Under the direction of the Head Olympic Equipment Manager this position is responsible for the management and oversight of the equipment operation for 15 men’s and women’s Olympic sports competing as members of NCAA DI-FBS and the Mountain West Conference.
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Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Business, Marketing, Management, HPER, HES, Sports Management, Recreation, Education, Economics, Liberal Arts, Communications, Sociology or any other field related to responsibilities and duties
Minimum of 2 years of experience in a collegiate athletic equipment room, or one year of full-time experience in a professional equipment room
Must possess valid Athletic Equipment Manager’s Association AEMA Certification, or must have the ability to become certified within 18 months of employment
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations required, preferably NCAA Division I
Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively across a broad spectrum of constituents
Must be a highly-motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently
Ability to effectively convey ideas and information in a variety of written, electronic and verbal forms
Outstanding problem-solving skills including the use of key tools such as critical thinking, deductive reasoning, logic and creativity including the ability to apply this knowledge to real world applications including conflict resolution
Strong computer skills including a complete working understanding of the most commonly used Microsoft Office Suite applications and programs
Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Prior experience in the areas of purchasing and budgetary controls
Experience with a computerized inventory system (e.g., JumpForward, ACS)
Experience at-or-above the NCAAFCS level
Experience embellishing apparel and equipment
Experience with athletic laundry chemicals their uses and applications
Contributes to the oversight and management of over $2M annually in property, equipment and uniforms including the direct purchase of equipment, goods and services
Manage budgetary oversight to ensure adherence to equipment budgets for assigned Olympic sports, including disbursement of allocations from sponsoring vendors (Under Armour, etc.)
Ensure the implementation, management and maintenance of inventory control systems for assigned sports; track all transactions for accounting, budgeting and auditing purposes; reconcile invoices, payments and statements including allotments
Place orders directly with vendors on behalf of assigned sports for teams and ancillary needs, in conformity with University, state and NCAA regulations
Manage Under Armour allotments to assigned sport programs
Develop and maintain communication channels with all constituency groups to ensure smooth operation of the unit, including Sport Administrators, head coaches, executive staff
Oversee the issue, maintenance, and return of all equipment and apparel for assigned sport programs
Provide all necessary information for the completion of annual audits
Maintain records of departmental donations involving equipment and apparel from assigned sport programs
Comply with state and University controls for the disposal of surplus and obsolete property
Contribute towards the departments culture of compliance and adhere to NCAA, Conference and Departmental policies
Position directs all aspects of the student equipment manager program including hiring, training, supervising, scheduling, retention, and evaluation.
Direct supervisor for 17 part-time staff, including student hourly non work study, student work study, and non student hourly positions.
Schedule and manage the part-time work force in accordance with sport competition, practice schedules, daily office hours, and the needs/requests of coaches and student athletes and department offices.
Be knowledgeable of and compliant with NCAA, Conference, state and University rules and regulations
Be knowledgeable of and compliant with CSU procurement and property rules and regulations
Ensure subordinates are aware of and compliant with regulations
Advise other constituents and customers regarding applicable regulations
Be knowledgeable of all uniform and safety restrictions and guidelines as set forth by the playing rules of each particular sport, the NCAA, the Conference and other governing bodies
Ensure that coaches are compliant with appropriate regulations when approving new designs and placing orders
Ensure compliance with NCAA regulations for each sport regarding the issuing of uniforms and equipment, permitted alterations, applicable restrictions to logo, branding size and placement, and the retention of apparel/equipment by student athletes.
Ensure compliance with federal taxable benefit guidelines and regulations
Ensure compliance with NCAA regulations for coaching attire
Maintain AEMA certification, including on-going educational requirements
Maintain proficiency in fitting/ordering equipment in accordance with each individual athlete’s needs, industry standards, NCAA recommended safety standards, and best practices
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Internal Number: 201900257AP
About Colorado State University Athletics
The Colorado State University Department of Athletics sponsors 16 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports and competes as a member of the NCAA Division I-FBS and the Mountain West Conference. The University is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, 65 miles north of Denver. More information on the University and its intercollegiate athletics program can be found at www.csurams.com and www.colostate.edu.