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Assistant Athletic Trainer

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Salary Range: 

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

About SMU

SMU’s more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through eight schools.

Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities – from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor.

About the Position:

The focus for the position of assistant athletic trainer is to promote and protect the health and well-being for intercollegiate student-athletes.

The function of an athletic trainer is to provide services that address the education, prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. The assistant athletic trainer will have duties and responsibilities that support and provide care to all Division-1 varsity student-athletes with an emphasis on rowing. Additional sport / administrative duties may be assigned /determined by the Associate Athletic Director of Student Health and Well-being.

The role of the assistant athletic trainer will play a vital role in supporting the mission and values of the Athletic Department University. While working within the scope of state and national regulations and guidelines, the athletic trainer will also provide significant contributions towards safety and risk management.

Essential Functions:

    Education, prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuriesTraveling with respective teams to provide care and support while on the road for competition.Medical record keeping, documentation, and injury tracking/monitoringVarious administrative duties to support the operations of the sports medicine program.The position requires regular evening and weekend work to provide athletic training services during practices and competitions. The vast majority of the competitions will occur in the evening and on the weekends.The position requires travel to provide support and care for student-athletes and coaches for away competition. Travel will be expected during high level competition that would include conference and national championships.

Education and Experience:

Master’s degree is required. Degree in athletic training, sports medicine or a related field is preferred.

A minimum of one year of work experience is required. Division I experience is desirable.

Previous experience with rowing is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to build relationships with a wide range of constituencies. Must also demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing, especially through e-mail. A strong customer service orientation is essential.

Candidate must possess strong organizational, planning and time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks. A strong focus on attention to detail is essential.

Candidate must demonstrate strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify, analyze problems and devise solutions.

Candidate must possess basic skills of Microsoft Office programs i.e. Word and Excel. Demonstrated ability to learn and utilize injury documentation and insurance tracking software is essential.

NATA certification required. Texas state licensure or eligibility.

First Aid, CPR, and AED Certified required.

Candidate is expected to work through a variety of weather and environmental conditions, long hours, and hands-on assignments that can provide physical demands.

Physical and Environmental Demands:

    Bend, squat, stand, kneelWalk for long distancesReach above shouldersHandle objects (dexterity)Push/pullCarry/lift over 50 lbs.Sit for long periods of time
Deadline to Apply:

The position is open until filled.

EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, [email protected].


SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.

SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU's retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.

The value of learning at SMU isn't just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities, including tuition benefits.

Primary Location: USA-TX-Dallas
Job: Athletics
Organization: Athletics
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Staff
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Job Posting: Nov 21, 2022, 2:22:29 PM
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