Assistant Athletic Trainer

Lindenwood University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 8, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
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Benefits of Being a Lindenwood Employee:
  • Upon hire, employer-paid tuition benefits for bachelor’s (employee, spouse, and dependent) and master’s degree programs (employee and spouse only).
  • Tuition discounts for doctoral programs (employee only).
  • Comprehensive benefits plan: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, and retirement options.
  • Paid holidays: MLK Jr. day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving break (Wednesday – Friday), and winter break (Dec. 23 – Jan. 1).
  • Free lunch Fridays: LU employees are eligible for a free meal on Fridays at the Evans Commons Dining Hall or Spellman Dining Hall; Chick-fil-A and Qdoba included.
  • Professional development opportunities through the Lindenwood Learning Academy .

Job Title: Assistant Athletic Trainer

Division: Athletics

Evaluation Group: Staff

FLSA Status: Exempt

Time type: Full-time, year-round

Reports To: Head Athletic Trainer

Positions Supervised: Student Employees

Job Summary

The assistant athletic trainer is responsible for providing athletic training services to Lindenwood University intercollegiate athletic programs. This position collaborates with the athletic training program coordinator to provide supervision, instruction, and evaluation of athletic training students.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities and Execution
  • Assists with the overall administration of the athletic training program
  • Evaluates, treats, and rehabs athletic injuries and instructs athletes on injury prevention
  • Maintains accurate medical records and appropriate communication with the sports medicine team and physicians
  • Provides practice and game coverage
  • Conducts pre-participation evaluations
  • Coordinates medical insurance claims
  • Oversees student employees, maintains their schedules, and assists in assigning their seasonal sports rotations
  • Oversees athletic training students, evaluates their clinical performance, and assists with their clinical testing, including clinical exit exams
  • Assists with administrative responsibilities including secondary insurance for student athletes, inventory of athletic training supplies, and coordination of pre-season physicals for athletes
  • Teaches courses as assigned
  • Attends all preceptor training events/instructional seminars
  • Fosters student adherence to the athletic training program’s code of conduct
  • Provides athletic services during athletic events, including pre-event preparation of participants, on-the-field injury assessment, first aid when appropriate, and arranges for transportation to a medical facility as necessary
  • Maintains accurate records of athletic injuries, physical modalities, rehabilitation programs, physician visits, and release of records
  • Maintains proper and current licensure and practices in accordance with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Code of Ethics
  • Directs equipment purchase/maintenance for all athletic training facilities
  • Attends professional development seminars, reads professional journals and texts, and shares information with other staff professionals, athletes, and physicians
Service Excellence
  • Supports the mission of the University and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
  • Models, supports, and holds others accountable to the University’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and teamwork
Communication, Teamwork, and Collaboration
  • Maintains open communication with administration, faculty, physicians, coaches, parents, and athletes, within limits of existing law
  • Acts as a clinical preceptor for athletic training program students and communicates regularly with the clinical education coordinator
  • Sits on various committees as needed (interviews, student employee search, etc.)
  • Presents to students, faculty, and staff as well as community groups/organizations on topics such as injury prevention, conditioning, nutrition, and drug awareness
Job may require other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.
  • Master’s degree
  • Certification by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (BOC)
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as an Athletic Trainer in Missouri
  • Minimum of five years’ experience either as a graduate assistant or as an assistant athletic trainer at a college/university preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Ability to understand and use a variety of modalities to provide athletic training services
  • Familiar with governing rules
  • General computer skills
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.
  • General office setting
  • Position involves working with athletes
  • Evening and weekend work
  • Travel for practice and game coverage
Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift, squat, bend, stand, and run
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

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