Assistant Director of Football Equipment Operations–University of Arkansas

The Assistant Director of Football Equipment Operations is responsible for the execution of the following functions for equipment operations: Assist in preparing football Nike orders and purchase orders; submit for approval and processing. Assist with modifying selection, quantities and embellishments of apparel, shoes, accessories and protective equipment. Ensure proper fitting of football equipment (e.g., helmets, shoulder pads, etc.). Distribute equipment to student-athletes, staff and others. Ensure measures are followed for proper equipment inventory control and record keeping with the mission of documenting all transactions of ordering, receiving and distribution of equipment. Ensure student athletes’ uniforms are in compliance with NCAA and SEC regulations and policies. Properly issue equipment through Equipment Manager Software and label applicable articles of equipment with recipients’ appropriate cloth label. Ensure adherence to NCAA, SEC, University of Arkansas and Athletic Department rules and regulations. Ensure laundry operations are properly conducted; coordinate laundry rotation schedules and hold student managers accountable. Delegate daily responsibilities and operations to managers and graduate assistant. Conduct field set-up and equipment operations for all Football practices and home/away games.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in Sports Management or related field

  • Athletic Equipment Manager’s Association (AEMA) Certification

  • Minimum three years experience working as a football equipment manager at NCAA Division I level

  • Experience operating CoachComm headsets and practice systems

  • Experience with procurement/ordering of football equipment/apparel

  • Experience fitting football equipment to NOCSAE standards

  • Experience with computerized inventory management system

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher from accredited institution of higher education in related field

  • Experience making buying decisions and ordering team apparel

  • Experience using ACS inventory manager system or similar system

  • Experience ordering on Nike’s “Gameday” purchasing platform

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Thorough understanding of all NCAA rules as they apply to athletic equipment/apparel

  • Experience with developing and implementing policies, procedures and internal controls

  • Demonstrates quality computer skills, as well as an ability to adapt to new systems/software as the University makes adjustments in its systems/software

  • Strong customer service skills, written and verbal communication skills, organizational and administrative skills

  • Good communication and personal relations skills

  • Professionalism in establishing and maintaining strong working relationships

  • Ability to make competent, on-the-spot decision making and problem solving

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