The Director of Equipment Operations-Football is responsible for managing and supervising the day-to-day operations of the Gossett Football Team House Equipment Room, which is designated in serving the needs of the Maryland football program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, all ordering, budgeting, issuing, collecting, equipment maintenance-repair and laundry and recording all information in regard to equipment in accordance with all University, Conference, and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules and regulations; serving as the main contact for the processing of requisitions, inventorying the received product, developing documents and maintaining electronic order forms as well as maintaining the Front Rush (inventory) database; Responsible for the forecasting, ordering, management and supervision of apparel, student managers, team equipment movements, and equipment for the sport of football and performing other duties as assigned.
To Apply: Submit applications electronically at https://ejobs.umd.edu. Search for position number 112905. For best consideration applications should include (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) names and contact information of at least three references.
Best Consideration Date: Apply by April 14, 2021.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of five (5) years of experience and training required in an athletic equipment unit or related environment. Certification by the Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA) or ability to obtain certification within twelve (12) months of start date required. Proven ability to manage and complete multiple projects in a timely manner; ability to fit and repair protective equipment, knowledge and understanding of multiple protective headwear / shoulder pad styles and fit, knowledge of laundering and spot removal along with strong organizational skills. Must be available to work evenings and weekends.
Eight (8) to ten (10) years of experience working within an NCAA Division I or NFL level equipment unit preferred. Possess a working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office and Front Rush Inventory System is preferred. Knowledge of NCAA. Previous experience of forecasting and ordering of apparel and equipment for both student athletes and team support areas. Candidate would be able to demonstrate strong working relationships with other team support areas (Sport Performance, Athletic Training, Video, Strength, and Recruiting).
Internal Number: 112905
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The University of Maryland is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is located on a beautiful campus located eight miles north of the nation's capital in College Park, which was recently rated "Best place to Raise Kids in Maryland" by Bloomberg.com. The campus is also near Columbia, Maryland, which was listed as the #2 “Best Place to Live” by Money Magazine. The Athletic Program has won 20 national championships over the last 15 years and is a charter member of the Big Ten Conference. Currently, 78 of the University's academic programs are ranked in their respective Top 25 nationally.