Head Athletic Trainer/Director of Sports Medicine - Athletics
Ashland University is an NCAA Division II institution that competes in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). Beginning in 2021-22, the university will move to the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC). Ashland University offers a comprehensive 24-sport athletic program. The university is located off of Interstate 71 in Ashland, Ohio, midway between Cleveland and Columbus.
Ashland University is seeking applications for the position of Head Athletic Trainer/Director of Sports Medicine. This is a full-time position and is a member of the AU Athletic Department Executive Staff, sitting on the AU Athletic Medical Review Board. The Head Athletic Trainer/Director of Sports Medicine has regular contact with the head coaches from all varsity sports to answer any questions and to ensure that all NCAA, GLIAC, and athletic department policies and procedures are being followed. The position serves as AU's main contact with the GLIAC and NCAA in any matters concerning athletic training. This includes drug testing, questions of eligibility, etc. The Head Athletic Trainer/Director of Sports Medicine reports to the Director of Athletics.
Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides direction, guidance, and supervision for a 24-sport athletic department that annually has over 640 student-athletes. This position will oversee sports medicine programming, education, rehabilitation and injury prevention.
- Serves as the primary athletic trainer for at least one (1) varsity sport. He/She will hold regular hours in the athletic training facility and provide secondary help in various sports where needed.
- Provides direction and guidance to the six (6) other full-time athletic trainers, interns and student athletic trainers.
- Makes all sport assignments for the staff athletic trainers and ensure that all athletic events and major sporting events are covered.
- Serves as the main liaison from the athletic training department with the student health center.
- Works with coaches, student-athletes, and other staff members on questions dealing with insurance, scheduling of preseason physical examinations and any problems that arise with athletic training staff.
- Serves as the main contact with Ashland University's team physician and with Ohio Health, the primary care provider for Ashland University Athletics.
- Is knowledgeable on NCAA rules and regulations on all topics concerning athletic training, which would include the use of supplements and various types of medications. The Head Athletic Trainer/Director of Sports Medicine will be asked to present information to coaches, staff, and student-athletes on these topics at various times throughout the year.
- Coordinates and implements the Ashland University drug testing program. Works in concert with the Director of Athletics and Assistant Athletic Director/Compliance in this venture.
- Oversees and manages both of AU's athletic training rooms. Includes conducting inventories and ensuring that each facility has the proper equipment and needed supplies.
- Monitors the athletic training budget and makes decisions on purchasing, replacing and re-conditioning equipment and medical supplies.
- Works to develop programming to present to AU student-athletes, staff and coaches concerning injury prevention, injury rehabilitation, mental health, lifetime health, nutrition, sleep deprivation and other current topics in sports medicine. This position will be asked to develop and direct a complete sports medicine educational program.
- BA/BS degree from CAATE Athletic Training program required; master's degree preferred.
- BOC certified and license eligible in Ohio is also required.
- Current CPR and AED certifications required.
- Professional experience in intercollegiate athletics.
- Possess strong organization, communication and time-management skills.
- Ability to work with student-athletes and coaches in one-on-one settings and be comfortable speaking to groups of various sizes.
- Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, along with GLIAC rules and regulations, is required.
- Ability to work weekends and evenings is required. This position requires travel and non-traditional hours.
Please submit a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three (3) references when applying. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Hiring for this position is contingent on the availability of funding and/or available budget dollars.
Ashland University meets fully its obligation of nondiscrimination under federal and state laws and is actively committed to diversity in its workplace. Employment will require a criminal background check.