The University of Connecticut is seeking applications for the full-time position of Equipment/Facilities Manager for
the sport of Football. The applicant’s responsibilities are specific to the equipment area within the Football program
and related facilities. This position will report to the Associate Athletic Director for Equipment Services and also take
direction from the Head Football Coach.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervise an internal and external staff which includes a full-time assistant and student labor, logistical staff
associated with moving company, and phone technicians who handle team sideline communications; oversee
ordering, receiving, inventory, and maintaining equipment for the Football Equipment Room and related budgets
for the Football program; equip all Football staff/athletes for daily practices, competition and travel; continually
research and monitor innovations and upgrades to all Football equipment; use experience to work with new and
existing safety devices of equipment and the protection as it pertains to equipment; make sure all protective
equipment used passes NOCSAE (National Operating Committee for the Standards of Athletic Equipment)
Reconditioning, and Recertification standards; properly fit all protective equipment, apparel, and shoes for the
student-athletes to ensure that a safe and proper fit has been maintained; work closely with Athletic Training staff
to provide any special protective requirements necessary; attend all Football practice related activities throughout
the year; responsible for all Field Equipment and Football-related instruments (sleds, agility bags, goal posts, shields,
footballs, etc.); manage all game day equipment-related setup for home and away football games including, but not
limited to: prepare all equipment functions for home and away games; pack truck with all equipment, medical, and
video equipment/supplies; site setup; home bench/sideline; locker room; officials locker room; visitors
bench/sideline setup; coordinate Equipment Transport to and from all home and away football games; handle all
aspects for Nike related to apparel and equipment; maintain an inventory of all uniforms, equipment, apparel, and
supplies in the Football equipment room; attend training sessions, conventions, and meet with manufacturing
representatives in order to obtain knowledge of and continuing education on equipment trends and requirements
in college athletics; work with non-Nike vendors in creating budgets and acquiring goods; knowledge of NCAA and
FBS rules/regulations as it pertains to equipment, logos, and trademarks; responsible for all shipping/receiving
functions in the Burton Family Football Complex and the Shenkman Training Center; work with building staff to
initiate all work orders related to maintenance and care of facilities as needed; and other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate field; minimum five years of post-graduate experience working in a Football
equipment room; AEMA (Athletic Equipment Manager’s Association) certification or the ability to become certified
within a year of hire; knowledge of all types of athletic equipment and its proper use; knowledge of OSHA standards
for blood-borne pathogens; supervisory skills; detail oriented; basic computer application knowledge; and excellent
interpersonal, organizational, teamwork and collaboration skills.
Master’s degree in the appropriate field; minimum two years experience overseeing the daily operations of a
Football Equipment Room at the FBS, NFL level.
This is a full-time position. The incumbent must have the ability to work flexible and irregular hours including
weekends and holidays. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and
dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will be commensurate with
the successful candidate’s background and experience. Other rights, terms and conditions of employment are
contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of
Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment
criminal background check.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #497088 to upload a resume, cover
letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on December 19, 2022.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of
students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of
honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100
research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to
UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to
fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal
Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities
and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.