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Material Handler

Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
Facilities Management
Student & Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. Our nearly 4,000 staff and student employees who make up SCL embrace the opportunity to represent the division and strive for excellence as we shape the Cornell student experience, one interaction at a time.

Cornell University is a NCAA Division I institution and a member of the Ivy League. The university fields teams in 37 intercollegiate sports and provides a comprehensive physical education program. The university is committed to the following: excellence in academics and athletics; gender equity and diversity in its programs; a well-balanced and broad-based intercollegiate athletics program. Athletics and Physical Education offers a diverse program of physical and outdoor education, recreational services, intramural sports and intercollegiate athletic competition, plus Wellness programs for faculty and staff and fitness centers for the entire Cornell community.

The Sports Equipment unit supports the day-to-day operations of 37 varsity sports, physical education, wellness, and faculty/staff recreation. The unit is responsible for the purchase, maintenance, and repair of equipment, the issuing of team gear and recreational equipment, and the laundering of uniforms and workout apparel. The Sports Equipment unit works to support the Department's philosophy of a sound mind and sound body.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

The Material Handler is responsible for the laundry operations of Schoellkopf Hall and Lynah Rink, as well as issue room evening operations for Schoellkopf and Teagle Halls. This work includes monitoring the issue room window to supply customers with appropriate items, independent oversight of night laundry operations, securing of buildings, and supervision of student workers. This position must be able to manage the large volume of laundry for all late afternoon and evening events in season (300-400 student athlete's laundry) and ensure the timely redistribution of uniforms and practice gear.

Please note: The normal schedule for this position is Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm to 11:30 pm. Days and hours of operation are subject to change during the summer and inter-session periods. There is no visa sponsorship available for this position.

Success Factors

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • The ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Effective interpersonal and customer service skills to clearly communicate both verbally and in writing with a variety of customers, and be poised to serve as a good steward of the university.
  • Ability to work independently.

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Ability to lift, move and carry (pushing and pulling)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of a large variety of athletic equipment and laundry experience
  • Supervisory experience preferred

University Job Title:
Material Handler S05


Pay Rate Type:


Contact Name:
Cutter Cramton

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