Requisition ID:  29879

Assistant Director of Equipment

Job Summary


The assistant director of equipment works with coaches, student-athletes, sport supervisors, Athletic Business Office, and other staff to supervise and oversee the purchase and fiscal control of game and sports equipment/apparel for designated sports.  Research vendor products and make equipment/apparel recommendations.  Assign, instruct, and review the work of regular staff and temporary student employees.  Oversee equipment inventory & distribution and supervise the return of yearly issued equipment.  Coordinate student-athlete and team banquet award process.  Oversee event staff apparel management.



  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two years athletic equipment room work experience, preferably at the collegiate level, or directly related work experience.
  • Athletic equipment manager association (AEMA) certification required or ability to obtain within first year.  
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.  
  • Strong interpersonal skill for developing working relationship with coaches, athletes, and sales representatives.  
  • Knowledge of athletic fabric, differences, durability, care.  
  • Ability to maintain knowledge that's current on all protective equipment. 
  • Personal computer and related software skills, e.g., word process, spreadsheets, database, data query, Internet, etc., necessary.‎


Additional Information:  

  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary 
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position 
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime) 
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period 
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply