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D1 Rugby Certified Athletic Trainer

Colgate University
Hamilton, New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 12, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Part Time

Job Details

Department Statement

This is a full time position employed by Oneida Healthcare and will report for part time work at the Colgate University campus.

Colgate Athletics seeks to be a welcoming and diverse association of students, coaches, staff, alumni and fans in which all people are treated equitably and respectfully, and can contribute fully to our success; we share common goals, we affirm open communication and civility, we honor the sacredness of each person, we accept responsibility to act for the common good, we care for and serve one another, and we honor our history while celebrating our evolution; and, we strive to consistently perform at the upper range of our potential, to get better every day with a goal to win – to win in competition, in the classroom, in the community and in the lives of every member of the Colgate Community.

Colgate Athletics Mission:
To be an inclusive community of competitive excellence
Athletics Department Values:
Thoughtful – Careful, reasoned, inclusive thinking
Driven – Relentless, energetic, focused pursuit of courageous goal
Enthusiastic – Passionate, positive, fun presence
Cohesive – Close—knit, collaborative, consistent teamwork
Bold – Creative, resourceful, fearless winners


The Certified Athletic Trainer is primarily responsible for Division 1 Rugby and will also have other outreach responsibilities at the high school and collegiate level to provide care, and education to injured athletes; to in include attending sporting events to provide first-line orthopedic care. This person will work very closely with the overseeing Orthopedic Surgeon and Practice Manager. Responsibilities include:
  • Providing quality care to patients by accurately determining and communicating the patient’s current and previous medical conditions, utilizing triage skills, taking patient histories, performing initial evaluations, and providing instructions on exercise prescriptions.
  • Providing required higher-level of orthopedic care to injured athletes at contracted sporting events.
  • Demonstrating and maintaining a professional demeanor in high stress situations when talking to patients, medical professionals, staff, and families.
  • Acting as a liaison between primary care physicians, specialists, NYS Department of Education Administration, athletes, and their parents.
  • Providing educational sessions for coaches, parents, and athletes on a variety of sports medicine topics.
  • Educating patients on proper post-operative wound and dressing care as well as providing gait training and crutch fitting.
  • Maintaining accurate and detailed medical record of injury tracking and progress.
Professional Experience/ Qualifications
  • NYS Athletic Training License
  • Current BLS and CPR Certification
Preferred Qualifications
  • 2 years of related experience is preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training
Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions Summary

Colgate University is committed to the principle of institutional control in administering its athletics program in a manner consistent with the NCAA, ECAC, and Patriot League rules. Each individual involved in the athletics division is obligated to maintain competency and knowledge of the rules, to act within his or her realm of responsibility in full compliance with the governing legislation, and to report any violation of NCAA, ECAC or Patriot League rules of which he or she is aware. Should a situation warrant further investigation, you have an affirmative obligation to cooperate fully in the infractions process, including the investigation and adjudication of a case. The failure to do so can be grounds for your termination with cause.

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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Colgate University

Colgate is a distinctive, leading American university known for its intellectual rigor, world-class professors, campus of stunning beauty, and alumni famously loyal to their alma mater.

Time and time again, the world has shown an urgent need for citizens with the ability to create, explore, examine, and connect human knowledge. Colgate University has been answering that call through centuries of academic rigor in the liberal arts tradition.

Colgate attracts world-renowned faculty in a breadth of subject matters as well as innovative leaders in higher-ed administration, all dedicated to building on an educational tradition that has prepared generations of Colgate graduates for success. 

Colgate is deeply invested in employees’ success, and we all work together to ensure that students receive the premier education that is at the University’s core.

The Colgate campus, ranked as one of the most beautiful in the nation, is a place where students develop lifelong bonds with each other, faculty, and staff.

Colgate is located in the village of Hamilton, a community of about 3,800 residents who enjoy downtown’s art galleries and restaurants and who take pride in the many historic homes and public buildings.

Colgate University

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