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Athletic Trainer (Part-time: 28 hours per week)

Coast Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 14, 2024

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
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Part Time

Athletic Trainer (Part-time: 28 hours per week)

Coast Community College District

Salary: $50,276.84 - $67,783.43 Annually

Job Type:

Job Number: O-064-24

Location: Costa Mesa, CA


(ON-CAMPUS - in-person position)

Orange Coast College (OCC) is seeking equity-minded individuals for a classified employee role as an Athletic Trainer, as part of the Kinesiology and Athletics Division.

About Orange Coast College (OCC)
Orange Coast College's 164-acre campus is located in Costa Mesa just minutes from Southern California's beautiful beaches. Orange Coast College (OCC) was founded in 1947 with the mission to serve the educational needs of a diverse local and global community. The College empowers students to achieve their goals by providing high-quality, culturally responsive, and innovative programs and services through pathways leading to degrees, transfers, certificates, foundational skills, workforce development, and lifelong learning. The College promotes student development, learning, and equitable outcomes by fostering a respectful, inclusive, caring, and participatory campus climate of student engagement and academic inquiry.

OCC engages in a variety of professional development opportunities and partnerships so that we can serve disproportionately impacted groups. Student-centered activities that support OCC's mission include campus-wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic Serving four-year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS). Additionally, OCC is an officially designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and has an eligibility designation as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).

D.E.I.A. - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism
The Coast Community College District (Orange Coast College, Golden West College, and Coastline) continues to strengthen our efforts around diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and anti-racism. Orange Coast College is focused on creating a culture of inclusive excellence by uplifting employees and students through an environment that is equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible. We have a strong focus and importance on D.E.I.A. and Anti-Racism (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility) and will be actively listening, assessing, and evaluating this throughout each stage of the application, recruitment, and interview process. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative students, employees, and community populations. We currently enroll 17,102 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations: 36% of OCC's students are Latinx, 2% are African-American, 25% are Asian, less than 1% Native American, 29% are White, and 5% are multiracial.

Orange Coast College Employee-Student Demographic Information
Direct Link: Employee / Student Profile Comparison Dashboard

Department Specifics: About OCC Kinesiology & Athletics
The Athletics Department at Orange Coast College dedicates itself to the mission of providing opportunities to all student-athletes in an environment in which they can achieve their academic and athletic goals. Further, in pursuit of the highest level of competition, the Department values and fosters principles of personal responsibility, respect, sportsmanship, fair play, and athletic excellence. As a member of the California Community College Athletics Associate and competing primarily in the Orange Empire Conference, the Athletics Department is home to 25 intercollegiate athletic teams and is the only community college to sponsor Men's and Women's Crew.

Distinguishing Career Features
The Athletic Trainer is a professional position and senior level in a career path for injury prevention, response, and sports rehabilitation. The Athletic Trainer provides leadership over clinical protocols and day-to-day sports training and injury rehabilitation. Advancement to Athletic Trainer is based on need and requires the ability to train and lead student-trainers, coordinate athletic rehabilitation programs, oversee equipment and inventory control, and serve as the primary resource in developing athletic rehabilitation plans.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties may vary among departments, divisions, and jobs. Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following types of duties, as assigned:

