The person in this position serves as the equipment coordinator for football: -Developing the budget (with the Head Football Coach) and monitoring expenses -Researching, choosing, ordering, inventorying and properly maintaining all helmets, apparel, and gear -Providing fittings and adjustments of equipment for individual players -Extensive research on latest innovations within football equipment regarding player safety, cost efficiency, and comfort -Oversee all equipment needs for the football program -Meet with football staff daily to discuss equipment needs and is available for all practices, all games, and pre and post season events -Determines necessary equipment needs (adjustments to equipment are needed based on position, injuries or personal comfort; general fittings; safety checks; alterations; changes due to weather or playing surface) -Communicates regularly with Athletic Medical Staff on alterations due to injuries -Serve as the liaison with external servicer for the On-Field Communications (CoachComm headsets) Execute the maintenance agreement with service provider, ensure proper training has occurred, communicate problems and needs for service provider
Minimum Required Experience
Bachelor's degree in a related field, as well as at least three (3) years of directly related professional work experience; or any combination of experience and education that would provide the competencies required to successfully discharge the essential duties assigned to this position.
Application deadline is July 11, 2021. All required application materials must be submitted through the HR portal.
About The University of Montana
The University of Montana is a unit of the Montana University System with a student enrollment of 13,900 and 600 full-time faculty members. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of 63,000, surrounded by mountain grandeur. The University of Montana offers high quality undergraduate and graduate education in the arts and sciences, and the University’s nine professional schools prepare students for careers in social work, pharmacy, physical therapy, journalism, law, business, education, forestry and fine arts.The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics offers varsity competition in 15 sports at the Division I level and Football Championship Subdivision. UM is a member of the Big Sky Conference.