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Head Athletic Trainer

SUNY Cortland
Cortland, New York, United States
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Date posted
Feb 28, 2024

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Athletic Trainer

Campus Title
Head Athletic Trainer

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Staff Sub-Type
Staff & Administration

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$70,000-$82,000 (Depending on Experience)

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Position Summary

The State University of New York at Cortland, a NCAA Division III institution and member of the State University of New York Conference, seeks a highly motivated professional for the position of Head Athletic Trainer to effectively manage athletic training services for the athletic department’s 25 athletic programs. This position directs the athletic training program for intercollegiate athletics and supervises the training room. Collaborates with coaching staff in developing conditioning, weight training and nutrition programs for athletes. Coordinates medical coverage for athletic events. Supervises Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapists in the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Determines, with advice from a doctor, when and at what level an athlete can return to participation in a sport. This is an 11-month, full-time position.

Major Responsibilities
  • Direct oversight of the prevention, treatment, care and rehabilitation for intercollegiate athletes during practice and competition
  • Coordinate the pre-participation medical examination
  • Oversee the budget responsibilities of inventory, purchasing and maintenance of supplies and materials
  • Maintain medical and administrative records
  • Coordinate medical coverage for athletic events
  • Manage and maintain the athletic training rooms
  • Maintain compliance with policies and procedures of Cortland, the SUNYAC Conference and the NCAA related to medical care for student-athletes
  • Ensure effective communication with athletes, coaches, medical professionals and university college departments
  • The athletic trainer will possibly serve as a preceptor
Functional and Supervisory Relationships
  • Work under the supervision of the Director of Athletics in conjunction with the athletic training staff that are assigned to the Kinesiology Department. All athletic training personnel will follow the recommendations outlined in the most current edition of the NCAA Sport Science Institute’s “Athletic Health Care Administration Best Practices”
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in athletic training from an accredited institution.
  • Certification by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification ( NATABOC ).
  • Minimum of one year athletic training experience at the intercollegiate level .
  • Previous administrative responsibilities in athletic training.
  • New York State license as a certified athletic trainer, or eligible.
  • CPR / AED Certification.
Preferred Qualifications
  • For candidates holding a Bachelor’s degree in athletic training, a Master’s degree in Physical Education, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or a related field from an accredited institution.
  • Three years’ experience as a certified athletic trainer in an intercollegiate athletics program.
  • Previous experience as a preceptor within a CAATE accredited program.
  • CPR First Aid Instructor Certification.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA’s)
  • Knowledge of a large range of medical issues/problems.
  • Strong assessment and evaluation skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with other healthcare professionals.
  • Ability to think critically and make independent decisions regarding the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and return to play decisions per state licensure guidelines.
  • Commitment to details regarding injury tracking and documentation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in high stress/pressure situations when talking to student-athletes, coaches, medical professionals, staff, and families.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and perform multiple tasks with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to travel with athletic teams to away contests as necessary.
  • Ability to work during the day as well as non-traditional hours in the evening, on weekends and on holidays, as necessary.
EEO Statement

The State University of New York Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The university actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the university.

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  1. Are you currently employed by SUNY Cortland? If so, please indicate what type of employee.
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  1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)
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SUNY Cortland

From your first steps on campus, you’ll feel the spirit of Cortland. It’s an energy that extends from the classroom to competition to the community.

SUNY Cortland stands out as one of New York’s top public universities — a medium-sized school that offers academic strength across 68 majors, a high quality of student life and a degree that pays back graduates.

Reputations in teacher education and health-related majors laid the foundation for exciting new programs related to business, natural sciences, the arts and specialized professional fields.

Our students, faculty and staff members are invested in the world around them. Whether it’s a class assignment, independent research or a passion project, Red Dragons look to make a difference.

With more than 1,400 employees, we are the leading employer in the City of Cortland and in Cortland County, and we’re also one of the most desirable places to work.

Job seekers will find competitive salaries, outstanding benefits and an invigorating work environment with full access to Cortland’s exceptional recreation and fitness facilities, library and other resources.

We offer full- and part-time employment in academic, administrative and staff positions, plus a wide range of employment opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students, including graduate assistantships.

Also offering employment opportunities on campus are two affiliated organizations, Cortland Auxiliary and the Research Foundation of SUNY.

Cortland Auxiliary is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides the SUNY Cortland community with food services and the Campus Store, to name a few. 

The Research Foundation for SUNY is a private, nonprofit educational corporation that administers externally funded contracts and grants that support research and discovery for and on behalf of SUNY Cortland. The Research Foundation offers professional, research, day care, tutoring and clerical employment opportunities.

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