Assistant Athletic Trainer

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-08-27
Req: R0017935
The University of Virginia is a highly competitive Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence. The Department of Athletics at the University of Virginia is currently seeking two Assistant Athletic Trainers to support the Sports Medicine program.

Assistant Athletic Trainers are typically assigned oversight of one primary sports program, however, they may serve in a supporting capacity for a secondary sports program. They are responsible for providing assistance to Associate and Head Athletic Trainers in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, referral, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses of University student athletes. They may supervise graduate assistants or other student workers. They perform their work independently, under limited supervision.

Assistant Athletic Trainers are responsible for providing assistance to the Associate AD for Sports Medicine in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, referral and rehabilitation of injuries/illnesses to student athletes. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: assisting in the daily health care of student-athletes; recording and maintaining appropriate medical records for treatment given; helping to establish and implement staff and sports medicine students' in-service programs; interfacing with various internal and external personnel for referral purposes and information exchange; providing guidance to graduate students, undergraduate interns and practicum students in the Sports Medicine unit; assisting in various teaching responsibilities and in clinical education; providing support in the administrative management of the Sports Medicine unit; assisting with the coverage of various sports or sports camps, as needed; transporting student-athletes to medical appointments; and other miscellaneous job-related duties as deemed necessary by the Associate AD for Sports Medicine.

This position will support either Men's and Women's Cross Country/Track & Field OR Women's Lacrosse. Please indicate your preference in your application materials.

Anticipated hiring range: $45,000 - $50,000, dependent upon qualifications.

Required Qualifications

Education: Master's Degree

Experience: The following criteria must be met:

  • At least 2 years of experience working in an NCAA institutional athletic environment as a certified athletic trainer. Experience as a graduate assistant is acceptable if experience was obtained while already BOC certified.

Licensure: NATA certification by the BOC. CPR/AED certification. Must also be eligible for state licensing as an Athletic Trainer. Valid driver's license and personal transportation also required.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of NCAA, ACC and institutional rules and regulations. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents in a diverse community. Demonstrates genuine concern and interest for the welfare of student-athletes. Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures. Knowledge of CPR and emergency medical procedures. Ability to evaluate therapeutic requirements for student-athletes, and to fit and modify therapeutic and/or protective equipment. Ability to function professionally in highly stressful situations and to provide clear information on an impromptu basis to individuals or groups of people. Ability to maintain poise in emergency situations and effectively interact with people in a calm, positive manner. Ability and desire to perform accurate, detail-oriented work, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and maintain confidentiality and a professional demeanor. Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and sound judgments. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Organizational and computer skills. Ability to relate to both men's and women's athletic injuries and rehabilitation of injuries to student-athletes required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred experience includes:

  • 2+ years' experience working in a Division I-A institution.
  • First Aid/CPR Instructor.
  • Experience working in the supervision and education of student athletic trainers and / or certified interns.
  • Experience providing Sports Medicine coverage for Women's Lacrosse or Men's and Women's Cross Country/Track & Field.

Preferred additional certifications: CES, PES, FMS, ART, cupping, and/or Graston certifications preferred.

Please do not submit application materials directly to staff of the Department of Athletics, as only applications received through this system will be accepted.

The successful candidate will pass a background check. PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for ‘Assistant Athletic Trainer.‘ Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board, search for Requisition R0017935, complete the application and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Michele Jarman at

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 8/28/2020
Application Due: 11/26/2020
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