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 Baseball and Rugby Programs
Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead an equipment operation in support for a Division 1 Men’s and Women’s Rugby and Baseball teams.
Oversee the Baseball and Rugby athletic equipment budget as well as the Baseball and Rugby 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 post season inventories, periodic equipment audits and identifying any shortages.
Stay abreast on products and best practices. Research and analyze current trends in baseball and rugby 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 team 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 team practices and games. Supervise assigned personnel for all events at home and away locations. Drive equipment vehicle for teams, to and from away games.
Provide organizational logistics, setup and breakdown for all 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 team 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.
Abide by all NCAA and university policies, rules, regulations, and operational procedures.
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.
Bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) or equivalent combination of education and experience is required
1 or more years of relevant equipment management/operations at the collegiate or professional level
Demonstrated experience in fitting relevant 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
To apply for this position, please send cover letter, resume, and three references directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.