The University of Connecticut is seeking applications for the full-time position of Equipment/Facilities Manager (Manager, Athletic Equipment & Facilities) for the sport of Football. The applicant’s responsibilities specific to the equipment area within the Football program and related facilities will include, but are not limited to: supervise a staff that consists of full-time assistant and student labor, logistical staff associated with moving company, phone technicians who handle team sideline communications; oversee 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; ensure 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.). Manage 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; handle 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 in creating budgets and acquiring goods; knowledge of NCAA rules and 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 appropriate field and a minimum of five years’ experience working in an athletic equipment room at the post-graduate level; AEMA (Athletic Equipment Manager’s Association) certification; knowledge of all types of athletic equipment and its proper use; knowledge of OSHA standards for blood-borne pathogens; supervisory skills; detail oriented; basic computer application knowledge; excellent interpersonal, organizational, teamwork and collaboration skills; willingness to work flexible and irregular hours including weekend and holidays.
Preferred Qualifications: Minimum two years’ experience overseeing the daily operations of a Football Equipment Room at the FCS, FBS, NFL level. Master’s degree in appropriate field.
Appointment Terms: This is a full-time, permanent position. The University offers a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. For addition information regarding benefits visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/employee-benefits-overview/.
To Apply: Please apply online at http://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/, Staff Positions, Search #494449 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Screening will begin immediately.
Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 5, 2020.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
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