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First Team Assistant Equipment Manager

Company Background

The Houston Dynamo Football Club (HDFC) is a multi-faceted organization dedicated to inspiring and supporting soccer participation and growth in Houston, TX and beyond. The Club’s brands include men's and women's professional teams - the Houston Dynamo (MLS) and Houston Dash (NWSL), a development academy, Houston Dynamo Dash Charities, as well as Shell Energy Stadium and Houston Sports Park.

The Club has a rich history, including MLS Cup titles (2006, 2007) and in-season tournament championships for both the Dynamo (2018) and Dash (2020) and is focused on building toward the next championships, inspiring and uniting the city of Houston through the sport of soccer and community outreach, and creating the most inclusive sporting experience and diverse fan base in the city and state.

Purpose of the Job

This role will assist in the daily operations of the club’s First Team equipment needs for both players and staff. The candidate should have a drive to help and assist people through a customer service approach and a genuine desire to make people happy and be successful in a professional sports environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day-to-day management and preparation of equipment needs for players and staff.
  • Organizes and prepares player lockers with equipment prior to training.
  • Helps coaching staff/medical staff deliver equipment to field prior to the start of training.
  • Collects and inventories all training equipment daily.
  • Washes all training kits immediately following training.
  • Responsible for organization and appearance of equipment room, locker room and common area Sets up the team dressing room prior to match.
  • Responsible for ensuring players and staff follow league rules and protocols with regards to equipment regulations.
  • Facilitates referee equipment requests when Home Team.
  • Assists with accommodating Visiting Team equipment requests when home team.
  • Prepares and transports all team warm up equipment to the field prior to warm-up.
  • Coordinates with medical staff the setup of water and supplies behind each team bench when Home Team.
  • Organizes clean up following matches of team bench areas, change rooms, towels, equipment, water, ice, and fourth officials table when Home Team.
  • Travels with team for away matches (pre-season, regular season, playoffs, post-season).
  • Coordinates with technical, medical, and administrative staff to ensure that all travel logistics are organized related to equipment: laundry, equipment, airport transfers and luggage.
  • Responsible for overseeing equipment inventory.
  • Works with equipment staff to manage, organize and inventory equipment room for First Team
  • Organizes ordering process for cleaning supplies, paper products, laundry detergent, etc. with equipment staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or High School diploma/GED.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Experience working in professional sports.
  • Experience working in a customer service-oriented role.
  • Must be willing to travel for business – weekend work and travel is necessary.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Bilingual English/Spanish – preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Attributes

  • Ability to handle and lift average-weight objects up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to stand and or walk for more than 4 hours per day.
  • Ability to work long, irregular hours and weekends as dictated by event schedules and project timetables.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills across departments.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle numerous projects and multitask.
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Must be a “team player” and flexible to constant changes.
  • Detail oriented, professional, passionate, positive, and pro-active.
  • A motivated growth-mindset and life-long learner.
  • A strong work-ethic.
  • Punctual and professional.
  • Maintains Organizational Core Competencies.

Organizational Core Competencies

  • Accountable – Holds themselves (and when appropriate others) accountable for achieving goals and objectives.
  • Collaborative – Works collaboratively with others to achieve organizational outcomes.
  • Progressive – Open minded, accepting, creative, and innovative in approach.
  • Values Driven – Being ethical in decision making and operating with professional integrity.
  • Agile – Achieves personal and organizational success within a changing, dynamic and complex environment. Ability to handle ambiguity.

Other Information

Diverse candidates of all backgrounds are welcome, and the Club seeks individuals passionate about sport, inspiring the city and devoted to the organization's growth. While duties and responsibilities vary across positions, we are seeking individuals who are accountable, collaborative, progressive, agile and ethical/values driven.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Details
Date Posted
13 Sept 2023
🇺🇸 Houston, TX, USA
Full Time
Required Experience
1+ year