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Head Equipment Manager

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Indianapolis
Categories: Athletics

Position Overview

Butler University Athletics is seeking a Head Equipment Manager. This position will report to the Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations and will manage equipment operations for all intercollegiate athletics teams.


  • Collaborate with Nike and BSN staff on behalf of department to manage equipment, apparel and gear purchases and returns.
  • Supervise equipment room inventory to issue and collect in accordance with NCAA rules. 
  • Analyze student-athlete equipment to ensure safety and reliability, while providing repair or replacement recommendations for athletic equipment as necessary. 
  • Oversees and develops annual laundry plans for 20 teams and over 500 student-athletes. 
  • Oversee one (1) full-time assistant equipment manager, several part-time workers and several students, with responsibility for hiring, evaluating/disciplining all supervised employees and integrating best practices for department.
  • Develop equipment room budget, with ability to ensure fiscal responsibility to successfully equipment, apparel and gear through the department’s Nike contract.
  • Manage and evaluate athletic vehicles and maintenance program. 
  • Provide some event and game day support when requested.

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in athletics equipment operations required.
  • Possess strong administrative or organization skills to multi-task and problem solve efficiently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work in a diverse atmosphere. 
  • Flexible hours required to directs the set up/take down of equipment, game/practice preparation and movement of large shipping boxes. 
  • Commitment to the values and mission of Butler University required.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Supervisory experience 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, PeopleSoft and Chrome River software.
  • Knowledge of NCAA, Big East and Butler rules and regulations and policies and procedures. 

BU Benefits and Perks

Please check out Butler’s Total Rewards website to learn more about our benefit offerings, which include:

  • Paid Time Off and Holidays:
    • 18 days of paid time off (vacation and PTO days)
    • 8 Paid Holidays
    • Paid Winter Break between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day
    • Paid Parental Leave (after 1 year of full-time employment)
  • Health:
    • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans including disability and life insurance programs
  • Retirement:
    • 10% employer contribution after 1 year of full-time employment
  • Tuition Assistance:
    • Remission of tuition for classes taken at Butler for employees, spouses, and dependent children.
      • Eligibility after 9 months of full-time employment
      • Employees & spouses- undergraduate/graduate degrees
      • Dependents (under age 26)- undergraduate degree
      • Covers tuition only
    • Tuition Exchange Program for Dependents
  • Butler Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks:
    • Access to Butler’s on-site fitness facility and libraries for full-time staff and faculty
    • LinkedIn Learning Courses
    • Free premium subscription to the Calm App
    • Free subscription to the WSJ and NYT
    • Discount at the College Bookstore
    • Discount on select Athletic and Arts/Events Center Performances

About Butler

Butler University is a private, nationally recognized comprehensive university encompassing seven colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Pharmacy & Health Sciences and Founder's College. Approximately 4,500 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate and doctoral students are enrolled at Butler, representing 46 states and 24 countries.

Join us at the crossroads of tradition & transformation. A career at Butler University means so much more than a job. Join the dedicated, innovative, and supportive community of faculty and staff that is moving Butler Beyond.

Butler University is an equal-opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.  We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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