Director of Football Operations–University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA)

The University of California, Los Angeles is accepting applications for the position of Director of Football Equipment Operations. This is a career, full-time position with a targeted salary range of $75,000.00 – $85,000.00/year with full health benefits and membership in the UC Retirement Plan. The Director of Football Equipment Operations is responsible for the overall management and supervision of the equipment and apparel needs for the UCLA Football program. This position will be under the general supervision of the Head Football Coach and the Assistant Athletic Director, Equipment Operations working specifically with a football program that includes approximately 120 student-athletes, 11 coaches and 30 support staff. Successful candidate will be responsible for the daily management of the football equipment room operations, including procurement, monitoring, and distribution of all equipment and apparel for the UCLA football program. Working within the structure of the program, department, campus the Director of Football Operations will be an integral member of the department staff in relation to the shoe and apparel provider as well as other 3rd party vendors in terms of products used and the branding of the football team. Other duties include inventory tracking of all items, locker room maintenance, facility upkeep, ensuring the safety of team issued gear and practice and training items, as well as oversight of staff issued apparel. Position will be primary contact for the setup of on and off campus team practices as well as the timely and efficient transportation of athletic equipment, uniforms and necessary apparel to all athletic contests – both at home at the Rose Bowl and on the road to all contents, and potentially off site training camp locations. Duties will also include hiring and training managers, assisting with recruiting and camp operational needs, and daily laundry services to meet team needs.

All applicants should demonstrate the following abilities/qualifications: Two-five years of experience working in the Athletic Equipment field with specific Power 5 Football program or NFL team related experience preferred; Bachelor’s degree required; Certification from the Athletic Equipment Manager’s Association (AEMA). Bachelor’s degree required for certification; Ability to work independently and with follow through on assignments with minimal direction; Skill in organizing material, people and information in a systematic way to optimize efficiency; Demonstrated execution of prioritization of assignments in a timely fashion in fast paced environment; Understanding and demonstrated compliance with Departmental, University, Pac-12 and NCAA rules and regulations; Strong knowledge of equipment and apparel maintenance and repair techniques in accordance to manufacturer specifications and the NCAA; Ability to establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship and effective communication with other staff members, students, and administrators and University personnel and public; Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) as well as being a relationship builder across many organization levels on campus, and externally; Experience with staff supervision, Human Resources practices, confidentiality, organizational direction workflow, delegation, train programs and work evaluation; Writing skills to prepare forms, reports and correspondence with speed and accuracy; Ability to operate a computer with experience in Microsoft Office, Outlook and Windows; Understanding and acceptance of organizational goals and collaboratively and cooperatively working as a team member to support those goals and objectives; Must be able to speak on a one-on-one basis or in small group settings to convey and obtain relevant information; Ability to perform effectively in dynamic work environment at odd hours and conditions at times; Understanding of budgets and budget management to prepare, maintain and close annual budgets, including ability to follow department and University general accounting and procurement guidelines; Skill in implementing and monitoring a quality control and inventory program sufficient to meet established specifications of the job; Working knowledge of methods, tools, equipment and material of the trade sufficient to organize work, evaluate progress and ensure work assignments meet stated standards; Ability to work flexible hours and time, travel with teams and staff for competitions and meetings as needed; Capacity to meet physical demands of position: Lift, move and carry equipment up to 75lbs; Stand for long periods of time; Fitness level providing to bend, kneel, reach and set up equipment as needed; Possess drivers’ license and capability to drive motor vehicles as well as an electric cart, including passing University mandated requirements; Strong vision, hearing and hand-eye coordination sufficient to set up equipment; Use of a variety of hand tools, ability to work outdoors under different weather conditions.

Expressions of interest must be received by March 23rd, 2022. All applicants must submit their cover letter, resume and references via the following website links:

*Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background check performed by Universal Background Screening and UCLA Athletics. UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and Intercollegiate Athletics has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its coaches and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy

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