Assistant Director of Equipment – Football, Vanderbilt University

Assistant Director of Equipment – Football

Nashville, TN, United States


The Assistant Director of Equipment – Football reports directly to the Director of Equipment and is responsible for the ordering of apparel, managing and tracking all equipment for football, and ensuring all logistics pertaining to football equipment is met with the highest level of detail.

About the Work Unit:

Vanderbilt University’s Athletics Department prepares student-athletes to become leaders and champions by placing the highest values on integrity, character, sportsmanship, and victory. Vanderbilt is a charter member of the Southeastern Conference and is the conference’s only private school. The university fields 17 varsity teams, 15 of which compete in the Southeastern Conference.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manage and track the football equipment budget.
  2. Work in direct collaboration with Head Football Equipment Manager for all tasks of overlap within the football equipment room
  3. Develop schedules of student workers to ensure coverage for all football events including lift sessions, practices, optional workouts, recruiting, and summer camps.
  4. Perform the ordering for all football apparel, including the ordering of Nike products current and future, protective equipment, and various equipment needed supplies
    1. Be able to maintain relationships with external vendors
    2. Distribute and label all outgoing apparel for football
  5. Prepare and pack all student-athlete equipment for games
  6. Coordinate logistics for away games and events with football operations staff
  7. Attend football staff meetings related to travel and logistics
  8. Assist with football practices and coordinate either the offensive or defensive side of the ball
  9. Administer the fitting, cleaning, and tracking of safety equipment
  10. Accountable for the oversight of football related laundry
  11. Lead and teach the Equipment Assistant for Football and student managers
  12. Coordinate tasks with student managers to complete needs within the equipment room
  13. All other duties as assigned


  • A bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • Prior experience with a Division I or professional sports equipment room is necessary.
  • High level of organizational skills and multi-tasking abilities is necessary.
  • Knowledge of NCAA and SEC rules and regulations are preferred.

As conditions of employment, individuals have an affirmative obligation cooperate fully with the institution, SEC, and NCAA infractions processes. An individual who is found in violation of NCAA regulations shall be subject to disciplinary or corrective action by the institution, SEC, and/or NCAA as set forth in the provisions of the NCAA infractions process, up to and including suspension without pay or termination of employment. Additionally, individuals receiving athletically related income or benefits from a source outside the institution (e.g., income from endorsement or consultation contracts with apparel companies, equipment manufacturers, television and radio programs; income from ownership, control or management of a foundation, organization, or other entities; etc.) must report such earnings (other than cash or cash equivalents if the total amount received is $600 or less) to the chancellor on an annual basis.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are.  We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.


Vanderbilt is a community of talented and diverse staff & faculty!At Vanderbilt University , our work – regardless of title or role – is in service to an important and noble mission in which every member of our community serves in advancing knowledge and transforming lives on a daily basis. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, on a 330+ acre campus and arboretum dating back to 1873, Vanderbilt is proud to have been named as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” as well as a top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area by Forbes for several years running. We welcome those who are interested in learning and growing professionally with an employer that strives to create, foster and sustain opportunities as an employer of choice through:

  • Working and growing together as a community of communities… we are One Vanderbilt.
  • Providing a work environment where every staff and faculty member can be their authentic and best self, while providing the resources and opportunities to learn and grow.
  • Encouraging development, collaboration, and partnership both internally and externally while fostering the value that every member of the Vanderbilt community can lead and grow regardless of title or position.

We understand you have a choice when choosing where to work and pursue a career. We understand you are unique and have a story. We want to hear it. We encourage you to apply today so that you might become a part of our story.


Vanderbilt University has made the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University may require employees to comply with any testing or health and safety measures which the University may require.

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