  • Plans and implements certain components for a sports injury prevention program. Follows established protocols for the treatment, care, and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Inspects practice areas and athletic equipment, consulting with coaches on injury prevention methods.
  • Provides urgent care service for student-athlete injuries sustained during athletics classes, team practices, and athletic events. Conducts the initial clinical evaluation of injuries, and administers first aid. Refers students to a physician as needed.
  • Provides protective taping, bracing, and padding for athletes. Ensures compliance with safety standards by properly fitting athletic equipment, knee, and ankle braces, and other protective gear.
  • Monitors athletic rehabilitation programs for injured student-athletes. Provides physical therapy treatment for injuries as diagnosed or prescribed by team physicians. Administers light, heat, cold, sound, water, exercise, manual therapy, and other physical therapy treatments as directed by physicians. Communicate the playing status of injured and recovered athletes to appropriate athletic and college personnel.
  • Assists in training and assignment of athletic trainers (including student trainers) in the areas of prevention, evaluation, rehabilitation, first aid, and emergency care for athletic injuries. Coordinates travel arrangements and transportation for athletics trainers and first aid and emergency care equipment to out-of-town athletic events.
  • Educates and counsels athletes about their conditions including the nature of injuries and the procedures to be followed for recovery.
  • Serves as an Athletic Trainer at home-and-away athletic events. In the absence of the team physician, makes judgments concerning the ability of the injured athlete to safely participate in intercollegiate sports.
  • Provides in-service training to coaches on the prevention, care, and emergency treatment of athletic injuries.
  • Prepares written policies and procedures, in collaboration with administration and the Team Physician, regarding emergency management, treatment, and reconditioning of injuries for athletes including the annual review and update of established procedures.
  • Promotes information to athletes regarding educational health programs concerning sexuality, drug abuse, personal, and academic wellbeing.
  • Coordinates, with the athletic director, the student-athlete physical examination clearance for eligibility ensuring proper medical clearance is obtained for each student-athlete prior to their season of competition.
  • Performs pre-participation orthopedic exams, blood pressure check, and vision check as part of the student-athletes pre-participation physical exam clearance.
  • Modifies athletic equipment to fit student-athletes in compliance with safety standards. Fabricates modifications to equipment that accommodate an injury or other unique requirements.
  • Prepares and maintains records and reports including injury and accident reports, and rehabilitation logs. Maintains and updates student files.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the position.
  • Required to abide by all District policies and procedures including Board Policy 3050 - Code of Professional Ethics.

Qualifications and Physical Demands

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • The position requires seasoned specialized knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and techniques of physical therapy and preventative and rehabilitative treatment used in college athletic and physical education programs.
  • Requires complete knowledge of the equipment, materials, and supplies used in a college athletic and physical education program.
  • Requires in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and medical terminology.
  • Requires knowledge of injury evaluation and treatment techniques including first aid and the proper fitting of assistive devices.
  • Requires skill at fitting and modifying athletic equipment.
  • Requires knowledge of proper methods for inventorying and storing equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Requires knowledge of pertinent health and safety regulations governing rehabilitation health care.
  • Requires well-developed language and human relations skills to explain technical concepts to others, conduct in-service training, and serve customers.
  • Requires the ability to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the position.
  • Requires the ability to perform physical therapy.
  • Requires the ability to develop protocols and procedures for the treatment and rehabilitation of injuries.
  • Requires the ability to deliver and administer urgent first aid, and preventative, and rehabilitative treatment to physical education students and athletes.
  • Requires the ability to evaluate and treat a variety of injuries.
  • Requires the ability to apply and fit protective taping, padding, braces, and related equipment.
  • Requires the ability to operate a variety of equipment used for treatment.
  • Requires the ability to fit, maintain, and repair athletic equipment and apparatus.
  • Requires the ability to work effectively under extreme time constraints.
  • Requires the ability to work varying schedules and attend and travel to athletic events.
Physical Abilities

  • The general physical demands, working conditions, and essential job functions associated with this classification will be kept on file with the Office of Human Resources.
  • Essential functions will vary by position.
  • As defined by Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), the District shall engage in a timely, good-faith interactive process with employees or employment applicants who are requesting or are in need of reasonable accommodations and, provide reasonable accommodations for employees or employment applicants who, because of their disability, are limited in or unable to perform one or more of the essential functions of their job in accordance with applicable state and federal law.
Education and Experience and demonstrated evidence of D.E.I.A. (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access):

  • The position typically requires a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, Physical Education, Athletic Training, Sports Medicine, or a related field and two years of related experience.
  • Or, any combination of education and experience which would provide the required equivalent qualifications for the position.
  • Demonstrated evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, ethnic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom and campus.
Licenses and Certificates
  • Requires a valid driver's license. Requires a First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card. Requires a National Athletic Trainers Association Certificate.
Working Conditions
  • Work is performed in an indoor and outdoor environment where health and safety considerations exist from physical labor, blood-borne pathogens, and equipment.

Conditions of Employment

  • Note: Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment VISA at this time.

(ON-CAMPUS - in-person position) This is a permanent, part-time (28 hours per week), 12-months per year classified position. The normal hours of work will be arranged between Monday through Saturday 7:00 am to 10:00 pm to meet the needs of the department. The effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor. The District provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee. (Salary Range EE-118 - including the addition of a 3% fluctuating shift differential and/or a 2.5% partial weekend shift differential )
  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
  • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910 )
  • The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Pay Philosophy:
Through policies, practices, and other benefit programs, Coast Community College District delivers a fair and equitable total compensation program that promotes equal employment opportunity, inclusion, and workforce vitality. In general, it is the policy of the District to place new employees at the first step of the salary grade. All movement on the salary schedule will occur July 1 of each year for all classified employees.

The deadline to apply is June 28, 2024. Application materials must be electronically submitted online at to be considered for employment.

Incomplete applications, application materials submitted by mail, and documents not requested in the job announcement will not be considered. Please note that the district does not return materials submitted in the application process (copies of original supporting documents are acceptable).

Application Requirements:
To be considered for employment you must submit a complete application packet. A complete application packet includes:

*Note: We have a strong focus and importance on D.E.I.A. and Anti-Racism (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility) and will be actively listening, assessing, and evaluating this throughout each stage of the application, recruitment, and interview process.

  1. A complete Coast Community College District Online Employment Application.
  2. Responses to Supplemental Questions (please provide clear and detailed responses, as they will be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not paste your resume, put "see resume" or "N/A", or leave blank).
  3. A Cover Letter highlighting your experiences relevant to this position and addressing the minimum and essential qualifications, including your demonstrated evidence of D.E.I.A. (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility). (upload as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).
  4. A Current Resume of professional experience and educational background. (upload as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).

Submit an application online at:

Coast Community College District - Human Resources
1370 Adams Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office for assistance or call 714.438.4714.

Additional Information

Selection Procedure
  • All online applications received by the application deadline will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.
  • Applicants wishing to apply for more than one position must submit separate application materials for each desired position.
  • Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest committee evaluation will be invited to an interview.
  • If any travel is required for an applicant to participate in person during the interview process, this will be done so at the candidate's own expense.
  • During the interview, candidates may be asked to conduct a short oral demonstration/presentation on a previously announced topic as well as participate in a writing exercise, or hands-on practical.
  • Consideration will also be given to factors in addition to education and experience, including but not limited to professional development, ability to work with others, and commitment to meet student needs.
  • The search committee will rate the candidate's responses to the interview questions, the demonstration/presentation, and the applicable writing exercises and/or hands-on practicals. Based on this rating, a number of candidates will be recommended to move forward and will be invited for a second-level interview.
  • The hiring manager will conduct reference checks on the final candidate. The district reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and to investigate past employment records of applicants selected for interviews.
  • The campus President will make the final recommendation for employment to the Board of Trustees.
  • The start date will be determined based on the needs of the campus and the conditions of employment as posted in the job announcement/recruitment.
  • Applicants who are eliminated from consideration will be notified by email. All applicants are requested to provide an email address in their online application. Candidates should not expect official notification of the status of their candidacy until the Board of Trustees has acted upon the College's recommendation for employment.
  • The District reserves the right to extend the deadline, re-advertise the position, or delay filling this position based on the needs of the District and the student population we serve.

Employment Information
  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
  • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)
  • The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing equity and inclusion goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

The SELECTED CANDIDATE is required to complete the following prior to employment:
  • Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment).
  • Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate's expense (Clearance must be received prior to the first day of employment).
  • Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States including a Social Security Card; AND
  • Participate in a new hire onboarding appointment with an Employment Services Representative.

Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. We are
committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes
Coastline, Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services, and student support services.

Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to the needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

Coast Community College District Title IX:

This direct link 2023 Coast Community College District Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Download PDF reader) is the 2023 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Coast Colleges. The crime statistics for calendar years 2020, 2021, and 2022 were submitted to the U.S. Department of Education as required under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. A hard copy can be provided from one of the Campus Safety Offices. Please contact any of the Campus Safety Offices for any questions regarding the report.

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