Director of Football Equipment – UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY

Overview

The Director of Football Equipment (Supervisor I) will lead day to day operations in the Equipment Room with primary responsibility for football.

Responsibilities

  • Approval, hiring and managing wage hourly equipment managers. Coordinating, monitoring and approving schedules and ensuring all practices are covered as needed.   Determine and assign staffing to ensure adequate and qualified support for football practices and games.
  • Assist with oversight of equipment room organization, cleanliness and safety. Prepare staging and presentation of facilities for tours and recruiting visits, representing the Athletic Department and football program’s high standards of excellence.
  • Selection and fitting of equipment to manufactures safety standards; distribution, collection, inspection and maintenance of equipment; working with assigned coaches to plan for current and future equipment and uniform needs; setup/breakdown of athletics sites related to area of operation
  • Manage inventory utilizing equipment inventory software. Oversee equipment control, pre- and postseason inventory and midseason shortages. Analyze specifications and quantities for required equipment, apparel and supplies for each fiscal year. Research vendors to ensure best pricing. Initiate procurement, manage delivery and inventory. Promote and maintain effective relationships with suppliers.
  • Oversee the football athletic supplies budget and the football uniforms and apparel allotment. Evaluate and determine business needs. This includes utilizing training and expertise in properly sizing and fitting equipment, apparel and footwear. Inspect, evaluate and maintain equipment to ensure it is kept in top working condition and meets safety standards.
  • Make proposals to management and coaching staff related to products, vendor selection, purchases, or other budgetary line items. Monitor spending within budgetary guidelines. Ensure equipment and funds are utilized in the most equitable and efficient manner.
  • Provide organizational logistics for football practices and games. This requires professionalism, tact and responsiveness to requests from coaches, staff, and student-athletes. Respond to unforeseen emergencies during practices and competition, making independent judgment calls on how to resolve. Oversee facility requirements including climate control, hydration, and communications system needs. Serve as primary liaison and coordinate with offsite location, evaluating and determining facility requirements, equipment planning, safety and security for staff, athletes and property.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Position requires work early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays, in addition to seasonal travel.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Three years of experience in a related field with one year of experience supervising others or an equivalent of combination of education plus experience
  • 2 years of related experience
  • Ability to adhere to USU Travel and Driving policies
  • Abide by all NCAA, Mountain West Conference and Utah State University policies, rules, regulations, and operational procedures

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in working with SportSoft inventory software
  • Equipment operations experience at the NCAA Division I level
  • AEMA certification or ability to be certified in 1 year

Find more information at:

https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/6049/director-of-football-equipment/job

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