Assistant Athletic Equipment Manager/Head Football Equipment Manager—University of Delaware

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Job no: 499006
College / VP Area: Athletics & Recreation Svcs
Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Athletics, Full Time



The Assistant Athletic Equipment Manager/Head Football Equipment Manager, at the University of Delaware is a valued member within the University and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Services (DIARS), upholding and embracing the departmental mission of Achieving Excellence Together. The Assistant Athletic Equipment Manager reports to the Associate AD / Head Equipment Manager and is responsible for all aspects of day to day operations of football/budget forecasting / management, equipment and apparel ordering, equipment maintenance and laundering of assigned sports. This includes working with football coaches, director of football operations, and finance office on how to best utilize their budget.


Administrative (45%) Work as a synergistic member of the Sports Performance team to ensure safety measures are being implemented and executed through communication with team physicians and athletic training staff. Fit or monitors fitting of athletic equipment. Inspect and clean each piece of equipment to ensure that it meets safety standards. Responsible for equipment control and audit ability, which includes pre- and postseason inventory, use, and storage. Communicate with vendors regarding orders, returns, contracts and product satisfaction. Ensure the annual repair and reconditioning of football equipment (helmets and shoulder pads). Responsible for the inventory system for the equipment rooms, including utilizing and remaining current on industry-specific software to include data entry, maintenance of records, and generation of reports. Produce reports related to Assistant Coach System (ACS) for coaches and administration when appropriate. Coordinate with coaches to determine teams equipment needs and variations or design of new uniforms. Coordinate all equipment orders for football players, football coaches, and football staff. Maintain inventory of all football equipment, clothing, and supplies. Responsible for equipment control through ACS inventory management system and audit ability. Communicate with vendors regarding orders, returns, contracts and product satisfaction. Coordinate with the Head Coach or designee to purchase, order, and maintenance records of uniforms and equipment. Ensure that all equipment and uniform needs are met for football practices and competitions. Responsible for day-to-day problem solving of athletic equipment issues; management ability to maintain good rapport with coaches, student-athletes, and staff. Adhere to OSHA requirements, and NCAA regulations with regards to equipment safety. Ensure ordering of apparel for athletic staff and teams are in-line with branding requirements of Athletic department, sponsors, conference, and university. Ensure coaches are consulted with regarding ordering of uniforms and supplies. Assist coaches with budget management/forecasting by suggesting best options in accordance to budget numbers regarding purchase of apparel and equipment. Assist in oversight of interns, student managers.

Equipment Maintenance (30%) Issue protective and regular equipment to members of all intercollegiate teams. Supervise the laundering of all sports apparel to ensure they are available for daily practice, competition, and training. Responsible for equipment pre- and postseason inventory, use, and reconditioning. Manage the daily operations of assigned Equipment Room and Storage Facilities, ensuring each is operated in a clean, efficient, and effective manner. Travel to away football games. Coverage at home football games and all football practices. Repair and recondition equipment. Organize and maintain security of all equipment storage areas. Maintain, repair and replace equipment as needed. Prepare equipment needed for athletic trips and home games. Responsible for all equipment fitting, ordering, and refurbishing all direct football equipment to satisfy national certification standards (NOCSE).

Event Management (20%) Attend all football practices, home games, away games, and spring football practices. Ensure locker rooms and benches are prepared and set up to appropriate standards for football home games. Prepare equipment needed for athletic trips and home games. Assist visiting teams for practices or competitions when needed.

Other Duties as Assigned (5%) Perform miscellaneous job-related other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree and one year of football experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with equipment inventory management software systems. Experience working football at the Division I or professional level preferred. Strong interpersonal and effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community AEMA certified preferred. Knowledge of NCAA regulations regarding equipment safety. Knowledge of OSHA requirements with regards to equipment safety. Analytical as well as computing skills to include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. Ability to understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures. Ability to evaluate procurement bids in accordance with established criteria. Ability to resolve complaints and concerns for both internal and external parties. Ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions. Ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects, to assess contract compliance and product/service quality. Ability to prepare, execute and maintain equipment and apparel lifecycle analysis, inventory management, budget forecasting, and process controls in regards to athletic equipment and apparel. Ability to negotiate with vendors and interact with coaches, students, and administrative staff at all levels. Familiarity with University systems, policies, and procedures desired. Ability to work as a team member.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Applications close: Open until filled

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