Assistant Athletic Trainer (10 month position with 12 month benefits)

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Job CategoryAthletic Staff Coach/TrainerPosition TitleAssistant Athletic Trainer (10 month position with 12 month benefits)Full Time/Part TimeFull TimeDivisionAthleticsDepartmentSports PerformanceDepartment Statement

Colgate University, an NCAA Division I member of ECAC Hockey and the Patriot League Conference, invites applications
for an Assistant Athletic Trainer Position. This is a ten-month, full-time position with full health and retirement benefits
over 12-months.

Athletics Department Virtues:
Thoughtful: Careful, reasoned, inclusive thinking
Driven: Relentless, energetic, focused pursuit of a courageous goal
Enthusiastic: Passionate, positive, fun presence
Cohesive: Close-knit, collaborative, consistent teamwork


Coordinates medical care operations of women’s ice hockey and men’s and women’s swimming and diving. Responsible for the overall operational functions and strategies of assigned varsity sports.
This includes:
•Administering prevention, care, rehabilitation, and appropriate specialist referral [A1], and emergency management (including spine boarding, oxygen use, CPR/AED) of the team’s injuries.-Daily recording and evaluation of practice, treatment, and injury logs to be completed and communicated to appropriate personnel after each practice/training session;
•Daily recording of all physician notes, daily recording and review of all student-athlete files regarding recovery progression and symptoms, daily communication between physicians, strength & conditioning personnel, coaching staff, academic advisor, and athletic administrators regarding student-athlete status;
•Responsible for completion and submission of all insurance claims; responsible for communicating effectively with insurance companies;
•Responsible for inventory and facility management;
•Responsible for supervision of all operational functions regarding practice and home game medical coverage of all intercollegiate athletic events per department sports coverage strategy, as assigned;
•Responsible for coordinating and direct communication with university physician for assigned sports;
•Complete, independent, and unchallengeable decision-making authority regarding all student-athlete participation in any and all sports activities;
•Complete, independent, and unchallengeable decision-making authority regarding all rehabilitation plans and return-to-play programs regarding all student-athlete participation in any and all sports activities;
•Complete, independent, and unchallengeable decision-making authority regarding all weather-related activities.
Responsible for preparing and executing pre-participation screenings as assigned.
To include:
•Medical History information acquisition (obtaining information from home, involved physicians, and other specialists); anthropometric measurement; musculoskeletal screening; Baseline ImPACT testing; Baseline C3 testing (contact sports); organize physician exam; final clearance documentation;
•Ensures personal compliance to standards of clinical care, operating under University Physician’s professional license; responsible for the collection of all appropriate NCAA and University medical forms per University policies;
•Responsible for the effective supervision of student assistants within the Colgate Student Assistant program, including hiring, scheduling, evaluation, daily operations, training, and student assistants’ employment status. Independent discretion to terminate student employees;
•Ensures all pertinent and reported student-athlete injuries are properly communicated to University medical staff and NCAA.
•Responsible for maintaining an effective relationship with Strength and Conditioning staff to ensure student-athlete safety by fostering good communication and maintaining basic knowledge of the strength and conditioning field.
•Certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association may enhance relationships.
•Responsible for maintaining a budget. Exercises independent discretion on all purchases and budgetary decisions for assigned sports programs.
Accountable for maintaining personal compliance with all relevant governing bodies to include:
•NCAA specific conference
•Athletic department
•University policies
Responsible for role modeling behaviors and leadership for student-athletes.
This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA), in accordance with the federal statutory requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act. CSAs are required to and responsible for reporting allegations of crimes they receive from students and employees to the Campus Safety Department.

Technical Competencies

NameStudent-Athlete CareDescription

Demonstrate experience and ability to provide medical care in an athletics setting, including prevention care, treatment, safety, rehabilitation, and emergency management of injuries.

General knowledge of the principles and practices of athletic training including conditioning, injury prevention, injury assessment and rehabilitation; full range of therapeutic modalities and their practical use and physiological basis; other therapeutic preventions and treatments such as taping, bracing, and massage and manual therapy; effective use of rehabilitation and exercise equipment.


Proven ability to effectively communicate with a diverse population of people and develop effective working relationships with student-athletes, physicians, coaches, other support staff, colleagues, and administrators

NameSport-Specific Athletic Training KnowledgeDescription

Demonstrated ability to understand sport-specific injury patterns and apply appropriate prevention and rehabilitation.

