Head Equipment Manager

Updated: 2 months ago

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU > connectu.olemiss.edu

Definition of Class

This position performs duties associated with the operation and maintenance of athletic fields and equipment. The incumbent directs and oversees purchasing, inventory, distribution and maintenance of athletic equipment, develops implements, and monitors the athletic equipment budget and supervises athletic equipment staff.

Examples of Work Performed
  • Directs and oversees the purchasing, inventory, distribution, and maintenance of athletic equipment for the department.
  • Ensures that purchases are made within state purchasing laws.
  • Selects manufacturer for the purchase of equipment.
  • Performs administrative duties associated with preparing items for purchases and payments.
  • Orders athletic equipment and inspects equipment to ensure high quality.
  • Stays abreast of athletic equipment and recommends the best brands.
  • Acts as liaison with athletic companies to inform them of equipment needs.
  • Performs routine security checks on athletic facilities.
  • Schedules events for the Starnes Center.
  • Supervises and organizes work schedules for equipment managers, maintenance staff, and student employees.
  • Trains student employees on practice and game set-up, procedures for the equipment room, and distributing equipment.
  • Monitors and schedules maintenance checks of laundry facilities to ensure laundry is completed in a timely manner and the equipment is running properly.
  • Coordinates the fitting of football players’ equipment to prevent injuries.
  • Monitors permanent checklist to ensure all equipment is available for athletic events.
  • Plans and oversees budgets for athletic equipment, athletic fields and personnel.
  • Forecasts the amount of equipment needed on a yearly basis.
  • Organizes transportation for team and equipment.
  • Ensures work unit is current on rule changes, NCAA, and University policies.
  • Ensures all assigned tasks are in compliance with department, University, Southeastern Conference and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  • Directs and oversees the purchasing, inventory, distribution, and maintenance of athletic equipment for the department.
  • Develops, implements, and monitors the overall athletic equipment budget.
  • Ensures compliance with rule changes, NCAA, and University policies.
  • Supervises athletic equipment staff.

  • Minimum Education/Experience

    Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.


    One (1) year of experience related to the above described duties. Knowledge of sports equipment and protective gear needs and uses related to student athletics


    Incumbent must have a valid Driver’s License.


    Must be eligible for certification with the Athletic Equipment Manager Association (AEMA) within 24 months of service.

    Substitution Statement:

    Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

    Salary/Wage Information

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    EEO Statement

    The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

    Background Check Statement

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