The Head Football Equipment Manager procures, maintains, and oversees athletic equipment for the Division I football program at the University of Richmond. This position is the primary equipment contact for the football program and is responsible for equipment distribution, quality of equipment, and handling equipment needs at all football practices and competitions, both at home and away. This position is also the primary contact for other sports as assigned.
Oversee and be accountable for the equipment purchasing process for football and other assigned varsity teams.
Coordinate all equipment orders with head and/or assistant coaches and ensure compliance with collegiate licensing, athletic department, University, and conference policies.
Receive, distribute, and track all equipment purchases for football and assigned sports.
Be accountable for managing football and assigned sport equipment budgets with coordination from the coaching staffs and Athletics Business Office.
Manage distribution, collection, and maintenance of assigned athletic equipment to student-athletes and coaches.
Provide all equipment support to the football program in the fall and spring semester including travel to competitions.
Fit and maintain all protective equipment and ensure all equipment meets safety regulations to appropriately protect student-athletes.
Transport equipment for all away competitions including pads, uniforms, sideline equipment, athletic training supplies, drink coolers, and coaching radio headsets.
Recruit, hire, and coordinate student managers for the football team and manage them on a daily basis at practice and at both home and away competitions.
Work closely with the Head Football Coach to prioritize equipment needs and coordinate funding through the equipment budget or donated funds.
Formulate and implement policies and procedures for the football athletic equipment room operation, including equipment issue/return process, uniform design, and equipment ordering.
Ensure that football equipment and apparel meets athletic department, University, conference, and NCAA standards.
Process payments, manage equipment budgets for football and assigned sports, and manage the athletic portion of the University’s soft drink contract.
Process all payments for athletic equipment and apparel purchases for football and other assigned sports by reconciling a purchasing card statement monthly, as well as processing invoices with appropriate index and account codes.
Provide monthly equipment budget status updates to each assigned head coach, including fund availability, and monitor spending.
Facilitate the athletic department soft drink contract by purchasing and providing the appropriate sport drink, water, and soft drinks in all athletic facilities as well as for all athletic events. This includes maintaining the PowerAde fountain machines in the locker rooms, stocking the visiting football and basketball team locker rooms, and coordinating the media drink needs for all athletic home events.
Maintain records of equipment issue and return for football and other assigned sports and ensures accuracy of that data.
Be accountable for all records of issuance and reconcile records upon return of equipment and ensure compliance with NCAA rules and regulations.
Appropriately inventory and store all athletic equipment and inspect equipment for safety and quality for future use.
Maintain and coordinate all aspects of the Athletic
Department’s laundry facility and operation.
Recruit, hire, and coordinate student employees as laundry attendants.
Ensure all athletic uniforms and practice gear is clean and available for use the following day for all athletic programs.
Coordinate the purchase of all equipment needed for the laundry facility operation (washers, dryers, laundry detergent, laundry loops, etc.).
Requires work (and travel) on weekends and nights primarily during football season
SALARY STRUCTURE: Pay Grade 4 (Hiring Range $32,152.00 to $42,610.00 annually)
Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our School of Arts & Sciences anchors Richmond as a nationally ranked liberal arts university. A ranked business school, the nation’s first school of leadership studies, a highly respected law school, a nationally recognized international education program and the community-focused School of Professional and Continuing Studies build on that strong foundation and make this university something unique.
UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE
Basic understanding of the contents of the six major performance domains of responsibility, tasks associated with each domain, and the knowledge and skills required to perform each of those tasks as prescribed in the certification manual of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association.
Adherence to all applicable NCAA, conference, and institutional rules and regulations is required.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
A bachelor’s degree is required for this position, a master’s degree is preferred
3-5 years experience in the collegiate or professional level required
Experience working with football equipment and safety regulations required
Internal Number: 501968
About University of Richmond
The only university in the country known as the Spiders, the University of Richmond successfully competes in 17 Division I sports. Our student athletes excel in the classroom as well as on the field, with a graduation success rate of 92 percent.