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 include but are not limited to:
Assist in the management of cleaning and collection of athletic apparel and equipment for the teams assigned to this position.
Ensure the distribution of practice and game apparel and that equipment is cleaned and returned to appropriate coaches 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Maintain up-to-date inventory systems, store inventory properly, and dispose of outdated inventory according to compliance standards.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 Work with the coaching staff to encourage disposal of outdated inventory.
Assist with purchasing, receiving and shipping, laundry services, equipment room storage and inventory, issuance, repair, and maintenance of equipment apparel and machinery. Notify coaches in a timely manner of all issues pertaining to these areas.
Oversee uniform and equipment distribution and retrieval at practices and on game day for assigned sports.
Oversee the training, work performance and evaluation of student managers, graduate assistants and part-time employees.
Full preparation of apparel/equipment issue for each assigned team of 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 Front Rush and Excel databases keeping data entries up to date.
Athletic Equipment Managers Association certification or certifiable within one year.
Basic knowledge of laundry procedures and stain removal.
Basic knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
Some knowledge of athletic equipment room operations and records maintenance.
Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Organized, detailed and a self-starter.
Proficient in Microsoft applications.
Previous work within a Division I Intercollegiate Athletics program.
Experience working with Front Rush inventory software.
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