Intercollegiate Athletics Equipment Specialist—Western Illinois University

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  • Work Department: Athletics
  • Class Title/Code: Intercollegiate Athletics Equipment Specialist (4797)
  • Effective Date: Dec 4, 2023
  • Responsibilities:A(n) Intercollegiate Athletics Equipment Specialist typically –
    1. Responsible for intercollegiate athletic home events and special events. Management includes the preparation and set-up of facilities and equipment for contests and practices.
    2. Assists with or performs routine fitting and maintenance of specific athletic equipment, such as football helmets and shoulder pads.
    3. Responsible for care and laundry services for athletic teams; soaks, spot cleans and/or hand scrubs practice and competition uniforms using specific chemicals and detergents.
    4. Travel as assigned with any team with responsibility for distribution and care of athletic equipment during the trip.
    5. Performs detailed record keeping of equipment and uniforms for student athletes and maintains related inventory to comply with athletic conference and university guidelines.
    6. Maintain lockers/locker rooms; secures equipment, rooms, and contents from unauthorized personnel.
    7. Issuance and retrieval of all equipment to athletic teams for daily practices and events.
    8. Preparation of equipment and supplies for team travel; loads and unloads equipment for transportation to away events as requested.
    9. Responsible to work effectively with student-athlete, staff and visiting teams and to promote good public relations at all times.
    10. Inspects equipment (track, volleyball and tennis net repairs; correct locations of padding on football blocking sleds) and removes from service those found to be defective or unsafe; may perform or secure repairs or replacement of equipment.
    1. High school diploma or equivalent.
    2. Three (3) years (36 months) of experience in the repair and maintenance of athletic equipment and uniforms at the high school or college level.
    3. Possession of a valid State of Illinois driver’s license, the class of the license depending on the type of the vehicle(s) to be operated.
  • Starting Salary: $14.00 /Hourly
  • Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2024
  • Additional Information:Take your career to the ‘Necks Level!!
    • Benefits begin on day one with four health plan options to choose from with vision included in each plan
    • The State shares the cost of health coverage with you. Employee monthly contributions are determined by your annual salary.  Employee monthly contributions start as low as $94 for individual coverage or $194 for 2+dependents.
    • Sick and vacation time accrual begins on day one.  Accrue up to 12 sick leave days and 12 vacation days a year
    • WIU offers 12 paid holidays plus additional paid time off between Christmas and New Year’s Day
    • Tuition Waiver up to six credit hours per semester at any public state university
    • Paid every other Friday by direct deposit

Employment – Information & Instructions

Complete an Employment Application online. Submit supplemental application materials, including copies of official academic transcripts and a current resume, via email to

All application materials, including completed application, transcripts, and resume, are due in the WIU Human Resources Office no later than 4:30 p.m. the day of the application deadline.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact:

Human Resources Office
Sherman Hall 105
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-1971 ext. 1
Fax: (309) 298-2300


Open: Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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