilities include staff management; policy creation, implementation and enforcement; provide strategic resource management and leadership; contract negotiations, contract management and oversight of the working relationship with department’s shoe and apparel provider and other vendors. Incumbent will collaborate with coaches and staff to proactively and effectively address the equipment needs of all the department’s intercollegiate athletic programs including monitoring and maintaining an inventory system for all orders, long-term planning for Equipment unit and future equipment needs for all sport programs and administrative areas; as well as budgeting and procurement oversight. Individual will be responsible for meeting safety requirements and the oversight of maintenance and replacement plans for current office and laundry services and equipment. The Assistant Athletic Director, Equipment Operations will take the lead and work with the department’s Facilities staff for all facility equipment related projects and initiatives. Individual will ensure the highest quality of service and efficient operations for the equipment needs of the department’s intercollegiate sport programs. Position will meet regularly with other Department Directors and coaches to address overall department needs. The successful candidate will have the ability to work with department and campus staff on additional projects that may arise and continue to maintain the high standards and safety requirements of the department following campus, state, conference and NCAA rules and regulations.

All applicants should demonstrate the following abilities: Bachelor’s Degree and 5-7 years of progressively increasing experience in college or professional leagues; 3-5 years of demonstrated management experience; Strong understanding and working knowledge of a broad based athletic department equipment room needs and operations, including football; Certification from the Athletic Equipment Manager’s Association; Experience with University, PAC-12, and NCAA rules and regulations; Proven ability to hire, train, manage and lead a staff. Holding staff accountable to department and university guidelines and service standards; Understanding of working in public state environment, especially in terms of Human Resource policies; Ability to prioritize tasks properly as they present themselves and be proactive to address concerns as or before they arise; Must be able to work flexible work hours, including weekends and evenings, as well as adaptability to changing landscape and department / team needs; Strong Interpersonal skills and ability concisely communicate with university employees, vendors, and athletes; Working knowledge of department, state, and university procurement guidelines and general accounting principles and procedures; Demonstrated ability in proper shipping and receiving procedures and inventory management; Working knowledge of the hiring and training policies of a University, state, and federal government; Proficiency in computer operations, inputting, and use of programs such as; Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Access and other internal departmental software applications and programs; Strong working knowledge of and ability to comply with University, Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations; Ability to properly fit equipment in accordance to manufacturer recommendations and the guidelines in place by the NCAA, AEMA, and other governing bodies; Strong knowledge of equipment and apparel maintenance and repair techniques in accordance to manufacturer specifications and the NCAA; Ability to travel with teams and staff for competitions and meetings as needed; Capacity to meet physical demands of position: Lift, move and carry equipment up to 75lbs, stand for long periods of time; fitness level providing to bend, kneel, reach and set up equipment as needed; Possess drivers’ license and capability to drive motor vehicles as well as an electric cart, including passing University mandated requirements; Strong vision, hearing and hand-eye coordination sufficient to set up equipment; Use of a variety of hand tools, ability to work outdoors under different weather conditions.

Expressions of interest must be received by February 23rd, 2022. All applicants must submit their cover letter, resume and references via the following website links:

*Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background check performed by Universal Background Screening and UCLA Athletics. UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and Intercollegiate Athletics has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its coaches and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy

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