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Assistant Athletic Trainer

Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title: Assistant Athletic Trainer

FLSA Status: Exempt

Department: Athletics and Recreation

Title of Manager/Supervisor: Head Athletic Trainer

Number of Employees Reporting to this Position: 0

Range: $40,000- $45,000 based on experience

Position Summary: This position incorporates all aspects of the athletic training profession. The Assistant Athletic Trainer will work with the Head Athletic Trainer to provide coverage for 20 intercollegiate teams. General duties include but are not limited to, ensuring compliance with all NCAA, and HIPPA laws, prevention, care and rehabilitation for all student athletes. This is an 10 month renewable position.

General Purpose: To prevent, care and rehabilitate student athletes in a way that will promote and demonstrate the mission and goals of Clarkson University.

Remote Workdays: This is a full time on Campus position with zero remote workdays.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide necessary practice and game coverage for athletic teams. This will require travel to numerous away venues and working on weekends and nights.
  • Evaluate injured athletes and determine appropriate care and rehabilitation required both in and out of season.
  • Provide appropriate referral assistance for student athletes in need of additional care both in and out of season in a timely manner (i.e. Physical Therapists/Emergency Medicine/Physicians etc.).
  • Provide appropriate treatments for student athletes in need of rehabilitation.
  • Provide appropriate pre and post practice/game care.
  • Provide health care information and advise and counsel athletes, parents and coaches on matters pertaining to the physical, psychological and emotional health and well-being of the competitive athlete
  • Provide visiting teams with adequate supplies and training room assistance.
  • Assist with overseeing training rooms to assure proper maintenance, cleaning, and supplies.
  • Maintain necessary injury reports as well as documentation of treatment and rehabilitation procedures
  • Review medical and insurance forms to determine whether or not each student athlete meets the necessary criteria for participation.
  • Assist with the training, supervision and scheduling of student trainers.
  • Assist the Head Trainer in the administration of Clarkson’s Athletic Insurance Policy.
  • Assist the Head Trainer by procuring and monitoring athletic supplies and equipment.
  • Establish an emergency list for each team with insurance information and medical history of student athletes.
  • Have ability to move outdoor supplies (water, ice, etc.) to game/practice venues. This includes lifting approx 50lbs.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer

Health & Safety: All staff has a statutory responsibility to take reasonable care of themselves, others and the environment and to prevent harm by their acts or omissions. All staff is therefore required to adhere to the University’s Health, Safety, and Environmental Policy & Procedures.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, and qualifications required of personnel so classified.


Minimal Qualifications: Master’s Degree and NATABOC certified and certified to work in the USA and New York State. Current certification in CPR and First Aid required. Ability to relate effectively to student athletes, coaches and other health care professionals, and the University community

Preferred Qualifications: Minimum 2 years collegiate experience


Minimal Experience: 1-3 years of collegiate athletic training experience. Demonstrated commitment to furthering the goals and objectives of both, the University and Athletics Department. Ability to successfully communicate with student-athletes and coaching staff. Understanding of the role of the student-athlete in a competitive academic/athletic environment and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate to a variety of constituency groups. Knowledge of NCAA Division I and III rules and regulations.

Preferred Experience: 2-4 years of collegiate athletic training

Physical Demands:

The physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Special Instructions to Applicants: An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).


Working at Clarkson University

As a private, national research university, Clarkson is a leader in technological education and sustainable economic development through teaching, scholarship, research and innovation.   We ignite personal connections across academic fields and industries to create the entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and intellectual curiosity needed to innovate world-relevant solutions and cultivate the leaders of tomorrow. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the New York Capital Region, Beacon, N.Y., and New York City, Clarkson educates 4,300 students across 95+ rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, the arts, education, sciences and health professions. Clarkson alumni earn salaries that are among the top 2.5% in the nation and realize accelerated career growth.  One in five already leads as a CEO, senior executive or owner of a company. 

Clarkson welcomes scholars and students from all over the world.

Our community and campus settings enhance the quality of student life and afford students access to and interaction with their faculty. We value the diversity of our University community; and we strive to attune ourselves and our programs to our global, pluralistic society. We share the belief that humane and environmentally sound economic and social development derive from the expansion, diffusion and application of knowledge.

Through our Office of Human Resources, we focus on the recruitment, onboarding, training and professional development of our employee community across multiple campuses and learning environments. The goal is a campus community where all are welcomed and valued members who contribute to the development of global citizenship by promoting a diverse and inclusive environment.


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IgniteClarkson is a highly-collaborative community that ignites connections across fields, industries and cultures. 

Together we ignite the mindsets and skill sets that are in demand for tomorrow’s best careers . To think, act and lead globally, we span disciplines to find new solutions and deepen our respect for the diversity of our University community.

We develop innovative programs and research portfolios in partnership with business and industry to explore, create and achieve better futures. We invest in people, ideas and our campus’ living. We give our time, resources and goodwill to drive the future.

We are all Golden Knights who commit to living the Clarkson Values and sharing our success as a model of these ideals. Through the legacy of our personal accomplishments and generosity, we ensure the next generation has the same opportunities to create a better world for themselves and society.

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