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Athletics (Athletic Equipment Mgr)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
UHM Athletics Department
Equipment Room
Date Posted:
September 11, 2017
Closing Date:
September 26, 2017
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Special Funds

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. The Assistant Equipment Manager is responsible for the daily operations for the Athletics Dept Makai Equipment Rooms under the direction of the Head Equipment Manager.
  2. Assist with Head Equipment Manager with maintaining a complete and accurate inventory of equipment, apparel and supplies for assigned sports through the use of an inventory system.
  3. Issues equipment, apparel and supplies to team, coaches or individual student-athletes while maintaining accurate records of distribution and collection of items.
  4. Prepare and collect uniforms and accessories for laundering.
  5. Learns and applies industry standard methods, techniques and principles of fitting, sanitizing and maintaining sports equipment and apparel,
  6. through work in an athletic equipment room environment or through clinics and/or workshops with the intent of teaching student assistants the proper method and techniques.
  7. Maintain travel equipment and prepare equipment, apparel and supplies for assigned scheduled games. Transport equipment to competition site as required.
  8. Fit or monitors fitting of athletic equipment to ensure student-athletes receive appropriate equipment.
  9. Trains student trainers how to properly fit football helmets and shoulder pads.
  10. In consultation with the coaches of assigned sports, purchase equipment, apparel and supplies, prepares bid invitations, request for quotations, and requisitions.
  11. Responsible for the compliance of uniform and equipment standards to the guidelines of the NCAA, Conference, and equipment safety organizations.
  12. Assist with overseeing locker room facility and maintain accurate records on individuals (e.g. student-athletes, coaches and support staff) using lockers and other areas of the locker room.
  13. Responsible for finding (if applicable) on-site solutions to problems that arise during athletic competition (e.g. football communications systems not working, catcher’s equipment breakdown, blood stained uniform, etc…).
  14. Prepares work schedule for student assistants, maintains work hours, and approves timesheets.
  15. Assist with maintaining and fixing field equipment as able and needed.
  16. Recommends changes to program and operating policies and procedures to ensure the most efficient and economical service.
  17. Attend assigned home athletic events and travel with athletic teams as assigned, ensuring all equipment needs are met at the sporting events. Maintain a variable work schedule including weekends, nights and/or holidays.
  18. Responsible for performing the duties of a Campus Security Authority as defined by University policy and federal law with regards to the Clery Act.
  19. Maintain a collaborative & positive working relationships w/administrators, coaches, student-athletes, vendors, & other college offices, & appropriate relationships w/members of the media, donors, and other individuals interested in the sports programs.
  20. Maintains confidentiality to include but not limited to information, files and records that the incumbent may obtain or possess, in accordance with federal and state laws and University of Hawaii policies.
  21. Know, recognize and comply with the laws, policies, rules, and regulations governing the University of Hawai‘i and its employees, and the rules of the NCAA and affiliated Conferences as now constituted or as may be amended in the future.
  22. Immediately advises the Director of Athletics or designee if there are reasonable cause to believe violations, whether by employees, students, or others, have occurred or will occur.
  23. Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration, Education, Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences or related field and 0 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for equipment management at a Division 1 level; or equivalent education/training or experience.
  2. Functional knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in equipment management at a Division 1 level as demonstrated by knowledge, understanding and ability to apply concepts, terminology.
  3. Functional knowledge and understanding of principles, theories, federal and state laws, rules, regulations and systems associated with equipment management at a Division 1 level.
  4. Demonstrated ability to recognize problems, identify possible causes and resolve the full range problems that may commonly occur in the management of an equipment room at the Division I level.
  5. Demonstrated ability to understand oral and written documentation, write reports and procedures, and communicate effectively in a variety of situations.
  6. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team members and individuals.
  7. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.
  8. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
  9. Current Athletic Equipment Manager’s Association (AEMA) certification.
  10. Must be able to work outside normally scheduled work hours including days, nights, weekends and holidays as required for scheduled athletic events.
  11. Must be able to travel with the sports team(s) as required.
  12. Knowledge of the use and care of various athletic equipment use in a wide variety of intercollegiate sports.
  13. Knowledge of safety standards of sports equipment.
  14. Possession of valid driver’s license.
  15. Ability to lift athletic equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds.
  16. Ability to work effectively and under pressure, with frequent interruptions, and remain flexible in handling several concurrent projects with competing deadlines.
  17. Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  18. Genuine interest and passion for intercollegiate athletics.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Experience working in an athletic equipment environment.
  2. Knowledge of University of Hawai‘i and State of Hawai‘i procurement rules regarding purchasing.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, UH Form 64A (attach resume), names of 3 professional references, and copy of current Athletic Equipment Manager's Association (AEMA) certification to the address below. Application can also be faxed to (808)956-4637 Attn: Human Resources or emailed (preferred) to (3 attachments maximum).
  1. UHM Athletics Department
  2. Attn: Human Resources
  3. 1337 Lower Campus Rd
  4. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Al Ginoza, Head Equipment Manager;

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