The Department of Campus Recreation within the Division of Student Affairs at Utah State University seeks a positive, collaborative, and dynamic individual to join our team as our Athletic Trainer (Athletic Trainer I) for the department. Reporting directly to the Assistant Director of Healthy Lifestyle Programs and Community Engagement, the Athletic Trainer is directly responsible for the development, coordination, implementation, and daily operations of all aspects of the Utah State University Campus Recreation Athletic Training program. This individual will be a key team member of the Campus Recreation Department, which provides aquatic programs, club sports, fitness/wellness, intramurals, outdoor programs, special events, extramurals, summer camps, and collaborative programs.
• Serve as Athletic Trainer for the department with a focus on Club Sports/ Intramural Sports and open recreation participants. • Supervise the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and care of program-related injuries for participants of 24+ Club Sports and 20+ Intramural leagues and tournaments (and other department programs as needed). • Establish and enforce a minimum standard of care for concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries including administering/managing baseline testing to all high-impact club sport athletes and overseeing post-injury assessments, enforcing return-to-play protocols, and educating athletes on risk factors. • Provide athletic training services and timely first aid/emergency treatment to athletes at official practices and competitions on (and occasionally off) campus. • Recondition/rehabilitate athletes on referral from physicians using appropriate physical agents and therapeutic devices. • Coordinate and administer in-service training and/or workshops for the Athletic Training team to ensure staff is current and compliant with industry safety and instructional standards • Ensure all injuries are reported and properly documented in Connect2 and ATS Medical History programs. • Advise athletes in the selection and fitting of functional braces and design/make bracing/padding as needed, following rules/restrictions of each sport, and staying within the scope of practice. • Assist the Assistant Director of Healthy Lifestyle Programs and Community Engagement and Coordinator of Competitive Sports with the coordination and management of department club sports and intramural sports programs. • Assist club sport leaders and members on risk management and accountability to USU and department policies/procedures regarding travel. • Research, implement, monitor, and enforce industry standards, risk management, and safety practices for all areas of responsibility. • Attend all home events for Club Sports and nightly intramural events with the assistance of student athletic trainers.
• Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation of student athletic trainers. • Conduct ongoing staff evaluations, monitor certifications, and conduct annual assessments of programming and student leaders. • Develop and implement a proper protocol for new athletic trainers to provide new and existing staff members with standardized policies, procedures, and best practices in accordance with industry standards and University policies.
• Research, proposing, develop, monitor, and adhere to the athletic training budget and assist with the competitive sports program budgets. • Oversee program payroll, tracking, and approvals. • Coordinate the purchasing of equipment, supplies, and materials needs for department operations.
Research & Assessment
• Assist in the evaluation of all athletic training/competitive sports programs and services to determine overall effectiveness and satisfaction to decide on possible changes as deemed appropriate. • Assist in the development and implementation of the athletic training/competitive sports research and assessment agenda to include the development of student and program learning outcomes.
• Prepare written communications such as monthly reports, annual reports, participation statistics, etc. • Actively participate on a variety of Campus Recreation and University committees as assigned. • This position description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
Master's Degree in Athletic Training or related healthcare field.
NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer and eligible for athletic training licensure in the state of Utah
The equivalent of two years full-time, professional-level experience managing and developing Athletic Training during which time the applicant has acquired and demonstrated the ability to perform the essential duties of the position.
Prior experience managing and supervising employees in injury, care, and prevention protocols, or equivalent.
Demonstrate knowledge of the following:
Administration, personnel & organizational management, budgeting, computer hardware/software operation, principles of superior customer service, and effective marketing
Interpret and apply university, Aggies Recreation Center, Campus Recreation, and USU rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Establish programmatic goals, facilitate change, and implement innovative programs and services.
Oversee the work of others.
Coordinate the timely completion of multiple tasks.
Work independently under general supervision.
Work as a part of a team to reach set goals.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Generate and follow verbal and written instructions.
Provide excellent customer service.
Adapt to changes in the work environment.
Work effectively in a multicultural environment.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Work varying hours including early mornings, late evenings, and weekends
• Two years or more of athletic training experience in a collegiate recreation setting. • Experience hiring, training, supervising, scheduling, and evaluating employees. • American Red Cross CPR/AED & First Aid Instructor Certified. Ability to obtain within six months on the job. • Active involvement within NATA and/or NIRSA – Leaders in Collegiate Recreation
The Department of Campus Recreation at Utah State University is housed in the Division of Student Affairs and is one of the most dynamic growing departments on campus. Home to 18 professional staff members and four graduate assistants, Campus Recreation strives to serve the students with top-notch programs and services. A state-of-the-art facility opened in November 2015, included three basketball courts, three levels of cardio and weight training, a climbing and bouldering wall, two sand volleyball courts, two outdoor basketball courts. The Aggie Legacy Field is 154,000 square feet of synthetic playable surface including two flag football fields, two softball fields, a soccer field, a rugby pitch, a lacrosse field, and ultimate frisbee. Campus Recreation also manages the HPER Building and Fieldhouse which includes six racquetball courts, five basketball courts, two pools, weight training, and cardio loft. This is an exciting time to join the Utah State University Campus Recreation team as we continue to grow our programs and develop our students into future leaders.
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The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.
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