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Assistant Director of Athletic Equipment Services (Administrator I)

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Work type: Staff, Management (MPP)
Location: San Diego
Categories: MPP, Athletics, At-Will, Full Time

Position Summary

The Department of Athletics, utilizing the services of over 150 employees, is responsible for the intercollegiate athletics program at San Diego State University.  Currently, there are 18 sport programs, approximately 550 student-athletes, and 17 offices in the department.  The offices include the following:  The Aztec Club/Development, Administration, Athletic Medicine, Business Office, Compliance, External Corporate Sales, Equipment, Event Management/Facilities and Operations, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Media Relations, Strength and Conditioning, Student-Athlete Academic Support Services, Ticket Office, and Video.

The Department of Athletics has within its scope of responsibilities the operation of an athletic equipment facility that receives, distributes, maintains, fabricates, launders, and repairs athletic equipment and supplies for these 18 team sports.  Athletic Equipment Services (AES) also operates two other equipment rooms that are maintained to service three sports beyond the main equipment area.  Athletic equipment includes but is not limited to all equipment, apparel, and gear provided to varsity athletic teams sponsored by the Department of Athletics.

The Assistant Director position, under the general supervision of the Director of AES, has the primary responsibility for oversight and coordination of the daily activities related to all Olympic team sports, staff assignments, receipt and distribution of athletic equipment and supplies, laundering, and maintenance of inventory records. The incumbent assumes all departmental management and supervisory responsibilities in the absence of the Director of AES.  This position is responsible for assisting in the development and monitoring of departmental budgets, expenditures, and preparation of reports.  Responsible for assisting in the enforcement of NCAA, university, and State policies and procedures as they relate to the athletic equipment facility. The position regularly acts as a liaison between the department and student -athletes.  Works closely with all team sports’ contacts to resolve problems or issues arising in the day-to-day operations of the department.  The incumbent often makes independent decisions in evaluating and establishing work priorities under pressure and demands of constant deadlines.  

The incumbent must have the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse, multicultural environment.  As the lead worker, the incumbent is expected to exercise professional, courteous behavior and good judgment when interacting with student-athletes, staff, coaches, visitors, and coworkers. The incumbent must be computer-literate and possess the knowledge and ability to oversee a wide variety of software applications on PC’s.  Required to have the physical ability to lift materials and supplies weighing up to 70 pounds per package (boxes, bags, etc.).  

Duties may be reassigned intermittently depending on department needs, deadlines, and workload.  Frequent travel, variable work schedules, and weekend work are required.

For more information regarding the department of Athletics, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits-eligible, at-will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation.  Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

This position is physically located at the SDSU Main Campus in San Diego.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field
  • Three years working experience in athletics equipment environment, including at least one year in Division I athletics equipment.
  • Initiative, good judgment, and the ability to efficiently perform duties and responsibilities with a minimum level of supervision are important requisites for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands-on management experience with operational responsibilities in an athletic equipment room at the collegiate or professional level preferred. 
  • Four or more years working experience in athletics equipment environment including two or more years in Division I athletics equipment preferred. 
  • Knowledge and experience with Front Rush inventory computer program.

Specialized Skills

  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word and Excel. 
  • Competency with athletic equipment inventory software. 
  • Experience using sewing machines and performing clothing repairs.
  • Demonstrated experience of strong proactive customer service. 
  • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to lift materials and supplies up to 70 lbs. 
  • Compliance with all NCAA, conference, and San Diego State University rules, policies, and procedures is of paramount importance. 
  • All position responsibilities should be carried out in full compliance with all such rules and regulations.

Licenses and/or Certifications Required

Certification from the Athletic Equipment Managers’ Association, (AEMA) or ability to take and pass AEMA certification exam within one year of hire.  

Compensation and Benefits

San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.  San Diego State University also offers a rich benefits package that includes:

  • Extensive Leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;
  • Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension (with CalPERS and UC Retirement Plan reciprocity) and retiree healthcare benefits;
  • An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no-cost or low-cost to the employee; and

California State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependent

SDSU Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine. Afterward a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated.

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university’s secure online health portal prior to beginning work.  Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU’s COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on August 6, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by August 5, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons based on race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Rachael Stalmann at

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