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Assistant Football Equipment Manager - Athletics [P2]

Employer
University of Connecticut
Location
Storrs Campus

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Search #: 498465
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Athletics (Coaches, Trainers, Specialists)

JOB SUMMARY

The University of Connecticut is seeking applications for the full-time position of Assistant Football Equipment Manager. The applicant’s responsibilities are specific to the equipment area within the Football program and related facilities. This position will report to the Head Football Equipment Manager and take direction from the Head Football Coach.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assist in the supervision of an internal and external staff which include a combination of student labor, logistical staff associated with moving company, and phone technicians who handle team sideline communications; in consultation with supervisors, will assist in the oversight and management of ordering, receiving, inventory, and maintaining equipment for the Football Equipment Room and related budgets for the Football program; equip all Football staff/athletes for daily practices, competition and travel; continually research and monitor innovations and upgrades to all Football equipment; use experience to work with new and existing safety devices of equipment and the protection as it pertains to equipment; make sure all protective equipment used passes NOCSAE (National Operating Committee for the Standards of Athletic Equipment) Reconditioning, and Recertification standards; properly fit all protective equipment, apparel, and shoes for the student-athletes to ensure that a safe and proper fit has been maintained; work closely with Athletic Training staff to provide any special protective requirements necessary; attend all Football practice related activities throughout the year; responsible for all Field Equipment and Football-related instruments (sleds, agility bags, goal posts, shields, footballs, etc.); Assist in the management of all game day equipment-related setup for home and away football games including, but not limited to: prepare all equipment functions for home and away games; pack truck with all equipment, medical, and video equipment/supplies; site setup; home bench/sideline; locker room; officials locker room; visitors bench/sideline setup; coordinate equipment transport to and from all home and away football games; Assist in all aspects for Nike related to apparel and equipment; maintain an inventory of all uniforms, equipment, apparel, and supplies in the Football equipment room; attend training sessions, conventions, and meet with manufacturing representatives in order to obtain knowledge of and continuing education on equipment trends and requirements in college athletics; work with non-Nike vendors assisting in the creation of budgets and acquiring goods; knowledge of NCAA and FBS rules/regulations as it pertains to equipment, logos, and trademarks; responsible for all shipping/receiving functions in the Burton Family Football Complex and the Shenkman Training Center; work with building staff to initiate all work orders related to maintenance and care of facilities as needed; and other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field and two years of experience working in a Football equipment room. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • AEMA (Athletic Equipment Manager’s Association) certified or the ability to become certified within one year of appointment.
  • Knowledge of all types of athletic equipment and its proper use.
  • Knowledge of OSHA standards for blood-borne pathogens.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Basic computer application knowledge.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, teamwork, and collaboration skills.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Three years of experience working in a Football equipment room.
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Experience at a Power 4 FBS institution.
  • Experience working with Nike as the primary apparel and equipment vendor.
  • Experience setting up Coach Comm communication system.
  • APPOINTMENT TERMS

    This is a full-time, permanent position. The incumbent must have the ability to work flexible and irregular hours including weekends and holidays. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. For additional information regarding benefits visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-beyond-pay/. Other rights, terms and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).

    Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s background and experience.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

    Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

    TO APPLY

    Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #498465 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

    This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on June 27, 2024.

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

    All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

    The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

    The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

    Advertised: Jun 13 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Jun 27 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

    Organization

    Working at UCONN

    The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.

    Company info
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    Telephone
    860-486-3034
    Location
    9 Walters Avenue
    Storrs
    Connecticut
    06269
    US

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