Head Athletic Trainer

Florida Memorial University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 5, 2021

A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU's athletics program. T he Head Athletic Trainer shall manage the prevention, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries within the sports medicine program.

Essential Functions:
  • Coordinate program development, athletic training facility operations, coordinates or assigns other athletic trainers, and provides direction and training to the team of athletic trainers, interns, or students;
  • Screening, prevention, and care of sports-related injuries and conditions
  • Provides direct athletic training coverage of athletic practices and contests, including evening and weekend assignments as assigned.
  • Supervises safety factors of athletic competition by ensuring the elimination of undue hazards.
  • May assist injured athletes in completing and submitting insurance claims.
  • Participate in recruitment, as appropriate to the area of operation.
  • Ability to manage, prioritize, and complete multiple projects.
  • Display behavior consistent with professional ethics and the FMU faculty and staff handbook.
  • Performs miscellaneous and other job-related duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to review, understand, and apply concepts presented in training programs, conferences, and/or professional literature.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Ability to evaluate therapeutic requirements for student-athletes, and to fit and modify therapeutic and/or protective equipment.
  • CPR and AED Certified.
  • Must maintain State of Florida Licensure with the Florida Board of Athletic Trainers.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of average weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), those functions of the job which are identified as essential are required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations. Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will be given careful consideration.
  • Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training with three (3) plus years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Master's degree preferred.
  • Compliance with all National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) governing rules.
  • Certified Athletic Trainer. National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification (NATABOC).
  • Must be able to work well with students, faculty, staff, and the community.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule that may include working nights and weekends.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills. Proofreading skills are required.
  • Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment is extremely important as well as dependability.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, LinkedIn Learning, as well as knowledge and understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures. Familiar with Jenzabar technology suite for higher education.
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours.
  • Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check and drug testing.
Qualified applicants are asked to upload a cover letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, if applicable.

Supplemental Information

In addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a list of three professional references (at least one from a previous employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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