Assistant Equipment Manager–Cornell University


Remote type Fully

Onsite locations Ithaca (Main Campus)

Time type Full time

Posted on Posted Today

Job requisition id WDR-00037957

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

   Student and Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. We provide support and services to roughly 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on multiple campuses in the U.S. and abroad.

Cornell University is an NCAA Division I institution and a member of the Ivy League. The university fields teams in 37 intercollegiate sports and provides a comprehensive physical education program. The university is committed to excellence in academics and athletics, gender equity and diversity in its programs, and a well-balanced, broad-based intercollegiate athletics program. Athletics and Physical Education offers a diverse program of physical and outdoor education, recreational services, intramural sports and intercollegiate athletic competition, plus Wellness programs for faculty and staff and fitness centers for the entire Cornell community.

The Equipment Operations unit supports the day-to-day operations of 37 varsity sports, physical education, wellness, and faculty/staff recreation. The unit is responsible for the purchase, maintenance, and repair of equipment, the issuing of team gear and recreational equipment, and the laundering of uniforms and workout apparel. The Equipment Operations unit works to support the Department’s philosophy of a sound mind and sound body.

The Assistant Equipment Manager for Schoellkopf Hall and Teagle Hall coordinates the equipment needs for assigned athletic teams, including: issuing pin bags, uniforms, protective equipment, and sport equipment; repairing and reconditioning equipment; fitting protective equipment; and assisting in laundry operation for athletics and physical education. This position also works all sprint football games and travels to all away sprint football games. 

The normal schedule for this position is Thursday – Saturday and Monday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Sunday 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM. Hours and schedule are subject to change depending on sport season and vacation coverage. There is no visa sponsorship available for this position.

Success Factors  

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • The ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Effective interpersonal and customer service skills to clearly communicate both verbally and in writing with a variety of customers, and be poised to serve as a good steward of the university.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma and at least 1 year of experience as an Athletic Equipment Manager working with protective equipment
  • Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA) certification, or the ability to become certified within 6 months
  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • Certification for Blood Borne Pathogen Training within 30 to 60 days of start date
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to lift, move and carry (pushing and pulling)
  • Proficient in basic computer use and software.
  • Experience in and/or demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and wellbeing.
  • Ability to serve as an advocate for individuals of all ethnicities, genders, ages, and backgrounds. 
  • Ability to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of a large variety of athletic equipment and football experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite, including Word, Excel and File Maker Pro

While position responsibilities vary, every member of our community is expected to foster a culture of belonging and a psychologically healthy work environment by communicating across differences; being cooperative, collaborative, open, and welcoming; showing respect, compassion, and empathy; engaging and supporting others regardless of background or perspective; speaking up when others are being excluded or treated inappropriately; and supporting work/life integration of oneself and others.

Familiarize yourself with Cornell’s COVID-19 workplace guidance as well as the university’s COVID-19 services and information.

University Job Title:Material Handler S07

Job Family:United Auto Workers


Pay Rate Type:Hourly

Pay Range:Refer to Union Pay Rates Link Below

Remote Option Availability:Fully Onsite


Contact Name:Laurissa Simon

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  • Unique applicable skills
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)

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