Equipment Assistant (Part-Time) - Seattle Sounders FC (Seattle · WA)

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JOB TITLE: Equipment Assistant
REPORTS TO: Director of Equipment Operations
ROLE TYPE: Part Time 
SCHEDULE: 20 - 24 hours per week
ROLE TYPE: Individual Contributor
 
SUMMARY
When you join Sounders FC you join a soccer-loving, socially progressive, ambitious Club rooted in the best soccer city in America. We have one of the most passionate sports fan bases in North America who are invested in the Sounders as much for our commitment to making a positive impact in our communities as they are for our winning traditions having been in the playoffs every year since our MLS debut in 2009. 
 
The Equipment Assistant will work alongside the Sounders FC’s First Team Equipment Staff, and at times the Developmental Equipment Staff, in efficiently managing all team equipment needs. This part-time role will be required to work 20-24 hours a week. We’re looking for a team player with high attention to detail who can take initiative to ensure full support of the players and coaches during the 2022 season.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Assist in distribution and maintenance of equipment.
  • Assist with maintaining an efficient laundry process; collecting, washing, drying and distribution of laundry.
  • Assist in issuing supplies to players and coaches along with the fitting process.
  • Inspects supplies to detect need for repair or replacement.
  • Assist in the set up and take down of training sessions.
  • Assist coaches as needed with training sessions.
  • Assist with the set-up and stocking of locker rooms at stadium and training facility.
  • Assist with the organization and maintenance of the practice facility including locker rooms, bathrooms and equipment room.
  • Pack and unpack equipment, supplies and uniforms for road trips.
  • Assist in annual inventory process.
  • Coordinate shipping and receiving of parcels.
  • Other duties may be assigned. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS  
  • High school degree or GED required.
  • Must be 18+ years old.
  • Experience in an equipment room for professional sports team, college or high school team preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail and organization.
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills with the ability to receive feedback.
  • Professional demeanor, punctual, and reliable; accountable for actions/decisions.
  • Passionate about soccer.
  • Spanish fluency a plus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT  
  • This position will work onsite at the club’s training facility at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, WA, and also at the match stadium, Lumen Field in Seattle, WA.
  • Must have a reliable means of local transportation. 
  • Must have the ability to work non-traditional hours, including some evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of hire and follow all club and league COVID-19 protocols.
  • Must reside within Washington state upon date of hire.
  • Must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to busy athletic facility areas, outside weather conditions and loud noise levels.
  
We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives. Women, gender-nonbinary, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Please contact the Sounders HR department with any question.
 
The physical demands reflective of the duties and work environment herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Sounders FC is committed to providing Reasonable Accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. 

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.     

Job Questions:

  1. Sounders FC is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Please tell us how your unique background or life experience will enhance our club.

  2. This role pays $17.27/hr. We are looking for candidates who can commit 20 - 24 hours a week through the season. How many hours a week would you be able to commit to working?

  3. Are you legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship?

  4. Have you included a cover letter with your application? A cover letter is required to be considered for the role.