SPORTS EQUIPMENT MANAGER—University of Washington

Req #:235556
Job Location:Seattle Campus
Posting Date:06/17/2024 Closing Info:Closes On   07/01/2024
Salary:$3,907 – $5,241 per month 
Other Compensation: Union Position:Yes
Shift:First Shift 
Benefits:As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. 

UW Intercollegiate Athletics has an outstanding opportunity for a Sports Equipment Manager.

Washington Athletics aims to inspire champions in competition and in the classroom. We exist to enrich the lives of students to positively impact our community and world for generations to come. Operating with the four core values of growth mindset, committed service, humility and grit, the Huskies choose to lead by example. All Husky Athletics staff make an IMPACT by committing to creating a purpose driven culture that impacts students and our greater community. We engage in GROWTH through dynamic conversations, embracing creativity, and recognizing that every challenge represents an opportunity to learn. We are a COMMUNITY who strive to create experiences for our stakeholders every single day. At our core is the belief that INCLUSION means creating spaces and places that reflect equity, advocacy and belonging for all.

With over 650 student-athletes participating in UW’s 22 sports programs, the department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to providing student-athletes with the ability to compete for national and conference championships while working toward a degree from one of the world’s leading public research universities. 

For more detailed information, please visit our Washington Athletics Candidate Dashboard.

Application Process:

Supervise total operation and maintenance of a major sports or recreational activity equipment room; responsible for fittings, adjusting, modification, maintenance, repair, laundering, requisitioning, receipt issuance, and accountability of athletic garments and equipment.

Distinguishing Characteristics
Positions in this class are distinguished by total responsibility for acquisition, upkeep and maintenance of all athletic equipment within a large, centralized recreational facility, or for a major sports program such as football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, golf, gymnastics, track, rowing, volleyball, , etc. Responsible for the skilled selection and fitting of athletic equipment for prevention of injury to the athlete. Supervise and participate in the requisition, receiving, storing, issuing, testing, fitting, maintenance, laundering, repair, and surveying of sports uniforms, equipment, and accessories. 

• Direct inventories, identify shortages and submit requisitions for new or replacement athletic equipment and protective garments. Maintain proper inventory records. 45%

• Determine annual athletic equipment needs; review requirements with directors/head coaches and assist in budget requests. 10%

• Supervise fittings and fit uniforms and protective equipment; fit shoes, making adjustments; custom fit and alter athletic equipment to individual body structure to aid the prevention of injury to athletes; modify equipment for previously injured athletes. 10%

• Assist coaches and recreation supervisors in establishing amounts, types, and quality of required athletic equipment for academic year; may travel with team and be present for home events (including weekends and evenings) to provide athletic equipment and services. 10%

• Provide support for athletics laundry operations. Operate commercial laundry equipment, applying proper treatments for stain removal and using proper washing and drying techniques. Transport laundry to and from various facilities. Prioritize tasks to ensure laundry is done correctly and in a timely manner to accommodate team practices, games, and other operations. Provide routine maintenance of equipment and maintain proper cleanliness and safety in laundry facilities. 10%

• Select, train, supervise, and schedule staff in total sports program; provide skilled instruction on use and application of various athletic equipment. 5%

• Make reports of inventory, staff activities, games operations, and recommended policy changes. 5%

• Maintain required health, safety and security practices in locker room and equipment room. 5%

Perform related duties as required.
Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA, the Conference, the State of Washington and any other governing body is of paramount importance to the University. The overall responsibility of this position is for the successful operation of the program in full compliance with all such rules and regulations.

Minimum Requirements
College Degree in physical education OR three years of full-time experience in athletic equipment room operations.

Additional Requirements
Have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint. Possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive golf carts, Gators, and similar vehicles. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and have ability to do unaided, repetitive heavy lifting, reaching, pushing and pulling of laundry, carts, and equipment. Must be available to work nights and weekends.

Desired Qualifications
Current Athletic Equipment Manager Association certification or ability to become certified within 12 months.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your “My Jobs” page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

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