Graduate Assistant – Equipment & Operations–Alvernia University


Posted: 05-Aug-22

Location: Reading, Pennsylvania

Type: Full-time

Required Education: 4 Year Degree

Categories:OperationsOperations – Equipment Manager

Sector:Collegiate Sports

POSITION SUMMARY: The Graduate Assistant of Athletic Equipment Operations is responsible for assisting with the daily operation of the equipment rooms at Alvernia University. This includes assisting with the preparations for all football practices, home and away games. They will also be assigned other sport responsibilities including ordering, inventorying, and issuing equipment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (35%) Laundry Duties: Ensuring that laundry for the assigned sport is done in time for all practices and competitions. Assisting in the day to day laundry duties for all other sports.

(30%) Game and Practice Preparations: Assisting with the preparation of practice, home and away games for football. This includes supervising the field set-up for practice. Preparation for home and away games, working with the Athletic Equipment and Operations Manager.

(20%) Other sport responsibilities: Assist with the ordering of all equipment and uniforms for assigned sports. Working with the Athletic Equipment and Operations Manager, they will become familiar with the ordering process with vendors used in the equipment room. Meeting with coaches of the assigned sport to ensure all equipment needed for practice and competition is ordered in a timely manner.

(5%) NCAA Related: Ensures that all Department of Athletics and University related activities operate in full compliance with university, conference and NCAA rules and regulations. Attends and participates in scheduled compliance seminars and complies with all the Athletic Department’s efforts to monitor compliance with NCAA regulations. Seeks interpretations from the compliance staff before acting when necessary. Reports potential rules violations immediately. Completes required compliance paperwork in a timely and efficient manner. Monitors all of their areas and/or programs activities closely to maintain compliance with applicable rules and regulations.

(5%) Supervision of Student Managers: Assist in the supervision of all student managers working in the equipment room during practices, games and day to day responsibilities.

(5%) Performs other duties as assigned by the Athletic Equipment and Operations Manager

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 1. Bachelor’s Degree, and pursuing a graduate level degree 2. A minimum of 2-year experience in college athletics, whether as a student worker or student-athlete

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Previous equipment experiences at the NCAA D-III level 2. Desire to pursue a career in equipment or athletics administration 3. Knowledge of equipment room procedures

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY: 1. Strong interpersonal skills 2. Ability to interact effectively with coaches, administrators, student athletes and vendors 3. Extremely organized, self-starter, intrinsically motivated 4. Strong organizational, management and leadership skills 5. Proven ability to multi-task effectively 6. Ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines 7. Proficient computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets and social media 8. Availability to work flexible work schedule including nights and weekends 9. Travel with sport teams for away contests 10. Thorough knowledge of NCAA and MAC conference rules and regulations

A Bachelor’s degree and successful experience as a student-athlete and/or coach is required. Acceptance into the Alvernia University Graduate Program is required. Please visit for more information and to apply.

Alvernia University is a Franciscan institution rooted in the Catholic and liberal arts traditions. True to its Bernardine Franciscan heritage, the University’s values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation, and peacemaking have shaped its character and history for nearly 60 years.

Recently, the University has grown in both educational opportunities and enrollment, including the additional of six new varsity sports and Industrial, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering. Alvernia’s student population of nearly 3,000 comes from diverse cultural, economic, geographic, and religious backgrounds. Alvernia offers over 50 majors & minors and awards Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social Work, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees; 11 master’s degrees; and doctoral programs in leadership (PhD), physical therapy (DPT), and nursing practice (DNP).

Alvernia’s nearly 600 student-athletes compete in the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) with Albright, Lebanon Valley, Messiah, Lycoming, Arcadia, Hood, York, and Stevenson among others.

Reading, Pennsylvania is situated between the scenic Blue and South Mountains in southeastern Pennsylvania. It features a reasonable cost-of-living with high rates of homeownership, substantial healthcare options, and a number of high quality education choices. Reading offers a mix of cultural entertainment destinations, such as the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, the Reading Public Museum, outlet shopping, minor-league sports, and concerts at the Santander Arena. The University is conveniently located an hour from Philadelphia and within an easy two- to three-hour drive of some of the world’s greatest centers of commerce, government, culture, sports, and entertainment: New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

Alvernia University is committed to equal opportunity and invites all qualified candidates to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any factor unrelated to the requirements of the position.

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