DIRECTOR OF ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT–THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA

ADMINISTRATIVE / PROFESSIONAL

June 22, 2022

DIRECTOR OF ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT
THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA
DEPARTMENT OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS

POSITION SUMMARY
The Director of Athletic Equipment reports to the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Administration and is responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing all aspects of the athletic equipment operation, including but not limited to effective maintenance and repair, procurement, budgeting and supervision. This position is the primary equipment manager for the football program and other university-sponsored sport programs as assigned.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Athletics Equipment Services Unit servicing 17 sport programs and more than 400 student-athletes
• Supervise the Associate Director of Equipment, the Assistant Director of Equipment, and/or Intern(s) and Student Equipment Managers
• Responsible for monitoring the athletic equipment budget
• Responsible for all procedural functions for equipment procurement under the guidelines of The University of Tulsa Department of Purchasing
• Monitor daily maintenance of equipment, including laundering, repair and general upkeep of equipment
• Monitor maintenance of machines used in equipment operation and performs minor repairs and preventative maintenance and/or arranges for repairs as appropriate
• Assists with fitting athletic equipment for individual student-athletes
• Supervise all inventories, distribution and check-in of all equipment utilized by various student-athletes
• Work closely with head coaches that have personal equipment contracts and/or receive equipment outside the normal bid process to ensure the proper accountability of the respective equipment
• Implement and maintain a plan for all shipping and receiving of athletic equipment
• Maintain a computerized database for equipment check-in/check-out and inventory
• Coordinate the preparation of athletic facilities for team practices and competition
• Recruitment and integration of student managers into the overall equipment room operation
• Travel to away football games, and other athletic games/contests as assigned, to perform functions related to equipment maintenance
• Operate the athletic equipment program in accordance with NCAA, American Athletic Conference and university rules and regulations

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree; 3 years of experience in athletic equipment management; certification by the Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA); and excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Master’s degree; 3-5 years of experience in athletic equipment management; experience working with equipment and apparel for a collegiate or professional athletics program including football; equipment experience within a NCAA Division I program; and experience making buying decisions and ordering team apparel and equipment

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three professional references online at https://universitytulsa.peopleadmin.com/. The review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status. The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/ Veteran.

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