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Senior Director, Equipment Operations

College Sports

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Job Status: Full Time
Posted/Updated: 03-14-2017

Job Description:

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is accepting applications for the position of Senior Director, Equipment Operations. This is a career, full-time position with a targeted salary range of $75,000 - $80,000/year with full health benefits and membership in the UC Retirement Plan. The Senior Director, Equipment Operations will lead, manage, and oversee all aspects of the UCLA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (DIA) equipment operations, team and staff. Major job responsibilities include staff management; this position will oversee 2 full-time employees directly and 5 full-time employees indirectly; policy creation, implementation and enforcement; provide strategic resource management and leadership; contract negotiations, contract management and oversight of the working relationship with departmentís shoe and apparel provider and other vendors; collaborating with coaches and staff to proactively and effectively address the equipment needs of all 25 of the departmentís intercollegiate athletic programs; monitoring and maintaining an inventory system for all orders; long-term planning for Equipment unit and future equipment needs for all 25 sports; as well as budgeting and procurement oversight. Individual will be responsible for meeting safety requirements and the oversight of maintenance and replacement plans for current office and laundry services and equipment. The Senior Director, Equipment Operations will take the lead and work with the departmentís Facilities staff for all facility equipment related projects and initiatives. Individual will ensure the highest quality of service and efficient operations for the equipment needs of the departmentís 25 intercollegiate sport programs. Incumbent will meet with other Department Directors and coaches to review overall department needs and operations as well as Senior Associate AD, CFO to review operations and receive general supervision. The successful candidate will have the ability to work with department and campus staff on additional projects that may arise and continue to maintain the high standards and safety requirements of the department following campus, state, conference and NCAA rules and regulations.
Expressions of interest must be received by March 26, 2017. All applicants must submit their cover letter, resume, references and salary history. Search by requisition #25551. UCLA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

All applicants should demonstrate the following abilities:

Bachelorís degree and 5-7 years of progressively increasing experience in college or professional leagues; 5 years of demonstrated executive-level management experience; certification from the Athletic Equipment Manager's Association; experience with University, PAC-12, 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.

Additional Salary Information:

This is a career, full-time position with a targeted salary range of $75,000 - $80,000/year with full health benefits and membership in the UC Retirement Plan.


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