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The Assistant Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete Health and Wellness will work under the supervision of the director of athletics and vice president for student life to supervise the care of NCAA/varsity student-athletes. The fundamental responsibility of the position is to support student-athlete success by enhancing his or her overall health and well-being. Optimal health is a balance of many different components and this position primarily will focus on providing the best health care and performance services, while also integrating other areas of the wellness wheel such as environmental, spiritual, social, occupational and financial health in a holistic approach. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for institution’s athletic health care administration and delivery. Provide senior leadership for all aspects of athletic training services, with specific focus on support for the overall emotional, physical, environmental, spiritual, social, occupational and financial health and well-being of student-athletes.
Coordinate all medical services, records, insurance and physician services contracted to support student-athletes, including oversight of athletic training services, nutrition and strength and conditioning personnel.
Foster a cooperative and collaborative approach to academic performance, sports performance, athletic training services and integrated health to ensure best care and performance services are available to student-athletes.
Athletic trainer coverage for teams as assigned, limited travel responsibilities.
Partner with the Student Health and Counseling Center to promote a collaborative and integrated approach to student-athlete well-being.
Enrich the student-athlete experience through design and implementation of a comprehensive wellness plan to complement curriculum requirements and the University’s mission-driven commitment to community engagement and service learning.
Conduct assessment to acquire relevant data about wellness issues and student-athlete experiences.
Application Process: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to Mercyhurst University, Attn: Human Resources, 501 East 38th Street, Erie, PA 16546 or via email in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Mercyhurst does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, citizenship status, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, age, familial status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic or because of any individual’s legally protected activities. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States. Mercyhurst is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that encourages members of diverse groups to apply.
Master’s degree in health administration, sports administration or related field. National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification. Possess or ability to obtain a State of Pennsylvania Athletic Training License. Progressively responsible experience in health administration/management or commensurate experience.
About Mercyhurst University
•Mercyhurst is a four-year, Catholic, liberal arts university, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1926. Mercyhurst was granted university status in 2012. More than 50 undergraduate majors, with 67 concentrations, as well as unique adult programs and eight graduate degrees are available at the university. Mercyhurst University offers 24 varsity level sports, with the Lakers fielding teams in 12 women’s sports and 12 men’s sports. Two of the programs compete at the NCAA Division I level (men’s and women’s ice hockey), while 21 teams participate on the Division II stage. Mercyhurst's main 75-acre campus is set in Erie, Pennsylvania., the state's only port city; the campus is approximately 100 miles from Cleveland, Ohio, and Buffalo, New York, and 130 miles north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Accreditation: The Pennsylvania Department of Education; The Council on Social Work Education; The Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration; National Association of Schools of Dance; The National Athletic Trainers Association; The American Physical Therapy Association; The National Association of Schools of Music; and International Assembly of Collegiate Business Educat...ors.Full-time Graduate Students: 300Average class size: 20; All courses are taught by faculty, not graduate or teaching assistants.