Athletic Equipment Manager—Indiana State University

Position Details

Position Details

About the InstitutionIndiana State University is a world-class center of higher education, located in Terre Haute, Indiana, and serving a multi-state region that stretches from Indianapolis to St. Louis, Chicago, Louisville, Cincinnati, and beyond. It has been recognized by the Princeton Review as among the best universities in the Midwest.Indiana State is a beautiful, pedestrian-friendly campus located within walking distance of local shops, restaurants, and activities in Terre Haute’s historic downtown district. Situated near the Indiana-Illinois border, the campus is about an hour’s drive from Indianapolis and within a few hours of other major metropolitan areas.Indiana State, one of the most diverse campuses in Indiana, is a welcoming community of students, faculty, and staff representing most U.S. states and many countries around the world. There are more than 260 student-run organizations offering activities and entertainment throughout the year, along with 15 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a first-rate student recreation center with numerous classes and recreational sports programs, and a Performing Arts Series and University Speakers Series that bring national touring productions and speakers to campus. Indiana State is a place of belonging where students, faculty, and staff learn and thrive together.Indiana State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, political views or activity, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including recruiting, hiring, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and applicable apprenticeships.
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Comments to ApplicantsCandidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. for other than practical training. The university will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please submit an application and all required materials by February 12, 2024.
Job TitleAthletic Equipment Manager
Work ScheduleGeneral office hours; modified to include weekend and evening hours based on athletic team schedules.
Notice of Vacancy Number24-00016
Desired Start Date03/01/2024
Open Date01/29/2024
Close Date
Open Until FilledYes
Job CategoryStaff-Non-Exempt Professional
Job TypeStaff – Full-Time
Pay Grade5
Hourly Rate or Salary Range$15.30 – $16.58/hr
Benefits Associated with this PositionEmployee Benefits
Benefits Received for Non-Exempt Professionals (BP)
Life Insurance: The coverage amount is based on two and one-half times appointment salary rounded up to the next whole thousand with a maximum coverage of $100,000 and includes the same amount of Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefits. The University currently pays the entire cost of coverage.
Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug Coverage: The cost of coverage is shared between employees and the University. Rates are determined by participation in Wellness Program and use of tobacco products. Coverage is available on the first of the month following appointment date.
TIAA Retirement Contributions: Contributions begin based upon the first day of employment at a contribution rate of ten (10) percent of base appointment salary paid in full by ISU. The contributions are vested immediately. There are 40 investment options from which to choose.
TIAA Auto Enroll: New employees are automatically enrolled in a tax deferred retirement program at hire: three (3) percent is deducted before taxes for the program to facilitate retirement planning. Employees may opt out of the program within 90 days.
Fee Waiver Program: For the employee, spouse and dependent children: Staff may enroll in up to 18 hours of course work each academic year at a reduced rate.
Sick Leave: Accrued at a rate of 12 days per fiscal year with unlimited accumulation.
Vacation: Pay level 11 and below accrues up to 15 vacation days earned per year 1 through 4; 20 vacation days per year thereafter. Pay level 12 and above accrues 20 vacation days per year
Long Term Disability Coverage: Employees are eligible after three (3) years of continuous, regular employment with the University. This policy guarantees approved disabled employees a 66 2/3 percent income protection (from all sources) after 180 days of continuous total disability. Immediate participation is available for current members of a comparable group disability insurance program within 90 days prior to ISU employment and that would have provided income protection upon disability for at least five years. Optional Benefits
Voluntary Life Insurance
: Additional amounts of life insurance may be purchased on employee, spouse and dependent children.
Voluntary Vision Plan: May enroll within the first 31 days of employment date.
Job Summary/Basic FunctionResponsible for the total operation of the equipment room for Athletics, including purchasing, inventory control and management, safety compliance, distribution, maintenance and collection of all athletic equipment within NCAA guidelines. Coordinates equipment transportation for road trips and travels to away events. Remains in full compliance with NCAA, MVC and MVFC guidelines, rules and regulations.Responsible for the total operation of the equipment room for Athletics, including purchasing, inventory control and management, safety compliance, distribution, maintenance and collection of all athletic equipment within NCAA guidelines. Coordinates equipment transportation for road trips and travels to away events. Remains in full compliance with NCAA, MVC and MVFC guidelines, rules and regulations.
Specific Responsibilities
Required Relevant Education & ExperienceEducation:Bachelor’s Degree (4 years); Experience: 1-2 Years;Experience in athletic equipment management or related area. Knowledge of NCAA athletic equipment fitting and safety standards. Knowledge of NCAA guidelines/safety requirements and concussion stand
Required Field(s) of StudyAthletic Equipment Managers Association certification or ability to obtain upon hire
Preferred Relevant Education and Experience
Supervisory ResponsibilitiesHas authority or responsibility over staff employees, students, or graduate assistants on a regular basis and may be a direct supervisor.
Required Certificates, Licenses and RegistrationsOther
Other Required Certificates, Licenses and RegistrationsAthletic Equipment Managers Association certification or ability to obtain upon hire
Preferred Certificates, Licenses and RegistrationsCDL
Preferred Other Certificates, Licenses and RegistrationsExperience in athletic equipment management or related area in a Division I athletic program
Athletic Equipment Managers Association certification or ability to obtain upon hire
Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesAble to adapt to change, Able to assemble, analyze and present data, Able to learn and retain information, Able to multitask, Able to plan, organize, and implement projects in a timely manner, Able to read English, understand, and follow verbal and written instructions, Able to work both independently and collaboratively, Able to work carefully and politely around others, Able to work well with others, Attention to detail, Demonstration of high ethical standards, integrity, professionalism, politeness, and courteousness, Excellent customer service skills, Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning, teambuilding and problem solving skills, Excellent leadership skills, Experience and knowledge in job related program, Experience in an educational environment preferred, Math and basic accounting skills, Must be able to travel; some overnight travel, when required, Must be comfortable networking with groups or individuals, Professional demeanor, high energy, dynamic personality and excellent communication and interpersonal skills, Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other computer applications, Proven verbal and written communication skills, Willing to interact with students, Willing to work extended hours during events and peak seasons, when required, Work effectively with a diverse community
Other Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesOrganizational skills
Ability to work with basic tools
Computer skills must be proficient to maintain inventory spreadsheets and must be able to communicate over email with athletic department staff
Qualifications & DisclaimerTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The information on this description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within the classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
NCAA GuidelinesAll employees and staff of ISU are bound by all NCAA, Missouri Valley Conference and institutional rules and regulations pertaining to intercollegiate athletics and must conduct themselves in accordance therewith. For more complete information on the duties and obligations of ISU employees and staff in this regard, employees and staff should contact the Compliance Office in the ISU Athletic Department.

