Assistant Athletic Trainer

Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 04, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Concordia University Chicago invites applications for the full-time, exempt position of Assistant Athletic Trainer. The Assistant Athletic Trainer will work with the Head Athletic Trainer in providing first aid, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. They will assist with coverage at game-day events and travel to assigned road games, as well as coverage of athletic training room, practices and intercollegiate athletic events. This is a 12-month (July 1-June 30) staff position located in River Forest, IL.


  • Coordinate coverage and recommend procedures with the head athletic trainer for the prevention, recognition, evaluation and immediate care of student athletic injuries
  • Recommend and supervise rehabilitation and reconditioning of student athletic injuries
  • Primary responsibilities are football, basketball and softball (including team travel) and summer sports camps
  • Assist in referral to health care providers
  • Attend at-home competitive athletic school sponsored events as requested by the head athletic trainer and be available to provide emergency care and first aid at such events until the arrival of emergency medical personnel or other health care provider
  • Supervise daily rehabilitation set hours Monday-Friday (including overseeing staff athletic trainer rehabilitation)
  • Consult with the team physicians on a regular basis regarding patient care
  • Assist in the administrator of drug testing and education
  • Use professional judgment and skill in carrying out athletic trainer duties
  • Assist with daily training room operations as medical record keeping, physician led injury clinics, and supply inventory
  • Consult with coaches, parents/guardians and student athletes as necessary
  • Oversee student assistants, their employment and scheduling
  • Serve as a supervisor, leader, instructor and resource for student assistants
  • Assist head athletic trainer with duties as assigned
  • Carry the appropriate liability coverage as provided by Concordia University Chicago
  • Maintain OSHA bloodborne pathogen training as directed by Concordia University Chicago
  • Maintain certification through the National Athletic Trainers' Association
  • Maintain licensure through the State of Illinois
  • Maintain memberships in the National Athletic Trainers Association, the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association, and the Illinois Athletic Trainers' Association
  • Maintain current certification in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer by the American Red Cross or BLS Healthcare Provider CPR by the American Heart Association
  • Provide coverage for Summer Sports Camps June-Aug, Mon-Fri 9am- 3pm.

Skill Sets:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of the best practices for Athletic Trainers
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, administration, and students
  • Ability to use a personal computer and the appropriate office software

Minimum Experience Required:

2 years of athletic training; (Athletic Training experience as part of a master's practicum will count toward experience)

Education Requirements:

Master's degree is required with concentration in athletic training or related field. NATA (National Athletic Trainers Association) Certification and Illinois Licensure/eligibility are required.

Compensation and Benefits:

Starting range is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia health, disability and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time employees and their eligible dependents. Tuition benefits are also available for employees and their qualified dependents.

Application Information:

Interested individuals should include a cover letter, resume, and references with their online application.

Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age. As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religious affiliation.

Concordia University Chicago does not generally sponsor for employment visas except for positions that oversee, teach or support our international programs.

About Concordia University Chicago:

Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university founded in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Graduate Studies, and College of Innovative and Professional Programs, Concordia-Chicago offers more than 160 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2010, and in 2013 was named to the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fifth time. For the sixth consecutive year, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded more than 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at

Steadfast in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, Concordia University Chicago promotes academic rigor in its liberal arts and professional programs; grounds students in objective truth, integrity, and excellence; and practices faithfulness to the Confessional teachings of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, as it forms students for vocations in church, family, and the world.

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