Vanderbilt – Director of Equipment – Football

Job Description
This position reports directly to the Director of Equipment for the Athletics Department and will be responsible for oversight of all equipment operations for Vanderbilt’s football program, as well as supervision and maintenance of football’s laundry center and equipment room.

About the Work Unit
Vanderbilt University’s Athletics Department prepares student-athletes to become leaders and champions in life by placing the highest values on integrity, character, sportsmanship and victory. Vanderbilt is a charter member of the Southeastern Conference and is the conference’s only private school. The university fields 16 varsity teams (6 men’s teams and 10 women’s teams, a total of 351 student athletes), 14 of which compete in the Southeastern Conference.

Duties and Responsibilities
*Oversee all daily equipment needs directly related to football staff, players, and schedule
*Plan, direct, and execute football practice from an equipment standpoint
*Develop schedules to ensure coverage of all football events including lift sessions, practices, optional workouts, recruiting, and summer camps
*Distribute and organize all apparel for football
*Administer the fitting, cleaning, and tracking of helmets and other safety equipment
*Maintain the cleanliness and organization of all football spaces including equipment room, locker room, practice fields and storage areas
*Prepare the football program for gameday pertaining to all aspects of equipment for student-athletes, coaches, and staff
*Required travel for all football related events including away games and bowl games
*Other duties as assigned by the Director of Equipment and Head Football Coach

Qualifications
*A Bachelor’s degree is necessary.
*AEMA certification or the ability to acquire certification within a year required.
*Prior experience with a Division I or professional sports equipment room is necessary.
*High level of organizational skills and multi-tasking abilities is necessary.
*Ability to work nights and weekends as events require is necessary.
*Knowledge of NCAA and SEC rules and regulations are preferred.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.

About Us
Vanderbilt is a community of talented and diverse staff & faculty!
At Vanderbilt University , our work – regardless of title or role – is in service to an important and noble mission in which every member of our community serves in advancing knowledge and transforming lives on a daily basis. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, on a 330+ acre campus and arboretum dating back to 1873, Vanderbilt is proud to have been named as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” as well as a top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area by Forbes for several years running. We welcome those who are interested in learning and growing professionally with an employer that strives to create, foster and sustain opportunities as an employer of choice through:

Working and growing together as a community of communities… we are One Vanderbilt.
Providing a work environment where every staff and faculty member can be their authentic and best self, while providing the resources and opportunities to learn and grow.
Encouraging development, collaboration, and partnership both internally and externally while fostering the value that every member of the Vanderbilt community can lead and grow regardless of title or position.
We understand you have a choice when choosing where to work and pursue a career. We understand you are unique and have a story. We want to hear it. We encourage you to apply today so that you might become a part of our story.

Vanderbilt University has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University recently announced that students, faculty, and staff, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Vanderbilt, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Effective, August 1, 2021, proof of full vaccination or an approved accommodation will be required before the start of employment in order to work at Vanderbilt University.

Accommodations for medical and religious exemptions can be requested with the Equal, Opportunity and Access Office https://www.vanderbilt.edu/eoa/.

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