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Athletic Training Fellow - Kansas City Athletics, 38426

University of Missouri-Kansas City
UMKC Volker Campus

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Job Title: Athletic Training Fellow - Kansas City Athletics, 38426
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 37815
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Kansas City Athletics - Sports Medicine

Job Description The University of Missouri—Kansas City, a NCAA Division I University that competes in the Summit League, is seeking applications for its Athletic Training Leadership Fellowship. This position will involve direct care of Cross-Country including travel to team events and weekend coverage, as well as supportive coverage for Men’s Basketball. The Athletic Training Fellow may be responsible for supervision/mentorship Athletic Training Students and Student Interns. This is a 10-month fellowship, offering a competitive salary as well as a $3,000 continuing education allowance.

Basic Functions & Responsibilities:

Under administrative direction, responsible for assisting in the operation of the athletic training facilities, as well as the direct medical care of all student-athletes, including aiding medical personnel with the prevention and treatment of athletically-related injuries incurred by student-athletes.

Essential Functions:

    Assist with operation of sports medicine facilities. Daily treatment and rehabilitation of student-athletes.Assist in coordination of educational programming and drug testing programs.Prepare and maintain appropriate medical records, reports and information on injuries, treatments, etc. for insurance, legal and/or professional purposes. Attend scheduled team practices and competitions, including home and away events.Communicate with team physicians, supervisor, and extended medical team, to ensure proper evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injured student athletes.Communicate effectively with coaches, student-athletes, and other key stakeholders regarding injuries and playing status as appropriate.Display honesty, integrity, and ethical behaviorRemain current on all state and national requirements for certification and license renewal.Perform other duties and special projects as assigned by the Athletic Director, Deputy Athletic Director, and Head Athletic Trainer.

Fellowship Details:

The purpose of the fellowship program is to develop future leaders in athletic training. The fellow will develop advanced leadership knowledge and skills, while gaining Division I athletic training experience. The Athletic Training Leadership Fellowship will challenge and enhance the clinician’s understanding of evidence-based leadership styles and strategies, awareness of their own leadership strengths and style, and skills required to motivate, empower, and inspire others to work towards a common goal. Specific areas of development will be individualized based on the strengths, areas of improvement, and career goals of the fellow, and may include emotional intelligence, strategic thinking, communication skills, crisis management, conflict management, and critical thinking and decision-making skills. The fellow will be an integral part of the continuing education plan for the sports medicine department and will apply their knowledge through professional presentations to the multidisciplinary team.

The fellow will develop clinical skills and reasoning through direct coverage and care of student-athletes, and will have the opportunities to learn advanced rehabilitation and manual therapy techniques, learn to apply and interpret diagnostic ultrasound, and interact with a multidisciplinary team in an integrated healthcare model.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in related/relevant area and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications
    BOC Certification and Missouri Athletic Training License (or eligible to obtain certification and licensure prior to start date)Current CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, BLS Provider, or equivalent. Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA rules and sports medicine standards of care, ability to apply NATA/BOC code of ethics to care, excellent organizational skills, and strong communication skillsStrong commitment to professional growth, demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment, and experience working in a comprehensive sports medicine environment.Master’s degree in athletic training or related field. Two years of certified athletic training experience (Graduate Assistantship may be included) or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Experience working with collegiate or elite-level athletes. Knowledgeable about Evidence-Based Best Practice Guidelines as well as current trends in sports medicineCertification or experience with manual therapy techniques. Experience as a preceptor for a CAATE-Accredited Athletic Training Program.CPR/AED Instructor Certification.Preference will be given to candidates that can most effectively meet the progressive needs of UMKC’s Sports Medicine Program.
Full Time/Part Time

Part time, non-benefit eligible, 28 hours per week, on average, for up to 10 months


$25/hour, $32,000 for 10 months

Application Deadline

Open until filled

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


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UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

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