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Head Equipment Manager - Godwin Hall

Company: James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: March 16, 2023

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Head Equipment Manager - Godwin Hall

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Store and Warehouse Specialist III

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Full Time

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Non-Exempt: Eligible for Overtime

Intercollegiate Athletics

300261 - Equipment Room

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Position Summary Information

General Information
James Madison University, a Division 1 member of the NCAA and
Sun Belt Conference, is accepting applications for a Head Equipment Manager-Godwin Hall. The Head Equipment Manager reports to the Director of Equipment Services and is primarily responsible for purchase, storage, laundering, inventory and distribution of apparel and equipment to student-athletes and coaches in Godwin Hall. This includes, but is not limited to, providing an efficient and well-organized system for issuing apparel and equipment for the teams to be assigned to this position, ensuring appropriate documentation, records and inventory are maintained according to industry standards.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the management of cleaning and collection of athletic apparel and equipment for the teams assigned to this position.
  • Ensure the distribution of practice and game apparel and that equipment is cleaned and returned to appropriate coaches and student-athletes with attention to adequate stain removal and uniform and equipment repair.
  • Maintain up-to-date inventory systems, store inventory properly, and dispose of outdated inventory according to compliance standards. Follow unusable apparel procedures for surplus and discard. Work with the coaching staff to encourage disposal of outdated inventory.
  • Assist with purchasing, receiving and shipping, laundry services, equipment room storage and inventory, issuance, repair, and maintenance of equipment apparel and machinery. Notify coaches in a timely manner of all issues pertaining to these areas.
  • Oversee uniform and equipment distribution and retrieval at practices and on game day for assigned sports.
  • Oversee the training, work performance and evaluation of student managers, graduate assistants and part-time employees.
  • Full preparation of apparel/equipment issue for each assigned team of season start up. Contact coaching staff to determine equipment to be issued and schedule issue date.
  • Assist the Director with yearly inventory, external and internal communication, invoicing and billing. Tracks inventory using Front Rush and Excel databases keeping data entries up to date.


    • Athletic Equipment Managers Association certification or certifiable within one year.
    • Basic knowledge of laundry procedures and stain removal.
    • Basic knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
    • Knowledge of athletic equipment room operations and records maintenance.
    • Ability to work evenings and weekends.
    • Organized, detailed, a self-starter, and able to work independently.
    • Proficient in Microsoft applications.


      • Previous work within a Division I Intercollegiate Athletics program.
      • Experience working with Front Rush inventory software.

        Condition(s) of Employment
        Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

        E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

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        Open Until Filled

        Proposed Starting Date

        EEO Statement
        James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

        We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

        Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

        Reasonable Accommodation Request
        If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or . You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

        Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report
        Notice of Availability - Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

        The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, the university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, protocols for the immediate notification of students and staff upon confirmation of a significant emergency on campus and other matters of importance related to security and safety. The report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period of reported crimes that have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by JMU or its affiliates; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

        The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes campus housing fire statistics for the most recent three-year period, a description of each on-campus student housing facility fire safety system, the number of fire drills held during the previous calendar year, policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in student housing; and procedures for student housing evacuation in the event of fire along with other fire safety information.

        The JMU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes the Harrisonburg campus and the three overseas branch campuses; Florence, Antwerp, and London. It is available electronically http://www.jmu.edu/publicsafety/clerycompliance/2018Annual-Security-and-Fire-Safety-Report.shtml

        You can obtain a copy of any of this report by contacting the Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (540)568-6769/6913.

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