The Equipment Manager will work directly with Equipment personnel, UM Administrators, coaches, Student-Athlete Health and Welfare personnel, student-athletes, and external partners to facilitate the development and delivery of all aspects of equipment operations for Intercollegiate Athletics intended to promote and maintain the health, safety, and performance of student-athletes.
Assist with the management and evaluation of temporary employees, student managers, and/or volunteers.
Exhibit fiscal responsibility with regards to all operations in conjunction with the Director of Equipment Operations, Senior Associate Athletic Director Student-Athlete Health and Welfare, and the CFO / Business Office.
Serves as a liaison and conduit to Nike for equipment, footwear, and performance apparel related matters for assigned sport(s).
Assist with the acquisition and distribution of athletic equipment and clothing to student athletes and coaches for assigned sports.
Assist with the solicitation and response to feedback from student-athletes, coaches, and team members regarding the proper type / model / sizes of clothing and equipment.
Manage the processes for the issue, retrieval, storage, repair, maintenance, reconditioning, and inventory control of all equipment, apparel, coaching aids, and field equipment for assigned sports.
Ensure compliance with department, University, Big Ten conference and NCAA policies and procedures with respect to the purchase and distribution of equipment and apparel.
Assist with risk management and safety concerns within the Athletic Department and help insure that practice and competition facilities are hazard free.
Supervise and schedule laundry operations for assigned teams.
Assist with accurate recordkeeping utilizing the computerized inventory management system.
Assist with the coordination of equipment needs and appropriate transportation as needed for away events, including but not limited to identifying appropriate equipment and apparel, packing, delivery, and return of equipment and apparel to campus.
Attend and participate in regularly scheduled Equipment Team, Athletic Department Quarterly Huddle meetings, and other meetings as directed or necessary.
Assist with the establishment and maintenance of relationships with other departments and/or resources on campus and within the community.
Assist with the coordination, inventory, and overall execution of Athletic Department Yard Sales.
Represent the University of Michigan at the AEMA and other professional development conferences, symposiums, and trade shows as directed or necessary.
Supervision and education of assigned students enrolled in clinical internships within the University and professional interns / residents.
Supervision and education of other equipment operations team members as assigned.
Travel with assigned team(s) as needed and/or directed.
3 years of relateable experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office and general computer skills.
Compliance and understanding of Big Ten Conference and NCAA rules.
Ability to meet Continuing Education requirements as established by the Athletic Equipment Managers’ Association (AEMA) and the State of Michigan (if applicable).
Ability to follow policies and procedures set forth by the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Must provide a high level of customer service.
Ability to work long hours, including early mornings, late nights, weekends, holidays, overtime, non-traditional work hours, extended periods of time without days off, travel, and be on-call as a regular part of the position.
Ability to lift heavy objects, stand for long periods, work in various environmental conditions.
Inventory and/or systems management experience preferred.
Certification by the Athletic Equipment Managers’ Association (AEMA).
Previous experience of managing athletic equipment operations at the collegiate or professional sports level.
Knowledge of a computerized inventory management system.
How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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About University of Michigan Athletic Department
The University of Michigan athletics date back to 1866 when baseball became the school’s first varsity athletic team. Now, 150 years later, the athletic department fully supports 31 varsity athletic teams and annually ranks among the premiere collegiate athletic programs in the nation, both on the competition field and in the classroom.
The Wolverines have accumulated 52 national team titles along the way, with ice hockey and men’s swimming and diving claiming more national championships in their respective sports than any other Division I program. In 2001, the field hockey team won Michigan’s first women’s NCAA title, followed four years later by softball who claimed the first Women’s College World Series title east of the Mississippi in 2005.
At the Big Ten Conference level, Michigan is far and away the preeminent athletic program. Upon the conclusion of the 2007-08 academic year, the Wolverines claimed a Big Ten record 343 conference team titles, 117 more than their closest competitor. One of the original member institutions from 1896, Michigan teams have won more Big Ten titles than any other conference member in nine sports: baseball (35), football (42), women’s gymnas...tics (16), women’s rowing (4), softball (12), men’s swimming and diving (33), women’s swimming and diving (14), men’s tennis (36) and men’s track and field (57).
Dynasties have been developed over the years in sports such as football who boasts more all-time victories, and the highest winning percentage, in the history of collegiate football. The Michigan women’s gymnastics team has won 15 Big Ten titles in the last 17 years. The women’s swimming and diving team, who won a record 11 consecutive conference titles from 1987-1998, and women’s gymnastics also claim more total championships (14) than any other women’s program – in any sport – in the history of the conference.
Academically, Michigan is just as proud of its 71 student-athletes who have combined for 96 Academic All-America honors, including fullback Dick Balzhiser who was initiated into the Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 2002.
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