Director of Football Equipment Operations–University of Southern California

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LocationsLos Angeles, CA – University Park Campus

Time type Full time

Requisition idREQ20144282

The University of Southern California (USC) is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles and a global center for arts, technology, and international business, USC is also one of the largest private employers in the City of Los Angeles.  We are searching for exceptional individuals to help us fulfill our mission: developing individuals and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit. As an employee of USC, you will be part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students, and staff that make the university what it is.

World-renowned for its unparalleled combination of academic and athletic prowess, USC has a storied history of collegiate and Olympic success. The vision of the USC Department of Athletics is to be the most student-athlete centered athletics program in the country. USC Athletics is committed to serving and empowering its student-athletes by providing the support, resources, and environment for student-athletes to pursue a world-class education; engage in a meaningful and fulfilling college experience; transform into the best versions of themselves; compete for championships; and prepare to thrive after USC. A member of the Pac-12 Conference and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, USC is proud to support nine men’s (baseball, basketball, football, golf, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo) and 12 women’s (basketball, beach volleyball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo) teams across 12 athletics venues.

Job Description:

USC Athletics is looking to hire a Director of Football Equipment Operations to join our staff and student community of 600+ individuals.  This role is responsible for providing leadership and execution of services for football student-athletes and associated staff. Additional duties include assisting in taking inventory, fitting, ordering, receiving, and distribution of athletic equipment.

Reporting directly to the Associate Athletic Director of Equipment Operations, the Director of Football Operations will possess strong leadership skills, demonstrate the ability to take initiative and to implement policies and processes, and have strong organizational and communication capabilities. Knowledge of and experience working in higher education preferred. Understanding of the unique culture and needs of college athletes preferred.

This position serves a diverse student and staff population, must demonstrate a commitment to improving outcomes for historically under-served populations, and is expected to contribute to the program’s diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts. USC Athletics is committed to increasing diversity in its staff and welcomes applications from persons of all backgrounds, ethnicities, races, genders, and sexual orientations.

This is an exempt position with work expected during early morning hours, evening hours, weekends, holidays, etc.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Provides services for USC Football to support student-athletes, coaches, and support staff.  
  • Oversight of inventory management for football equipment. Assist with football equipment inventory records and reports.
  • Assists in ordering of specialized equipment (and related materials).
  • Maintains equipment and related materials, including cleaning, servicing, and life cycle replacement.
  • Conducts and supervises proper fitting of protective equipment.
  • Works collaboratively with support staff in Athletics to support student-athlete safety.
  • Repairs equipment or coordinates repairs with outside vendors.
  • Keeps current inventory records of equipment and materials in stock and on order. Complies with all applicable rules and regulations regarding maintenance and use of specialized equipment.
  • Proficient in inventory data base management and production of frequent reports.
  • Provides internal and external communication related to football equipment with all necessary parties.
  • Coordinates utilization of staff and department resources to support football-specific needs.
  • Provides review and development of football equipment staff.
  • Develops and manages budget to support football equipment needs and equipment department needs as related to football.
  • Plans and executes annual apparel and uniform orders for football.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with important equipment and apparel vendors.
  • Coordinates schedules and manages head count to support football-specific services.
  • Promotes an environment that fosters inclusive relationships and creates unbiased opportunities for contributions through ideas, words, and actions that uphold principles of the USC Code of Ethics.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will possess a minimum education level of specialized/technical training (bachelor’s degree preferred) and 3-4 years of experience (5 years preferred) working in a college or professional equipment room. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.
  • Certified Athletic Equipment Manager (or able to receive AEMA certification within 1 year).
  • Experience working in higher education and/or a sports related field ideal. Power Five conference experience preferred.

Salary Range:

The annual base salary range for this position is $90,000-$100,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

To Apply:

All candidates must submit a resume with their application. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. All USC employees will undergo reference checking and background screening prior to hire.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at uschr@usc.edu. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

-The ideal candidate will possess a minimum education level of specialized/technical training (bachelor’s degree preferred) and 3-4 years of experience (5 years preferred) working in a college or professional equipment room. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.

-Valid driver’s license is required.

-Certified Athletic Equipment Manager (or able to receive AEMA certification within 1 year).

-Experience working in higher education and/or a sports related field ideal. Power Five conference experience preferred.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at uschr@usc.edu.  Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

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