Assistant Equipment Manager, Olympic Sports & Football–University of Colorado

Requisition Number: 40733

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type: University Staff

Schedule: Full-Time

Posting Close Date: 21-Jul-2022

Date Posted: 07-Jul-2022

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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for an Assistant Equipment Manager for Olympic Sports & Football. This position will provide assistance to the equipment staff for football and assigned Olympic sports in the daily organization and execution of equipment requirements while supporting and operating within any of the 3 equipment rooms within the Athletics Department. Work includes equipment management, issuance, storage, transportation, and maintaining equipment inventory, as assigned.This position is responsible for promoting the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program. This shall include adhering to the principles of the Athletics Department’s Mission Statement, Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement, Core Values, Policies and Procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the University, the Pac-12 Conference and the NCAA.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.Who We Are

Who We Are

As one of 33 U.S. public research institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—our goal at CU Boulder is to directly affect Colorado communities through collaborative research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Our faculty, staff, and students work with the broader community to establish outstanding connections that have lasting outcomes—both across Colorado and around the world. What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Administration of Equipment:

  • Maintain equipment program in accordance with NCAA and Pac 12 Conference specifications and regulations.
  • Assist in determining athletic equipment and apparel needs to ensure a nationally competitive program. 
  • Organize information for preparation of university purchasing procedures.
  • Effectively maintain purchasing paperwork through completion of the purchasing process.
  • Maintain a professional rapport with departmental, student, and outside personnel.
  • Directly responsible for all equipment aspects of specific athletic programs.

Inventory Management: 

  • Assist in and administer the maintenance of established inventory system.
  • Oversee receiving and inventory process of incoming athletic equipment and apparel.
  • Oversee the issue and retrieval process to student athletes and staff.
  • Ensure the quality of equipment ordered and received.
  • Assist in conducting annual physical inventory counts.

Event Management: 

  • Oversee the preparation of events with respect to athletic equipment and apparel.
  • Responsible to ensure that the needs of visiting teams are met at the highest standard.
  • Assist in the management of equipment transport to away contests.
  • Responsible for scheduling of event coverage for home and away contests.
  • Travel to away contests when required.

Daily Operation: 

  • Responsible to stay on top of general equipment information: i.e., techniques, products, materials, etc.
  • Be available to handle the needs of student athletes and staff during reasonable hours.
  • Assist in the scheduling of daily laundry requirements.
  • Maintain locker control system for the locker rooms of assigned sports.
  • Oversee the preparation of equipment needs for daily practice sessions and workouts.

What You Should Know

What You Should Know

  • New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

What We Can Offer

  • The salary range is $48,000 – $60,000 annually.
  • Additional Compensation Details: Relocation is available within department guidelines. 
  • Additional Athletics benefits include: 
    • Athletic Event Tickets: Per Athletic Department Policy and NCAA regulations, Nike Elite Employee Benefit: Per Nike Elite Policy.



The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.Be Statements

Be Statements

Be challenged. Be resourceful. Be Boulder.What We Require

What We Require

  • Bachelor’s Degree. 
    • One year of experience in the athletic equipment field (could include student experience). Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute. 
  • Must become AEMA certified within 1 year of employment.

What You Will Need

What You Will Need

  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations. 
  • Knowledge of inventory management and control systems.
  • Demonstrated inventory management and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Candidate must demonstrate a dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion.

What We Would Like You To Have

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Two years experience in athletic equipment field within NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics or professional sports.
  • Experience with inventory management programs.
  • AEMA certified.

Special Instructions

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 

  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time. Please apply by July 21, 2022 for consideration. Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.
Essential Services

Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures. 

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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