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Assistant Director, Athletic Training - Women's Soccer

West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 11, 2024

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

The department of Athletics is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Director of Athletic Training for Women's Soccer.

About the Opportunity

This position will supervise the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic-related injuries for Women's Soccer.

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:
  • 37.5-hour work week
  • 13 paid holidays ( staff holiday calendar )
  • 24 annual leave (vacation) days per year or more based on years of service ( employee leave )
  • 18 sick days per year (for when you’re ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family’s, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
  • WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits
  • 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information ? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ’s.
  • Wellness programs
What You'll Do
  • Administer emergency care and make medical referrals.
  • Maintain a system of injury records on appropriate student-athletes.
  • Assist with the control and maintain therapeutic equipment in the athletic training room.
  • Assist with a line of communication among parent, physician, student-athlete, and coach.
  • Become and maintain the status of a Preceptor. Following are the requirements:
    • Become a Preceptor through the NATA Education Council and maintain this certification.
    • Assist students in mastering the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) athletic training educational and clinical competencies.
    • Clinically supervise all athletic training students assigned to your respective athletic training room/clinical site.
    • The Preceptor should have a full working knowledge of all programs ' policies and procedures as outlined by the West Virginia University undergraduate athletic training curriculum.
    • The Preceptor must re-evaluate the athletic training students' application learned skills over a period of time.
    • Educate athletic training students in their preparation to take the National Athletic Trainers'
    • Association Board of Certification (BOC) exam.
  • Provide information and file claims with the insurance clerk.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Assistant Athletics Director/Head Athletic Trainer, Olympic Sports.
  • Report directly to the Assistant Athletics Director/Head Athletic Trainer Olympic Sports; must also work closely with all others involved with carrying out the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletic program.
  • Maintain knowledge of and comply with all rules, regulations, policies and guidelines of West Virginia University, the Big 12 Conference and the NCAA; must adhere to NCAA Bylaw 11.1 Conduct of Athletic Personnel. Failure to adhere to these policies will result in appropriate disciplinary action including possible suspension and termination.
  • Exhibit a level of expertise in professional field; must comply with the NATA Code of Ethics.
  • Represent the University on the highest professional level with dignity, integrity, and strength of character and will exhibit ethical behavior; must respect the rights and dignity of individuals with sensitivity to problems that may arise from racial, ethnical and sexual orientation differences.
  • Demonstrate a cooperative attitude towards all sports within the intercollegiate athletic program.
  • Possess the ability to adapt to any situation, make decisions and work independently; position must have the ability to build and maintain relationships with student-athletes, coaches, staff members and constituencies; required to use creative abilities to develop new techniques and approaches in dealing with many issues controlled by this position; responsibilities of the position are ever-changing and require constant research and education; requires the ability to adapt to any situation and make decisions.
  • Manage sensitive and confidential information related to student-athletes, coaches and staff utilizing discretion and correct decisions. Failure to use proper discretion at required level could result in major and significant embarrassment to the University and/or have a significant impact on image, revenues and eligibility of student-athletes.
  • Manage professional and personal time to be handle time sensitive-issues, tight deadlines, extended hours beyond the normal workday, weekend work, regular travel in-season and on-call availability.
  • Faithfully and diligently execute duties of the department, as requested or assigned by the Assistant Athletics Director/Head Athletic Trainer Olympic Sports.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.
Qualifications :
  • Master's degree.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience as an Athletic Trainer.
  • Maintain high standard of ethics and integrity related to intercollegiate athletics
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Division I (FBS) intercollegiate athletics
  • Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA and conference policies, rules, regulations and guidelines and ability to apply and enforce those rules
  • Maintain knowledge of state and University policies and procedures
  • Exhibit strong creative, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability in public speaking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks for extended period of time
  • Demonstrated ability to independently plan and organize work
  • Proactive attitude towards work and assignments
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain and develop personal contacts with outside groups, i.e. student-athletes, coaches, professional representative,
  • University community
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Demonstrated knowledge of record keeping and adherence to schedule
  • Demonstrated ability to drive and travel via motor vehicle
  • Demonstrated ability or organize and motivate groups and individuals
  • Ability to maintain proper unit attendance and punctuality standards, work extended hours including nights and weekends (often with extensive walking and standing)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of areas of involvement
  • Ability to make administrative / procedural decisions and judgements
  • Ability to communicate effectively and comprehensively, both verbally and in writing
  • Maintain Board of Certification credentials, First Aid, AED and CPR credentials
Preferred Qualifications
  • CAATE accredited athletic training curriculum.
  • Clinical supervision of athletic training students.
  • WV state Athletic Training license prior to start date.
  • Board of Certification credentials.
  • First aid, AED and CPR certification.
At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU’s academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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