Equipment Manager-Basketball/Cheer—James Madison University

James Madison University, a Division 1 member of the NCAA and Sun Belt Conference, is accepting applications for an Equipment Manager of Basketball and Cheer. The Equipment Manager reports to the Director of Equipment Room Operations and is primarily responsible for purchase, storage, laundering, inventory and distribution of apparel and equipment to student-athletes and coaches in the Atlantic Union Bank Center. 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Maintain up-to-date inventory systems, store inventory properly, and dispose of outdated inventory according to compliance standards.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 Work with the coaching staff to encourage disposal of outdated inventory.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.



Previous work experience in a basketball or other Olympic sport equipment room.

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.

Strong organization and communication skills

Detail oriented, self-starter, and able to work independently.

Proficient in Microsoft applications.

Additional Considerations:

Athletic Equipment Managers Association certification or certifiable within one year.

Previous work within a Division I Intercollegiate Athletics program.

Knowledge of Nike products.

Experience working with Front Rush inventory software.

Previous work using a heat press for embellishment..

To learn more and to apply, go to and reference posting 20000196. Review of applications begins 4/10/2024. Pay is a maximum starting salary of $37,194.

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.

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