Storekeeper II - Football Equipment Assistant

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Amherst
Department: Athletics
Pay Grade: 11
Categories: Athletics

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.


Job Summary

Receive, store, and distribute athletic clothing, equipment, and supplies; maintain inventories and related records of contents in the department equipment rooms; launder practice and game apparel; collaborate with Athletics Business Office on necessary purhases for equipment needs; collaborate with apparel and equipment vendors regarding problems with orders; performs related work as required to ensure the health, safety and well-being of student-athletes.


Essential Functions

  • Issue clothing, equipment and supplies to student-athletes and staff.
  • Prepare and maintain inventory records.
  • Receive, launder and disseminate practice, workout and game apparel/uniforms.
  • Organize uniforms for home and away contests.  Pack clothing and equipment for travel to away contests.  Coordinates laundry service for away competitions as needed.
  • Travel, as assigned, with team to away contests to service equipment needs.
  • Ensure that clothing and equipment meet Conference and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Adhere to and execute the department’s apparel and equipment contracts.  Develops apparel and equipment orders with coaching staff from season-to-season and as needed.  Enters apparel and equipment ordering information into vendor websites.  Notify vendors of problems with orders and collaborate with them to resolve problems.
  • Receive and distribute packages and goods to athletic staff; prepare packages for shipment.
  • Operate motor vehicle to travel to vendors to drop off and pick up apparel, materials and equipment.
  • Maintain a clean and organized equipment room and ensure proper storage of athletic clothing, equipment and supplies.
  • Foster, build and maintain relationships with coaches, staff, student-athletes, and vendors to ensure equipment needs are met.


Other Functions

Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Knowledge of storekeeping methods and practices.
  • Familiarity with the game of football.
  • Ability to travel with football team on weekends, nights and holidays.
  • Ability to adjust work schedule to meet team requirements.
  • Knowledge of operation of industrial washing and drying machines.
  • Knowledge of proper techniques to remove stains from apparel and uniforms.
  • Ability to make simple arithmetical computations.
  • Ability to maintain inventories and keep simple records.
  • Knowledge of issuing, fitting, cleaning and maintaining athletic equipment.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Physical ability to handle bulky or heavy stock items, equipment, and supplies.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with others.
  • Valid Class D driver’s license.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA) Certification.
  • Experience in fitting, repairing and maintaining football safety equipment.


Physical Demands/Working Conditions

  • Ability to balance, carry, pull/push, prolonged periods of standing, bending, travel to other campuses, driving, lifting
  • May work in inclement weather
  • Ability to carry heave and bulky items, up to 50 lbs.


Work Schedule

  • 40 hours per week; Hours vary depending on the demands of the position 
  • Nights and weekends required


Salary Information

AFSCME Non-Exempt Grade 11.


Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with the application, please submit a resume. References will be checked at the finalist stage. Please be prepared to provide contact information for three (3) professional references.



UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, caste, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, political belief or affiliation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related condition(s), veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, natural and protective hairstyle and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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