Head Football Equipment Manager / Assistant Director of Football Operations –McNeese State University

Position Status:  Full-time 

Salary Range: $35,000 per year 

Minimum Qualifications:   

  • Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA) certification preferred or certifiable within one year of hire. 
  • A thorough working knowledge of issuing, fitting, cleaning, and maintaining athletic equipment as put forward by the AEMA preferred. 
  • Strong interpersonal skill for developing working relationships with coaches, athletes, and sales representatives.  
  • Ability to accommodate a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.  
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of NCAA Division 1 rules, practices, policies, philosophy, and procedures. 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. 
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. or more.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent relevant experience.   

Job Description:

  • Collaborate with coaches and staff to address the equipment needs proactively and effectively of the football program.
  • Monitor and maintain an inventory management system for all equipment and apparel; long-term planning for equipment and apparel needs; as well as budgeting and procurement oversight.
  • Coordinate the transportation of equipment, uniforms, and supplies to both home and away competitions and practices for the football program. 
  • Ensure all athletic equipment which includes, but not limited to, uniforms, helmets, decals, banners, and logos comply with conference and NCAA regulations along with University brand and licensing directives. 
  • Responsible for the storage, preservation, shipping, and reconditioning of all equipment at the conclusion of each season. 
  • Hire, supervise and educate student managers on policies and procedures relative to issuing and maintaining apparel and equipment
  • Assist the Director of Football Operations with any duties as assigned. 
  • Assist head football coach and Athletic Director as needed.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND MATERIALS:  For the application process, applicants must email the required documents below to Kelsey Curry at klewis32@mcneese.eduLetter of Application (Cover Letter) Resume/Vitae Three Professional References (include: name, phone number, and e-mail address)  
DEADLINE:  Position will remain open until filled, but applications received before May 2nd, 2022 will be considered first. 
ALL JOB OFFERS ARE CONTINGENT UPON THE SUCCESSFUL RESULT OF A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK AND RECEIPT OF TRANSCRIPT(S) IF APPLICABLE.  If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the HR Liaison: Kim Dronett at kdronett@mcneese.edu or (337) 475-5413. 


McNeese State University, located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is a public university and a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and all supporting materials will become public record. All applicants are expected to submit complete and accurate materials as specified in the position announcement. A background check and an English Proficiency assessment (Faculty Only) will be conducted on selected finalists. We comply with Louisiana Revised Statute 49:1001, et seq, and State of Louisiana Executive Order 98-38, which provides for drug testing of employees, appointees, prospective employees, and prospective appointees. Prospective employees and employees are informed if a drug test is required. 

McNeese State University is an AA/EEO/ADA employer committed to excellence through diversity.                 

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires McNeese State University to inform applicants that the University can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and right to accept employment.  McNeese participates in E-Verify. 

Louisiana Revised Statute 42:31-“Eligibility requirements for certain unclassified employees”-requires any person hired or employed in an unclassified position, whose annual salary or rate of compensation is equal to or exceeds one hundred thousand dollars, provide proof to his public employer that he has been issued a Louisiana driver’s license and that all vehicles registered in his name are registered in Louisiana within thirty days of being hired or employed at such salary. 

Persons needing reasonable accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Office of Human Resources: Voice: (337) 475-5102; TDD/TTY, Hearing Impaired: (337) 562-4227; Fax: (337) 475-5104; or cabbott@mcneese.edu

Transcripts from Foreign Universities:  Prospective faculty submitting transcripts from foreign universities or schools must have the coursework evaluated for equivalency to United States-accredited coursework by a University-approved agency. The prospective faculty member is responsible for the cost of the evaluation. McNeese typically accepts evaluations by World Education Services (www.wes.org) or Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.www.ece.org

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