The Equipment Manager reports to the Director of Equipment Room Operations and is primarily responsible for purchase, storage, laundering, inventory and distribution of apparel and equipment to student-athletes and coaches. This includes but is not limited to providing an efficient and well-organized system for issuing apparel and equipment for the teams to be assigned to this position, ensuring appropriate documentation, records and inventory are maintained according to industry standards.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure all equipment and apparel needs for Football program are ordered within appropriate deadlines and in line with equipment budget. Work with vendors to fulfill orders, communicate about any missing items, and create receiving reports upon delivery of items.
Ensure the distribution of practice and game apparel and that equipment is cleaned and returned to appropriate coach and student-athletes with attention to adequate stain removal and uniform and equipment repair.
Maintain up-to-date inventory systems, store inventory properly, and dispose of outdated inventory according to compliance standards. Follow unusable apparel procedures for surplus and discard. Work with the coaching staff to encourage disposal of outdated inventory.
Oversee uniform and equipment distribution and retrieval at practices and on game day for Football team.
Oversee the training, work performance and evaluation of student managers, graduate assistants and part-time employees.
Full preparation of apparel/equipment issue for Football team at season start up. Contact coaching staff to determine equipment to be issued and schedule issue date.
Assist the Director with yearly inventory, external and internal communication, invoicing and billing. Tracks inventory using ACS and Excel databases keeping data entries up to date.
AEMA Certification or certifiable within one year.
Experience working within a collegiate equipment room, with preference given to those with Football experience and/or experience within a Division 1 Intercollegiate Athletics Program. Demonstrated knowledge of equipment room operations and records maintenance is required.
Knowledge of laundry procedures and stain removal.
Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
Ability to work evenings and weekends. This position qualifies for overtime.
Proficient in Microsoft applications.
Preference will be given to candidates with electronic inventory software experience.
Preference will be given to candidates that have experience working with multiple helmets and uniforms.
To apply visit http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/6854 or go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number S1834. Salary pay range is $37,000 to $42,000. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.
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