Assistant Athletic Director, Sports Medicine #605415

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 25, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

  • The Director of Sports Medicine is responsible for the health care of all the student athletes involved in the Intercollegiate Athletic Program.
  • Primary responsibilities involve providing the highest quality and most current health care for the student athletes, communication between coaches, student­ athletes and staff; management, supervision, and evaluation of sports medicine staff; administrative oversight of all sports medicine program responsibilities.
  • Assigns sports supervision to the other sports medicine staff.
  • Provides prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of student athletes' injuries in a manner that best reflects the mission and goals of the department and University.
  • Serves as the primary liaison to all service providers working with the student athletes.
  • Specific and deliberate collaboration with the strength and conditioning staff to enhance programming and develop injury prevention strategies.
  • Supervises the overall day to day operation of the sports medicine program including maintaining all facilities and management of equipment.
  • Supervises, manages, and evaluates medical services coordinator and supervises all aspects of athletic department management of secondary insurance policy, claims processing, and billing matters.

Responsible for the following administrative duties, which may be assigned as designated by the Director of Sports Medicine:

  • Hire graduate assistants.
  • ­Maintain an accurate supply inventory, manage departmental budget, purchasing and ordering authority.
  • Service on committees and work groups as assigned.
  • Serve as Chair of Michael E. Nesbitt Athletic Training Endowment committee.
  • Supervise all alcohol, banned substance, and illegal substances education and testing programs.
  • Facilities standards management and standard training of all staff (OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogen Training, Clery Act, Title IX, etc.)
  • Education of staff, professional development, and continuing education management.
  • Main point of collaboration with all support services, specifically on health and wellbeing education for student athletes.
  • Oversee program for certified instructor of BLS, and management of athletics staff training in CPR.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the VP for Intercollegiate Athletics.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduate bachelor’s degree,
  • 2-4 years of management or supervisory experience,
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience,
  • NATA certification,
  • Current CPR certification,
  • BLS for healthcare provider certified (AHA preferred), AND
  • Eligible for AZ state licensure.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in a relevant field.
  • Experience in conflict resolution/facilitation training.
  • Experience working with Athletic Training Education Programs (CAATEE standards, BOC requirements, research, grant ­writing, IRB knowledge, etc).
  • Demonstrated excellence in administrative duties (efficient use of staff, scheduling, communication, organization, running meetings).
  • Competence in dealing with contracts/purchasing, Office of General Counsel, and Office of Equity & Access.
  • Demonstrated evidence in best practices of intercollegiate sports medicine.
  • Experience managing public health issues and integrating current best practices (i.e. CoVID-19 policy and procedure implementation).

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