•The United States Military Academy is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Equipment Manager. This is full-time position that manages equipment operations for our Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Programs
Duties and Responsibilities
-Lead an equipment operation in support for a Division 1 Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse program. Oversee the lacrosse athletic equipment budget as well as the lacrosse uniforms and apparel allotment. Evaluate and determine business needs. Make proposals to management and coaching staff related to products, vendor selection, purchases, or other budgetary line items. Monitor spending within budgetary guidelines. Analyze specifications and quantities for required equipment, apparel and supplies for each fiscal year. Research vendors to ensure best pricing. Initiate procurement, manage delivery, and inventory. Promote and maintain effective relationships with suppliers. Work with vendors in fulfillment of equipment partnership agreements. Work with staff and vendor for embellishment of team apparel
-Maintain inventory control of equipment, uniform and apparel using appropriate software and by conducting pre- and postseason inventories, periodic equipment audits and identifying any shortages. Stay abreast on products and best practices. Research and analyze current trends in lacrosse equipment and technologies. Collaborate with Athletic Trainers and Strength Coaches and consult with vendors to provide demonstrations and explanation of recommended products. Prepare reports and recommendations for management and coaches.
-Oversee recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling and mentoring of volunteer student lacrosse equipment managers. For assigned student managers, provide skilled instruction on the use and application of athletic equipment, responsibilities on and off the field, policies and procedures. Determine and assign staffing to ensure adequate and qualified support for lacrosse practices and games. Supervise assigned personnel for all lacrosse events at home and away locations. Drive equipment vehicle for men’s team, to and from away game
-Provide organizational logistics, setup and breakdown for all men’s lacrosse practices, home and away games. This requires professionalism, tact and responsiveness to requests from coaches, staff, and student-athletes. Respond to unforeseen emergencies during practices and competition, making independent judgment calls on how to resolve. Responsible for properly determining and fitting each player with a customized array of equipment to provide maximum efficiency and protection against injury. This includes utilizing training and expertise in properly sizing and fitting equipment, apparel and footwear. Inspect, evaluate and maintain equipment to ensure it is kept in top working condition and meets safety standards.
-Oversight of FEN equipment room organization, cleanliness and safety. Prepare staging and presentation of facilities for tours and recruiting visits, representing the Athletic Department and lacrosse programs’ high standards of excellence. Assist with set-up camps and clinics. Recognize any maintenance issue in FEN- locker rooms, team rooms, etc.- and report to maintenance contractor for repair. Manage FEN Laundry facility – daily preventative maintenance, supply needs, etc.
-Other duties as assigned. Position often requires work on early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays as well as travel with the team to various game locations. Abide by all NCAA and university policies, rules, regulations, and operational procedures.
Direct Reports This position will be responsible for managing all cadet men’s and women’s lacrosse managers (6-8+)
Bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) or equivalent combination of education and experience is required
1 or more years of lacrosse equipment management/operations at the collegiate or professional level
Demonstrated experience in fitting lacrosse protective equipment; Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA) certification or the ability to obtain within 12 months
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and with professionalism in a fast-paced athletic environment
Must be able to move and load 50 pounds
This position will require evening and weekend scheduling
Please send all resumes and three references directly to Nicholas.Determan@westpoint.edu
Internal Number: 037
About Army West Point Athletics
The mission of Army West Point Athletics is to provide an extraordinary Division I Athletic experience that develops leaders of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country. Located in the scenic Hudson River Valley, only 50 miles from New York City, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year academic institution, a nationally-renowned historic site, and the oldest continuously occupied military post in America.