Job Purpose: The United States Military Academy is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Equipment Manager-Football Equipment. This is full-time position that assists with the daily equipment operations for our Division 1 FBS football program.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with equipment operations in support of a Division 1 Football program.
Responsible for properly determining and fitting each player with a customized array of equipment to provide maximum efficiency and protection against injury. This includes utilizing training and expertise in properly sizing and fitting equipment, apparel and footwear.
Inspect, evaluate and maintain equipment to ensure it is kept in top working condition and meets safety standards.
Provide organizational logistics, setup and breakdown for all football practices, home and away games. This requires professionalism, tact and responsiveness to requests from coaches, staff, and student-athletes.
Respond to unforeseen emergencies during practices and competition, making independent judgment calls on how to resolve.
Maintain inventory control of equipment, uniform and apparel using appropriate software and by conducting pre- and postseason inventories, periodic equipment audits and identifying any shortages.
Stay abreast on products and best practices. Research and analyze current trends in football equipment and technologies. Collaborate with Athletic Trainers and Strength Coaches and consult with vendors to provide demonstrations and explanation of recommended products
Assist with oversight of athletic department equipment room organization, cleanliness and safety. Prepare staging and presentation of facilities for tours and recruiting visits, representing the Athletic Department and football program’s high standards of excellence.
Assist with recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling and mentoring of volunteer student football equipment managers. For assigned student managers, provide skilled instruction on the use and application of athletic equipment, responsibilities on and off the field, policies and procedures. Determine and assign staffing to ensure adequate and qualified support for football practices and games. Supervise assigned personnel for all football events at home and away locations.
Abide by all NCAA and university policies, rules, regulations, and operational procedures.
Other duties as assigned. Position often requires work on early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays as well as travel with the team to various game locations.
Bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) or equivalent combination of education and experience is required
3 or more years of full-time experience in football equipment operations at the collegiate or professional level
Demonstrated experience in fitting football protective equipment; Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA) certification or the ability to obtain within 12 months
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and with professionalism in a fast-paced athletic environment
Must be able to move and load 50 pounds
This position will require evening and weekend scheduling
Preference will be given to applicants with FBS/Professional football level experience
To apply for this position, please send cover letter, resume, and three references directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal Number: 041
About Army West Point Athletics
The mission of Army West Point Athletics is to provide an extraordinary Division I Athletic experience that develops leaders of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country. Located in the scenic Hudson River Valley, only 50 miles from New York City, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year academic institution, a nationally-renowned historic site, and the oldest continuously occupied military post in America.