The Assistant Equipment Manager reports to the Assistant Athletic Director for Equipment Services and is responsible for all aspects of apparel and equipment needs for various assigned sports. This position will work and collaborate with seven other equipment staff members on objectives and goals specific to Equipment Services, and will play a vital role in the health, safety and well-being of our student athletes.
This position oversees the needs of baseball, wrestling and cheer programs. The position also meets the apparel needs for Sports Performance and the Northwestern University Marching Band as well as serve as a point person for the timely distribution of mail deliveries made to Jarvis Equipment Room. Duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on department needs.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Adhere to and execute the Department’s apparel and equipment contract with Under Armour and other apparel and equipment vendors.
Independently responsible for ordering apparel and equipment from season-to-season and as needed.
Maintain inventory records for the athletic department using SportSoft inventory program.
Pack athletic teams for travel to away contests, and coordinate transportation of apparel and equipment for off-site competitions.
Coordinate laundry service and other equipment related needs for away competitions, as needed.
Issue, launder and disseminate game, practice, and workout apparel and uniforms
Fit, clean and repair equipment in accordance with NOCSAE and AEMA standards, maintaining records of maintenance and repair.
Ensure proper logo on all apparel and uniforms in accordance with NUDAR, B1G Conference and the NCAA.
Coordination & Administration
Maintain a clean and organized equipment room and ensure proper storage of athletic equipment used in and around the facility.
Work with business office to ensure proper and timely payment of invoices.
Assist with the NUDAR letter winner program which includes ordering, inventorying and disseminating of awards
Hire, supervise and educate interns and student managers on policies and procedures relative to issuing and maintaining apparel and equipment.
Report and log intern and student manager hours according to Northwestern Temp policy
Communication & Outreach
Foster, build and maintain relationships with vendors and sporting goods companies.
Provide a world class experience and high-level of service to all student athletes.
Work with coaches and director of operations of assigned sports to ensure all equipment needs are met.
Responsible for adhering to all Department and University policies and procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA.
Collaborate with other areas of NUDAR on certain projects as they pertain to Equipment Operations
Assist in the receipt and distribution of package deliveries from FedEx, UPS, etc
Other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree.
Minimum 2 years’ experience working full-time in a college athletic equipment room;
Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA) certification preferred or certifiable within one year of hire
Knowledge and prior experience with industrial washing and drying machines as well as proper techniques to remove stains from garments, apparel and uniforms
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs;
Knowledge of Sportsoft Inventory Tracking program or use of a similar program
Ability to lift 50 lbs.
General/basic knowledge on how to sew and repair garments
General/basic knowledge on the use of heat presses
Possess ability to communicate effectively one-to-one, in small groups and in public speaking contexts; writes precise, well-organized emails, letters and proposals while using appropriate vocabulary and grammar.
Effectively performs duties and responsibilities; displays attention to detail; supports organizational policies; anticipates demands/pressures of assignments and adjusts accordingly.
Ability to work independently; complete goals, tasks and projects on time
Valid driver’s license
A thorough working knowledge of issuing, fitting, cleaning and maintaining athletic equipment as put forward by the AEMA preferred.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States
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