|Director of Equipment Operations
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|Type of Employment
|If Part Time, Enter Hours Per Week
|Staff – Exempt (Monthly)
|Athletics Internal Operations
|Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities
|Reporting to the Associate AD for Facilities and Operations, the Director of Equipment Operations will manage all aspects of athletic equipment operations for the Murray State University Football program, including but not limited to, ordering, inventory, distribution, and maintenance of equipment and apparel. Liaison to Associate AD for Business Strategy in regards to budget preparation and adherence to departmental procedures. The Director will provide first-class service to current student-athletes, coaches, and institutional staff members, while managing equipment, apparel, and hiring of student staff and managers. The Director will also be the liaison to certain departments on campus per the Associate AD for Facilities and Operations.Responsibilities & Duties:Manages Roy Stewart Stadium Equipment Room and Locker Room Operations for Murray State Athletics.Responsible for maintaining a professional, organized, clean, safe and healthy environment in equipment room, laundry room, and locker rooms.Liaison with custodial services within equipment room and locker room operations.Coordinator of equipment room managers, GA’s, student employees, and coaching staffs of all laundry services within the Roy Stewart Stadium Equipment Room.Coordination of laundry and cleaning needs of the Training Room and Weight room with Head Athletic Trainer and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach.Liaison with Associate AD for Business Strategy regarding budget, purchasing, and inventory control guidelines. Responsible for ordering, receiving, inventorying, and proper use of apparel and equipment purchased by Murray State football.Maintains inventory records of athletic equipment and apparel.Fits and maintains equipment for student-athlete per manufacturer specifications and to NOCSAE and OSHA standards (helmet fitting/reconditioning, shoulder pad fitting/reconditioning, evaluation of equipment health, etc.).Liaison with visiting football team equipment and operations personnel to ensure game-day needs are met.Responsible for preparation and setup of equipment, playing/practice areas, and locker rooms for practices, travel, and competitions. Includes liaison with annual GMAX Testing on turf surfaces.Organize, educate and coordinate all football ball boys for games as required by conference rules.Liaison with Associate AD for Facilities and Operations with apparel orders for administrative staff, promotions, donor gifts, etc.Serves as departmental liaison for apparel samples and manages distribution to coaches and staff.Responsible for preparation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of Coach Com Headset Units.Responsible for uniform and apparel rotation plans.Responsible for ensuring annual safety certifications for equipment and working personnel.Prepare supplies for home and away contests.Coordinate the transportation of equipment and working personnel. May involve driving the equipment truck or personnel.Ensure all logos/patches are added and presented correctly on uniforms and coaches attire per conference and NCAA guidelines.Will hire and supervise any and all personnel for equipment and/or football video (managers, work study staff, temporary staff, etc.).Manage student assistants so they can organize, distribute, collect, repair, store, fit and maintain all necessary field equipment, meeting room equipment, as well as the equipment and video offices.Manage student assistants so they can set up and organize practice equipment and drill needs.Liaison with Facilities and Operations unit for assistance with external rentals and outside events within the Athletic Complex.Other operational duties as assigned by the Associate AD for Facilities and Operations.As a member of the Murray State University Athletic Department, you shall comply with all applicable NCAA rules and regulations as provided in the NCAA Division I Manual. If you are found in violation of NCAA regulations, you shall be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination of employment for significant repetitive violations.
|Minimum Education Requirements
|Bachelor’s degree is required.
|Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements
|One year of athletics experience is required, preferably within equipment.AEMA Certification or be able to be certified within one year is required.Working knowledge of intercollegiate athletics and athletic equipment required.Strong organizational, communication and leadership skills.Ability to work well with students, faculty, community and media.Must have a valid driver’s license and meet the requirements to operate a University vehicle.
|Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications
|Two years of previous athletics experience is preferred, especially in equipment.
|Ability to lift 50 pounds.
|Nights and weekends may be required.
|Open Until Filled
|Special Instructions to Applicants
|Along with the application, the following items must be included:Letter of applicationResumeThree (3) references
For best consideration, please submit a completed application along with all required materials by January 31, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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Documents Needed to Apply
- Letter of Application
- Other Document