UConn Football -> Athletics Equipment/Facilities Manager Job Opening



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JOB SUMMARY

The University of Connecticut is seeking applications for the full-time position of Equipment/Facilities Manager (Manager, Athletic Equipment & Facilities) for the sport of Football.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The applicant’s responsibilities specific to the equipment area within the Football program and related facilities that will include, but are not limited to: supervise a staff that consists of full-time assistant and student labor, logistical staff associated with moving company, phone technicians who handle team sideline communications; oversee ordering, receiving, inventory, and maintaining equipment for the Football Equipment Room and related budgets for the Football program; equip all Football staff/athletes for daily practices, competition and travel; continually research and monitor innovations and upgrades to all Football equipment; use experience to work with new and existing safety devices of equipment and the protection as it pertains to equipment; ensure all protective equipment used passes NOCSAE (National Operating Committee for the Standards of Athletic Equipment) Reconditioning, and Recertification standards; properly fit all protective equipment, apparel, and shoes for the student-athletes to ensure that a safe and proper fit has been maintained; work closely with Athletic Training staff to provide any special protective requirements necessary; attend all Football practice related activities throughout the year; responsible for all Field Equipment and Football-related instruments (sleds, agility bags, goal posts, shields, footballs, etc.). Manage all game day equipment-related setup for home and away football games including, but not limited to: prepare all equipment functions for home and away games; pack truck with all equipment, medical, and video equipment/supplies; site setup; home bench/sideline; locker room; officials locker room; visitors bench/sideline setup; coordinate Equipment Transport to and from all home and away football games; handle all aspects for Nike related to apparel and equipment; maintain an inventory of all uniforms, equipment, apparel, and supplies in the Football Equipment Room; attend training sessions, conventions, and meet with manufacturing representatives in order to obtain knowledge of and continuing education on equipment trends and requirements in college athletics; work with non-Nike vendors in creating budgets and acquiring goods; knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations as it pertains to equipment, logos, and trademarks; responsible for all shipping/receiving functions in the Burton Family Football Complex and the Shenkman Training Center; work with building staff to initiate all work orders related to maintenance and care of facilities as needed and other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field and a minimum of five years’ experience working in an athletic equipment room at the post-graduate level
  • AEMA (Athletic Equipment Manager’s Association) certification
  • Knowledge of all types of athletic equipment and its proper use
  • Knowledge of OSHA standards for blood-borne pathogens
  • Supervisory skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Basic computer application knowledge
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Willingness to work flexible and irregular hours including weekend and holidays
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Minimum two years’ experience overseeing the daily operations of a Football Equipment Room at the FCS, FBS, NFL level
  • Master’s degree in appropriate field
APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, permanent position. The University offers a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. For addition information regarding benefits visit: Employee Benefits Overview | Human Resources.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at UConn Jobs | Human Resources, Staff Positions, Search #494449 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on March 31, 2020.
 
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What does this pay?
I believe it used to be classified as either a UCP VI or VII (not 100% certain):
Payroll Title​
MinimumMidpointMaximum
UCP VI
$52,309
$70,420
$88,523
UCP VII
$57,412
$77,306
$97,200
 

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Looks like this was the job formerly held by Mike Shapley who has changed his Twitter to read Rutgers equipment guy. He’s a Rutty alum.
 
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I’m interested; and the only thing on my resume is my roster spreadsheet and posts on this board.
Don't spend too much time on this as I heard Chief has the inside track on this job and the requirements were written specifically so only he could qualify for it. It seems he's been working there as a volunteer (how he gets his inside information) and they believe he will excel in the position.
 

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Don't spend too much time on this as I heard Chief has the inside track on this job and the requirements were written specifically so only he could qualify for it. It seems he's been working there as a volunteer (how he gets his inside information) and they believe he will excel in the position.
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