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Assistant Athletic Trainer (PO25001, PO25002, PO25003, PO25004)

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 2, 2024

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

Job Details

Assistant Athletic Trainer (PO25001, PO25002, PO25003, PO25004)

Division: President's Office
Department: Intercollegiate Athletics
Unit: Intercollegiate Athletics211, MSUAASF
Location: Mankato
FLSA: Exempt
Employment Condition: Probationary
Work Shift:
Work Schedule/Hours/Days:

Posting Details:
APPLICATION DEADLINE:Review of applications will begin on May 21, 2024, and will continue until the position has been filled.
POSITION:Probationary; Range C*

Salary Minimum: $45,352
Salary Maximum: $91,288
Salary Type: Depends on qualifications
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 211, MSUAASF

Job Description:
The Assistant Athletic Trainer is responsible for providing athletic training services for the Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU) Athletics Department. The Athletic Trainer assists in providing optimal health care to MSU student-athletes by providing coverage within the athletic training facility, at practices, and at home and away events. This position works directly with student-athletes to perform assessments, provide initial care for athletic injuries, and coordinate rehabilitation with team physicians. sports medicine staff, coaches, and strength and conditioning staff. This incumbent will work cooperatively with athletics staff, coaches, department personnel, and assist other staff athletic trainers in the management of all athletic team medical coverage. The Assistant Athletic Trainer handles treatment, scheduling, oversees medical records, and maintains/updates rehabilitation progress reports. The incumbent also supervises graduate athletic training students enrolled in the Master of Science Athletic Training (MSAT). Program as assigned by the MSAT faculty. The Athletic Trainer maintains up to date knowledge of and complies with the Board of Certification (BOC) for the Athletic Trainer practice standards and code of professional responsibility. Other duties as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from a CAATE-accredited program (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education), Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or other related program. (Conferred on an official transcript at the time of application.)

2+ post-secondary experience as a certified athletic trainer.

  • Certified by the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainer (BOC).

  • Current Minnesota Athletic Trainer licensure or eligibility to obtain upon hire.

  • Current CPR and AED certifications.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced knowledge and skills as required by the NATA-BOC to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Certified Athletic Trainer.

  • Demonstrate clinical and administrative effectiveness and ability to advise faculty, coaches, and student-athletes.

  • Demonstrate ability to develop and maintain relationships with the local medical community and demonstrate knowledge of insurance requirements and procedures.

  • Demonstrate commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

  • Demonstrate superior interpersonal and communication skills to effectively communicate with a variety of individuals, including but not limited to student athletes, peers, coaches, parents, and physicians.

  • Demonstrate strong supervisory skills and the ability to provide clear and accurate direction to both peers and athletic training students.

Other Requirements:
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.

This is a 12-month position. Must be available for overnight, weekend, and holiday travel. Must be able to work in various environment conditions. A flexible daily work schedule is necessary including nights, early mornings based on schedule of team practices and athletic events, weekends, and overnight travel with, and as scheduled by, individual intercollegiate athletic teams. Some on-call duties are associated with this position.

Based on the essential functions of this positions, MMB Policy #1422, and University policies relating to flexible work, this position is eligible for the following work modes:
  • Mobile Work: Up to 15% of the time. A position where the employee travels continuously for work, or who performs work at multiple locations outside of an agency office, such as a field location or other site.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at:

  • The salary range denoted above is the contractual range; however, salary upon hire is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

University Demographics Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities. The focus of the work includes:· Enhancing access and student success.· Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs.· Anchoring the communities and regions we serve.Equity 2030 seeks to bridge efforts occurring within divisions and institutions, creating an intentional statewide culture of equity-minded collaboration and resulting in equitable practice embedded throughout our institutions. The full Equity 2030 plan is linked here. Minnesota State University, Mankato has identified five broad themes as our basis for discussion in developing our next comprehensive strategic plan. The themes are Serving Students and Managing Enrollment, Focusing our Resources, Offering an Exceptional Student Experience, Caring for Health and Well-Being, and Ensuring a Welcoming, Equitable, and Inclusive University. We seek to attract teacher-scholars who will be culturally and academically diverse faculty members, and staff with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation.Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is now the second largest university in Minnesota with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-world thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 44,500 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University acknowledges the land and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being accomplished. We acknowledge that we are on Dakota land. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name—Minnesota State University, Mankato.Serving approximately 17,900 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18% students of color and 1,175 + international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff, including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional locations and a growing number of on-line programs to accelerate educational access and opportunity. These locations include partnerships in northern Minnesota’s the iron range region. Fast facts about the university can be found here:

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website: A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
  • Cover Letter
  • Non-Photo Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
  • A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement presenting a commitment to or experience working in an equity-minded environment

Matt Schmidt
Director of Maverick Health & Performance/Head Athletic Trainer
Phone: 507-389-1161
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Minnesota State University Administrative and Service Faculty which can be found at:
NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in other University affiliated locations. This report is available online at: You may also request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111, or by emailing

Benefits Info:
The following link provides a brief overview of benefits available to eligible employees of Minnesota State University.

Select the ASF Summary (Administrative & Service Faculty) link from the list for specifics of that plan.

Benefits Overview

Posting Number: M430M
Re-posting: No
Number of Vacancies: Up to four positions. Sport assignments will be based on interest and experience.
Desired Start Date: 07/15/2024
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 05/01/2024
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:

To apply, visit

Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name—Minnesota State University, Mankato. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. jeid-a0a4543c64a354478ad1bbfda6c55b26


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