Director of Equipment Services / Equipment Brand Manager

Colgate University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Student Affairs, Athletics, Executive, Executive Directors, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Department Statement
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 courageous goal
Enthusiastic – Passionate, positive, fun presence
Cohesive – Close—knit, collaborative, consistent teamwork
Bold – Creative, resourceful, fearless winners Accountabilities
This Director of Equipment Services / Equipment Brand Manager is primarily responsible for the overall management and vision of equipment services in support University intercollegiate sports and student-athletes.

Accountable for running an efficient and effective equipment services operation that can grow and adapt with developing trends and changes in the equipment space.
  • Responsible for effective management, hiring, development, and evaluating equipment operations staff.
  • Responsible for management and oversight of entire equipment services budget, as well as management of specific team equipment budget lines.
  • Responsible for setting and implementing all equipment and apparel purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for oversight of all equipment machine service repairs and the ordering of appropriate chemicals and detergent budget.
  • Responsible for role modeling positive behaviors and leadership for student-athletes and employees.

Accountable for identity management in the equipment space, working to advance the Colgate Athletics identity through uniforms, apparel, and other equipment partners.
  • Responsible for guidance and strategic vision for apparel negotiation, department-wide apparel, and individual team equipment contracts.
  • Responsible for effective negotiation of all contracts and agreements relevant vendors, to ensure timely payments to all vendors.
  • Responsible for all final decisions regarding specific team uniform, equipment, and apparel
  • Ensures all equipment and apparel is utilizing the proper logos, colors, and trademarks within University, ECAC, NCAA and Patriot league rules and regulations. Ensure all licensing rules are adhered to.

Accountable for maintaining personal compliance with all relevant governing bodies to include:
  • NCAA
  • specific conference
  • athletic department
  • university policies
Professional Experience/ Qualifications
3-5 years work experience within an athletic equipment program, preferably at the collegiate level, showing increased responsibility. Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with an all-sport apparel contract.
  • Experience ordering, fitting, and modifying equipment as well as planning for away and home competitions.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency to utilize various programs and software for word processing, spreadsheets and website applications on a Macintosh and/or a PC.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; attention to detail.
A Bachelor’s degree required.

A Master’s degree is preferred. Job Open Date 09/15/2021 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. For more information, click the "How to Apply" button.

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