Head Equipment Manager—Norwich University

Head Equipment Manager
Department of Athletics
Northfield, VT
 Posted:Apr 16, 2024Closes:Open Until FilledType:Full-timeRef. No.:ASR027Position ID:174754  
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Founded in 1819, Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). Today we are a diversified academic institution that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and professional certificates to adult learners online and to Corps and civilian lifestyle students on campus. Norwich faculty and staff challenge all of our students to push themselves academically, socially, and as leaders. Our graduates build upon their Norwich educations to launch or grow careers and make outsized contributions to their communities, the nation, and the world.Norwich University is located in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont, only 20 minutes from the state capital, Montpelier, and three hours from Boston or Montreal. It is a private institution nestled in a rural setting with a campus size of 1,200 acres.Our excellent benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, group life, and disability insurances, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, an employee assistance program, paid time off, use of the University pool and fitness center, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members. Some employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program on their Federal Student Aid Direct Loan balance.  For more information about our benefits, visit https://norwich.trgportal.com.
Job Description:

The Head Equipment Manager is responsible for the overall administration of the Athletic Equipment Room.This is a 43 weeks per year/ .833 FTE position.
Essential Functions
Inventories, organizes, issues, and collects equipment and uniforms for all varsity programs. Responsible for daily laundering of practice and game uniforms, as well as uniforms of visiting teams during tournament play. Assists head coaches with the selection and purchase of athletic equipment and uniforms, while staying within each sport’s equipment budget. Works with Director of Athletics to negotiate department uniform/apparel/equipment contract. Maintains working knowledge of contract and works with company rep to ensure compliance with contract. Facilitates communication with company rep and coaches. Purchases and maintains helmets and pads for football, men’s and women’s ice hockey, and men’s and women’s lacrosse. Understands and meets all requirements related to fitting and reconditioning of helmets and pads. Assigns locker rooms for all Norwich and visiting teams, and officials. Attends all football practices and games, both home and away, or makes arrangement for equipment needs to be met in her/his absence. Orders laundry supplies and other equipment room supplies. Works with the athletic training staff regarding special equipment needs for student-athletes. Works with office manager to bill student-athletes who lose or do not return issued equipment and uniforms. Manages equipment room budget – stays within budget limits, meets deadlines for completion of financial forms, and communicates with office manager and Director of Athletics as needed. Supervises full-time Assistant Equipment Manager, seasonal employees, and work study students. Attends AEMA (Athletic Equipment Managers Association) Convention.
Other Functions
Assesses the performance of direct reports and provides frequent feedback to optimize their performance. Maintains confidentiality of sensitive or private information. Communicates with employees, students, and others in a respectful and clear manner. Serves on University committees, councils, workgroups, or other designated bodies as assigned. Achieves, maintains proficiency in, and utilizes computers, telephones, and other job-related equipment, including related systems and software. Speaks, reads, and writes in English. Communicates by telephone, email, letter, in person, or other means or device. Performs other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree in a related field is preferred. 3 years of relevant experience in a related field is preferred. AEMA certification required (or ability to obtain certification within 1 year of hire date). Knowledge of laundry chemicals and equipment and uniform maintenance and repairs. Experience in a collegiate environment is preferred. Must be knowledgeable of all NCAA rules and regulations. Experience in speaking with small and large groups. Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, SharePoint, Teams, and Outlook). Able to sit, squat, reach, push, pull, and manipulate related equipment; lift 50-100 pounds. Frequent evening or weekend hours. Travel as needed.
Environmental Conditions
Work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions. Frequent computer use at a workstation. High level of exposure to noise, dust, fumes, vibrations, and temperature changes. Work with laundry chemicals and bio-hazardous materials.
Additional Information:

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a positive education and work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity of all students, faculty and staff. Reasonable accommodations will be made for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.  Please contact the Office of Human Resources at [email protected] for assistance.All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring immigration sponsorship, including but not limited to non-immigrant visas such as H1B, STEM, or F1, now or in the future. A post offer, pre-employment background check will be required of the successful candidate.
Application Instructions:

Please provide a cover letter, resume, 3 references, and Norwich application.
URL: www.norwich.edu

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