Director of Equipment Operations – Olympic Sports – University of Houston

Director of Equipment Operations – Olympic Sports

This position will work in conjunction with and report the Assistant Athletics Director – Equipment Operations and ensure the equipment needs of assigned sports are met on a daily basis.

The Director of Equipment Operations – Olympic Sports will manage the various equipment needs of assigned athletic programs in aspects surrounding practice, travel, and game day.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with coaches, student athletes, and staff, advising them with respect to purchase, issue, and return of required athletic equipment
  • Direct the work of the student managers to ensure that the needs of the coaches, student-athletes, and staff are met on a daily basis in regard to practice, games, team travel, and other related duties
  • Hire, supervise, and direct the student manager staff of assigned sports
  • Budget and purchase equipment in conjunction with the Assistant AD for Equipment Operations
  • Order other equipment and accessories for assigned sports as needed
  • Implementation of department inventory control system
  • Order with our main apparel vendor, Nike, and utilize their Gameday ordering system
  • Oversee and manage the equipment room as it pertains to laundry area, shipping and receiving areas, and main storage areas

The ideal candidate will possess/demonstrate the following:

  • Knowledge of NOCSAE regulations as they pertain to protective equipment
  • Experience with laundry services for athletic teams
  • Ability to perform in a professional manner in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible
  • Basic computer experience
  • Ability to keep detailed records
  • Ability to work flexible and irregular hours including traveling to away games, weekends, and holidays as needed

Education and Experience:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-4 Years of experience working in an NCAA Division 1, or professional team equipment room
  • Extensive knowledge of AEMA practices and methodologies
  • Proficient in the use of basic computer applications
  • Service based attitude and the ability to work well within a diverse workplace
  • Organized and has the ability to work in a rapidly changing and fast-paced environment
  • Athletic Equipment Manager Certified, or ability to be certified within one year
  • Knowledge of applicable rules of the American Athletic Conference, the NCAA, as well as other internal and external stakeholders associated with the University of Houston

In addition, our preferred qualifications include:

  • Five years working in an NCAA Division 1, or professional team equipment room
  • Experience with Nike ordering systems and product
  • Knowledge of University branding, logos, and trademark regulations, as well as conference and NCAA rules as they pertain to recruiting, equipment and uniform logo requirement
  • Experience with Sportsoft (or competitor) inventory control system

If interested please email your resume and cover letter to Adam Braun, Assistant Athletics Director – Equipment Operations.

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