Athletics Trainer

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Athletics Trainer

Dominican educates and prepares students to be ethical leaders and socially responsible global citizens who incorporate the Dominican values of study, reflection, community and service into their lives. The University is committed to diversity, sustainability and the integration of the liberal arts, the sciences and professional programs. Dominican University of California is an independent university offering the best of Liberal Arts combined with a rigorous professional education. Founded in 1890, Dominican enjoys an over century-long reputation for excellence in scholarship, research and community outreach. The University offers more than 60 academic programs that reflect the diversity and creativity of both the faculty and the students. With about 1,900 students and a student to faculty ratio of 10:1, Dominican is able to successfully blend the personal attention associated with smaller schools with the academic resources of a larger university.

Resume/CV and cover letter are required and must be attached in attachment section of the application process (Step 2). Refer to the posting instructions for any additional materials that may be required.

Refer to the Dominican Employment Page here for adjunct opportunities and application instructions.

Title: Athletic Trainer
Department: Athletics
Division: Athletics
Reports to: Head Athletic Trainer
Supervises: N/A
Status: Exempt, Part-time 10 month position August 1- May 31 (paid over 12 month period)

Position Summary
Dominican University is looking for an Athletic Trainer whose primary responsibility is maintaining the health and physical well-being of student-athletes, which consists of 12 teams and approximately 200 student-athletes. The Assistant Athletic Trainer will also be the coordinator for the health, well-being and initiatives related to the Athletics Department operations. This includes but is not limited to: coverage at practices and competitions; primary point of contact for team physicians; active participation in student-athlete physical therapy for post-injury treatment and rehabilitation; coordination of physician's clinic; management of massage therapists program; scheduling of physician's appointments and diagnostic testing; working with team leadership and strength & conditioning coaches in developing injury prevention programs for teams; and medical insurance billing.


  • Provide pre-practice and pre-game treatment opportunities for student-athletes to receive treatment or taping for protective, preventative, or strengthening purposes.
  • Arrange for or provide supervision of athletic contests by ensuring that all needed supplies, equipment and personnel (ATC, student athletic trainer, physician, and ambulance as needed) are available.
  • Coordinate in advance and/or on-site with athletic trainers of institutions for visiting competitions to ensure that teams have access to pre- and post- practice and contest treatment such as taping and icing. Communicate any special health-related needs that a student-athlete may have while at the visitor's site.
  • Provide emergency injury care, evaluation, and treatment for injuries that occur during practice or competition. Ensure that appropriate staff accompanies injured student-athlete to hospital when emergency care is needed.
  • Communicate status of injured student-athlete's condition and location to family/emergency contact.
  • Evaluate student-athlete's condition/injury and provide counseling and appropriate injury & medical referral as appropriate, utilizing physician's clinic hours as the preferred method of further evaluation.
  • Schedule appointments with appropriate doctors and/or specialists and arrange for diagnostic testing when more extensive evaluation is necessary. Prepare appropriate claim forms.
  • Under the direction of the primary physician, assist with the design/administration of post-injury rehabilitation program for the student-athlete's return to activity.
  • Maintain complete medical file information on individual athletes from injury through treatment and rehabilitation, to clearance for return to activity.
  • Communicate or direct the day status of injured athletes to coaches and the team physicians as needed.
  • Evaluate condition of therapeutic and operational exercise equipment used in the treatment and rehabilitation of injury, and request maintenance as necessary.

Required Qualifications
  • BOC Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
  • Bachelor's degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Current ECC Certification Required:
    • Examples of courses that provide the above requirements include, but are not limited to:
      • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer through the American Red Cross
      • BLS Healthcare Provider through the American Red Cross
      • BLS Healthcare Provider through the American Heart Association
  • Current driver's license and satisfactory driving record is required and must be maintained.
  • Must be willing to consent to background investigation
  • Must maintain ATC certification by earning required number of continuing education units
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of SportsWare, ImPact Testing, etc.

Additional Position Information
  • Priority will be given to applications submitted by May 28, 2019; however additional applications may be considered until the position is filled
  • Must be willing to consent to a background check

Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner-centered university, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. Dominican has a
1:10 teacher-to-student ratio, an average class size of 16, with a small-town feeling in a park- like campus. We blend interdisciplinary core courses, real-world studies, and small classes with close and supportive academic advising and mentoring.

Application Procedures
  • Link to apply:
  • A cover letter is required.
  • Compile resume/CV and cover letter in one pdf document and upload in the Resume/CV section.
  • For further questions on the application process, please contact [email protected]

    Dominican University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment. We are committed in thought, word, and deed to recruiting and retaining a workforce that values the diversity of its student body. The University actively promotes an institutional culture that practices equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of all under-represented groups in higher education.

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    Posted: 5/3/2019
    Application Due: 7/2/2019
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