Head Football Equipment Manager–Ball State University

Position TitleHead Football Equipment Manager
Additional Information
Inclusive Excellence StatementAt Ball State University, inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Salary Grade9
New Hire Rate14.45
FLSANon-Exempt
Hrs/Week40
Pre-Employment ScreeningRequires successful completion of a background check., Requires successful completion of a Drivers License check, Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.
Position FunctionSupervise and oversee the purchase and fiscal control of game and sports equipment and apparel for Football. Research vendor products and make equipment and apparel recommendations. Manage vendor relationships and serve as he main contact for all purchases. Oversee equipment inventory, distribution and related tax reporting. Directly supervise staff and student employees.
Minimum EducationAssociate’s degree or equivalent in related area from an accredited institution; Athletic Equipment Manager Association (AEMA) certified or willing to work toward certification; must possess valid driver’s license.
Minimum ExperienceOver one year through three years of related experience.
Minimum Other
Authorization to work in the USCandidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred EducationBachelor’s degree.
Preferred ExperienceWorking knowledge of procedures involved in the fitting, maintenance and repair of athletic supplies and equipment; familiarity with Coach Com headsets.
Preferred Other
Position Title(s) SupervisedStudents.
EEO StatementBall State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.
About Ball State UniversityBall State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.
DepartmentIntercollegiate Athletic Ops:110010
Department Information
Department Email or Phone Numberkalee2@bsu.edu

Duties & Responsibilities

Ranking1
Job DutyManage the day-to-day operations of the equipment facility for Football to include supervision of student employees. Assign and review work, orient and train staff, and make recommendations as to interviewing and selection, performance, appraisal, and discipline. Make staffing decisions and assignments for football events.
Ranking2
Job DutyProperly fit player all player equipment to meet safety standards and (AEMA ) Athletic Equipment Manager’s Association and National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment expectations, including safety standards and equipment updates throughout the year.
Ranking3
Job DutyOperation and maintenance of Coach Comm. which ensures proper communication during peak sporting events permitting effective communication between players, staff and coaches during events, including testing and troubleshooting.
Ranking4
Job DutyDevelop and have oversight of annual equipment budget for Football.
Ranking5
Job DutyManage the processes for the issue, retrieval, storage, repair, maintenance, reconditioning, and inventory control of all equipment, apparel, coaching aids, and field equipment for assigned sports. Consult with the Office of the Controller regarding tax ability status of apparel and equipment and develop annual reports.
Ranking6
Job DutyMonitor and maintain inventory management system for equipment and apparel. Forecast long term equipment and apparel needs to include developing budget proposals for the purchase of items. Work with purchasing to select appropriate vendors.
Ranking7
Job DutyCoordinate equipment needs and appropriate transportation as needed for away events, including but not limited to identifying appropriate equipment and apparel, packing, delivery, and return of equipment and apparel to campus.
Ranking8
Job DutyAttend regularly scheduled staff and team meetings, team functions and events as requested by the Head Football Coach, Director of Football Operations or Head Football Equipment Manager; maintain positive relations with the general public, visiting coaches, teams, boosters and officials.
Ranking9
Job DutyMaintain, organize and setup headsets for all practices, scrimmages and games, both home and away; attend workshops and educational sessions to stay current on the operation of the headsets.
Ranking10
Job DutyMaintain positive relationship with various public, e.g. visiting coaches and teams
Ranking11
Job DutySupervise and assist in game management for all football events; includes accommodation of game officials, support of personnel and/or field personnel required to conduct games.
Ranking12
Job DutyServe as liaison to Nike, related to bids/purchases, issuance, fitting, return of equipment and related items; issue charge notices for lost or stolen apparel and equipment.
Ranking13
Job DutyWork with the Head Football Coach and Director of Football Operations to assist with recruiting efforts; includes but is not limited to display of team equipment and uniforms and meeting with recruits and their parents on official and unofficial visits.
Ranking14
Job DutyEnsure compliance with department, university, conference and NCAA policies and procedures with respect to the purchase and distribution of equipment and apparel.
Ranking15
Job DutyPlan, manage and coordinate the issuance and return of gear associated with community team events including Fan Jam, community service, school visits, hospital visits etc.
Ranking16
Job DutyPerform other duties as assigned.
Ranking17
Job DutyMaintain regular and predictable attendance.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number202200928SF
Number of Vacancies1
Desired Start Date04/04/2022
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date03/19/2022
Close Date03/28/2022
Open Until FilledNo
Special Instructions Summary

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

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