Associate Head Equipment Manager–Colorado State University

Working TitleAssociate Head Equipment Manager, Football
Position LocationFort Collins, CO
Research Professional PositionNo
Posting Number202200120AP
Position TypeAdmin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification TitleProf/Indiv Contrib III
Number of Vacancies1
Work Hours/Week40
Proposed Annual Salary Range$45,000-50,000
Employee BenefitsColorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: &
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on02/21/2022
Description of Work UnitThe Colorado State University Department of Athletics sponsors 16 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports and competes as a member of the NCAA Division I-FBS and the Mountain West Conference. The University is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, 65 miles north of Denver. More information on the University and its intercollegiate athletics program can be found at and
Position SummaryUnder the direction of the Assistant Athletic Director for Equipment and Operations, the position is responsible for the management and oversight of the equipment operation for Football competing as members of NCAA DI-FBS and the Mountain West Conference.
Required Job Qualifications•Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Business, Marketing, Management, HPER, HES, Sports Management, Recreation, Education, Economics, Liberal Arts, Communications, Sociology or any other field related to responsibilities and duties 
•Minimum of 5 years of experience in a collegiate athletic equipment room with direct involvement in Football; comparable experience in a professional football league will be taken into consideration 
•Current Certification by the Athletic Equipment Manager’s Association (AEMA) required, including good standing within the AEMA, or must have the ability to become certified within 18 months of employment 
•Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations required, preferably NCAA Division I 
•Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively across a broad spectrum of constituents 
•Ability to effectively convey ideas and information in a variety of written, electronic and verbal forms 
•Outstanding problem-solving skills including the use of key tools such as critical thinking, deductive reasoning, logic and creativity including the ability to apply this knowledge to real world applications 
•Strong computer skills including a complete working understanding of the most commonly used Microsoft Office Suite applications and programs 
•Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date. 
•The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the time of hire. The department will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Preferred Job Qualifications•Experience with a computerized inventory system such as JumpForward, ACS or similar system 
•Supervisory experience of full-time employees 
•Prior experience in the areas of purchasing and budgetary controls
Diversity StatementReflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty CategoryProgram Management
Duty/Responsibility•Be responsible for the oversight and management of over $2.6M annually in property, equipment and uniforms including the direct purchase of equipment, goods and services
•Assist with budgetary oversight to ensure adherence to equipment budgets for Football and others areas of the department and the administration, including disbursement of allocations from sponsoring vendors (Under Armour, etc.)
•Contribute towards the implementation, management and maintenance of inventory control systems; track all transactions for accounting, budgeting and auditing purposes; reconcile invoices, payments and statements including allotments
•Place orders directly with vendors on behalf of football, in conformity with University, state and NCAA regulations
•Assist in the management of Under Armour allotments for football
•Set-up and troubleshoot Under Armour VIP accounts for coaches and staff
•Develop and maintain communication channels with all constituency groups to ensure smooth operation of the unit, including Sport Administrators, head coaches, executive staff
•Be responsible for the maintenance, issue and return of all equipment and apparel for football
•Comply with all audits including annual internal audits and controls
•Be responsible for maintaining records of all departmental donations involving equipment and apparel
•Comply with state and University controls for the disposal of surplus and obsolete property
•Ensure that student-athletes adhere to NCAA, Conference and Departmental policies in regards to retention of equipment and apparel
Percentage Of Time45
Job Duty CategorySupervisory
Duty/Responsibility•Be responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training, supervision, evaluation and retention of full-time AP Assistant Equipment Manager within the EO and HR parameters of the institution
•Be responsible for the hiring, training, supervision, evaluation and retention of 10-15 part-time staff, including student hourly, work-study and non-student hourly positions
Percentage Of Time40
Job Duty CategoryCompliance
Duty/Responsibility•Be knowledgeable of and compliant with pertinent NCAA, Conference, state and University rules and regulations
•Be knowledgeable of and compliant with CSU procurement and property rules and regulations
•Ensure that others in direct area of responsibility are knowledgeable and compliant with applicable rules and regulations
•Ensure subordinates are aware of and compliant with regulations
•Advise other constituents and customers regarding applicable regulations
•Be knowledgeable of all uniform and safety restrictions and guidelines as set forth by the playing rules of football, the NCAA, the Conference and other governing bodies
•Ensure that coaches are compliant with appropriate regulations when approving new designs and placing orders
•Ensure compliance with NCAA regulations for football regarding when uniforms and equipment can be issued, what alterations are permitted, what restrictions apply to logo and branding size and placement, what items can be retained by athletes and what modifications, if any, can be made based on injury and/or safety concerns
•Ensure compliance with NCAA regulations for coaching attire
•Maintain AEMA certification, including on-going educational requirements, and maintain good standing with the Association
•Maintain proficiency in fitting and ordering equipment in accordance with each individual athlete’s needs and industry and NCAA recommended safety standards and best practices
Percentage Of Time15
Special Instructions to ApplicantsTo apply upload a cover letter which addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications, a resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of EmploymentPre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License
EEO StatementColorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.
Background Check Policy StatementColorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

Minimum Requested3
Maximum Requested3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business, Marketing, Management, Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER), Health and Exercise Science (HES), Sports Management, Education, Economics, Liberal Arts, Communications, Sociology or any other field related to the responsibilities and duties?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum of 5 years experience in an athletic equipment room with direct involvement in Football?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you currently Certified by the Athletic Equipment Manager’s Association (AEMA) and in good standing? Or can you be eligible for Certification within 18 months of hiring?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Optional Documents

  1. License/Certification

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