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Assistant Director - Athletic Operations

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Athletic Programs
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General Summary of Position:

The Assistant Director of Athletic Operations is responsible for the purchasing, retention and maintenance of athletic equipment and supplies for all intercollegiate athletic programs with primary responsibilities working at the Costello Athletic Center.

Essential Job Duties:
1. Order equipment for all sports and establish processes to receive and examine stock to verify conformance to specifications and invoices. Serve as the primary liaison to apparel and equipment supplier for the department.
2. Maintain inventory and develop effective equipment distribution and return procedures. Assist in budgeting process to forecast needs of future equipment purchases for all intercollegiate programs.
3. Overseeing the proper daily maintenance of athletic equipment to include laundry and storage of practice and game uniforms based on intercollegiate team schedules.
4. Serve as event manager at assigned intercollegiate athletic events and assist with logistical support as needed at Athletic Facilities.
5. Responsible for the hiring, scheduling and supervision of Equipment Student Staff.

Promote the University’s commitment to customer service by:
• Build effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the University by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance when needed.
• Ensuring optimum service to all internal and external partners in response to all requests for service and information.
• Maintaining an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.

Other Job Duties:

  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Coordinate ground transportation for athletic teams to and from campus.

Working Conditions:

  • Frequent nights and weekends.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):


  • Bachelor’s Degree


  • 1-3 Years’ experience working in an intercollegiate athletic setting


  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, coaches, staff and alumni

Additional Considerations:

  • Ability to work cooperatively with departmental and university staff, with vendors, and with the general public
  • Previous experience working in an Athletic Equipment Room is preferable

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

This is a SEIU 888 Professional Union position, Grade P14. 

A job offer for this position is contingent upon a satisfactory response to a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and background check and review.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.


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