The Manager of Facility & Equipment Operations will manage the operations of Philips/Shanks & Knowlton from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. The position will mostly concentrate on the two equipment room areas, but also supervising the assistant manager, A&PS building supervisors and student workers. This position will manage all aspects of athletics equipment, including inventory, service, distribution and care. They will also assist with the game day operations of Oberlin College’s 21-sport intercollegiate athletics program and various club, intramural and recreation programs.
• Responsible for the oversight and issuance, maintenance and upkeep of the equipment and gear for 21 varsity sport programs, club sports, intramurals and recreation. The equipment manager will provide students with the necessary equipment and gear required for competition and practice. Monitor and arrange for equipment repairs. (25%) • Manage the daily operations of the equipment rooms in Philips (indoor sports) and out at Knowlton (outdoor sports), along with other storage facilities. Ensure each area is operated in a clean, efficient and effective manner. (20%) • Implement an inventory control system to ensure accurate recording of all purchases, repairs, maintenance and disposal of athletic equipment and gear. Inventory athletic gear and distribute to student athletes. Responsible for collection of all gear annually, generating a final inventory for coaches and reporting lost items and charges to the associate athletics director. (15%) • Provide laundry services for all varsity athletic teams. Distribute clean laundry to student athletes, staff and coaches. Ensure team laundry is done to the correct specifications and health standards on a daily basis. (10%) • Train and manage an assistant manager, building supervisors and student employees to assist in carrying out the goals and objectives for building and equipment operations. (10%) • Provide essential coverage on game days, including game day management and greeting of officials and visiting teams. Assist with set up for athletic competitions and practices. (10%)
Education/Licensing: Bachelor’s degree required. Current Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA) certification, or successful acquisition of this certification within 12 months from date of hire.
Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work and communicate with various individuals from a broad spectrum of disciplines, technical and educational backgrounds within the department, college and with individuals outside the college community.
Professional and effective verbal and written communication skills; ability to present and articulate ideas, plans, etc. Ability to effectively interact with colleagues, supervisors, students and customers face to face.
Excellent organizational and planning skills; ability to prioritize and complete multiple assignments throughout the year. Attention to detail.
Knowledge of football safety equipment and proper fitting techniques.
Effective management skills; ability to lead, work with, elicit cooperation from and read communication styles of team members and staff.
Ability to work effectively independently with limited supervision, and collaboratively within a team.
Ability to learn and apply new ideas, processes, policies, functions, etc. Must be highly motivated and a self-starter.
Ability to problem-solve effectively, and demonstrate good judgment and logical decision-making.
Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timeline. Must be flexible in order to respond to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently. Must be able to adapt to varying workloads and respond appropriately to stressful situations.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office is preferred
Ability to meet consistent attendance.
Additional Salary Information: Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.
About Oberlin College
Oberlin College & Conservatory is a four-year, highly selective liberal arts college that combines a top-ranked college of arts and sciences with a world-renowned conservatory of music. Combined, the two divisions enroll approximately 2,900 students. Founded in 1833, Oberlin College & Conservatory was the first college in America to make interracial education and coeducation central to its mission-traditions that live today within a commitment to positive social engagement.Located 35 miles southwest of Cleveland, Ohio, Oberlin College & Conservatory has earned a reputation of excellence based on the quality of its richly diverse student body, outstanding faculty, excellent facilities, and academic and technological resources.Learn more at: http://new.oberlin.edu/about/