Manager in Athletic Equipment
Columbia University New York, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
United States

Position Summary

The Assistant Director for Athletic Equipment Operations is responsible for assisting with ordering, distribution, collection, maintenance and laundering of uniforms and equipment for all intercollegiate athletics sports programs.


  • Assist the Director of Athletic Equipment Operations with equipment orders for assigned intercollegiate teams.
  • Manage the issue and fitting of athletics equipment
  • Coordinate the day-to-day operations of the equipment room location of assigned teams including laundry and inventory of equipment.
  • Communicate with appropriate Athletics staff members regarding maintenance and cleanliness of intercollegiate athletics team locker rooms.
  • Manager equipment needs for visiting teams and game officials where necessary.
  • Exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with adherence to NCAA, Council of Ivy League Presidents, University and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of good working relationships with all members of the Department.
  • Assume other duties as assigned by the Director, Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus two (2) years of athletic equipment room experience required;

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of inventory control/accountability, budget preparation and management is required. Ensure compliance with NCAA, IVY LEAGUE and University protective equipment standards, policies and procedures.  Computer knowledge required. Knowledge of athletic equipment trends, proper fitting of athletic equipment and laundry equipment operations required. Strong coordination and organizational skills. Must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays, as well as travel with various teams on an as needed basis. All applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a motor vehicle background check authorizing them to operate university vehicles.  Background check (including criminal history and satisfactory driving record) is required.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Athletic Equipment Managers Association certification. Experience working in collegiate athletic department or professional sports team equipment department.

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