Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Athletics, the Director of Equipment Operations will lead, manage, and oversee all operational, financial and personnel activities of the equipment operations for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. Major areas of responsibility include equipment room staff management with oversight of 20+ employees; creation, implementation and enforcement of equipment room policies and procedures; management and oversight of equipment room budget and purchasing, athletic safety and equipment fitting program, electronic record keeping, physical inventory control and security, laundry services and equipment, and football equipment travel. The Director of Equipment Operations will also have contract management and oversight of the working relationship with the department’s shoe and apparel provider and other vendors. These duties include interpreting and administering the contract for ordering uniforms, apparel, shoes, etc.; monitoring and maintaining an inventory system for all orders; ensuring trademark provisions are complied with; ensuring sideline apparel meets contract specifications, and collaborating with coaches and staff to proactively and effectively address all the equipment needs of the department’s 23 athletic programs and 26 support units. Incumbent will meet with other Department Directors and coaches to review overall department needs and operations as well as Associate Director of Athletics to review operations and receive general supervision.
Bachelor’s degree and 5 to 7 years of progressively increasing experience in college or professional leagues (7 or more years for the senior level title), 5 years of demonstrated executive-level management experience and certification from the Athletic Equipment Manager’s Associate is required. Additional qualifications include: experience with University, Big Ten, and NCAA rules and regulations; proven ability to hire, train, manage and lead a staff; holding staff accountable to department and university guidelines and service standards; understanding of working in public state environment, especially in terms of Human Resource policies; ability to prioritize tasks properly as they present themselves and be proactive to address concerns as or before they arise; must be able to work flexible work hours, including weekends and evenings, as well as adaptability to changing landscape and department / team needs; strong Interpersonal skills and ability concisely communicate with university employees, vendors, and athletes; working knowledge of department, state, and
university procurement guidelines and general accounting principles and procedures; demonstrated ability in proper shipping and receiving procedures and inventory management; working knowledge of the hiring and training policies of a University, state, and federal government; proficiency in computer operations, inputting, and use of programs such as; Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Access and other internal departmental software applications and programs; strong working knowledge of and ability to comply with University, Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations; ability to properly fit equipment in accordance to manufacturer recommendations and the guidelines in place by the NCAA, AEMA, and other governing bodies; strong knowledge of equipment and apparel maintenance and repair techniques in accordance to manufacturer specifications and the NCAA; ability to travel with teams and staff for competitions and meetings as needed.
Conditions of Appointment: This is a 100% Academic Staff appointment. Salary will be assigned within the appropriate range, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is also included. Anticipated start date on or after September 5, 2017. Special Note: UW-Madison conducts criminal background checks for final candidate(s). Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment
To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by no later than 11:55 p.m. CDT, June 27, 2017. Please complete the online application here: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/495318/director-of-equipment-operations and attach a letter of application addressing your qualifications and experiences specifically relating to the responsibilities of this position, a comprehensive resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. All application materials will be reviewed by our search committee after the posted deadline. Applicants selected to participate further in the selection process will be notified directly. All applicants will be notified once a final selection has been made and the search has been completed.
NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in your online application, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison dedicates itself to the mission of providing athletic opportunities to a wide range of students in an environment in which all student-athletes can achieve their academic and competitive goals. The Division strives to provide equitable opportunities for all student-athletes and fosters the principles of sportsmanship,... respect and fair play on the field of play. The Division sponsors teams in 23 sports (12 women, 11 men) competing under the regulatory guidelines established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Big Ten Conference, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA).
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