The Assistant Athletic Director, Equipment Services will lead, manage, and oversee all operational, financial and personnel activities of the equipment operations for the University of Pittsburgh Athletic Department. This position is responsible for the management of the day-to-day operations of the Equipment Services unit. This position will have oversight of the ordering, distribution, and retrieval of Nike apparel and accessories for Pitt student-athletes, coaches, athletics staff and auxiliary groups. As a primary liaison with Pitt’s Nike representatives, this position will maintain a positive relationship and communicate regularly with numerous professionals at Nike headquarters in Oregon. This position will oversee the Equipment and Apparel Services staff and coordinate with 19 athletic teams as well as numerous auxiliary groups associated with the function of the athletics department. This position, with assistance from equipment staff members, is responsible for the management of all Nike allocations on an annual basis and will ensure an inventory database is maintained for each team. This position will also ensure compliance with all NCAA regulations, University and Athletics departmental policies. Additionally, with support from equipment staff members, this position will be responsible for the ordering of post-season awards, collaboration with the Varsity Letter Club, assisting with game management preparations, and serving as a liaison with all team operations personnel and student managers. Finally, the employee will draft and oversee the updating of all internal Equipment Services policies and procedures of operation. The Assistant Athletic Director, Equipment Services will be directly responsible for the daily management and supervision of the equipment operations for the University’s football team. The employee will work daily with football equipment staff and student managers to develop strategies to meet the athletic apparel and equipment needs of the football team, coaches and staff. The individual will report directly to the Executive Associate Athletic Director, Sport Administration, and Student-Athlete Support Services.
A Master’s degree is required. Knowledge of types and uses of athletic equipment and general operations of a Division I football program is required. AEMA Certification