No ISU employee (whether paid or a volunteer) shall knowingly influence others to furnish the NCAA or an ISU investigator/compliance officer false or misleading information concerning an individual’s involvement in or knowledge of matters relevant to a possible violation of an NCAA regulation. Failure to abide by this term of employment shall constitute unethical conduct as defined by the NCAA and may result in immediate suspension and/or termination of the employment relationship with ISU.
Position Reappointment RequiredNo

Job Duties

Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesResponsible for the total operation of the equipment room for Athletics, including purchasing, inventory control and management, safety compliance, distribution, washing of uniforms, maintenance and collection of all athletic equipment within NCAA guidelines. Oversees student workers and student managers.
Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesPerforms event management duties, daily operation decisions, and other duties assigned by supervisors.
Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesOversees the ordering process of appropriate and essential athletic equipment within established guidelines.
Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesEnsures proper usage of athletic equipment in accordance with national equipment standards and departmental requirements.
Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesCoordinates equipment transportation for road trips and travels to away events.
Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesDuring football off-season, will work within the equipment room on campus.
Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesRules Compliance is a central element in personnel matters for employees within the Department of Athletics and for those employees outside the Department of Athletics who are involved in NCAA rules compliance activities. These individuals must comply with all NCAA rules on compliance and will be evaluated on that basis.
Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesPerforms other duties as assigned.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/ Letter of Application
  3. References

Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you possess a minimum of 1-2 years of relevant work experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you currently possess an Athletic Equipment Managers Association certification or the ability to obtain one upon hire?
    • Yes
    • No

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