Equipment Operations Assistant–Yale University

Athletics – Brand Management


University Job Title

Athletic Attendant 1

Bargaining Unit

L34 – Local 34 (Yale Union Group)

Time Type

Full time

Duration Type

Part Year

Part Year or Seasonal Position, Months Worked:


Months Paid


Compensation Grade

Labor Grade B

Wage Ranges

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Work Location

Central Campus

Worksite Address

249 Derby Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

Work Week

Flexible or Non-Standard (for anything other than Standard)

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Position Focus:

Supporting intercollegiate equipment operations for a Division 1 Program, issue and maintain all athletic equipment and uniforms to approximately 800 student athletes including daily practice gear and team uniforms for all home and away contests. Maintain, prepare and distribute athletic equipment for designated sports and ensure equipment safety standards for all protective equipment on a regular basis. Size all football helmets and shoulder pads according to regulated standards. Collect, launder, and distribute daily practice apparel and towels. Assist in practice set up and breakdown.
Receive apparel and equipment packages and distribute when necessary. Sharpen and repair hockey skates and repair hockey equipment. Travel with designated sports teams as necessary and assist with travel and logistical arrangements.
Daily contact with coaches of sports to ensure all equipment needs are satisfied and provide superior customer service to coaching and administrative staff. Assist with Smilow Field House operations, dressing room assignments for visiting teams, and safety and security of building and its users. Launder uniforms and towels. Enforce procedural rules and regulations.
Prepare all equipment for storage and conduct inventory at the close of each season at Payne Whitney Gymnasium, Smilow Field House and Ingalls Rink. Clean, repair and inventory all gear by athlete. Maintain logs and records of all athletic gear and prepares billings for stolen or lost equipment. Monitor compliance with schedules. Oversee and instruct student support staff. Open and close facility. Inspect and maintain the general condition of facilities. Perform light cleaning and minor repairs. Maintain records and complete financial and administrative forms. May be reassigned to other department facilities such as the Gym and Ingalls Rink.

Essential Duties

1. Enforces procedural rules and regulations. Monitors personal safety of athletic facility users. 2. Maintains logs and records of membership and activities. Schedules use of facility and equipment. Monitors compliance with schedules. Oversees and instructs support staff. 3. Maintains security of facility and equipment. Opens and closes facility ensuring that users have left the premises. Inspects and maintains the general condition of facilities. 4. Performs light cleaning and minor repairs. 5. Completes financial and administrative forms. Operates, maintains and dispenses specialized equipment, tools, and vehicles. 6. Performs additional functions incidental to athletic attendant activities.

Required Education and Experience

Two years of related work experience and a high school level education; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated knowledge of athletic apparel and the specifications required for specific college athletes. Demonstrated knowledge of intercollegiate athletic compliance regulations set forth by the NCAA. Proven knowledge of intercollegiate athletic equipment operations.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Intermediate ability with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Superior customer service. Strong organizational skills. Ability to work in multi-task, demanding environment.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to comprehend and apply helmet fitting (NOCSAE) standards. Ability to work a flexible schedule based on operational needs and travel to away contests.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Prior experience as a student-athlete. Experience ordering from apparel vendors through B2B websites.

Weekend Hours Required?


Evening Hours Required?


Drug Screen


Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit “Learn about background checks” under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It’s Your Yale website.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Thank you for your interest in employment at Yale University. Please also note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination and booster requirement for all students, staff & faculty which is described in the COVID-19 Vaccine Program. As you search our open positions, you will see that all postings list their on-site addresses which gives more detail on the on-campus work location of the role.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

EEO Statement:

University policy is committed to affirmative action under law in employment of women, minority group members, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. Additionally, in accordance with Yale’s Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment, and as delineated by federal and Connecticut law, Yale does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on account of that individual’s sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, status as a special disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era or other covered veteran.

Inquiries concerning Yale’s Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment may be referred to the Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility (OIEA).
W.L. Harkness Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303
100 Wall Street, New Haven CT 06511
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