Assistant Athletic Trainer (10 month position with 12 month benefits)

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 06, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Department Statement

Colgate University, an NCAA Division I member of ECAC Hockey and the Patriot League Conference, invites applications
for an Assistant Athletic Trainer Position. This is a ten-month, full-time position with full health and retirement benefits
over 12-months.

Athletics Department Virtues:
Thoughtful: Careful, reasoned, inclusive thinking
Driven: Relentless, energetic, focused pursuit of a courageous goal
Enthusiastic: Passionate, positive, fun presence
Cohesive: Close-knit, collaborative, consistent teamwork


Coordinates medical care operations of women’s ice hockey and men’s and women’s swimming and diving. Responsible for the overall operational functions and strategies of assigned varsity sports.
This includes:
• Administering prevention, care, rehabilitation, and appropriate specialist referral [A1], and emergency management (including spine boarding, oxygen use, CPR / AED ) of the team’s injuries.-Daily recording and evaluation of practice, treatment, and injury logs to be completed and communicated to appropriate personnel after each practice/training session;
• Daily recording of all physician notes, daily recording and review of all student-athlete files regarding recovery progression and symptoms, daily communication between physicians, strength & conditioning personnel, coaching staff, academic advisor, and athletic administrators regarding student-athlete status;
• Responsible for completion and submission of all insurance claims; responsible for communicating effectively with insurance companies;
• Responsible for inventory and facility management;
• Responsible for supervision of all operational functions regarding practice and home game medical coverage of all intercollegiate athletic events per department sports coverage strategy, as assigned;
• Responsible for coordinating and direct communication with university physician for assigned sports;
• Complete, independent, and unchallengeable decision-making authority regarding all student-athlete participation in any and all sports activities;
• Complete, independent, and unchallengeable decision-making authority regarding all rehabilitation plans and return-to-play programs regarding all student-athlete participation in any and all sports activities;
• Complete, independent, and unchallengeable decision-making authority regarding all weather-related activities.
Responsible for preparing and executing pre-participation screenings as assigned.
To include:
• Medical History information acquisition (obtaining information from home, involved physicians, and other specialists); anthropometric measurement; musculoskeletal screening; Baseline ImPACT testing; Baseline C3 testing (contact sports); organize physician exam; final clearance documentation;
• Ensures personal compliance to standards of clinical care, operating under University Physician’s professional license; responsible for the collection of all appropriate NCAA and University medical forms per University policies;
• Responsible for the effective supervision of student assistants within the Colgate Student Assistant program, including hiring, scheduling, evaluation, daily operations, training, and student assistants’ employment status. Independent discretion to terminate student employees;
• Ensures all pertinent and reported student-athlete injuries are properly communicated to University medical staff and NCAA .
• Responsible for maintaining an effective relationship with Strength and Conditioning staff to ensure student-athlete safety by fostering good communication and maintaining basic knowledge of the strength and conditioning field.
• Certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association may enhance relationships.
• Responsible for maintaining a budget. Exercises independent discretion on all purchases and budgetary decisions for assigned sports programs.
Accountable for maintaining personal compliance with all relevant governing bodies to include:
• NCAA specific conference
• Athletic department
• University policies
Responsible for role modeling behaviors and leadership for student-athletes.
This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority ( CSA ), in accordance with the federal statutory requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act. CSAs are required to and responsible for reporting allegations of crimes they receive from students and employees to the Campus Safety Department.

Professional Experience/ Qualifications

A minimum of one year of experience as a professional, graduate assistant or intern is required.

Candidates must possess excellent communication skills (written and verbal), computer skills, and knowledge and commitment to all University, League(s), and NCAA regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in a college athletics setting is preferred


A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required.

Job Open Date 10/06/2020 Job Close Date Open Until Filled No Special Instructions Summary EEO Statement

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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