Student & Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. Our nearly 4,000 staff and student employees who make up SCL embrace the opportunity to represent the division and strive for excellence as we shape the Cornell student experience, one interaction at a time.
Cornell University is an NCAA Division I institution and a member of the Ivy League. The university fields teams in 37 intercollegiate sports and provides a comprehensive physical education program. The university is committed to the following: excellence in academics and athletics; gender equity and diversity in its programs; a well-balanced and broad-based intercollegiate athletics program. The Department of Athletics & Physical Education offers a diverse program of intercollegiate athletics competition, physical education, recreational services, intramural sports competition, and outdoor education; in addition, the department provides Wellness programs for Cornell faculty and staff and operates fitness centers for the entire Cornell community.
The Sports Equipment unit supports the day-to-day operations of 37 varsity sports, physical education, wellness, and faculty/staff recreation. The unit is responsible for the purchase, maintenance, and repair of equipment, the issuing of team gear and recreational equipment, and the laundering of uniforms and workout apparel. The Sports Equipment unit works to support the Department’s philosophy of a sound mind and sound body.
The Head Equipment Manager plays a critical role in the oversight of all operations associated with equipment and apparel needs for the Athletics and Physical Education department. This position facilities the ordering, issuing, tracking, and storing of a large volume of sports equipment, apparel, shoes, and uniforms, totaling up to approximately $750K worth of products each year. In addition, the Head Equipment Manager supervises a staff of union employees and several student workers, overseeing the day-to-day operations to ensure smooth and efficient operations. This role works to guarantee that the 1,100 student-athletes on our 37 varsity sports teams and the hundreds of Cornell students, faculty, and staff that participate in Wellness and Recreational Services activities have the necessary supplies and equipment to compete and/or participate successfully and safely.
This position’s success depends on a high degree of organization and attention to detail, as well as a thorough understanding of sports equipment, apparel, and shoe features and characteristics. Also critical is the ability to communicate and interact effectively with many constituencies – student-athletes, other students, coaches, faculty, staff, and product manufacturers/vendors. This position must have strong supervisory skills to effectively manage and motivate a team of staff, including the ability to act independently and display sound judgement in problem solving.
Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of equipment management experience, or an equivalent combination of education/experience.
Experience ordering, issuing, fitting, repairing, and storing athletics equipment, apparel, and shoes.
Ability to discern between wants and needs and to make difficult decisions based on legitimate needs, safety considerations, and financial constraints.
Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).
AEMA certification, or the ability to become certified within one year of hiring.
Experience assisting with or managing equipment operations at the NCAA Division I level.
Familiarity with Nike products.
Experience using inventory software programs or other inventory management systems.
Working knowledge of Ivy League rules and regulations.
Please note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Internal Number: WDR-00025899
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