Certified Athletic Trainer and Instructor of either Biology, Health or Nutritional Science/Dietetics

Sonora, California
$55,384 to $103,694 per year, plus an annual $2,374 stipend for an earned doctorate.
May 02, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Community College

Columbia College


Certified Athletic Trainer and Instructor of either Biology, Health or Nutritional Science/Dietetics

Full Time,     Tenure Track Position

Salary: Placement on the Yosemite Community College District salary schedule dependent upon education and experience. 2015-2016 Salary Schedule – $55,384 to $103,694 per year, plus an annual $2,374 stipend for an earned doctorate. New personnel limited to a maximum tenth step initial placement based on previous experience – maximum equals $80,856.

Deadline: 06/05/2017


Complete job description and application available online at: https://yosemite.peopleadmin.com/postings/2733


Required Quals Summary    

Minimum Qualifications: Athletic Trainer and either Biology, Health, Nutritional Science/Dietetics.


Must meet Athletic Trainer Minimum Qualifications

• Athletic Trainer Minimum Qualifications:

   o NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer status in current good standings with the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA). 

   o Must be CPR and AED certified.

   o Two (2) years’ experience as an athletic trainer at the collegiate level.


Must meet one of the Minimum Qualifications in either Biological Sciences, Health, or Nutritional Science/Dietetics

• Biological Sciences Minimum Qualifications:

   o Master’s in any biological science OR bachelor’s in any biological science AND master’s in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science OR the equivalent.

• Health Minimum Qualifications:

    o Master’s in health science, health education, biology, nursing, physical education, kinesiology, exercise science, dietetics, nutrition or public health OR Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in any biological science OR the equivalent.

• Nutritional Science/Dietetics:

   o Master’s in nutrition, dietetics, or dietetics and food administration OR Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in chemistry, public health, or family and consumer studies/home economics OR the equivalent.


Do you possess the Master’s degree or the Bachelor’s/Master’s degree listed in the Minimum Qualifications for this position? Yes/ No- If No, applicant must submit an Equivalency Form to be considered for this position. The form, policy, and procedures can be found at http://www.yosemite.edu/hr/documents.htm


Job Description Summary    

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Athletic Trainer: Two Sports: Women’s Volleyball and Men’s Basketball 

• Under minimal direction, provide for an effective and efficient program of first aid emergency care, injury prevention, athletic training and preconditioning for student athletes in intercollegiate sports activities. 

• Provide initial evaluation and emergency first aid for athletes requiring such care, including determination of follow-up care.

• Maintain student athletes’ health records; assist with required team pre-season screenings; maintain inventory of equipment and supplies; help prepare orders for athletic training supplies.

• Under the direction of the team physician, design, develop, and supervise conditioning and reconditioning programs for the student athletes.

• Responsible for daily maintenance and operation of the Athletic Treatment Room.

• Responsible for recognition of injuries or conditions which would require appropriate care based on the findings.

• Determine appropriate therapeutic uses such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, hydrotherapy, and therapeutic exercises.

• Function as liaison between physicians, other Athletic Trainer, coaches, student athletes and administration.

• Provide care for student athletes as it pertains to their participation in our sports programs, this includes pre-participation health screenings, in-season care in preparation for their events, both practice and competitions.

• Attend assigned sporting events and perform emergency first aid in the event of injury to players; administer CPR or AED, clean, dress and bandage minor cuts, bruises, lacerations, abrasions and blisters. 

• Educate student athletes and athletic training students on how to clean and dress minor cuts, bruises, abrasions and blisters to avoid infection.

• Provide athletic training coverage for all home/hosted contests as described by the CCCAA bylaws. 

• Design and administer a concussion management plan that reflects current standards and practices regarding concussion management.

• Ability to educate student-athletes and athletic training students about various injuries, illnesses, anatomy and physiology of injuries and illnesses.

• Ability to recognize severity of injury and refer athletes to appropriate medical personnel.

• Assist in mentoring student interns as they work under the athletic trainers’ supervision, in the Athletic Treatment Room and at events.

• Provide care for visiting teams pertaining to taping and injury care. 

• Provide follow-up care to athletes as directed by physicians within the scope of duty for an athletic trainer.

• Answer any questions or concerns that both the men’s and women’s equipment attendants might have, in order to assist them with questions pertaining to any and all equipment that is assigned to the student athletes for their sports participation.

• Travels with athletic teams when necessary.

• Provide information to the coaches that will assist them on current trends in the areas of nutrition, stretching, and general care for their athletes.

• Maintain the Athletic Treatment Room in a clean and sanitary condition.

• Perform related duties as assigned


Biology, Health, or Nutritional Science/Dietetics Instruction:

• Teach up to a 65% FT faculty load (6 to 10 units) in either the Biology, Nutrition, or Health Science areas.

• Work with the area dean on scheduling and evaluating of offerings.

• Teach a variety of courses within the disciplines qualified each academic year.

• Teach courses in multiple modalities; traditional or live courses, online, and hybrid.

• Perform other duties such as curriculum development, assessment, and input for program improvement and development.

• Assume supplementary faculty responsibilities such as participation in faculty, department and college committees, hold regular office hours, assist in budget preparation, participate in staff development activities, and perform other job related duties as assigned.

• Attend faculty in-service training before the spring semester begins.

• Maintaining course files, student records as it pertains to the teaching assignment.

• File student grades in a timely manner. 

• Working with other faculty, staff, and administrative personnel on matters of college governance.

• Work successfully with diverse student interests, age levels, and ethnic backgrounds.

• Assignment is primarily on the Columbia College campus, but some courses may be offered at outreach off campus locations.

• Teaching schedule may include evening/ weekend and or summer assignment.

• Perform other duties as assigned.


Preferred Qualifications

• Experience as an Athletic Trainer at the collegiate level.

• Experience as a part-time or full-time instructor at the collegiate level.

• Strong work ethic

• Professionalism, ethical behavior

• Student advocate

• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment

• Ability to operate effectively in an environment of change and diversity

• Vision and energy to plan and organize programs to enhance student success

• Willingness to participate effectively in shared governance

• Enthusiasm for athletic training and the subject matter in the classroom.

• Commitment to recruiting students and expanding the student Athletic Training program.

• Knowledge of first aid and athletic taping; knowledge and ability to work with the team physician in injury care; modalities used in injury care.

• Ability to work with both men and women’s athletic programs; communicate with coaches and staff members; handle equipment and supplies used in the sports medicine setting.

• Ability to instruct and evaluate students effectively in the college classroom.

• Ability to communicate clearly with students and staff, both orally and in writing.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the college administration.


Desirable Characteristics

• Ability to develop curriculum or services that stress innovation and multicultural emphasis.

• Enthusiasm for the learning process.

• Commitment to supportive relationships with students.

• Willingness to experiment with teaching methods to accommodate various student learning styles.

• Participate in professional growth and remain current in subject matter.

• Ability to operate effectively in an environment of change and ambiguity.

• Vision and energy to plan and organize programs to enhance student success.

• Willingness to participate effectively in shared governance.

• Personal qualifications such as: effective interpersonal communication skills, participation in community affairs, ability to conduct effective public presentations.


YCCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer