The Equipment Manager direct and coordinate a full range of duties in all facets of athletic equipment and uniforms. This position will develop, plan, and organize programs for maintaining and purchasing athletic equipment and uniforms for all University sport teams. This role will oversee the cleaning, care, collection and distribution of uniforms, practice gear, and other related athletic equipment. Assist to resolve game management and/or set-up issues for home events. Assist with game management set-up and site supervision. Evening and weekend hours to include football team travel.
Coordinate with coaches to determine team’s equipment needs. Solicit price of athletic uniforms and equipment from vendors/wholesalers, analyze quotations, and negotiate prices for approval from head coaches or Athletic Director. Prepare proposals for purchasing. Confer and review purchases and maintenance of equipment with coaches. Receive, inventory, and store all shipments of new and reconditioned athletic equipment. Instruct and assist head coaches and teams in health and safety equipment requirements. Fit team members with proper size of uniforms and equipment. Issue equipment and team uniforms at the beginning of each sport season Coordinate and oversee the process to launder all practice and game clothing, uniforms and towels to support team practices and games. Prepare and coordinate equipment for team travel. Collect, record, and maintain inventory of equipment for each sport team. Provide team inventory to coach before the close of traditional season. Maintain and update master inventory of all athletic equipment, team uniforms and practice gear; submit a copy to the Associate Athletics Director at the end of the academic year. Review the pre-season and post-season checklists with all head coaches. Participate in the end of the season budget meeting with the head coach and the Director of Athletics to review equipment needs and uniform replacement order. Coordinate timely maintenance, repair and/or disposal of athletic equipment and uniforms. Inspect equipment for defects to determine the need for repair, reconditioning, and/or disposal. Supervise and train assistant equipment manager(s) and student workers assigned to the equipment room. Develop a work schedule for staff. Assume building management duties for Metz Fieldhouse.
Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal.
Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university. One to two years previous experience in an equipment management role.
Experience in college/university or professional athletics setting preferred. Prior supervisory experience preferred. Current certification in equipment fitting and repair. Knowledge of supply and inventory procedures, purchasing, repair and laundering. Knowledge of athletic equipment standards.
Misericordia University, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, offers baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees, and is located adjacent to the Pocono Mountains region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 2 hours from New York City and Philadelphia. The university’s approach of combining a quality liberal arts education with professional preparation and service leadership has resulted in its wide regional acclaim.