Equipment Manager

Job description

Category:: Athletics
Department:: Intercollegiate Athletics
Locations:: Oswego, NY
Posted:: Jul 9, 2019
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time

About SUNY Oswego:

Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked 11th among public master's-level universities in the 2019 "Top Regional Universities in the North" by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review's Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast - an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003.

Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.

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Job Description:

Description of Department: The Oswego State athletics department sponsors 24 intercollegiate varsity sports as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC).

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for the position of Equipment Manager. This is a full-time, twelve-month staff position.

Posting Date: July 9, 2019

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Click here for more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff or click here for a benefits summary.

Date of Appointment: As soon as possible

Description of Responsibilities: The Equipment Manager is responsible for managing and coordinating all operation of the Equipment Room for Athletics, including maintenance, inventory, and purchase of athletic equipment and uniforms and supervision of Equipment Room staff.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee all aspects of equipment room operations, including laundry (such as daily practice gear, uniforms, and pinnies; AT Room towels; home event towels/table drapes), inventory and equipment issue for Oswego Athletics (athletes and staff).
  • Train and supervise all student workers employed in the equipment room.
  • Maintain and update all equipment room policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate team purchasing requests for Athletics, serve as Department contact for equipment orders, delivery, and distribution.
  • Adhere to all financial and purchasing policies and procedures implemented by the athletic department and SUNY Oswego.
  • Provide equipment room services and open hours Monday - Friday during academic year. Ability to work nights and weekends as required.
  • Attend all meetings held by Department of Athletics related to day-to-day operations and upon request.
  • Establish and maintain a computerized inventory of athletic apparel and equipment.
  • Attend to facility safety and security issues.
  • Communicate with the Assistant Athletic Director regarding maintenance, cleaning, and appearance of Laker Hall.
  • Oversee locker rooms in Laker Hall.

In addition, the Equipment Manager will be expected to possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues including a commitment to student academic success and to a competitive Division III Athletics program.


Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree at time of application.
  • Previous athletic equipment management in a University or professional sports environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Must be able to work independently, exercise sound judgement, and manage projects with minimal supervision.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated inventory management and organizational skills.
  • Experience supervising student workers.
  • Thorough knowledge of athletic equipment and supplies used in a collegiate athletic department.
  • Experience with an athletic equipment inventory system.

Additional Information:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:

Eric Summers, Search Committee Chair

[email protected]

Background check required prior to appointment.

Files must be complete (all documents requested and required in the application instructions submitted) to be considered. Official transcripts required at time of appointment.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Application Instructions:

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Posted: 7/16/2019
Application Due: 9/13/2019
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