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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: February 8, 2021
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs. These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA).
The Assistant Equipment Manager is responsible for equipment safety standards, policy, compliance, and inventory. The Assistant Equipment Manager, under the general supervision of the Director, will assist with the overall equipment operation of the 30 Division I varsity sports to include the involvement with both Men's and Women's programs. This position's responsibilities include: ordering, sizing, inventory, issuing, returning, maintenance, and monitoring all apparel and equipment for the Athletic Department. The Assistant Equipment Manager reports to the Director of Equipment and is part of a team of 6 full-time employees plus student workers.
Maintain inventory records of all assigned athletic teams.
Fit student-athletes with proper size of equipment and uniforms.
Work closely with assigned coaches, advising them with respect to the purchase, issue, and return of all athletic equipment.
Supervise and account for the issue, return, storage, and maintenance of the athletic equipment for assigned intercollegiate sports.
Coordinate laundry to implement process for all practice, game clothing, and uniforms in order to support team practice and games for each assigned sport.
Work directly with representatives from vendor companies to research, select, and purchase necessary clothing and equipment for sport teams.
Respond to inquiries and requests from members of senior staff and donors.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent training/experience.
Thorough knowledge of program activity and best practices.
Thorough knowledge of AEMA best practices and methodologies.
Problem-solving skills; multi-task, work with frequent interruptions, and effective listener.
Highly effective verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
Must be proficient in the use of basic computer applications.
Customer service focused attitude and ability to work with a diverse work group
Must be organized and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing deadlines and multiple priorities
AEMA Certification - Athletic Equipment Manager's Association
Knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the Pacific-12 Conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), as well as other associations and agencies to which the Berkeley campus of the University of California adheres, and, at all times avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards.
Prior experience working in equipment for an intercollegiate athletic organization.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a full-time 1 year contracted position.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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