Assistant Athletic Trainer

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Assistant Athletic Trainer

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to our primary campus in Cheney, we also offer programs in Spokane’s innovative University-District, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Job Summary:

  • Eastern Washington University is currently seeking an Assistant Athletic Trainer. This position is housed in the athletic department and will report to the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine. The Assistant Athletic Trainer supervises the care of student athletes competing in the University's Athletic programs, working primarily with assigned sports, while working with additional programs at the discretion of their supervisor. The Assistant Athletic Trainer is responsible for the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries within the University's comprehensive sports medicine program.
  • On top of salary, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 11 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU event and sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses.
  • EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.

Required Qualifications:
  • Masters degree
  • Minimum 1 year certified experience
  • Certified by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association Board of Certification (NATABOC)
  • License issued by the Washington State Department of Health.
  • First Aid/CPR/AED certification.
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility, and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Athletic training experience at the NCAA Division I level.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Job Duties:
% of Time: 50
Responsibility / Duty:
Assist in the overall supervision of a Division 1 Sports Medicine Program.
Prevention of athletic injuries and illnesses.

Evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries.

Providing counseling and education to student athletes.

Work with doctors and other allied health professionals to deliver care to student athletes.

Be the lead athletic trainer for assigned sport(s).

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 20
Responsibility / Duty:
Coordinate and schedule physical examinations and medical referrals for student athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete for assigned sports programs.

Work in conjunction with the strength and conditioning staff to ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition and conditioning programs customized to meet individual athlete needs for assigned sports programs.

Schedule and coordinate athletic training staff and students for coverage of all team practices and athletic competitions for assigned sports programs.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 15
Responsibility / Duty:
Assist with coordination and scheduling for medical coverage for home and away competition for assigned sport programs.

Assist with the supervision, education and recruitment of student athletic trainers and graduate assistant athletic trainer.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 10
Responsibility / Duty:
Keep records and documentation of student-athlete injuries and rehabilitation.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 5
Responsibility / Duty:
Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

Conditions of Employment:
  • Travel may be required a minimum of fifteen (15) nights per year for team competition.
  • Applicants must be able to maintain a thorough knowledge of NCAA and institutional rules, regulations and policies.
  • Rules compliance is an important responsibility of this position. Employee shall support and comply with all applicable rules and regulations of the NCAA, the Big Sky Conference, and other established bodies that govern intercollegiate athletics and the University.
  • This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.

Salary Information: $35,968 maximum

Posting Date: 04/29/2021
Open Until Further Notice: No
Closing Date: 5/16/2021
Screening to Begin: 05/17/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

To apply, visit

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time