MANAGER OF FOOTBALL EQUIPMENT OPERATIONS–University of Washington

MANAGER OF FOOTBALL EQUIPMENT OPERATIONS
Req #:232528Department:INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICSJob Location:Seattle CampusPosting Date:03/27/2024 Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary:$5,834 – $7,500 per month Other Compensation:Taxable benefits include tickets to UW intercollegiate home competitions. Non-local candidates may be eligible for a moving allowance. Shift:First Shift Benefits:As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.  
Washington ATHLETICS aims to inspire champions in competition and in the classroom. We exist to enrich the lives of students to positively impact our community and world for generations to come. Operating with the four core values of growth mindset, committed service, humility and grit, the Huskies choose to lead by example. All Husky ATHLETICS staff make an IMPACT by committing to creating a purpose driven culture that impacts students and our greater community. We engage in GROWTH through dynamic conversations, embracing creativity, and recognizing that every challenge represents an opportunity to learn. We are a COMMUNITY who strive to create experiences for our stakeholders every single day. At our core is the belief that INCLUSION means creating spaces and places that reflect equity, advocacy and belonging for all.

With over 650 student-athletes participating in UW’s 22 sports programs, the department of Intercollegiate ATHLETICS is committed to providing student-athletes with the ability to compete for national and conference championships while working toward a degree from one of the world’s leading public research universities. 

For more detailed information, please visit our Washington ATHLETICS Candidate Dashboard.

The Manager of Football Equipment Operations reports to the Director of Football Equipment Operations and collaborates with the Head Football Coach and Associate Athletic Director/Chief of Staff for Football. This position is responsible for all activities that support the football equipment operations program.

Responsibilities:
Direct organizational logistics for football practices and games for the national caliber football program.  Formulate, communicate, and enforce clear and concise policies and protocols for all practice and game operations. This requires professionalism, tact, and responsiveness to requests from coaches, staff, and student-athletes. Respond to unforeseen circumstances, problems, and needs during practices and competition, making independent judgment calls on how to resolve. Direct staff needed to maintain appropriate facility requirements and needs including climate control, hydration, and communications system needs. Serve as liaison and coordinate with offsite location, evaluating and determining facility requirements, equipment planning, safety and security for staff, athletes, and property.

Evaluate and recommend and direct purchasing needs for the football program including student-athletes and staff. Make proposals to management and coaching staff related to products, vendor selection, purchases, and other budgetary line items. Monitor spending within approved budgetary guidelines.  Ensure equipment and funds are utilized in the most equitable and efficient manner. Track budget compliance for football equipment and apparel purchases. Provide reports to Director of Football Equipment Operations and Football Chief of Staff on at least a monthly basis.

Direct hourly staff in the management of inventory systems utilizing equipment inventory software such as Sportsoft, ACS, or other applicable systems. Oversee equipment control, pre- and postseason inventory, and midseason shortages.  Set policies that provide a system for analyzing specifications and quantities for required equipment, apparel and supplies for each fiscal year. Make decisions regarding resource allocations for vendor purchases and execute research to ensure best pricing. Initiate procurement, manage delivery and inventory. Promote and maintain effective relationships with suppliers.

Direct the process for properly determining and fitting each player with a customized array of equipment to provide maximum efficiency and protection against injury. This includes utilizing extensive training and expertise in properly sizing and fitting equipment, apparel, and footwear. Inspect, evaluate, and maintain equipment to ensure it is kept in top working condition and meets all approved safety standards.

Supervise football student managers. Establish policies and work rules for all hourly staff involved in equipment operations. Provide skilled instruction on the use and application of athletic equipment, game day and practice set-up, break-down and operations, equipment, and apparel responsibilities on and off the field, as well as compliance with NCAA, conference, and University policies and procedures.  Schedule student managers to ensure adequate and qualified support for football practices and games.

Maintain equipment room organization, cleanliness, and safety. Prepare staging and presentation of facilities for tours and recruiting visits, representing the Athletic Department and football program’s high standards of excellence. Maintain locker room organization and appearance.  Support coaching staff equipment and apparel needs.

Perform other duties as required.

Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA, the Conference, the State of Washington and any other governing body is of paramount importance to the University. The overall responsibility of this position is for the successful operation of the program in full compliance with all such rules and regulations. As a condition of employment, the Employee shall be required to participate in rules education programs offered by the Department of Intercollegiate ATHLETICS.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in business, sports management, or a related field, and 2-3 years of fulltime experience in football equipment management/operations. Demonstrated experience operating equipment inventory software such as Sportsoft, ACS, etc., and basic computer skills such as MS Word and Excel. Experience and knowledge of fitting football protective equipment.  Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA) certification, or the ability to obtain within 12 months.
  
Excellent organizational and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and professionally in a fast-paced environment. Ability to lift 50 pounds. Must be able to work a variable schedule including evenings, weekends, and travel.

Desired:
Equipment operations experience in a Division 1 football or NFL environment preferred. Knowledge of NCAA rules compliance desirable.


Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your “My Jobs” page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

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