Assistant Director of Athletic Equipment Operations – Columbia University

Assistant Director of Athletic Equipment Operations

  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $62,400 – $64,350

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

One of the world’s leading universities, Columbia University Athletics offers elite level student-athletes the ability to compete for and win Ivy League titles and NCAA Championships. With 31 varsity sports, Columbia Athletics is the largest NCAA Division I athletics program in New York City and the only NCAA Division I sports program in Manhattan. A beautiful and peaceful campus in the heart of New York City, Columbia offers the most diverse student body in the Ivy League. Columbia Athletics has positioned itself with elite level coaches and top-notch facilities in the Campbell Sports Complex, Baker Athletics Complex, and Dodge Fitness Center. The Assistant Director for Athletic Equipment Operations is responsible for assisting with ordering, distribution, collection, maintenance and laundering of uniforms and equipment for all intercollegiate athletics sports programs.


  • Assist the Director of Athletic Equipment Operations with equipment orders for assigned intercollegiate teams.
  • Manage the issue and fitting of athletics equipment.
  • Coordinate the day-to-day operations of the equipment room location of assigned teams including laundry and inventory of equipment.
  • Communicate with appropriate Athletics staff members regarding maintenance and cleanliness of intercollegiate athletics team locker rooms.
  • Manager equipment needs for visiting teams and game officials where necessary.
  • Exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with adherence to NCAA, Council of Ivy League Presidents, University, and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of good working relationships with all members of the Department.
  • Assume other duties as assigned by the Director, Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus two (2) years of athletic equipment room experience required.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of inventory control/accountability, budget preparation, and management is required.
  • Ensure compliance with NCAA, IVY LEAGUE, and University protective equipment standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Computer knowledge is required. Knowledge of athletic equipment trends, proper fitting of athletic equipment, and laundry equipment operations is required.
  • Strong coordination and organizational skills.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays, as well as travel with various teams on an as needed basis.
  • All applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a motor vehicle background check authorizing them to operate university vehicles.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Athletic Equipment Managers Association certification.
  • Experience working in collegiate athletic department or professional sports team equipment department.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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