Assistant Athletic Trainer

Job description

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is searching for staff members to contribute their talents to our campus community. W&J seeks to create a transformative learning experience for its increasingly diverse student body, and bolster an inclusive environment in which everyone’s voice is heard and appreciated, and individuality is celebrated. W&J is dedicated to the values of a liberal arts education that is both liberating and practical, and supports a community committed to multicultural and global understanding.

The assistant athletic trainer is responsible for all phases of operation of the athletic training room and services, helping to cover 26 NCAA Division III varsity sport teams.  The assistant athletic trainer develops, coordinates and administers a comprehensive sports medical program for College’s intercollegiate sport teams. The assistant athletic trainer will also perform professional and administrative services essential for the successful implementation and development of the program.

In their role, the Assistant Athletic Trainer will have the following responsibilities and duties:

Responsible for responsible for the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and illnesses within the college's comprehensive sports medicine program.

Provide athletic training services for the College’s athletic department, including attendance at scheduled team practices and home competitions.Handle distribution of athletic training coverage at away athletic events and championship tournaments, as necessary.

Work in conjunction with the coaching staff to ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition and conditioning programs customized to meet individual student-athlete needs.

Assist with coordination and scheduling of medical coverage for home and away competitions

Evaluate and recommend new techniques and equipment that would enhance the benefit of the sports medical program.

Handle proper communication between the student-athlete and coaching staff on rehabilitation and recovery processes.

Confidential record keeping and medical documentation.

Accomplish other duties as assigned by director of athletics, including secondary duty within the athletic department.These duties could include game management, department award management, or professional development with the college’s intern coaching program.

The work consists of varied duties in the provision of athletic training services.The assistant athletic trainer could be required to make life changing emergency health decisions.Busy sports schedules contribute to the complexity of the position.The purpose of this position is to provide athletic training services to student-athletes.Success in this position contributes to the overall health and fitness of student athletes.

The assistant athletic trainer position must make cognitive, urgent (at times) decisions in regards to a student-athlete’s health and safety.


Must have a bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of athletic training experience.


National Athletic Trainers’ Association certification

Knowledge of athletic training principles and practices.

Knowledge of injury management principles.

Knowledge of first-aid and CPR.

Knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

Knowledge of insurance claims management principles.

Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.

Skill in the management of student records.

Skill in instruction of student athletes.

Skill in the provision of athletic training services during sporting events.

Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.

Skill in oral and written communication.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear.  Ability to occasionally lift, carry, and/or drag approximately 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.

Application Instructions

Applicants should email their resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately. Official transcripts will be requested upon hire.

Employee Benefits

Washington & Jefferson College offers a comprehensive benefit package for benefit eligible employees; including health, vision, and dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D and LTD coverage, retirement plan, generous leave time, and the tuition benefit programs. These benefits add significantly to the employee’s total compensation package.

Getting to Know W&J

Washington & Jefferson College is the best of both worlds: a small-town college setting in historic Washington, Pa., with easy access to the bustling business and cultural districts of nearby Pittsburgh, Pa. just 30 miles to the north. Founded in 1781, W&J College is a private, residential liberal arts college that is focused on student success. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. For more than 200 years, our alumni have influenced change in business, politics, medicine, and the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, doctors, researchers, writers, teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.

Celebrating Diversity

Washington & Jefferson College welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs who wish to participate in a diverse educational community. The College strives to be a place where all students, faculty, administrators and employees are able to live, study and work in an atmosphere free from bias and harassment. The College encourages civil debate and lively exchange of ideas in the belief that such exchanges promote understanding that will grow beyond simple tolerance of difference to embracing and celebrating the richness of diversity. Our graduates acquire knowledge and learn skills that help them thrive in a culturally diverse world.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, W&J College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity, or national origin.









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Posted: 5/10/2018
Application Due: 6/13/2018
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