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Job Title: Assistant Athletic Trainer

Department: Athletics

Reports To: Head Athletic Trainer and the Director of Athletics

Job Type: This is a full time, exempt position.

General Description:

The Assistant Athletic Trainer is responsible for assisting the Head Athletic Trainer in developing, coordinating and administering a comprehensive preventative and rehabilitative healthcare program for student-athletes.


·       Sport assignment includes coverage between all sports offered at the university, with practice and game coverage split between all full-time athletic trainers on staff.

·       Typical day includes an eight to nine hour shift, with shift responsibilities dependent on what event coverage occurs during assigned shift.

·       Day-to-day schedule consists of clinical work assignments and practice and home game coverage, with assigned shifts rotating between athletic trainers on a weekly basis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Maintain and coordinate a comprehensive sports medicine program.
• Work collectively and cooperatively with the Head Athletic Trainer.
• Perform professional and administrative services essential for the success of the program.
• Supervise student athletic trainers and potentially serve as a preceptor for the academic department.
• Work under the supervision of team physician.
• Provide athletic coverage during practices and home/away contests.
• Evaluate and diagnose injuries sustained by student-athletes.
• Assist in administering physical examinations.
• Maintain medical records on all athletes.
• Track student-athlete injuries and treatments using injury tracking software.
• Design and implement both preventative and rehabilitative programs for student athletes.
• Communicate effectively with coaches.
• Act as liaison between student-athletes and their parents to insurance companies and doctor's offices; refer and schedule doctor's appointments when needed.
• Submit insurance claim paperwork in a timely manner.
• Willingness to become an Approved Clinical Instructor within the Athletic Training Education Program, providing Athletic Training students with supervision and instruction during their clinical rotation.
• Abide by NATA code of ethics.
• Assist coaches in teaching student athletes the NAIA Champions of Character Core Values of Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Servant Leadership, and Sportsmanship.
• Work in conjunction with Head Strength and Conditioning Coach.
• Work with the university to foster alumni relations.
• Responsibly manage a budget.
• Other duties as assigned.


Position Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in sports medicine, kinesiology or athletic training is required, Master’s degree in athletic training or related field is preferred.
• CPR/AED/First Aid certification required, with instructor certification preferred
• Must be certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).
• Possess and maintain national certification through the Board of Certification Inc. (BOC).
• Must have or obtain a license to practice Athletic Training in the state of Missouri.
• Preferred knowledge of and commitment to NAIA rules; preferred knowledge of Champions of Character program and commitment to its principles and goals.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to speak publicly without difficulty.

Typical Physical Demands:

• Hold a valid driver’s license.
• Ability to climb several flights of stairs several times each day.
• Ability to lift, push or pull up to 20 pounds.
• Ability to sit or stand for long periods.
• Ability to speak and read English fluently.
• Must possess a Missouri driver’s license and adhere to the WWU vehicle policy.
• Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Work Schedule:

This is an exempt, 10-month position requiring 40+ hours per week with day, evening, or weekend work as needed.

William Woods University is an independent institution chartered by the State of Missouri with main campus facilities in Fulton, MO.  It has been operating continuously since 1870, taking its current form as a coeducational university with undergraduate and graduate programs in 1993.  Today, William Woods draws approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 35 states and approximately 11 foreign countries.  William Woods has been ranked as a Top 100 Midwest University by U.S. News and World Report, and has been recognized for the quality and affordability of its online degree programs.  With a full liberal arts curriculum, William Woods also offers a strong professional tradition, with nationally ranked programs in Equestrian Studies and American Sign Language. Its graduate education program figures strongly in the administration and leadership of Missouri's state school system.  William Woods University is governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees, and remains committed to serving the public good by helping students link intellectual development with the responsibilities of citizenship and professional life.

William Woods University is an Equal Opportunity Employer