Montana State University Director of Equipment Operations in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 19128

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Belinda Pence 406-994-5435

Classification Title Program Mgr

Working Title Director of Equipment Operations

Brief Position Overview

The Director of Athletic Equipment Operations manages the Athletics Equipment Room and Laundry Facility in a safe, secure, and effective manner. The Director of Athletic Equipment Operations is under the general supervision of the Director of Athletic Business Operations and is responsible for the overall equipment operation for 15 NCAA Division I varsity sports.

Position Number 4M0345

Department Athletics

Division President's Office

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary $16.716 – $20.895 per hour - commensurate with experience, education and qualifications.

Contract Type Classified Hourly

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The Director of Athletic Equipment Operations manages the Athletics Equipment Room and Laundry Facility in a safe, secure, and effective manner. The Director of Athletic Equipment Operations is under the general supervision of the Director of Athletic Business Operations and is responsible for the overall equipment operation for 15 NCAA Division I varsity sports.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop policies and procedures for the Equipment Room and Laundry Facility and implement them.

  • Develop the budget for the Equipment Room, to include salaries of assistant(s) and purchases of equipment, uniforms, and supplies. Budget will include all equipment and gear for each sport and will be kept by sport by item. Monitor budget daily to ensure staying within the budget.

  • Establish and maintain a data base for each item of sports equipment issued, (athletic practice and competition gear) tracking its issuance, return, and condition by computer. Maintain inventory of athletic gear by item by sport on the data base, including new equipment and uniforms received.

  • Work closely with student-athletes to issue, replace, refurbish and repair equipment while maintaining a professional and friendly atmosphere with all student-athletes and staff.

  • Provide proper fitting of athletic gear for the protection of athletes, in keeping with the NOCSAE and reconditioning standards.

  • Hire, supervise, determine work schedules, train, evaluate, discipline, and terminate assistants to effectively meet the needs of the equipment room in support of all of MSU’s athletic programs.

  • Coordinate the preparation of campus facilities for practices and home competitive events, including transportation of equipment to competitive sites and setting up and trouble-shooting press box-to-sideline communications systems for home Football games.

  • Coordinate the transportation of athletic equipment and gear to away events. This duty involves traveling with the Football team to away games, contacting the airlines and coordinating with them for equipment check in, renting trucks for transporting equipment at away sites, and coordinating equipment issues relative to practice at away sites.

  • Comply with all Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Montana State University-Bozeman, Big Sky Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations, as well as appropriate Title IX regulations.

  • Perform all other duties or responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Development or the Director of Athletics.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

  • Demonstrated experience as a collegiate athletic equipment manager.

  • Experience fitting athletic equipment to athletes while maintaining compliance with rules for sports equipment.

  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.

  • Demonstrated budgetary experience, including fiscal integrity with respect to budgets.

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of the principles of inventory control/accountability, budget preparation, purchasing/receiving and maintenance of equipment.

  • Current AEMA certification.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Demonstrated experience developing inventory reports in order to provide departmental administrators, and coaches updates on the status of equipment room inventory and operations.

  • Working knowledge of and commitment to NCAA regulations and trademark regulations to monitor all equipment and apparel ordered to ensure correct usage of college and commercial trademarks, colors and logos.

  • Demonstrated experience working in a co-educational environment.

  • Demonstrated competence using various computer equipment and software programs.

The Successful Candidate Will

  • Have the ability to initiate, coordinate, and complete tasks with little or no direct supervision, meeting all deadlines.

  • Possess effective verbal, written, and electronic communications skills.

  • Ability to comprehend issues and problems as they arise and deal with them effectively in highly stressed situations.

  • Ability to work closely with student-athletes, athletic administrators and coaches to maintain the successful operation of the department.

  • Be customer-service driven to treat MSU student-athletes and staff with courtesy and respect.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This position requires occasional national travel for trade shows and district/national meetings.

Must possess currently or be eligible to obtain a valid State of Montana Driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record (less than 12 points).

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

Extended periods of time working in all weather conditions. Ability to ascent/descent ladders and ability to transport up to 100lb of equipment.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? Yes

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search.

Position End Date (if temporary)

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Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on October 24, 2018; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

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