Senior Director of Football Equipment – Penn State Football

Penn State department of Intercollegiate Athletics (“ICA”) is seeking candidates for the position of Senior
Director of Football Equipment. The position will work in conjunction and report to the Assistant Athletic
Director for Equipment Services to ensure the football equipment room and needs of the football team are
met on a daily basis.
We are currently seeking applications for the full-time position of Senior Director of Football Equipment.
The Senior Director of Football Equipment will manage the various equipment needs of our football
program in all aspects surrounding practice, travel, and game day.
Your responsibilities include:
• Work closely with football coaches, student athletes, and staff, advising them with
respect to purchase, issue, and return of all athletic equipment
• Working closely with football administration to ensure all areas of football operations are
coordinated, including team travel, equipment transportation, fall camp schedules, and
coordination of all aspects of equipment transportation for bowl games.
• Hiring, supervising, and directing full time exempt staff
• Budgeting and purchasing football equipment in conjunction with the football Chief of
Staff to ensure budget adherence.
o Working with Penn State purchasing on RFP’s RFQ’s, Sole Source, and Purchase
Orders for the purchase of football equipment
o Ordering other equipment and accessories for football along with tracking and
receipt of orders
• Oversight of football inventory control systems and ensuring direct reports are following
university policy regarding inventory control and management
• Ordering with our main apparel vendor, Nike and utilizing their Gameday ordering
• Oversee and manage the football equipment room and its policies relating to laundry
operations, equipment issuance, equipment reconditioning.
To be successful in this role, you will bring:
• Bachelors’ Degree and nine to ten years related, demonstrated facilities management
experience, or combination of education and relevant experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Knowledge of athletic equipment and its’ proper use
• Knowledge of NOCSAE and NAERA standards as it pertains to football equipment
• Experience with laundry services for athletic teams
• Ability to perform in a professional manner in a high pressure environment
• Ability to multi-task and be flexible
• Basic computer experience
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to keep detailed records
• Ability to work flexible and irregular hours including traveling to all away games,
weekends, and holidays
• A valid non-commercial driver’s license, or ability to obtain by start date
In addition, our preferred qualifications include:
• Five years working in an FBS, FCS, or professional team equipment room
• Experience with Nike (or other brand) ordering system
• Experience with Sportsoft (or competitor) inventory control system
• Knowledge of University branding, logos, and trademark regulations, as well as,
conference and NCAA rules as they pertain to recruiting, equipment and uniform logo
• Athletic Equipment Manager Certification

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