Athletic Equipment Coordinator

Adair Village, Benton County / Corvallis, Benton County
May 03, 2014

Appointment Type: Classified Staff

Department: Intercolleg Athletics 490000 YIA

Position Summary: This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Athletic Equipment Coordinator position for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at Oregon State University (OSU).

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics forms an educational background for athletes and provides entertainment for students, faculty and staff, university personnel, the local community, alumni as well as supporters of the institution. These individuals are affected by the program which encompasses approximately 520 athletes and 150 Staff members on a budget in excess of $56 million.

The Athletic Equipment Coordinator will assist the Assistant Athletic Director for Equipment Operations in coordinating of baseball sports equipment, football sports equipment, inventory control programs, as well as future projects and renovations. These duties will include vendor relations, receiving and inventorying equipment and supplies, evaluating safety of equipment, providing maintenance of equipment, and distributing athletic equipment and supplies to student athletes and staff.

This position reports directly to the Assistant Athletic Director of Equipment Operations. Oversee the storage and security of equipment in Goss Baseball Facility and assist with that duty in the Valley Football Center. They will be available for visiting teams and equipment issues that may arise during their stay. They will continue to monitor an inventory control system, maintain a controlled inventory storage area, keep current shelves organized and updated, plan and execute new ideas for product storage and equipment room efficiency.

Position Duties: 25% Distribution:
Distributes equipment and supplies to student athletes and coaches as required and ensures proper sizing of equipment for each athlete. Equipment Coordinator maintains an inventory control system for check out and check in records of all athletic supplies. Records are maintained in computerized form.

20% Equipment Shipment/Travel:
Ensures timely preparation of all equipment and supplies for away sites after team travel. Some travel is required and, if so, all items must be packed according to airline guidelines. An accurate manifest must be provided to pilot upon departure and return. Set up of equipment at away event sight prior to practice and game is also required. Game preparation includes coordinating needs with counterpart of opposing team regarding equipment/supply needs; providing the service during home games and seeking needed supplies/equipment at away games.

20% Repairs/Maintenance/Inspections:
Repairs and maintains athletic equipment as needed. Equipment Coordinator shall utilize prescribed measures as defined by the National Operating Committee of Standards for Athletic Equipment, Manufacturer's guidelines and Athletic Equipment Managers Association manual.

15% Receiving/Assessment:
Receives and inventories athletic equipment and supplies according to prescribed procedures as described by central receiving and property management campus divisions. Assesses the usability of new equipment/materials and provides recommendations to management.

10% Record Keeping:
Maintains written and computerized records of all inventory items relating to athletic equipment and supplies in Goss Stadium and the Valley Football Center, using prescribed procedures and policies as required by property management. Thorough knowledge of the Athletic Equipment Standards.

10% Lead Work/Training:
Provides lead work to student laundry staff and assists when necessary. Provides lead work for Student Managers or Student Workers in the equipment rooms of Goss baseball facility and Valley Football Center. Educates and trains ever changing Student Staff on procedures.

Position Duties (continued):

Working Conditions/Work Schedule: Travel may be necessary.
The employee in this position may be required to lift, carry, push, and pull objects weighing up to 100 pounds.
Evening, weekend, and holiday work may be required.

Minimum/Required Qualifications: Two years of experience in keeping stores and stores records; OR An equivalent combination of training and experience.

Demonstrated experience in College or Professional sports athletic equipment management.

Demonstrated knowledge of the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE).

Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA) certification or ability to receive certification within one year of start date.

General knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word OR other inventory management program.

This position must possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license and maintain a satisfactory driving record while serving in the position; therefore, the incumbent must provide a copy of their driving history for the past 2 years from the issuing state's Dept. of Motor Vehicles.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications: BS degree.

Division I OR BCS Conference experience in Athletic Equipment Management.

Experience working with major equipment manufacturers and apparel contracts.

Experience providing lead work for student employee.

Knowledge of the testing and development of athletic apparel, footwear and equipment from the manufacturer.

Proficient in the utilization of inventory control program.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only):

Posting Date: 05-02-2014

For Full Consideration Date:

Closing Date: 05-16-2014

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: $2596-$3243

Posting Number: 0012349

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