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Assistant Athletic Trainer (4866)

Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 20, 2024
Position Summary

Responsible for assisting in the management and administration of all phases of the athletic training operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Athletic Training Services
  • Provide athletic training services to sports as assigned. Services include prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and coverage of practices/contests as deemed necessary and assigned by the head athletic trainer.
Medical Record Retention
  • Maintain complete medical records for assigned teams, including insurance referrals, daily treatments, physician referrals, and injury reports in conformity with the Athletic Training Policies and Procedures.
Relations and Teamwork
  • Maintain positive relationships with team physicians and medical specialists.
  • Provide direct supervision of student athletic training staff, graduate and undergraduate.
Departmental Support
  • Voluntarily attend all athletic events to promote audience participation and support for NIU team efforts, when practical under the circumstances.
  • Maintain working knowledge of advances in the field as well as current membership in the National Athletic Trainers Association, Inc. and the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association, Inc., State of Illinois Licensure.
  • Promote public relations beneficial to the university, the athletic department and the profession.
Safety and SA Well-Being
  • Work in cooperation with athletic department staff to access available resources concerning the following areas of athletic care: safe and protective athletic equipment and facilities, nutrition, recognition and education of substance abuse, personal and mental hygiene, first aid and CPR .
Departmental Needs
  • Assist with departmental needs as requested.
Minimum Required Qualifications (Civil Service)


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) (Civil Service)


Specialty Factors (Civil Service)


Preferred Qualifications (Civil Service)


Minimum Required Qualifications (SPS)
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • N.A.T.A. Certification
  • Eligible to meet Illinois Athletic Trainer Registration requirements.
  • Athletic training experience in school or clinic setting.
  • Experience as certified athletic trainer.
Additional Requirements (SPS)


Preferred Qualifications (SPS)
  • Master’s degree.
  • Minimum 1 year Athletic training experience at the university, college, or clinic level.
  • Experience with NCAA Division I athletes.
  • Minimum 2 years work experience as a certified athletic trainer.
Physical demands/requirements
  • Standing, lifting, sitting, running, carrying up to 50lbs
Appointment and Compensation Details

Appointment and Compensation Details

Anticipated Appointment Start Date


Anticipated Appointment End Date

Percent of Staff Year


Standard Hours Per Week


Working Hours

Varies days, nights and weekends


Commensurate with experience and qualifications. NIU offers a robust benefits package

Hourly or Semi-monthly Pay Rate/Range

See above

Earn Type


Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Application Procedure

For full consideration, prospective applicants should visit to apply and submit the following materials by March 11, 2024:

Required Documents
  • Resume with list of three professional references
  • Cover letter
  • Certifications/Licensures
  • Unofficial transcripts
Applications received after March 11, 2024 are welcomed, but will be considered as needed.

Special Instructions


Quick Link to Applicant

Is Background Check Required?


EEO Statement Summary

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230

Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form . For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity ( AAEO ) at .

Safety Information

NIU provides annual reports on campus security and fire safety.

Read the Annual Safety and Security Report. Contact the Ethics and Compliance Office at 815-753-1649 for a hard copy.

Read the Fire Safety Report . Contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at 815-753-0404 for a hard copy.
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  4. List of References
  5. Certifications/Licensure #1
Optional Documents
  1. Military Discharge Documents ONLY (DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256)
  2. Other

Supplemental Questions

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