Varsity Equipment Associate

Posting Date
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Boston, Massachusetts
Job Type
Full Time - Experienced
Preferred Education
Bachelor's Degree

Job Description
This is a 12 month, full time, benefits eligible position. Reporting to and receiving assigned work and direction from the Manager of Varsity Equipment Room Operations.  The Varsity Equipment Associate provides essential coverage to assigned sports in regards to the day-to-day operations of athletic equipment room management. The Varsity Equipment Associate is expected to maintain, prepare, and issue uniforms/apparel and equipment to varsity sports teams; provide daily laundering of uniforms, loops and towels, repair and maintain athletic equipment; monitor and update inventory. Additionally, this position will assist with ordering and billing for equipment room purchases, prepare and maintain records related to athletic equipment; assistant in the preparation of equipment and locker rooms for pre-season, games and practices; ensure equipment and uniform issue, collection, maintenance and specifications are in accordance with NCAA, conference and MIT rules and regulations.  Night and weekend work may be required. Perform related duties as assigned.   

Qualifications:  A Bachelor’s degree preferred with an emphasis in a sports related field preferred. A minimum of one year experience in athletic equipment management and operations, and current Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA) certification or successful acquisition of this certification within 18 months from date of hire.   Excellent organizational, planning and interpersonal skills are essential. Ability to prioritize and complete multiple assignments throughout the year is required.  Attention to detail and the ability to problem solve is essential. Knowledge of football safety equipment and proper fitting techniques are required.  This position may require weekend/evening hours and occasional travel. A valid driver's license is required at time of hire.  Successful completion MIT, DAPER and NCAA mandated training programs required.  Employment is conditional upon successful completion of a background check.

- Ability to multitask and complete assigned work in a rigorous, fast paced environment
- Ability to work independently 
- Ability to work as part of a team of equipment staff members
- Excellent customer service skills
- Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel and other electronic programs as needed

Employer Information
The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

The Institute is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world's great challenges. MIT is dedicated to providing its students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. We seek to develop in each member of the MIT community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.

Application Instructions
Application deadline is May 31, 2018. Please submit cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references. Apply electronically at:     

MIT is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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