The Head Athletic Equipment Manager is responsible for developing, planning, and organizing programs for maintaining and purchasing athletic equipment for all University sports teams. The Head Athletic Equipment Manager also prepares and monitors athletic equipment budgets.
Essential Job Duties
Collaborates with coaches to prepare athletic equipment budget proposals.
Purchases all athletic equipment and apparel according to university policies. Processes all invoices and receipts to ensure timely payment and monitors equipment budgets.
Implements an inventory control system to ensure accurate recording of all purchases, repairs, maintenance, and disposal of athletic equipment and apparel.
Recruits, hires, trains, and manages a part time OPS staff to assist in carrying out the goals and objectives for equipment operations.
Monitors the issuance of uniforms, both home and away, to teams, coaches, and individual athletes. Maintains accurate records of uniform and apparel issuance.
Monitors the daily maintenance of equipment, which includes laundering and repair of uniforms, and general upkeep of equipment. Arranges for repairs as necessary.
Manages the daily operations of the Equipment Rooms and Storage Facilities, ensuring each is operated in a clean, efficient, and effective manner.
Oversees laundry operations, ensuring team laundry is done daily to the correct specifications and health standards on a daily basis.
Serves as the liaison with apparel, footwear, and equipment providers. Ensures team apparel and equipment are appropriately printed prior to distribution.
Assists with fitting individual athletes and management of each team’s size charts.
Ensures locker rooms and benches are prepared and set up to appropriate standards for all home athletic events. Coordinates preventative maintenance and cleaning for all locker rooms.
Prepares team equipment travel bags and uniforms for road trips.
Collaborates with the Compliance Office to ensure equipment operations are in compliance with NCAA and ASUN/CCSA guidelines. Adheres to proper recordkeeping and documentation for all equipment operations.
Assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies and procedures for the Facilities and Operations department within Athletics.
Seeks opportunities for professional development and best practices within the area of sports programs facilities and operations.
Assists, coordinates, and completes special projects as assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities and Operations.
Ensures Environmental Health & Safety and OSHA safety practices are implemented, followed, and documented.
Ensures a regular daily schedule for student-athletes to initiate equipment issues or needs.
Attends meetings, activities, and events, which may require working evenings and weekends to travel with teams as necessary.
Assist with game operations for all home basketball games and other events as needed.
Serves as essential personnel and provides assistance in the event of an emergency on campus.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Sports Facilities Management, Sports Administration, Facilities Management, or closely related discipline.
Three years of experience in management of athletic equipment or closely related experience.
Experience operating a personal computer and proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
Possess current Forklift Operator, American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid certifications or the ability to obtain within ninety days of hire.
Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Sports Facilities Management, Sports Administration, Facilities Management, or closely related discipline.
Three years of directly related experience in a collegiate environment that operates under NCAA, ASUN, and Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) regulations.
In less than 20 years, FGCU has made an indelible impact on Southwest Florida. We are a catalyst for the area’s economy and a cultural hub for the community. Our students enjoy one of the highest graduate employment rates among the state’s universities. Our campus and region serve as a living laboratory from which life-improving discoveries emanate. And our sports teams energize the entire region.... Inspiring those who inspire others — that’s The FGCU Effect.
FGCU is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability Employer