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Athletic Equipment Manager Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Develops, plans and organizes programs for maintaining and purchasing athletic equipment for all university sport teams. Prepares and monitors athletic equipment budgets.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a specialized classification and not part of a series. Incumbents in this classification are required to travel to sporting events and maintain a variable work schedule dependent on sport season.

Examples of Duties:

  • Hires, coaches, reviews, supervises, and terminates assigned employees, or makes effective suggestions and recommendations that are given particular weight regarding the employment status of assigned employees.
  • Prepares and monitors annual budgets for university athletic teams; forecasts equipment needs, various supplies and travel expenses.
  • Coordinates with coaches to determine team's equipment needs and variations, design of new uniforms, and the like.
  • Selects vendors and purchases sporting equipment and uniforms.
  • Administers policies and procedures for department.
  • Establishes the schedule of activity related to preparation of facilities for intercollegiate team practices and contests.
  • Attends or schedules staff to attend all home athletic events and travels with athletic teams to "away" competition; ensures all equipment needs are met at sporting event.
  • Maintains inventory of all sporting equipment and supplies.
  • Fits or monitors fitting of athletic equipment to ensure athletes receive appropriate equipment.
  • Performs other program management duties related to athletic teams such as coordinating sport camps and administering special budgets for bowl games.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of sports equipment and facility needs.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field AND three years in management of athletic equipment experience which includes one year supervisory experience; OR, Seven years experience in management of athletic equipment which includes one year supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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