Position Overview & Responsibilities

The Equipment Manager is responsible for the oversight of all areas of the athletic department’s primary equipment room operations supporting 25 NCAA Division I intercollegiate programs. This individual will work closely with coaches to coordinate, purchase inventory, and maintain all department-issued apparel and gear. In addition, this position will work closely with the football program to secure inventory, distribute and repair protective gear and sport-specific equipment.

The equipment manager must monitor, verify, and reconcile the expenditure of budgeted funds to ensure fiscal solvency. This full-time position reports directly to the Deputy Director of Athletics and will represent Merrimack Athletics with the highest level of professionalism and integrity, serving as a positive representative of the department. The Equipment Manager must act in accordance with all NCAA Division I, Northeast Conference and Merrimack College rules, regulations and policies.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Coordinate equipment room operations to include: working with coaches on coordinating, purchasing, inventorying, and maintaining all departmental issued apparel and gear.

  2. Oversee laundry service for the athletic department issued apparel for those teams with locker rooms located in the athletics facilities.

  3. Ensure all teams have proper apparel and gear for practice and competition.

  4. Ensure that football protective gear including helmets and pads are ordered, inventoried, conditioned and maintained to ensure appropriate certification and meeting required safety standards; order other required football equipment as needed.

  5. Oversee equipment budget and consistently communicate with manager of administrative services; monitor, verify, and reconcile the expenditure of budgeted funds to ensure fiscal responsibility and accountability.

  6. Ensure that quotes are obtained from appropriate vendors, purchase orders are requested and payments are processed in a timely manner through the proper athletic department and college protocols.

  7. Maintain an updated inventory list for each program including a breakdown of all athletics department issued equipment, gear and apparel, which can be provided to manager of administrative services or appropriate sport administrator on request.

  8. Hire, direct, oversee and manage the work of all student equipment workers; ensure payroll for student workers is submitted in a timely manner.

  9. Ensure that the football visiting team needs are appropriately met for home games.

  10. Stock and prepare the officials locker room for all home football and all home men’s and women’s basketball games (beverages, towels, etc.).

  11. Travel with the football program to away contests.

  12. Represent the program with the highest level of professionalism, sportsmanship and integrity.

  13. Foster and maintain a culture that demonstrates a commitment to NCAA rules compliance, Northeast Conference requirements, and institutional policies.

  14. Foster and maintain a culture that demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging as well as trust and mutual respect.

  15. Participate in departmental activities including staff meetings, compliance education, diversity, equity and inclusion training, guest speaker presentations and other events/meetings.

  16. Fulfill other specific areas of responsibilities as assigned by the deputy director of athletics.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferred.

  • Experience in equipment operations including laundering, distribution and inventory in a NCAA Division I athletics program and/or professional sports team.

  • Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.

  • Proven experience in equipment budget management and fiscal responsibility.

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with strong communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to complete tasks by established deadlines.

  • AEMA certification preferred.

To Apply: Please apply with a resume and cover letter.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Required Vaccinations & Remote Work:

Unless otherwise stated above, this is an on-campus position. This opportunity is not a remote or hybrid position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community. Merrimack College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty, and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

About Merrimack College

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 5,000 undergraduates and graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The college’s 260- acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S. News category.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: 7/27/22

Position Code: 259