The Head Athletic Equipment Manager is responsible for developing, planning, and organizing programs for purchasing and maintaining athletic equipment for all University sport teams. The Head Manager also prepares and monitors athletic equipment budgets. This position requires travel to sporting events and maintaining a variable work schedule dependent on the sport season. The successful candidate will:
Be responsible for ordering, receiving storing, maintaining inventory, laundering and distribution of apparel and equipment for student athletes and coaches. Provide efficient and well-organized systems for issuing and collecting apparel and equipment for 15 sport programs and ensuring appropriate documentation, records and inventory are maintained according to industry standards. Hire, train, supervise, schedule, and evaluate equipment operations staff (graduate assistants and students) with a development approach in an environment with a positive culture. Prepare and monitor annual equipment room budgets. Adhere to university policies concerning purchasing, budget management and inventory control measures. Research new and innovative equipment ideas by working closely with outside vendors. Assist in reporting of all equipment room budgeting. Oversee preparation and maintenance of equipment, playing areas, and locker rooms for games and practices, including uniform and equipment distribution and retrieval at practices and on game days. Properly fit student-athletes with equipment in accordance with guidelines from governing bodies: NOCSAE, NCAA, Big Sky, etc. Consult with coaches to forecast apparel and equipment needs and make necessary adjustments. Function as the primary department liaison with Adidas. Serve as the department liaison with all equipment and embellishment vendors. Ensure compliance with all NCAA and Big Sky regulations, particularly those involving equipment, apparel, and camps. Other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
3 years demonstrated experience in athletic equipment room operations.
1-2 years project management experience.
Previous work within a Division I Intercollegiate Athletics program and experience working with various sport programs including football and basketball.
Possess Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA) certification.
Previous supervisory experience.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 605495
About Northern Arizona University
Northern Arizona University has a student population of 31,073, including approximately 23,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.
Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40. With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four...-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.
The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.
For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.
The Northern Arizona University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics sponsors 15 men's and women's NCAA Division-I programs with more than 350 student-athlete participants. The university is a member of the Big Sky Conference for all sports with the exception of women's swimming and diving, which competes in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.