Assistant Athletic Trainer

Saint Augustine's University

Saint Augustine's University

Posted on Friday, June 23, 2023

Posting Details

Posting Summary
Position Title Assistant Athletic Trainer
Position Code ATHL-TRAINR-E
Job Description
The Assistant Athletic Trainer will provide the services for prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports related injuries to SAU student athletes. The Assistant Athletic Trainers will assist the Director of Sports Medicine, under the direction of the Head Athletic Trainer in the day-to-day operations of the athletic training department, to include, but not limited to appropriate application of emergency procedures, providing first aid, documentation of care, and communication with coaches and physicians. Candidate will assist the Director of Sports Medicine in providing proper coverage for all SAU athletic events and athletic training room supervision. Candidate will provide practice, game, and travel coverage for assigned sport(s).

Key Responsibilities:
1. Team practices and game day events (50%)
  • Provide coverage of practices and athletic competition for assigned sport;
  • Ensure practice facility has the necessary supplies and equipment for student-athletes;
  • Maintain phone access list of special conditions among participating athletes in case of emergency and emergency contact for each student-athlete.
  • Survey the practice facility to ensure safety. Remove dangerous objects. Notify appropriate personnel of repairs needed.
  • Communicate each individual’s practice status each day to student-athlete and coaching staff. Observe practice drills, paying special attention to those with a known injury; respond to any injury situations.
  • Observe practice drills and advise coaching staff of potentially dangerous activities, or situations when an individual should be restrained from participation.
  • Travel to cover athletic competition with designated team when needed;
  • Communicate well with Director of Sports Medicine, Coaches, Head Athletic Trainer and Physicians.
2. Pre-and post-practice treatments (20%)
  • Apply various therapeutic modalities and give instruction for range of motion and flexibility exercises.
  • Apply necessary protection of injured area, including special taping or braces.
  • Clean and dress various abrasions, lacerations, etc. to help prevent infection and to aid the healing process.
  • Evaluate new injuries after practice is completed
3. General athletic training room coverage (10%)
  • Assist in the daily management and operation of the Athletic Training facility;
  • Refer SAU student athletes to the appropriate medical professional under the guidance of administration;
  • Provide a comprehensive sports medicine health care service for student athletes in the areas of preventative medicine, injury assessment, treatment of injuries, and post injury rehabilitation;
4. Administrative (10%)
  • Communicate well with coaches, physicians, Director of Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer;
  • Assist Head Athletic Trainer with the management of facility inventory and supplies;
  • Preview student athlete insurance policies, and file and submit insurance claims;
  • Proper documentation and maintenance of student athlete medical files;
  • Assist the Head Athletic Trainer with the Emergency Action Plan.
  • Assist the Head Athletic Trainer with pre-participation exams (PPE’s) for all SAU student athletes;
  • Assist with the facilitation of COVID-19 protocols
5. Supervision of Staff (5%)
  • Supervise and mentor Work Study/Volunteer Student Athletic Trainers
6. Other duties (5%)
  • Assist in the overall function of the Athletics Department with duties as assigned by the Director of Sports Medicine or Head Athletic Trainer.
  • Actively participates as an effective member of team by completing assigned duties, accepting additional assignments or reassignments.
  • Assists with seasonal peaks.

Saint Augustine’s University (SAU), drawing on its rich legacy as an access institution, is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates prepared for personal and professional success. SAU was established in 1867 in Raleigh, NC by the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. A four-year liberal arts university with an average enrollment of approximately 1,000, SAU sits on 105 lush acres just north of Downtown Raleigh, NC. The institution offers more than 20 undergraduate degrees and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Additional Information:
  • Employment is contingent upon a positive background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Documentation of medical and religious exemptions will be accommodated.
  • Official transcript is required upon acceptance of the position.
Required Qualifications
  • Required Master’s degree in athletic training or related field, certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC), First Aid certification, and CPR/AED certification for the professional rescuer.
  • Must be eligible for North Carolina State Licensure.
Preferred Qualifications
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience as a certified athletic trainer in intercollegiate athletics or comparable work in a sports environment.
Physical Demands
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number S245P
Job Type Staff
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 07/10/2023
Job Open Date 06/22/2023
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary
Advertising Summary
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/ Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation