Head Equipment Manager–IMG Academy



Time type Full time

Posted on Posted Yesterday

Job requisition id JR11031

Who We Are:

About IMG Academy
IMG Academy is the world’s leading sports education brand, providing a holistic education model that empowers student-athletes to win their future, preparing them for college and for life. IMG Academy provides growth opportunities for all student-athletes through an innovative suite of on-campus and online experiences:

  • Boarding school and camps, via a state-of-the-art campus in Bradenton, Fla
  • Online coaching via the IMG Academy+ brand, with a focus on personal development through the lens of sport and performance
  • Online college recruiting, via the NCSA brand, providing content, tools, coaching and access to a network of 40,000 college coaches

The Head Equipment Manager will be responsible for management, equipment room, receiving and distribution of sponsor and athletic equipment.

Position Responsibilities


  • Supervise day-to-day operation of the equipment room, inventory control, receiving, storage and distribution
  • Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, and termination of equipment room staff
  • Responsible for day-to-day problem solving of athletic equipment issues
  • Maintain good rapport with coaches, student-athletes, vendors, sponsors and staff
  • Oversee budget to ensure efficient and economical management of the equipment room


  • Oversee the distribution of sponsor gear kits to students, coaches, sports and employees according to sponsor agreements
  • Ensure that all equipment and uniform needs are met for all sports practices and competitions
  • Adhere to policies and procedures regarding distribution of equipment for all sports, to include fitting and issuance of equipment
  • Adhere to OSHA requirements, and FHSAA regulations with regards to equipment safety
  • Maintain an inventory of athletic equipment to include verifying and documenting daily receipt of equipment and supplies.
  • Perform periodic inventories and grades equipment for usability
  • Affect minor repairs to equipment as needed
  • Daily laundry for students and staff


  • Keep accurate records of incoming/outgoing equipment, apparel and gear
  • Assist athletic departments budget, plan, develop and analyze purchase of athletic equipment and uniforms
  • Assist athletic departments with budget development, maintenance, and reconditioning records of equipment and uniforms
  • Develop strategy/calendar for equipment repair and maintenance
  • Ensure annual repair and reconditioning of athletic equipment, including testing and certifying helmets by the National Operating Committee of Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSE)
  • Assist with unpaid and overdue equipment for all student-athletes who have lost, damaged, or failed to return uniforms or equipment
  • Adhere to all company policies, procedures and business ethic codes
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent relevant experience
  • Experience with athletic environment
  • Experience with warehouse, equipment rooms and/or distribution
  • Experience or knowledge of shipping/receiving functions
  • Must be able to operate a pallet jack
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one
  • Knowledge of OSHA requirements regarding equipment safety
  • Ability to travel
  • Proficient in PowerPoint, Excel and Word
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Skills

  • Certification from the Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA) or working towards certification.
  • Knowledge of NCAA regulations regarding equipment safety
  • Bilingual

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Ability to work flexible hours to include nights, weekends and holidays is required
  • Ability to lift, move, push and pull equipment or boxes in excess of 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to handle outdoor temperatures for a reasonable period of time
  • Must be able to move around campus which includes gym, turf, fields, stairs, etc.

Background Requirements:

  • Requires a background check upon offer
  • Requires a drug test upon offer

Don’t meet every single requirement? We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfect with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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IMG Academy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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