NameCompliance RegulationsDescription

Demonstrated knowledge and ability to comply with NCAA, conference and institutional regulations.

NameMedical Knowledge and AdministrationDescription

Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA standards for handling blood borne pathogens; maintaining medical records, including HIPPAA standards; and following insurance procedures.

Demonstrated knowledge and ability to follow University policies regarding specific injury types (e.g., concussions).


Demonstrated knowledge and expertise of athletic training through current certification (including ongoing continuing education) by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC).

Certification in New York State (or eligibility) is required.

A valid driver’s license is required.

Behavioral Competencies

NamePersonal Accountability for ResultsDescription

Takes responsibility for decisions, performance, and outcomes; behaves in a responsible manner with a positive attitude; shows self-awareness and openness to feedback.

NameEffective CommunicationDescription

Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills; shares information and seeks input from others; adapts communication to diverse audiences; protects private and confidential information.

NameProblem Solving and Decision MakingDescription

Analyzes and prioritizes situations to identify and solve problems; generates solutions to improve efficiency and quality; involves others in solving problems and making decisions; factors organizational goals into decisions; makes clear, transparent, and timely decisions.

NameChange ManagementDescription

Responds positively to changing university initiatives and readily adapts behavior to maintain effective performance; understands the long-term direction of the industry, university and department and can relate this to specific role; adapts to new methodologies; identifies and acts on areas where change is appropriate.

NameLeadership and TeamworkDescription

Applies skills and knowledge to provide a climate to achieve departmental and organizational success; balances individual and department goals; helps others perform at their best; builds productive relationships to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness; treats others with respect; resolves conflicts among team members.

NameCreativity and InnovationDescription

Generates, explores, encourages, and implements innovative ways of creating strategic value for the university, division, department, and individual level; critically assesses the effectiveness of new initiatives.

NameDiversity and InclusionDescription

Demonstrates respect for people and their differences; understands the benefits of a diverse workforce; earns the trust and respect of others; includes and welcomes others; works to understand the perspective of others; promotes opportunities to experience diversity within our community.


Understands the impact of decision making and personal behavior in achieving the university’s commitment to a sustainable and carbon-neutral campus; supports and advances the university’s sustainability initiatives; influences others to use sustainable practices.

Professional Experience/ Qualifications

A minimum of one year of experience as a professional, graduate assistant or intern is required.

Candidates must possess excellent communication skills (written and verbal), computer skills, and knowledge and commitment to all University, League(s), and NCAA regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in a college athletics setting is preferred


A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required.


Must be NATABOC and NYS (eligible) certified.

A current valid driver’s license, in accordance with the University’s Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Use Policy is required.

Physical RequirementsOther Information

Colgate University is committed to the principle of institutional control in administering its athletics program in a manner consistent with the NCAA, ECAC, and Patriot League rules. Each individual involved in the athletics division is obligated to maintain competency and knowledge of the rules, to act within his or her realm of responsibility in full compliance with the governing legislation, and to report any violation of NCAA, ECAC or Patriot League rules of which he or she is aware. Should a situation warrant further investigation, you have an affirmative obligation to cooperate full in the infractions process, including the investigation and adjudication of a case. The failure to do so can be grounds for your termination with cause.

Requisition Number2020S048PostingTemporaryNoWork ScheduleJob Open Date10/06/2020Job Close DateOpen Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions SummaryEEO Statement

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act

The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgate’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at [email protected]. You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently a Colgate employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Have you ever been a Colgate employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you at least 18 years of age?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please let us know how you heard about this position.
    • Albany Times Union
    • Binghamton Press & Sun
    • BlackCoachesinSports
    • Cazenovia Republican
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Chronicle of Philanthropy
    • Colgate Employee
    • Colgate Website
    • CoSIDA
    • Diverse Issues of Higher Education
    • HERC (Upstate New York HERC)
    • LinkedIn
    • Mid-York Weekly
    • NACWA
    • naviGATE
    • NCAA News
    • Norwich Evening Sun
    • Oneida Daily Dispatch
    • Sherburne News
    • Syracuse Post Standard
    • Utica Observer Dispatch
    • Waterville Times
    • Other
  5. If you selected "Colgate Employee" or "Other" for how you heard about this position, please provide the employee's name or where you heard about/saw the position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 10/9/2020
    Application Due: 10/22/2020
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