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Assistant Equipment Manager, Football (5173U), Intercollegiate Athletics - 68179
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted May 2, 2024
Title Assistant Equipment Manager, Football (5173U), Intercollegiate Athletics - 68179
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Athletics and Recreation Services

Assistant Equipment Manager, Football (5173U), Intercollegiate Athletics - 68179

About Berkeley

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Departmental Overview

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs. These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). We are currently seeking an Assistant Football Equipment Manager.

Description of Position:

The Assistant Football Equipment Manager is responsible for equipment safety standards, policy, compliance, and inventory. The Assistant Football Equipment Manager, under the general supervision of the Director, will assist with the overall equipment operation of the 30 Division I varsity sports to include the involvement with the Football program and other programs and/or units as assigned. This position's responsibilities include: ordering, sizing, inventory, issuing, returning, maintenance, and monitoring all apparel and equipment for the Athletic Department. The Assistant Equipment Manager reports to the Director of Equipment and is part of a team of 7 full-time employees plus student workers.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: May 13, 2024


  • Maintain inventory records of all assigned athletic teams.
  • Fit student-athletes with proper size of equipment and uniforms.
  • Work closely with assigned coaches, advising them with respect to the purchase, issue, and return of all athletic equipment.
  • Supervise and account for the issue, return, storage, and maintenance of the athletic equipment for assigned intercollegiate sports.
  • Coordinate laundry to implement processes for all practice, game clothing, and uniforms in order to support team practice and games for each assigned sport.
  • Work directly with representatives from vendor companies to research, select, and purchase necessary clothing and equipment for teams.
  • Respond to inquiries and requests from members of senior staff and donors.

Required Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of program activity and best practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of AEMA best practices and methodologies.
  • Problem-solving skills; multi-task, work with frequent interruptions, and effective listener.
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
  • Proficient in the use of basic computer applications.
  • Customer service focused attitude and ability to work with a diverse work group
  • Organized with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing deadlines and multiple priorities
  • AEMA (Athletic Equipment Manager's Association) Certification (or obtained within one year of employment).
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to learn applicable rules and standards of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), as well as other associations and agencies to which the Berkeley campus of the University of California adheres, and, at all times avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards.


  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training/experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience working in equipment for an intercollegiate athletic organization.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $60,000.00 - $65,000.00.

  • This is a 12-month, 100%, full-time (40 hours per week), contract position that is eligible for full UC benefits with the possibility of extension.
  • This position is exempt and paid monthly.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Driving Required

A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

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