Director, Equipment Operations Brand Management—Hampton University

Hampton University is looking to fill 2 positions:

Director, Equipment Operations and Brand Management

This position will work with assigned sports, oversee laundry operations, and ideally manage the day-to-day of football.  

Assistant Director, Equipment Operations and Brand Management

This position with work with all sports and take the lead with some Olympic sports. This person will assist the Assistant Athletic Director and Director for Equipment and Brand Management.

Currently the Assistant Director position is open.

Assistant Director, Equipment Operations & Brand Management- Athletics

Hampton University Staff

The Assistant Director, Equipment Operations will work collectively with the Assistant AD and Director of Equipment Operations and Brand Management works with coaches, student-athletes, sport supervisors, Athletic Business Office, and other athletic staff to supervise and oversee the purchase and fiscal control of game and sports equipment/apparel for designated sports. Research vendor products and make equipment/apparel recommendations. 


  • Assist in the management, cleaning, and collection of all athletic apparel and equipment for the assigned teams. 
  • Ensure the distribution of practice, game apparel, and equipment for each assigned team at the beginning of the season.  
  • Work with coaching staff to determine equipment to be issued and schedule issue dates. 
  • Ensure all apparel and equipment is cleaned and returned to appropriate coaches and student-athletes with attention to adequate stain removal and uniform and equipment repair. 
  • Maintain an up-to-date inventory database, store inventory properly, and dispose of outdated inventory according to compliance standards. 
  • Follow unusable apparel procedures for surplus and discard. Work with the coaching staff to encourage disposal of outdated inventory. 
  • Assist the Director and Assistant AD with yearly inventory, external and internal communication, invoicing and billing. 
  • Assisted with purchasing, receiving, and shipping laundry services, equipment room storage and inventory, issuance, repair, and maintenance of equipment apparel and machinery.  
  • Notify coaches promptly of all issues in these areas. 
  • Research and make recommendations regarding purchases, equipment repairs, and transportation of equipment while adhering to budget and purchasing guidelines. 
  • Work with vendors and internal clients to resolve any issues. 
  • Order equipment in a timely schedule to ensure that all equipment is ready for use for practice and competition. 
  • Maintain appropriate documentation on all bids, approvals, and other correspondence relating to purchasing inventory. 
  • Coordinate logistics and transportation of equipment and supplies to all regular and post-season games and practices both in-state and out of the state. 
  • Oversee the training, work performance, and evaluation of student managers, graduate assistants and part-time employees, as applicable 
  • Other duties as assigned 


• High school diploma or equivalency 

• Basic knowledge of laundry procedures and stain removal. 

• Basic knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations. 

• Knowledge of athletic equipment room operations and records maintenance. 

• Organized, detailed, a self-starter, and able to work independently. 

• Proficient in Microsoft applications. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

• Bachelor’s Degree 

• Prior experience working in Division I Athletic Equipment Room. 

• Athletic Equipment Managers Association certification or certification within one year. 

• Prior experience with inventory management software (FrontRush, ARMS, or others) 

• Prior experience working with a major apparel company for equipment orders for the collegiate athletic 



• Availability to work nights, weekends, some holidays and travel as needed for practices and 


• Valid Driver’s License 

How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment via email at [email protected] or fax to (757) 727-5969:

Office of Human Resources
Hampton University
Hampton, VA 23668
***No phone calls

Visit Human Resources – Hampton University Human Resourcesto retrieve the educational support staff employment application and other supplemental application materials.

Please contact Randy Venters, Assistant AD for Equipment and Brand Management for more details. [email protected], 408-931-4060.

Randy Venters | Assistant Athletics Director

Equipment Operations and Brand Management


200 William R. Harvey Way | 196 Holland Hall | Hampton, Virginia 23668-0099

Office: (408) 931-4060

Email: [email protected]

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