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Assistant Director of Athletics/Equipment

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Position Summary Information
Position Summary
The Assistant Athletic Director of Athletics/Equipment is responsible for approving the issuance, maintenance, and upkeep of the equipment and apparel for 16 varsity sport programs. Overseeing the Director of equipment operations, will supervise, coordinate, and participate in all activities related to purchasing, storing, issuing, fitting, and repairing athletic equipment, clothing and uniforms for intercollegiate athletics.

Austin Peay State University is a four-year public, doctoral-level university, with six colleges and four Chairs of Excellence. The University has an enrollment of over 9,000 students and is located in Clarksville, Tennessee, a community of an estimated 166,000 people located approximately 40 miles northwest of Nashville, TN.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversee the daily operations of the athletics department equipment room.
  • Supervise the Director of Equipment Operations, as well as equipment Graduate Assistant, Interns, student workers, and volunteers.
  • Plan and deliver work assignments, plan and coordinate work schedules, as well as train and develop staff.
  • Verify need for and approve each athletic equipment and apparel order for all sport teams and departments.
  • Responsible for the fiscal management of the equipment budget for each intercollegiate sports programs. Works with sport team head coaches to plan budget for area of responsibility. Responsible for operating within a budget.
  • Oversee the purchase of equipment and supplies needed; reconcile vendor billings with goods received and approves payments of bills to include using Sci-quest to place orders and issue receipts.
  • Coordinate activities related to the laundering, storage and issuance of athletic clothing, uniforms and equipment to student-athletes, student manager, coaches and staff; help ensure the availability of uniforms and equipment for all 16 varsity sport teams.
  • Approve the maintenance and repair of athletic equipment, and uniforms; inspect equipment for defects; work with the athletic training department to ensure proper fitting and adjusting of protective equipment for student-athletes. Decide if equipment should be repaired or replaced.
  • Keep an accurate and detailed inventory of all athletic equipment. Perform yearly inventories including leading with the department wide annual inventory.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form;
  • Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.
Physical Requirements
  • Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of three (3) years of Equipment Manager experience;
  • Must be certified by the Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA); or, ability to acquire certification within six months of employment.