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Adjunct Certified Athletic Trainer- Arts & Sciences- Columbia College

Yosemite Community College District
Modesto, CA

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Job Title:

Adjunct Certified Athletic Trainer- Arts & Sciences- Columbia College


Columbia College

Salary Range / Other:

The Hourly Range: $58.21 – $93.06
Doctorate Range: $68.60 to 95.51

Personnel new to the District are limited to a maximum 10th step placement based on previous experience: $90.37.


With the exception of Workers’ Compensation benefits; this classification is not eligible for District paid benefits.

Scope of Assignment:

Under the general supervision of the Division Dean for the discipline, the successful applicant will provide lecture and/or laboratory instruction in accordance with course descriptions, outlines, and class schedules; evaluate progress of students; advise students concerning educational matters, and perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge of, and ability to appraise the diverse academic, socio economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of the athletes and students at the college. Sensitivity to the needs, problems and challenges associated with the diversity of the community college student population, including student athletes.
• A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in an appropriate area of specialization in collegiate athletics and 2 Years’ experience as an athletic trainer at the collegiate level. Master’s Degree preferred.
• NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer status in current good standings with the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA).
•Current First Aid, APR and AED Certification
•Current Blood Borne Pathogen Certification

District has adopted equivalency procedures which enables applications by individuals not possessing qualifications listed above. For more information on equivalency, go to
Choose: Equivalency Policy and Procedures. When requesting equivalency, attach an Equivalency Form along the application documents required.

Desirable Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience as an Athletic Trainer at the collegiate level.
• Experience as a part time or full time Athletic Trainer and teaching experience at the collegiate level.

Licenses and Certificates
•Current NATABOC in good standing
•Current CPR/AED Certification
•Current First Aid Certification
•Current Blood Borne Pathogen Certification

• Experience as a part-time or full-time instructor at the collegiate level.
• 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; must be CPR / AED certified.
• 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 Professional Characteristics:

Desirable Characteristics
• Commitment to supportive relationships with students.
• 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.
• Personal qualifications such as: effective interpersonal communication skills, participation in community affairs, ability to conduct effective public presentations.

Example of Duties:

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Athletic Trainer:
• 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 Center.
• 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 physician, 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 Center and at events.
• Provide care for visiting teams pertaining to taping and injury care as Designated in the CCCAA bylaws.
• 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.
• Provide feedback to the administration as it relates to the needs of the Athletic Training staff.
• 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.
• Help maintain the Athletic Treatment Center in a clean and sanitary condition.
• Establish and schedule equipment inspection and maintenance
• Perform related duties as assigned.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications are accepted online only at:
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The District may hire more than one applicant with this applicant pool.

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:



On behalf of everyone at the Yosemite Community College District Office, Modesto Junior College and Columbia College, we welcome you to our District. All of our employees throughout the District are dedicated to excellence in serving our students. Even with all the fiscal issues that we are facing within the State of California, our staff has been working miracles with continuously reduced budgets. We continue to serve our students well, and provide them with great opportunities and a quality education. As the Chancellor, I am very proud of their efforts and dedication.

One of my greatest challenges is to ensure the educational quality and fiscal stability of our institutions. One way this is accomplished is through long-range planning. There are many exciting things on the horizon for the Colleges of the YCCD - especially with all the construction and completion of our Measure E building projects. We are very grateful to the community for your support of these efforts. Students will benefit for years to come; we extend to you heartfelt thanks.

The Mission of the Yosemite Community College District is: "The YCCD is committed to responding to the needs of our diverse community through excellence in teaching, learning and support programs contributing to social, cultural and economic development and wellness." We take this mission statement seriously; it is the one key element that we base all our efforts on - it is our charge to provide excellent, meaningful service to the community.

As educators, we always focus on offering life-changing opportunities for our students; that is our business. One of the most enjoyable experiences in my 30 year higher education career has been witnessing lives changing right before my eyes as students graduate or achieve their educational goals. When they go on to create successful lives for themselves, their families and their communities I know we have done our job! This is the reward of the work that we collectively do at the Yosemite Community College District. I most cordially invite you to become more involved in our dynamic educational community called the YCCD.

Most sincerely,

Joan E. Smith, Ed.D.


Columbia College is a dynamic institution of learners and creative thinkers dedicated to high standards of student success. We prepare students to be fully engaged in an evolving world by offering comprehensive and high quality programs and services. Columbia College is committed to a culture of improvement through measuring student learning across the institution. We strive for excellence, foster a spirit of professionalism and embrace diversity.

Modesto Junior College, one of the oldest community colleges in the state, was organized in 1921 to serve the first junior college district established under a State Legislature Enabling Act. Modesto Junior College was established to meet the needs of the community. Today the college strives to maintain the same objective—that of dedication and service to the community.

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