Assistant Director for Athletic Equipment Services

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 06, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Department Statement

Colgate University, an NCAA Division I member and the Patriot League Conference, invites applications for an Associate Director for Athletic Equipment Services position. This is a full-time position with full health and benefits over 12-months.

Colgate Athletics Mission:
To be an inclusive community of competitive excellence.

Athletics Department Values:
Thoughtful – Careful, reasoned, inclusive thinking
Driven – Relentless, energetic, focused pursuit of the courageous goal
Enthusiastic – Passionate, positive, fun presence
Cohesive – Close-knit, collaborative, consistent teamwork
Bold – Creative, resourceful, fearless winners


Under the general direction of the Director of Athletic Equipment Services, the Assistant Director assists with managing the Athletic Equipment Services Department of the Division of Athletics. The primary sport assignment is football with additional complimentary sports as assigned.

Responsibilities include:
• Provide equipment and services to support University intercollegiate sports and student-athletes.
• Effective supervision, training, evaluation and accountability for staff in Equipment Services including full-time union employees and casual wage employees.
• Appropriately assigns and oversees work assignments to union and casual employees.
• Ensures staffing needs are met and appropriately recommends staff changes to the Director of Athletic Equipment Services.
• Ensures best staff is hired and on-boards new employees, as needed.
• Effectively manages staff by listening and responding to employee grievances as they occur.
• Oversee equipment operations and safety for football and other sports as assigned.

Proper oversight of equipment and safety is expected, and includes the following practices:
• Effectively communicates with assigned head and assistant coaches to certify all athletic equipment complies with applicable safety regulations.
• Conducts equipment needs analysis, and provides consultation to coaching staff and athletes on the use of equipment by using human kinetics principles.
• Independently researches and determines if new safety protocols and equipment modifications should be implemented.
• Makes procurement decisions with respect to necessary equipment changes.
• Reviews equipment fitting protocols and implements appropriate changes.
• Makes final decision regarding equipment to be used by student-athletes.
• Makes final decision regarding when a student-athlete may return to play if absence was caused by equipment related issues.
• Oversees logistics regarding equipment transportation for athletic events, e.g. weight limitations.
• Coordinates physical setup of various activities within athletics to ensure events run smoothly.
• As designated, attends management meetings as Equipment Services representative and ensures effective communication of information and positive representation of the department.
• Attends national training seminars and conferences on techniques and advancements in athletic equipment and communicates learned information to the Director of Athletic Equipment Services.

Responsible for specific team equipment budgets including football and other sports as assigned. These duties include but are not limited to:
• Ensures teams stay within equipment budget and receives additional funding approval as necessary.
• Makes final decisions with respect to specific team uniforms, equipment and apparel.
• Ensures all equipment and apparel complies with applicable University trademarks, and ECAC, NCAA and Patriot League rules, regulations and operations.
• Responsible for role modeling positive behaviors and leadership for student-athletes and employees.

Accountable for maintaining personal compliance with all relevant governing bodies to include:
• specific conference
• athletic department
• university policies

Professional Experience/ Qualifications

- A minimum of three (3) years of experience working in a collegiate athletic department or equivalent setting.
- Must have experience with fitting equipment and helmets.
- Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students on a daily basis.
- Ability to travel with teams, specifically attend all home and away football practices and games.
- Ability to work nights, weekends and some holidays.

Preferred Qualifications

- Familiarity with commercial size laundry facilities, including ozone machine.
- Knowledge of disinfectant materials and procedures and related OSHA regulations.
- Ability to use power equipment tools in the use of repairing helmets, sticks, skates and cutting shafts and the ability to train others in their use.


Bachelor’s degree required or a combination of education and industry experience from which comparable skills are attained is required.

Job Open Date 01/06/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled No Special Instructions Summary EEO Statement

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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