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Assistant Athletic Trainer

Washington and Jefferson College
Washington, Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 24, 2024

Job Details


The assistant athletic trainer is responsible for all phases of operation of the athletic training room and services, helping to administer 26 highly-competitive NCAA Division III varsity sport teams. The assistant athletic trainer develops, coordinates and administers a comprehensive sports medicine program for College's intercollegiate sport teams. The assistant athletic trainer will also perform professional and administrative services essential for the successful implementation and development of the program.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for responsible for the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and illnesses within the college's comprehensive sports medicine program.
  • Provide athletic training services for the College's athletic department, including attendance at scheduled team practices and home competitions. Handle distribution of athletic training coverage at away athletic events and championship tournaments, as necessary.
  • Work in conjunction with the coaching staff to ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition and conditioning programs customized to meet individual student-athlete needs.
  • Work with team doctors to deliver care to student-athletes
  • Serve as the primary contact for the athletic department's Athletic Trainer System, an electronic health record system. This position is responsible for confidentially overseeing all content entered into ATS.
  • Assist with coordination and scheduling of medical coverage for home and away competitions
  • Evaluate and recommend new techniques and equipment that would enhance the benefit of the sports medical program.
  • Handle proper communication between the student-athlete and coaching staff on rehabilitation and recovery processes.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
  • National Athletic Trainers' Association certification
  • Knowledge of athletic training principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of injury management principles.
  • First-aid and CPR certification
  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
  • Knowledge of insurance claims management principles.
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Skill in the management of student records.
  • Skill in the provision of athletic training services during sporting events.
  • Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
Supervisory Responsibilities

This position is responsible for supervision of student undergraduate athletic trainers and work-study student assistants.


The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the position.

Job Description Status

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Washington & Jefferson College reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.

Application Instructions

Apply for this job at . Please submit a cover letter and resume. It is recommended that all documents be in PDF format and uploaded at one time. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Employee Benefits

Washington & Jefferson College offers a comprehensive benefit package for benefit eligible employees; including health, vision, and dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D and LTD coverage, retirement plan, generous leave time, and the tuition benefit programs. These benefits add significantly to the employee's total compensation package.

Getting to Know W&J

Washington & Jefferson College is the best of both worlds: a small-town college setting in historic Washington, Pa., with easy access to the bustling business and cultural districts of nearby Pittsburgh, Pa. just 30 miles to the north. Founded in 1781, W&J College is a private, residential liberal arts college that is focused on student success. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. For more than 200 years, our alumni have influenced change in business, politics, medicine, and the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, doctors, researchers, writers, teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.

Celebrating Diversity

Washington & Jefferson College welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs who wish to participate in a diverse educational community. The College strives to be a place where all students, faculty, administrators and employees are able to live, study and work in an atmosphere free from bias and harassment. The College encourages civil debate and lively exchange of ideas in the belief that such exchanges promote understanding that will grow beyond simple tolerance of difference to embracing and celebrating the richness of diversity. Our graduates acquire knowledge and learn skills that help them thrive in a culturally diverse world.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, W&J College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity, or national origin.


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For two and a half centuries, Washington & Jefferson College has provided a first-rate liberal arts education that is both broad and practical, preparing students as ethical leaders poised for professional success. The W&J experience stands apart by emphasizing continuous professional preparation and the development of leaders committed to a standard of uncommon integrity.

As one of the oldest colleges west of the Allegheny Mountains, W&J College has been educating people who become leaders in their professions and communities since 1781. We empower our students to assume roles of leadership throughout campus, and we lead the way in integrating professional readiness with intellectual engagement. Ethical leadership is embedded in our DNA – it’s how we approach our work and live our lives, how we learn and interact with our peers – and regardless of your academic pursuit, you will learn the key principles of leading with integrity.

Our beautiful 65-acre campus in Washington, Pennsylvania is in walking distance of the restaurants, coffee shops, and community events in a growing downtown business district. It’s also just 30 miles south of Pittsburgh and all it has to offer. On campus, you’ll find comfy spaces for study and social time in our eclectic mix of historic and modern buildings. And, with a variety of student activities like concerts and movie nights at our amphitheater, there’s always something going on.

We foster a supportive, diverse culture where all members of our campus community are valued, included, and able to realize their full potential. You’ll find community on campus through clubs and organizations centered around your interests, and internships, volunteer opportunities and more, you’ll build your community off-campus, too. With more than 20,000 hours of community service last year, we're taking the lead in living, playing, and serving in our extended community.

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