Assistant Athletic Trainer

Jan 22, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

About Mills College:
Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students.

Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit

The Mills College Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (APER) department offers six NCAA women's varsity sports including cross-country, rowing, soccer, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. APER also offers about 30 Physical Education courses for credit each semester, and a wide variety of recreational and fitness opportunities.

Job Description:
Reports To: Head Athletic Trainer

Representative Duties:
The part-time Assistant Athletic Trainer will provide support to the Head Athletic Trainer in the prevention, assessment, immediate care and treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries for approximately 100 student-athletes. The Assistant Athletic Trainer must be available to work a flexible schedule of approximately 20-25 hours per week, including some early mornings, evenings and weekends. Start date is negotiable, starting as early as March 1, 2018 of spring semester and working through May 15, 2018. Alternatively, the start date can be as late as August 1, 2018 to begin training for the 2018-2019 year. During the academic year, athletic training hours are mid-August to mid-May, with a break from mid-November to mid-January. There are no athletic training services during the summer from mid-May to mid-August.

Primary Duties Include:
  • Assist with the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries among student-athletes.
  • Assist Head Athletic Trainer and Team Physician with student-athlete physical examinations.
  • Provide medical coverage for home athletic events and practices as scheduled by Head Athletic Trainer.
  • Act as a first responder and communicate effectively during Athletics, PE and Recreation emergencies, and provide basic first aid care for injuries that occur during PE classes or the Fitness Center.
  • Document and chart athletic injuries, including injury reports, progress notes and referrals.
  • Communicate with Head Athletic Trainer regarding all injuries and concerns with every student-athlete.
  • Assist Head Athletic Trainer with inventory and ordering supplies.
  • Document and report workplace injuries to Public Safety and APER Director.
  • Design and implement specific treatment protocols, including therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation programs for individual athletes and provide guidance throughout the program.
  • Supervise and provide education for Sports Medicine Interns (SMI's).
  • Perform related duties as needed.
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • NATABOC certified Athletic Trainer
  • Current CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (or equivalent) certification
  • Available weekday early mornings, late afternoons/evenings and some weekends
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and maintain effective customer service towards all persons contacted during the course of job performance.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships within a diverse and multicultural environment
Additional Information:
This is a non-exempt, part-time position. Salary is $30.75 per hour, and includes state-mandated benefits including Social Security, State Disability Insurance, Workers' Compensation Insurance,Unemployment Insurance and Sick Days. Staff members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts.

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to

Application Instructions:
To apply, please submit the following to
  • resume
  • cover letter and
  • contact information for three references
Review of applicants will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.