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Assistant Athletic Trainer

Concordia University Chicago
River Forest, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 8, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Concordia University Chicago (CUC) invites applications for the full-time, exempt position of Assistant Athletic Trainer. This position reports directly to the Head Athletic Trainer and Director of Athletics and is located in River Forest, IL.

This is 12-month (July 1-June 30) staff position. The Certified Athletic Trainer will assist the Head Athletic Trainer in all aspects of the Concordia University Chicago intercollegiate athletic training program including practice/game coverage, daily rehabilitation, training room supervision including student employees, drug testing, and athlete education. The ATC will be responsible for day-to-day athletic training needs of his/her primary teams, as well as assisting with other duties as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer and Team Physicians.


  • 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
  • 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
  • Carry the appropriate liability coverage as provided by Concordia University Chicago
  • Maintain the following credentials:
    • OSHA bloodborne pathogen training as directed by Concordia University Chicago
    • Certification through the National Athletic Trainers' Association
    • Licensure through the State of Illinois
    • Memberships in the National Athletic Trainers Association, the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association, and the Illinois Athletic Trainers' Association
    • 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
  • Assist head athletic trainer with duties as assigned
  • Candidates must support and be committed to the mission and identity of Concordia University Chicago, a university of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS).

Skill Sets:

  • Exhibits a service mentality toward all stakeholders
  • All communication with stakeholders is effective, professional, accurate, and timely
  • Improves work performance and that of others by being receptive to and appropriately sharing information
  • Ability to interact effectively with all persons involved in the sports and athletic training programs at Concordia University Chicago, as well as, with colleagues from various institutions and the general public.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of the best practices for Athletic Trainers
  • Compliance of NCAA and NACC policy and bylaws
  • Monitor all rosters and transfers into program, Confirm all ATS paperwork is complete and eligibility of student athletes is complete.
  • Communication to coaches related to student athlete well being
  • Commitment and respect for diversity
  • 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:

  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in athletic training required
  • Experience in supervising student employees, collegiate football required

Education Requirements:

  • Master's degree with a concentration in athletic training or related field required
  • NATABOC Certification and Illinois Licensure/eligibility required
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or BLS Healthcare Provider CPR required
  • Strength & Conditioning certification preferred

Compensation and Benefits:

Starting range is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia University Chicago benefit options include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and/or Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Disability and Survivor Plan (Basic Life Insurance)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Retirement Pension Plan
  • Retirement 403(b) Savings Plan
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Tuition benefits (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 Theology, Arts & Humanities, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Health, Science & Technology, 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 is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities-Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. For more than a decade, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more about our commitment to higher education, rooted in the Gospel, 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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